Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:20 pm on 26th September 2014.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Conservative, North Somerset 12:20 pm, 26th September 2014

There is no doubt that the situation in Syria is complex and difficult. My point was simply that, if we want to defeat ISIL, we cannot do it without defeating it in Syria, where it has bases from which it operates. Otherwise, we are giving ourselves an impossible task, which will get us into the mire later.