Miliband says Labour would consider backing action on Syria – but with conditions

After a meeting with the Prime Minister over possible military action on Syria, Ed Miliband said that Labour may support limited intervention – but set out his conditions for the party’s support:

“The use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians is abhorrent and cannot be ignored.

“When I saw the Prime Minister this afternoon I said to him the Labour Party would consider supporting international action but only on the basis that it was legal, that it was specifically limited to deterring the future use of chemical weapons and that any action contemplated had clear and achievable military goals.

“We will be scrutinising any action contemplated on that basis.”


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