Jeremy Corbyn Saturday April 14, 2018-
“I have written to Theresa May in response to last night’s legally questionable air strikes on Syria.
Parliament should have been consulted and voted on the matter. The UK Prime Minister is accountable to Parliament, not to the whims of a US President.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have already been killed and millions displaced. The Government must take a diplomatic lead to negotiate a ceasefire in the conflict.”
Hours ago a military coalition led by the USA with, France and the UK taking part, launched airstrikes in Syria. Jeremy Corbyn has reponded:-
“Bombs won’t save lives or bring about peace.
This legally questionable action risks escalating further, as US defence secretary James Mattis has admitted, an already devastating conflict and therefore makes real accountability for war crimes and use of chemical weapons less, not more likely.
Britain should be playing a leadership role to bring about a ceasefire in the conflict, not taking instructions from Washington and putting British military personnel in harm’s way.
Theresa May should have sought parliamentary approval, not trailed after Donald Trump. The Government should do whatever possible to push Russia and the United States to agree to an independent UN-led investigation of last weekend’s horrific chemical weapons attack so that those responsible can be held to account.”
Sky News Saturday morning reports
Friday April 13, 2018
Statement by Jeremy Corbyn re possibility of further military intervention in Syria:-
“Further UK military intervention in Syria's appalling multi-sided war risks escalating an already devastating conflict.
The government appears to be waiting for instructions from President Donald Trump on how to proceed. But the US administration is giving alarmingly contradictory signals.
Even US defence secretary James Mattis has said we "don't have evidence" and warned further military action could "escalate out of control".
Ministers should take their proposals, such as they are, to parliament. And Britain should press for an independent UN-led investigation of last weekend’s horrific chemical weapons attack so that those responsible can be held to account.
Rather than further military action, what is urgently needed is a coordinated international drive to achieve a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement under UN auspices. The humanitarian priority must be to halt the killing on all sides.
The need to restart genuine negotiations for peace and an inclusive political settlement of the Syrian conflict, including the withdrawal of all foreign forces, could not be more urgent. We must do everything we can, no matter how challenging, to bring that about.”
Jeremy Corbyn: May waiting for Trump instructions on Syria
Tuesday Jennie Formby has officially taken over the role of General Secretary of the Labour Party. We all wish her well.
Jennie has emailed party memebers the following
"The actions of others do not reduce our responsibility to challenge antisemitism whenever and wherever it occurs."
A statement from Momentum's National Coordinating Group which is shown below:-
Tuesday April 2 elections for the NCG of Momentum kicked off. Members have until April 16 to cast their four allotted votes.
As this election relates to a left wing body ALL the candidates on offer share the same political aims and support Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader.
The people shown below however are the official left slate in this election
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