Why is it all right for Tories to contact Labour MPs for support over air strikes, but not for Jeremy Corbyn to contact Labour Party MPs?

I’ll answer that: It isn’t.

Come to that, most of the general public don’t want the UK to bomb Syria. Argue against it if you like but ITN and the Daily Mirror have run polls that conclusively demonstrate this.

So, why do the Labour backbenchers, whose support the Tories are hoping to gain, think Jeremy Corbyn is betraying the public by not wanting to bomb Syria?

Finally, another one for Labour backbenchers who are considering backstabbing Corbyn: Who do you think you are helping? The Syrian families whose lives your decision will destroy? The Labour Party, which you are driving to another electoral defeat by your actions?

Or the Conservatives, who are laughing at you even as they enlist your complicity?

Government ministers are phoning opposition MPs in a bid to build support for Syrian air strikes, as anti-war activists hold demonstrations.

Stop the War protesters staged a sit-in outside Downing Street.

The foreign and defence secretaries are among those contacting MPs as David Cameron considers calling a Commons vote on extending strikes next week.

Jeremy Corbyn has written to Labour MPs saying he opposes action, but some in his shadow cabinet support strikes.

Source: Syria air strikes: Government ministers call Labour MPs for support – BBC News

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