British PM May defends strikes in Syria

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 17, 2018

Comparisons are being drawn between the Syrian airstrikes and the beginning of the Iraq War.

Prime Minister Theresa May's meeting on Tuesday will come ahead of a summit of Commonwealth leaders this week, after more than 140 British MPs demanded her government stop treating members of the Windrush generation as illegal migrants.

More than 390 allegations of chemical weapon use in Syria have been recorded by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) since 2014, the British envoy to the group said earlier Monday.

But Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, poured scorn on calls for a referendum on the exit deal.

Stewart added: "As time has gone by, the information that we are receiving about the terms and conditions of that separation are quite unlike the terms and conditions that were spoken of so loosely during the 2016 campaign".

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, a leading supporter of the People's Vote campaign, said:"It may seem like the odds are stacked against us as a movement, but fighting for what you believe in is never easy. There has been a 2000 per cent increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours", a Pentagon spokesman Dana White said.

May said the presence of helicopters and the use of barrel bombs pointed the finger of blame squarely at the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

While Umunna warned leftist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn against "aiding and abetting" a full Brexit, Soubry claimed that pro-Brexit Conservatives were veering towards "extremism".

He also noted that the UK, US and France did not intend "to disrupt strategic targets" in Syria. But the after-the-fact debate - without a binding vote - did not satisfy angry opposition lawmakers.

Saying she had no doubt the "Syrian regime" was behind an attack which she called a "stain on humanity", May told lawmakers she had acted in the national interest and refused to say whether she would seek their approval for further action.

She accused Syria, aided by Russian Federation, of trying to block an investigation into the gas attack by the global chemical weapons watchdog.

Her remarks came as she briefed lawmakers at the House of Commons about the weekend airstrikes held with the USA and France, which targeted the Assad regime's chemical weapons facilities.

He said with or without the vote it would be "largely symbolic" and would mainly just acknowledge that Parliament has had its say.

"Taqsis depot is what we wanted to be hit".

He said the joint action of the U.S., Britain and France was aimed at placing a prohibitive cost on the use of chemical weapons and degrading Assad's ability to use them.

Syria and Russian Federation have both denied that Syrian government forces carried out the Douma gas attack, suggesting it may have been staged to implicate them.

After the arrival of the first group of West Indian immigrants on the ship Empire Windrush in 1948, many more followed to help rebuild Britain in the wake of World War II.

Much of the criticism directed towards the government is to do with the perception that the United Kingdom is merely following President Donald Trump's lead in order to foster goodwill ahead of the country's departure from the EU.

"We have seen the individual stories, and they have been, some of them, awful to hear, and that is why I have acted", Rudd said.

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