Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 11:15 am on 26th September 2014.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay 11:15 am, 26th September 2014

Will the right hon. Gentleman also clarify Labour’s position with regard to the politics? Many of us are concerned that there is no clear exit strategy militarily, but what about the politics? There is no point in military intervention if the politics are not right—and they are not. Many of those who served under al-Maliki are still in place, and many Sunnis still feel alienated. Without the hearts and minds policy being right, military intervention will not be enduring.