Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Commons statement about the Syria air strikes
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May says the military attack was justified legally.
It was in line with the sort of military intevention ordered by previous governments, she says.
May says the Douma attack followed a series of other chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
Based on the regime’s persistent pattern of behaviours, the government judged it highly likely that the Syrian regime had continued to use chemical weapons, and would continue to do so.