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Corbyn faces shadow cabinet revolt over Cameron's proposal to bomb IS

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 06:56 UTC
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Leader of the British opposition Jeremy Corbyn is facing a shadow cabinet revolt over his announcement that he cannot back proposals for airstrikes in Syria. It comes after David Cameron made his case for extending military action against the Islamic State saying “every day we don't take action is a day ISIL grows stronger”. Read full article


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  • Skip

    Sounds like Corbyn is becoming the dictator of Labour. What's the use of having a shadow cabinet if they can only agree with him?

    The logic will be lost on some.

    Nov 27th, 2015 - 07:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @1 Skip

    Corbyn's real problem is that he's been surrounding himself with people with the same 'vision' as he has. In other words 'lunatics' who honestly believe that you can just sit down and 'talk' to IS. IS don't want to talk. IS want to kill. That is all. It is akin to a death cult. The more they kill and maim, the 'happier' they are. Such people can only be dealt with in one way. And that is something Corbyn refuses to accept. Being a pacifist is all well and good, that's his right. But when he stood for leader of the Labour Party (and no one forced him to do it) he put himself into a position where he has to put the needs, welfare and security of the nation BEFORE his own beliefs. If Corbyn is willing to use deadly force, regardless of the circumstances, to protect the people of the UK then he should stand down. Why? Because it is the FIRST and MAIN responsibility of the Prime Minister to protect the people of the UK, which means that the use of deadly force CANNOT be ruled out.

    Corbyn has backed himself into a corner. If he allows a free vote, lots of Labour MPs will vote with the Conservatives on bombing Syria (Paris really was the last straw for many of them), but if he uses the 'whip' to try and force them to vote against the government then he faces a revolt.

    He may just survive a 'free' vote, but there is no way he'll survive a 'revolt' vote. For Labour and the people of the UK he should just bugger off because he's no use to anyone.

    Peace and love are wonderful things, but they can only flourish in a free society. Unfortunately there are far too many people out there who want to enforce their will, beliefs and culture onto others and remove freedom.

    Corbyn appears to be one of them.

    Nov 27th, 2015 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Here's a couple of handy headlines in British newspapers.

    Wasn't long ago that I said that Corbyn wouldn't last long. Only elected in September and the calls for resignation have already started. Can't have helped when that Castro woman said he was “one of theirs”. Especially as he favours handing the Islands to argieland. A 21st century Neville Chamberlain. Will he make it to September next year?

    Nov 27th, 2015 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 Conqueror

    We can but hope that his 'mates' in ISIL show him their true intent by chopping his stupid, cowardly, head off.

    Some hope, he will not go anywhere near them.

    Nov 27th, 2015 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Corbyn strikes me as being the sort of bloke who would hand Czechoslovakia to the Nazis, the Falklands over to the Argentines, and the whole of the Middle East to ISIS. In other words, showing cowardice and betrayal.

    Nov 27th, 2015 - 07:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Bombing Syria along with Russia France Jordan US and Turkey isn't going to add much apart from increase the chances of an unfortunate unintended clash. Turkey/ Russian issue is getting worse. Corbyn may have some odd ideas but keeping UK out of Syria is one of his better ones.

    Nov 27th, 2015 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    And yet Australia has been in there for months...... sometimes it is those that don't grab the headline that are actually working harder.

    Nov 27th, 2015 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Englander
    “keeping UK out of Syria is one of his better ones.”

    I need clarification of this post before I can respond.

    Are you saying NOT to attack ISIL and 'keep our heads down' or is it something else?

    Nov 28th, 2015 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @6 “ ...the chances of an unfortunate unintended clash...”

    Wouldn't want to risk clashing with ISIS, now would we? They might do something untoward. Best let them have their way and maybe we can have peace in our time.

    Nov 28th, 2015 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Old men sending young men to war is fine isn't it?
    Politicians and armchair warriors stay safe at home.
    Exprats stay safe shouting the odds on the reflected, glorious sidelines.
    Brit soldiers risk their lives for Queen and Country only to be prosecuted by a gutless Govt for doing a difficult job and disrespecting some raghead tosser.
    No aim, no plan, no tactics, no strategy. Get in and hope for the best. Syria - the ultimate multi cultural society of hate.
    40 year old vintage tornado aircraft.
    Treacherous Turks and unreliable French as allies.
    Two faced Saudis, Iraqi's and Qataris
    Useless Obama still around.

    Leave it to the Russians and Iranians.

    Nov 28th, 2015 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 10 Englander

    I am proud to say that in my time I knew many soldiers, not all of them British, but they all had two things in common:
    1) they were proud to be in their country's armed forces;
    2) they fought for their comrades (their mates in reality).

    You seem bitter about everything and hopelessly lost for direction in your life.

    Yes, some of the points you make are valid, but what to do about them given many need action by politicians which will probably never come. So the armed forces should lay down their arms and leave it to the Russians and the Iranians? Really?

    Thankfully you are in the minority. Your real name isn't Chamberlain, is it?

    Nov 28th, 2015 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    You know nothing old man but keep guessing.

    Nov 28th, 2015 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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