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Corbyn says parliament should have the right as a minimum to ask questions before the government commits to military action.

The key questions would be: is it necessary? Is it legal? What would it achieve? What is the long-term strategy?

This is what Labour said in a press release on Sunday about the need for a war powers act.

In the most serious matters of peace and security, the prime minister of Britain should be accountable to parliament, not to the whims of any other governments.

Labour has called for a ‘war powers act’ for the UK, which would enshrine in law that the government must seek parliamentary approval before committing to planned military action.

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