Syria intervention deepens the UK's political divide

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May, who has regained confidence after winning support for her tough stance on Syria and Russian Federation, will make a statement to parliament on her decision to join the United States and France in Saturday's strikes in retaliation for a suspected gas attack.

May will also apply for an emergency debate to give lawmakers "an extended opportunity to discuss the military action", her office said, in what could be an attempt to draw the sting out of any opposition motion for the same.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has told restive MPs that military air strikes against Syria were right both legally and morally, and accused Syria and its ally Russian Federation of attempting to cover up evidence of a deadly chemical weapons attack.

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

James McGrory, executive director of Open Britain, which is supporting the People's Vote campaign, said: "Whether you think the government will negotiate a good deal or bad deal, Brexit is definitely a big deal".


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".

May's predecessor, David Cameron, lost a vote on air strikes against Assad's forces in 2013, with many in Britain wary of entering another conflict, especially after an inquiry concluded that then-prime minister Tony Blair's decision to join the 2003 US -led war against Iraq was based on flawed intelligence.

MPs, celebrities, and business leaders launched a campaign on Sunday to call for a vote on any final Brexit deal, stepping up a campaign to try to stop what they describe as the UK's damaging departure from the European Union. "Why was this not done?"

While some in May's Conservative party also expressed their regret that she had sidelined parliament, May won praise from others - one calling her a "real prime minister" - for moving swiftly to support the joint air strikes.

"The current state of U.S. and United Kingdom network devices, coupled with a Russian government campaign to exploit these devices, threatens our respective safety, security, and economic well-being", the technical alert said.


The SNP, led in Westminster by Ian Blackford, had been taking the necessary steps to organise a debate on the Syria bombing under Standing Order 24.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also justified the military action in a speech Monday to the National Assembly, France's lower house of parliament. Remember in the last couple of days she and her colleagues have been agonisingly careful to emphasise again and again that the strikes were tightly limited and specific in goal.

May has repeatedly said she will deliver what she calls the will of the people, and on Sunday Foreign Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism for the kind of deal Britain could win.

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair's legacy was tainted by his decision to join the war against Iraq, especially after an inquiry concluded that the decision was based on flawed intelligence, while her predecessor, David Cameron, was damaged after losing a vote for strikes against Syria in 2013.

Opinion polls suggest that most Britons do not support military action, with one by Survation taken after the strikes were launched showing 40 percent of the 2,060 people asked opposed the action.


Some Tories have said that May should have consulted parliament before military action was taken.

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