Syria

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:36 pm on 16th April 2018.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Labour, Exeter 4:36 pm, 16th April 2018

Britain was absolutely right, with France and America, to take this long-overdue action in response to Assad’s proven and repeated use of chemical weapons. Since 2013, his regime and the Kremlin have lied and lied again about the continued development of his chemical weapons programme and their continued use. Will the Prime Minister reassure the House that if this does not prove to be a sufficient deterrent, she and our allies will not hesitate to act again? In those circumstances, though, I urge her to come to the House to seek Parliament’s consent first.