17 Apr 2018

Corbyn demands right to vote before military action

Political Editor

Jeremy Corbyn has demanded a new law to give the House of Commons the right to vote before the government commits to any military action.  In an emergency debate following the strikes on Syria last weekend, he said it was a matter of basic democratic accountability. In response Theresa May said that could undermine the security of operations and constrain the military’s ability to act quickly and decisively.