Britain Debates Syrian Airstrikes
Two years ago, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron lost a parliamentary vote for airstrikes in Syria. After the Paris attacks, he’s trying again. Today, the House of Commons is debating that request, which Cameron says is necessary to protect the United Kingdom.
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party opposes the airstrikes. Corbyn favors efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian civil war, which now includes ISIS and Russia on the battlefield.
The BBC’s Rob Watson joins Here & Now‘s Indira Lakshmanan with the latest from London.
- Rob Watson, U.K. political correspondent for BBC World Service. He tweets @robwatsonbbc.
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