Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Syria - the problem spills over to other countries but parliament will decide

Reports of Turkish deaths by reason of the Syrian civil war continue - as reported by the BBC below:
I have been asked by many constituents as to both my and the government position on arming the rebels and I can only repeat my assurance that
- I would oppose any arming of the rebels
- No decision has been taken by the PM or Foreign Secretary
- Parliament would be recalled and a vote would be required before anything happened
- Such a vote is a free vote, without any government line or pressure in any way
- My strong belief is that parliament would not vote to arm the rebels in Syria