Armed Conflict (Parliamentary Approval)

Part of Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 6:08 pm on 15th May 2007.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Labour, Hackney North and Stoke Newington 6:08 pm, 15th May 2007

In fact, I was in the House for the debate on 18 March. Whatever the words on the Order Paper, there was no doubt in the mind of anyone in the House—not least the unfortunate people dragged into the Prime Minister's office in the hours before the debate to have their arms twisted behind their backs—that it was a vote on going to war.