Syria

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 3:44 pm on 13th January 2014.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate 3:44 pm, 13th January 2014

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the one area of progress, on chemical weapons, has been instructive? On that issue, western nations were able to agree to co-operate with Russia on a strategy. Until the parties to this conflict are no longer able to look to their respective international patrons for support because those patrons have agreed on a way forward, they will be pretty unlikely to come to an agreement in circumstances that Eugene Rogan has described not as “winner takes all” but as “loser must die”.