“The motion they voted on was a vague list of ‘necessary measures’ and ‘requests for assistance’,” he began, “with ‘specifically airstrikes’ at the very bottom – as if someone had shouted it out of the front door as they were starting the car: ‘Oooh! Don’t forget eggs, milk – and airstrikes!!'”
Writing in his weekly Guardian column, Boyle went on to lambast Labour’s shadow foreign secretary, Hilary Benn, who made a widely-praised and impassioned plea to his colleagues to back airstrikes – having opposed them in 2013.
The fiery column earned him much praise from fans on social media, many commenting that Boyle had “nailed it” on arguments against bombing Syria.
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