Cameron goes for a Syria vote on Wednesday


A tv grab shows Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responding after Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement to MPs in the House of Commons where he set out his case for the extension of RAF airstrikes from Iraq into Syria, in London, Britain, 26 November 2015.

Corbyn suffers his first major defeat

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is holding a debate and a vote on Wednesday that will decide whether the UK will join air strikes in Syria.

Cameron had committed not to initiate a vote before he believed he had secured a majority, thereby avoiding the fiasco of 2013. Talking to the BBC, David Cameron said that this was the "the right thing to do" in the national interest. But, the key to going to a vote was a decision by Labour’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

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