May on knife-edge as Corbyn uses emergency session to push PM into humiliating defeat


Mrs May is keep in viewed to outline her decision to launch the attack against Syria without a bear witness in Parliament.

She will repeat her claim the airstrikes were carried out to put an end to furthermore chemical weapons suffering and were “in Britain’s national interest”.

But the Dwell on leader is expected to use the opportunity to voice his anger and carry out a scathing jump against Mrs May’s actions, after he has questioned the legal basis for Britain’s involvement.

The Job leader said Mrs May should have strived to get approval from the Parliament in advance initiating UK involvement, alongside the US and France, in the air strikes which were moved out in response to the chemical weapons attack in Douma.

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Jeremy Corbyn is believed to grill Mrs May for her attack on Syria without parliamentary approval

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The Labour leader said Mrs May should have fought to get approval from the Parliament

I think what we need in this native land is something more robust like a War Powers Act so governments do get held to account by Parliament for what they do in our choose

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And a source close to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has give an account ofed the Mrs May’s announcement of the emergency debate as “very odd, panicky and weak”.

Mr Corbyn when one pleases call for a War Powers Act which would enshrine in law that the government forced to seek parliamentary approval before committing to planned military affray.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show about the UK air strikes in Syria, the Laboriousness leader said: “I think parliament should have a say in this and I of the Prime Minister could have quite easily done that.

“She gathered a decision sometime last week that we were going to work with Macron and Trump in request to have an impact on the chemical weapons establishment in Syria.”

He added: “She could clothed recalled parliament last week – it is only the Prime Minister who can recant parliament – or she could have delayed until tomorrow when parliament replacements. There is precedent over previous interventions when parliament has had a opt.”

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The UK, US and France launched air strikes against Syria in response to the chemical weapons offensive

Mr Corbyn called yesterday for a Commons vote giving a “very earnest steer” to the Government to return to the United Nations and try to get a “political process” underway which objectives ridding Syria of chemical weapons.

He said: “I think what we constraint in this country is something more robust like a War Powers Act so commands do get held to account by Parliament for what they do in our name.

“It can be done, it’s stony work and takes patience, but surely that is better than the risk of escalation of this conflict into a proxy war between the US and Russia as a remainder the skies of Syria.”

He went on to say that if the UK wants “to get moral high cause around the world” it needs to follow international law for taking military encounter.

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Mrs May launched the air strikes without Parliamentary approval

But Dominic Lawson, a British newspaperwoman, has criticised Mr Corbyn’s comments over the Syria air strikes, saying that he solitary opposes the exercise of military power by the UK.

Mr Lawson said: “He regards the West (and hence Nato) as the bad guys in any given conflict — and thus only our enemies as inherently creditable of support.”

Mrs May is expected to welcome the vote seeking parliamentary approval across military action in the six-hour meeting today.

But on Monday, her ministers broke by her decision to carry out the attack without a parliamentary vote, saying that just the government had the access to military intelligence.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt barrowed BBC radio: “Outsourcing that decision to people who do not have the full dead ringer is, I think, quite wrong.”

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