Jeremy Corbyn: Bombs Won’t Save Lives Or Bring About Peace
Jeremy Corbyn has slammed Theresa May after she authorised air strikes on Syria last night without the approval of parliament.
Responding to the unauthorised bombing campaign, the Labour leader said:
“Bombs won’t save lives or bring about peace. This legally questionable action risks escalating further, as US defence secretary James Mattis has admitted, an already devastating conflict and therefore makes real accountability for war crimes and use of chemical weapons less, not more likely.
“Britain should be playing a leadership role to bring about a ceasefire in the conflict, not taking instructions from Washington and putting British military personnel in harm’s way.
“Theresa May should have sought parliamentary approval, not trailed after Donald Trump. The Government should do whatever possible to push Russia and the United States to agree to an independent UN-led investigation of last weekend’s horrific chemical weapons attack so that those responsible can be held to account.”
Jeremy Corbyn’s position has been long consistent, and consistently he has been proved right. He He led the opposition to the war in Iraq. He was one of only 13 MPs who voted against the intervention in Libya. Perhaps it’s time for the country to listen to him.