Britain yet to garner parliament support for Syria action — defence minister | GulfNews.com

Based on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, the Gulf News concludes that Britain has yet to garner parliamentary support for Syria action.  It reports that Defense Minister, Michael Fallon said that the government was holding talks with Labour lawmakers. Andrew Marr also interviewed Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Source: Britain yet to garner parliament support for Syria action — defence minister | GulfNews.com

Whilst I am no fan of Corbyn nor his hard-left politics, I felt that he made some good points about the UK’s intervention in Syria. He questioned the incremental gain versus hightened risk and most importantly focused on the strategic challenges. Andrew Marr speculated that if Corbyn held his Labour MPs to the whip, he could still get David Cameron’s government to change its proposed Syrian intervention.

Meanwhile, Michael Fallon stuck to his carefully crafted script, highlighting the need to help France and the support the UN resolution.

Elsewhere in the UK news this weekend, there have been widespread demonstrations against UK bombing Syria.

The political backdrop to this story is that the outcome promises to be deeply embarassing to either Corbyn or Cameron. Is it really possible that Corbyn could stop the UK bombing in Syria?

Thoughts?

Jeremy Corbyn’s economic plans WON’T work claims Labour MP launching own ‘entrepreneurial socialism’ plans – Mirror Online

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The left-leaning UK Mirror reports that Liam Byrne will spark a new bout of party infighting by rejecting his leader’s economic plans.

Source: Jeremy Corbyn’s economic plans WON’T work claims Labour MP launching own ‘entrepreneurial socialism’ plans – Mirror Online

Although I have more conservative political views, for me Liam Byrne’s proposals are more economically and politically viable than Jeremy Corbyn’s. He reminds me of the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. I remember well when Tony Blair walked on water with masive political support and look at him now?

 

Thoughts?