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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

Theresa May has been on her feet for more than two and a half hours now. After she finishes, we will get a business statement, then an application from the Labour MP Alison McGovern for an emergency debate on Syria. The motion for McGovern’s debate would be that this House has debated Syria and the UK government’s response.”

If this debate goes ahead, Labour is not planning a symbolic no vote at the end of proceedings, according to party sources. But the BBC says the SNP are likely to force a symbolic no vote.

SNP likely to force a vote later tonight, may well be another debate tomorrow led by Labour front bench

Earlier this afternoon Sky News released figures from one of its Sky Data polls showing public support for the airstrikes. (Sky Data polls use Sky customers as a panel, but they have so many, and they can weight them demographically, so supposedly they can produce a representative result.)

A poll by @SkyData suggests 49% of people think Britain was right to take part in airstrikes in Syria while 37% think it was wrong to take part in airstrikes

With the UK, US and France launching air strikes in Syria to attack chemical weapons sites, YouGov data this week revealed that only 22% of Brits would support missile attacks on the Syrian military – almost twice as many (43%) said they were opposed. https://t.co/4kdLspbc70 pic.twitter.com/0k646Rr3SW

First Public Polling on UK Intervention in Syria Indicates A Cautious Public Mood.  Survation for Mail on Sunday – https://t.co/LaaiOZimMO

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