Another victory for peace and reason after UK MPs raised their concerns that Prime Minister Theresa May, who has a slim majority, could repeat military action without consultating parliament in a debate yesterday.
MPs are consider the issue of whether Parliament should have a vote in military action in Syria in a second emergency debate later today.
In 2003, Tony Blair persuaded Parliament to support the invasion of Iraq on the basis of lies and manipulated evidence in a decision that has cast a shadow over British politics, and the UK’s willingness to launch military action ever since.
In 2013, when David Cameron, then the prime minister, asked Parliament for permission to strike Syria, UK MPs refused, compelling then President Barack Obama to drop plans for military strikes.
After Theresa May’s reckless and unilateral decision to strike Syria without evidence that there was a chemical attack, UK MPs should insist on a vote next time. May could have dragged the UK into a conflict escalating into WW3.