John Redwood MP welcomes Syria debate
Published: 29 Aug 2013 10:301 comment
David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have been considering missile strikes following allegations of a chemical attack by Syrian leader Bashar al Assad's regime near Damascus, which reportedly killed 1,300 people.
The Government has been forced to drop plans for early intervention after Labour said it would oppose such a move.
Mr Redwood fears "partial military interventions" in the civil war in Syria might make things worse an says civil wars have to be resolved by the participants agreeing to sort out their differences by negotiation rather than by fighting.
The Tory MP said: " It is now Parliament's task to rise to the occasion. Parliament needs to bring its experience and knowledge to bear on the difficult moral, political and military issues before us."
You can read Mr Redwood's thoughts on Syria in his monthly column for the News, here: http://www.bracknellnews.co.uk/opinion/comment/articles/2013/08/29/92601-john-redwood-mps-column-lets-not-rush-to-war-in-syria/
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