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

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford 4:36 pm, 16th April 2018

The Leader of the Opposition has argued that the airstrikes were illegal, but is it not true that the only illegal act that has taken place in this situation was the war crime—and it was a war crime—of using chemical weapons to murder families and children? Was the Prime Minister not entirely right to authorise these airstrikes to defend the principles of the chemical weapons convention and, in so doing, to uphold international law?