Theresa May on Syria airstrikes: ‘We have not done this because Trump asked us to’ – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Commons statement about the Syria airstrikes

The Labour MP John Woodcock says it would be “shameful” if UK support for the principle of humanitarian intervention were abandoned by people who would not support military intervention in any circumstances.

(Woodcock is another persistent critic of Jeremy Corbyn’s. There have even been claims that he is planning to resign the Labour whip because he is so unhappy about the party’s direction under Corbyn.)

Back in the Commons the Labour MP Jess Phillips says she thinks there should have been a vote on the air strikes. If there had been, she would have voted in favour, she says. But she urges MPs on all sides to have more respect for each other’s opinions. There is too much bad faith, she says. This isn’t a matter for politicking, she says.

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