Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Countdown to war on Wednesday: Cameron says Commons will decide on air strikes in Syria after Corbyn is forced into humiliating u-turn and gives Labour MPs free vote

MPs vote on air strikes after humiliated Jeremy Corbyn caves in to rebels
The Prime Minister will tell Cabinet colleagues he is recommending a House of Commons vote on Wednesday on air strikes against the Islamic State terror group. The Prime Minister's decision to call a vote comes after Labour MPs were granted a free vote on military action, paving the way for Mr Cameron to secure the 'clear majority' he wants. In a statement at 10 Downing Street, Mr Cameron (left) said he would put his plan to Cabinet at its regular meeting on Tuesday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (bottom right) had called for the PM to offer MPs a full two days of debate on the floor of the Commons before they decide whether to give the go-ahead to the extension of RAF bombing missions against IS - also known as Isil, Isis and Daesh - from Iraq into Syria. In an attempt to bolster Mr Corbyn's position, Labour released the results of a survey of 1,900 party members which showed 75 per cent are opposed to Britain launching airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, putting them at odds with the wider public where 60 per cent are in favour of bombing (top right).(mailonline)

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