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Bombing of Syria flouts democracy

Published 24/07/2015

THE arrogance of David Cameron in wanting to take the UK into further military action in Syria knows no bounds.

We now know that UK military personnel have already been involved in air strikes without the approval of Parliament. Yet just four days after this he is determined to push for further action without first giving answers about our current involvement.

The House of Commons rejected bombing in Syria two years ago. The involvement of British service personnel in bombing flouts this democratic decision.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon led a Commons debate on Syria this month, before which he briefed the media about the likelihood of the UK bombing in Syria in the future, yet didn't say a word about UK military personnel already sent into action.

The Government's policy is unacceptable - overseeing a bombing campaign by stealth.



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