Syria — Syria — 16 Apr 2018 at 23:00
That this House has considered the current situation in Syria and the UK Government’s approach.
“The UK’s latest reactionary military response seems to be detached from a wider comprehensive strategy that helps end this devastating seven-year conflict.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“We need this domino effect to stop in Syria. We do not want any nation to be gassed by a dictator.”
“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”
“Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.”
“Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!-An ecstasy of fumbling
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime…
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.”
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
“a bureaucratic effort by the Syrian security apparatus to maintain a photographic record of the thousands who have died…since 2011”.
“There’s an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nations and with international law in general. The UN Charter is very clear on these issues…I urge the Security Council to assume its responsibilities and fill this gap. I will continue to engage with Member States to help achieve this objective.”
“the erosion of the rules-based international order”
“drive UK security priorities for the coming decade”,
“harder to build consensus and tackle global threats.”
“British policy on Syria has wandered aimlessly, a deadly mix of timidity and confusion. The lack of a coherent response, not just by Britain but by the wider international community, has allowed the situation in Syria to fester”.
The House divided:
Ayes 314, Noes 36.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||305 (+2 tell)||0||0||96.8%|
|SNP||0||29 (+2 tell)||0||88.6%|