As one right-wing Labour MP after another disgraced her- or himself by standing up in the House of Commons this afternoon to give cover to Theresa May for her premature and probably illegal missile attack on Syria – which hit the wrong places anyway – Laura Smith, Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich, did Labour proud by asking May the question we all wanted to ask.
Well, 78% of us at least, since that’s how many think the bombing was a bad idea, according to polling.
Ms Smith created uproar in the process – and earned a death-stare from the skewered PM, who looked as if she’d happily order a missile strike on the Labour benches, in spite of the ‘innocent’ Blairites who would be ‘collateral damage’:
The question delighted genuine Labour MPs such as the estimable Laura Pidcock as much as it must have stuck in the craw of the centrist ‘poodles’ who had just shown themselves up:
Plaudits to Ms Smith. As for the bomb-happy ‘moderates’ who appear happy to back dodgy missile strikes as long as it gives them an opportunity to undermine their popular leader, this old and excellent cartoon by Dave Brown seems appropriate:
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