Prime Minister Calls Vote on Syrian Air Strikes for Wednesday

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David Cameron, the Prime Minister, will call a vote on whether the UK should begin air strikes on Syria following a debate this Wednesday. If the House of Commons votes in support of the motion then air strikes could begin in Syria by the end of this week.

The Government had previously not called a vote until it was clear that there was a majority in the House of Commons. Previously Jeremy Corbyn had said that the Labour Party would vote as one on the matter but he reversed the policy today after facing opposition from his Shadow Cabinet.

Cameron said:

“We will hold a debate and a vote in the House of Commons to extend the air strikes that we have carried out against Isil in Iraq to Syria, that we answer the call from our allies and work with them, because Isil is a threat to our country and this is the right thing to do”.