„The U.K. government’s decision not to support either a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into the shocking scale of killings of civilian protesters in Gaza, or the more recent UN resolution condemning indiscriminate Israeli use of force – and calling for the protection of Palestinians – is morally indefensible,“ the Labour leader said.
Auch in London haben die Sozialdemokraten stark zugelegt. Allerdings habe man die auch durch die Tories hohen Erwartungen nicht ganz erfüllen können. In den Tagen vor der Wahl hatten konservative Wahlkämpfer Flugblätter mit der Warnung »Wollt Ihr, dass Bolschewisten die Kontrolle über Eure Müllabfuhr haben« verteilt.
(16.4.2018) MPs should not vote on strikes as they can’t be given sensitive intelligence, cabinet minister says
Already this devastating conflict has cost more than 500,000 lives and led to 5 million refugees being forced to flee Syria, and 6 million internally displaced. We must put negotiations for a political settlement centre stage, and not slip into a new cycle of military reaction and counter-reaction.
Protracted external military intervention in Syria – from funding and arms supplies to bombing and boots on the ground – has not helped in the slightest. Syria has become the theatre for military action by regional and international powers – the United States, Britain, Russia, France, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates among them.
The leader of the British opposition said the UK prime minister must be „accountable to Parliament, not to the whims of a US president.”
The need to restart genuine negotiations for peace and an inclusive political settlement of the Syrian conflict, including the withdrawal of all foreign forces, could not be more urgent. We must do everything we can, no matter how challenging, to bring that about.
„More bombing, more killing, more war will not save life“ says Jeremy Corbyn ahead of Theresa May consulting her Cabinet over possible strike on Syria.