May wants to bypass Parliament to go to war with Syria. Democracy is dying

Liar: There’s no reason Theresa May could not recall Parliament for a representative vote on military action in Syria. Time is not of the essence.

Theresa May has said she is prepared to go to war against Syria without asking Parliament, over the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma.

Apparently this is because time is short. Really?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has demanded that Parliament be given a vote. Both houses are still in Easter recess but there’s no reason they cannot be recalled – so Mrs May is talking tommyrot as usual.

Public opinion is wildly against it:

Paul Mason, writing in New Statesman, has said that bombing Syria is futile:

“To defeat Assad, and prevent the further collapse of the global order, long-range missiles are no good. Knowing this, Donald Trump and his national security adviser John Bolton will probably fire a lot of them. No. To defeat Assad you would have to engage in the kind of warfare America did in Iraq, going from house to house in the dark, killing suspected supporters of al-Qaeda, dragging their children and elderly into the dark by flashlight.

“You would have to bomb what’s left of Syria until it looked like what’s left of Gaza. And you would have to do it knowing that into the chaos you create, would move exactly the kind of jihadi groups we are trying to rid the world of.

“That’s why I am against Britain joining a military strike on Assad’s Syria.”

This is valuable advice from Peter Hitchens – who is increasingly proving to be a voice of reason:

And there’s one more important point to make:

This is the dark heart of the matter:

Theresa May would rather spend your money ensuring that innocent people in a foreign country die, than ensuring that innocent people in the UK can live.

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15 thoughts on “May wants to bypass Parliament to go to war with Syria. Democracy is dying

  1. NMac

    Tories always have plenty of our money (from the magic money tree) to go to war on “trumped” up and manufactured incidents. Get May and her cohorts out before they do any more damage.

  2. Carol Fraser

    Blair set a precedent and went to parlliament for a vote BEFORE going to war in Iraq. He had parliamentary and UN approval and the the Fail still labelled him a war criminal. Apparently a prime minister is not obliged to go the the house, Blair did, and he set a precedent. But they should be aware that Russia has a tank which cannot be stopped and missiles which cannot be detected. When will Russian go on the school curriculum?

  3. Roland Laycock

    This is a clear setup by the US and its little troll the UK, with weapons there are today this could very nasty, not just for Syria but for the UK as well it would not take to much to erase the UK from the map if it turns very nasty but then again like Churchill in the last war the so called elite would not be here when thing turn nasty

  4. dsbacon2017

    May interfering in Syria will only prolong the war and lead to the deaths of thousands of more people. She will have blood on her hands. Britain should have supported Assad from the first – at least he’s a secularist. The west have meddled catastrophically in Syria and May is foolish/wicked enough to continue in this.

    Fired up with her “decisiveness” over the Salisbury poisoning, May is now trying to cash in by presenting herself as a “strong and stable” leader, even when it leads to the deaths of more Syrians. She knows that she can’t win a vote in parliament. So much for democracy. She might impress Trump, but few others.

  5. aunty1960

    She does not want to be a Hawk. She wants to be a TERRAHAWK

    why does she not go to fight to have all those chemical weapons Britain sold to Syria given back? I am sorry Mr Assad, when we sold you those chemical weapons we did not really expect you to use them…” Its ridiculous. Assad has just gone back to attacking and bombing his own people, which is where the problem started in the first place. Shame Russia is helping him with that instead of helping him in return to him bringing peace

    when I was in Amnesty International it was disgusting a fact that the UK vestige of democracy and parliament and human rights were the highest in selling arms and top at selling torture equipment.

  6. Brenna

    If our esteemed leaders and their cohorts wish to go to war then, they and their families should be in the front line of battle, but then they never are, it’s ordinary people, men, women and children who die.

  7. Christine Bergin

    Lovely display of common sense from Ford former uk ambassador to Syria. Practical commonsense In short supply in this government

    1. Christine Bergin

      Should have said Peter Ford. Check out the report in The Canary about his BBC interview.

  8. Stu

    This issue shows the level of contempt that May and her party have for Parliament, the British people and UN Law.
    They certainly don’t even the humility to admit that under the coalition Government, they sold Syria the ingredients for the chemical weapons that they currently possess.

  9. aunty1960



    Just thought I wd point this out before everyone accidently jumps up and on bandwagon.

    Miss Osamor has since put out a statement

    32 minutes ago
    The article is misleading. Kate Osamor has subsequently pointed out –

    “The quotes picked up in tonight’s media have been used selectively from a long and wide-ranging interview, and simply don’t represent my views. I agreed to the interview on the basis that it was to talk only about next week’s Commonwealth Summit. But none of that excuses that I should have been clearer and more careful in the language I used.

    I am not advocating military intervention , and certainly do not believe there is any simple solution in Syria to lasting peace. That is why we need an urgent international drive through the United Nations to achieve a ceasefire, a negotiated political settlement and the right of the Syrian people to determine their own future . The suffering of hundreds of thousands of civilians must come to an end. I fully accept the conclusions of previous UN and OPCW investigations , and should have been clearer on that.

    It is not Labour Party policy to support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BOS), and I fully support Labour’s commitment to a comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on a two-state solution – a secure Israel alongside a secure and viable state of Palestine .

    As leader of our party, it is absolutely right that Jeremy both speaks and leads on foreign policy issues, and I did not say that he shouldn’t. My point was that whenever he does, the mainstream media misrepresent and attack him, time and again. No-one has been more supportive of Jeremy’s leadership than myself . That will always be the case.”

  10. Pat Sheehan

    That ‘sham’ of a ‘democracy’ we might once have had probably needs to die: all the better for sowing the seeds of a new, decent variety better suited to the needs and rights of ordinary human beings in a ‘civilized’ world for the ‘new millennium’! Money tree seems to be doing alright at the moment though: it will need to be at £800K per bomb plus transportation costs, expenses, overtime and bonus!

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