During the night, Theresa May my followed the most-despised US president in history to launch an attack on Syria without the approval of Parliament or UK people.
She claims to have exhausted diplomatic options but did not even wait for the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) to begin it’s analysis in Douma, let alone formally report whether a chemical attack took place there.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said:
Bombs won’t save lives or bring about peace. This legally questionable action risks escalating further, as US defence secretary James Mattis has admitted, an already devastating conflict and therefore makes real accountability for war crimes and use of chemical weapons less, not more likely.
Britain should be playing a leadership role to bring about a ceasefire in the conflict, not taking instructions from Washington and putting British military personnel in harm’s way.
Theresa May should have sought parliamentary approval, not trailed after Donald Trump. The government should do whatever possible to push Russia and the United States to agree to an independent UN-led investigation of last weekend’s horrific chemical weapons attack so that those responsible can be held to account.
Tony Blair was tainted forever for trailing after an awful US president into unfounded military action. May has done so for a worse one – and without even obtaining the cover of a parliamentary vote.
This is an attack on our democracy, as well as on Syria. It must cost her her job.
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