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British bombers take off from Cyprus after parliament vote on Syria

Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 06:53 UTC
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British fighter-bombers took off from an RAF airbase in Cyprus hours after parliament voted in favor of airstrikes against ISIS strongholds in Syria. The Ministry of Defense would not go into details but said the vote late Wednesday could mean “surveillance or operational missions over Syria.”Lawmakers voted 397 in favor of action and 223 against, following a 10-hour debate Read full article


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  • Britworker

    So an SNP led Scotland would snub it's European and international allies when they asked it for help, but would expect to be welcomed with open arms into the EU and NATO.

    Interesting, but they would still have their oil to fall back on wouldn't they?

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    So your leader of your beloved party would snub it's European and international allies when they asked it for help, but would expect to be joint partners in the EU and NATO...
    Save your bigoted crap....Englishworker....

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    In Parliament yesterday we got a glimpse of what it would be like if the UK was ruled by the Scotch and the Trots - which is why we voted Tory. Mr Think, the son of a Scandinavian Nazi war criminal would no doubt have voted the same way!

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. Corbyn is a coward. Note the U-turns so far. Wonder how we would have got on if we hadn't bombed Germany in 1939-45? Presumably Germany bombed Britain for no reason. Wonder how many more of the scotch are benefits cowards? Happy to take the ENGLISH money and do nothing for it. Isn't half of Glasgow on benefits? Do you want to try to deny that you're one of them? What we can say is that, without doubt, the SNP and its sympathisers are cowards, traitors and scrounging thieves. They lied trying to get into power, with no thought for the people of scotland. They used violence to try to get into power. Scotland is full of vicious, mindless thugs. And, when they failed and one little thing went wrong, they demanded that England sort it out. And still they try to destroy a Union that they begged to join.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Sooo.... you are agreeing with me that “Englishworker's” party leader...Labour...was trying to snub his European partners....
    Glad we got that sorted...
    Remind me again how many benefits cowards England it over a million...?
    The whole of the North of England is on benefits...isn't it...?
    Ps...Your pension money was used up by the UK Govt...eons's the likes of me that now pay for it... if you were to take an early death it might alleviate my tax burden a little....think about know it makes sense....

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skåre Anti-K.

    Dear MOD, can I please pay for a Brimstone missile to be targeted on Casa del Conqueror.

    I realise all that low flying blubber will pose a serious environmental hazard; but think of the positive benefit to humanity and the fact that there will be one less bloated scrounger for the tax payer to support ... not to mention the clear advantage of at least one lucky aircrew having some live fire practice before heading out to a war zone.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Skåre Anti-K

    Whilst you may not like some of the things that Conqueror has said in the past, I cannot see what you can moan about in 4 above.

    Would you care to enlighten me? This is a genuine question.

    As far as his entitlement to a pension is concerned Conqueror has been in the civil service most of his career if I understand correctly and has the system qualifications to receive his pension.

    It's the same with Clyde15 as far as I can see, or do you think he is special because I cannot see him agreeing with you and damning Conqueror over this.

    I paid ALL of my contributions to the state Ponzi Scheme as well as my private pension so I suppose I am entitled to two brimstone missiles then?

    In Norwegian your name translates as 'crust'. That explains a lot.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 06:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I see the hate fest has started in time for the festive season....same old blah, blah. The summary being that if someone does not agree with your slant on things, they must be traitors and destroyed to keep the purity of English conservatism alive and well.
    .The arrogant conceit of these postings is what I have come to expect from English supremacists .

    The only bombing campaign that worked was the US bombing Japan with two nukes.
    Britain did not give in during WW2, neither did Germany, neither did N.Vietnam when the USAF tried their hardest.
    Do you really think about 12 RAF aircraft are going to make all the difference.
    It's purely a political gesture.

    The only way to defeat IS is troops on the ground and then you are into a factional guerrilla war when you don't know who the enemy is.
    I presume that #1, #3 #4 will be happy to back UK armed forces taking the war to IS on the ground ? That's the next step.

    Only the Arab states can sort this out. There is no united front amongst the rebels fighting the Asad regime. The Kurds are fighting for a homeland state which is opposed by the Turks...our supposed allies. The rest have their own agenda either political, religious or tribal.

    Of on one of your mindless rants again I see !

    I think you would need 2. A Brimstone would need two attempts to penetrate a skull so dense that it must be made of depleted uranium.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker


    I fielded a question, there was no hate involved, I stated facts. I think that you are actually a little ashamed. I think a lot of Scots will be questioning what they voted for. A very unedifying collection of people the SNP, I am thoroughly glad that they do not represent me.

    Dec 03rd, 2015 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    No.I am in no way ashamed. This matter transcends politics

    No, you stated your opinion, not facts. You don't like the SNP and call them an unedifying bunch. I don't see any other party at Westminster worth a damn either.
    The SNP and, in fact, the UK govt. are irrelevant in this situation.
    The vote on this matter was fixed by Cameron. It is nothing to do with cowardice as our “hero” at #4 bleats, I was watching question time on BBC last night and the panel were more in favour of NOT bombing Syria as it would be largely ineffectual. There were no Scots or SNP reps. on the panel A couple of MP's with military backgrounds also voted against bombing Syria.
    The public are probably divided 50/50 on this matter.

    Again, the massacre in Tunisia was carried out by terrorists who trained in Libyan camps. Did we have a campaign to go and bomb them or did we think that maybe our original bombing of the country had caused this reaction.

    Anytime there is a chance to have a go at the Scots...the same old crowd come out. Some with thinly disguised prejudice or the other extreme blatant hatred
    from our resident at #4

    You may not think that you are being prejudiced but it comes across that way to me. Regardless of my opinion and background you are having a collective go at me. As I probably have said before, I could have a lot of nasty things to say about English attitudes but that would be like name calling in the school playground...... just scoring points for no purpose except to feel smug.

    Anyway, I have rambled on enough and don't expect that attitudes will change.

    In another few weeks some other story will come up and the same comments will come out again and again. Such is life.

    Dec 04th, 2015 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skåre Anti-K.

    “state Ponzi Scheme ”

    LOL ... cretin!

    Oh and “In Norwegian your name translates as 'crust'”. Sorry, but it doesn't mean that at all, Have you been taking lessons from the unthinking fake Scandinavian?

    Dec 04th, 2015 - 02:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 11 Skåre Anti-K

    Well, I am pleased you LOL because it's far more relevant than “score” or the name of a place, isn't it.

    On a practical point. If you know what a Ponzi Scheme is why do you laugh when it is an accurate description of the UK pension scheme?

    “Would you care to enlighten me? This is a genuine question.” (re Conqueror)

    So you can't / don't want to answer then?

    Or is replying to a 'cretin' as you call me beneath your position?

    Dec 04th, 2015 - 05:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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