World News

Corbyn calls for War Powers Act

Corbyn calls for War Powers Act

The UK government is "waiting for instructions" from Donald Trump about whether to launch a missile strike on Syria, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

He added that a parliamentary vote on the military action would give "a very strong steer to our government to now go back to the UN and promote a resolution and work might and main to bring Russian Federation and the United States together on this, so that we do get a political process in Syria as well of course the removal of chemical weapons". If there is proof the regime did it, they must be held responsible.

The second level of attack is to seek to prevent Syria attempting to use chemical weapons again by destroying the relevant facilities, the means of delivery and imposing a punishment.

Theresa May will give a statement to parliament on Monday, setting out her case for military action, allowing Corbyn and other MPs to express their concerns.

But the Prime Minister said she had authorised the operation "because I judge this action to be in Britain's national interest". "It will just take more lives and spawn the war elsewhere".

"Theresa May should have sought parliamentary approval, not trailed after".

Polling last week by Yougov shows only 22 per cent of the British public support military action in Syria, while 43 per cent are opposed, even though a majority believe the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was probably behind the chemical attack.

A statement from Downing Street added: "They agreed to keep working closely together on the worldwide response".

He said he could back action if May had a coherent plan and were working with global partners.

He added: "It's important that we understand the limits of what we are trying to do".

Shadow foreign secretary Diane Abbott also warned military action could end up with the RAF inadvertently "serving as the air arm" of Jihadi extremist rebels.

There have been calls from opposition parties and some Conservative MPs for Parliament to have a vote beforehand.

"Parliament should have been recalled and consulted before we engaged in this military action in Syria".

"The reason they're not doing it is they are frightened they'll lose the vote".

The military action passed off without United Kingdom casualties or any of the Russian forces on the ground being hit. French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday France has "proof" Assad had used chemical weapons and was working closely with the US on a possible response.

Assad's government has denied it used chemical weapons on its own people, saying reports were "fabricated", BBC reported.

Inspectors at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed on Thursday that the toxin used in the assault was Novichok - a military grade nerve agent developed by Russian Federation in the 1980s.

"Cabinet agreed the prime minister should continue to work with allies in the United States and France to coordinate an global response", the statement added.

Mr Corbyn said: "President Trump has a way with words, that's for sure".

Q&A What are the military options in Syria?

Speaking in Number 10, Mrs May insisted the action was "legal" and defended the decision to go ahead without securing the backing of Parliament.

Corbyn said those who had perpetrated the attack should be held responsible, but that judgment should wait until after a United Nations investigation.

But he said it was "intellectually bankrupt" to expect the security services to lay out all the information they have.

Questions put to the Prime Minister tomorrow "will be an opportunity for Parliament to hold the executive to account", Johnson said.


  • Eyewitnesses describe moment after crash of Algeria military plane

    Eyewitnesses describe moment after crash of Algeria military plane

    Pro-Russian rebels are widely accused of shooting the plane down using a surface-to-air missile but they deny responsibility. Dozens of others were earlier reported injured in the crash, which sent dark smoke billowing into the sky.
    Winter storm watch for Saturday and Sunday

    Winter storm watch for Saturday and Sunday

    Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up around 6 inches A light glaze of ice is also possible. The National Weather Service says parts of Nebraska could get up to 14 inches of snow, with up to 10 inches in Iowa.
    NBA Playoffs 2018: Philadelphia 76ers to face Miami Heat in first round

    NBA Playoffs 2018: Philadelphia 76ers to face Miami Heat in first round

    The Bucks entered their regular-season finale having won seven of 10 games and occupying sixth place in the East. He wore the black mask during pregame shooting drills and would need one in the postseason.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation  supports airstrikes in Syria

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation supports airstrikes in Syria

    Representatives of the U.K, France and the US will inform the council about the airstrikes in Syria, the source added. President of the European Council Donald Tusk also supported the joint strikes.
    John Boehner is now pro-weed

    John Boehner is now pro-weed

    Boehner says in a statement his position "has evolved" from opposition to legalizing marijuana. Rand Paul, have advocated for the legalization of cannabis for years.
    Trump warns of confrontation with Russian Federation  in Syria

    Trump warns of confrontation with Russian Federation in Syria

    The Syrian government and Russian Federation say the reports of a poison gas assault on the Syrian town of Douma are bogus. Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations Olof Skoog on Wednesday warned against military actions against Syria after U.S.
  • Zuckerberg Testimony Doesn't Change Our View on Facebook

    Zuckerberg Testimony Doesn't Change Our View on Facebook

    Recent comments by Facebook executives also echo outside research conducted by analyst firms like Jefferies Equity Research. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, a day after he appeared for almost five hours before a U.S.
    Cohen attempting to prevent government from using materials seized during Federal Bureau of Investigation  raid

    Cohen attempting to prevent government from using materials seized during Federal Bureau of Investigation raid

    NY is a one-party consent state, meaning Cohen could legally record any phone conversation without the other person's knowledge. Trump did not make this distinction is his Monday attack on the Federal Bureau of Investigation action against his lawyer.
    Wolves' Playoff Drought - NBA's Longest - Is Finally Over

    Wolves' Playoff Drought - NBA's Longest - Is Finally Over

    Jokic, who'd been held quiet when the game started, had exploded in the second half, with 17 points in the third quarter alone. The Rockets are the number one seed overall after winning 65 games in the regular season, a franchise record.
  • WH on Scooter Libby Pardon: 'The Right Thing to Do'

    WH on Scooter Libby Pardon: 'The Right Thing to Do'

    Some speculate that this pardon is an attempt by the Trump administration to discredit Comey and his investigational direction. Plame appeared on the same network Friday to say the pardon was symbolic and had nothing to do with Libby as an individual.

    Comey book says John Kelly referred to Trump as "dishonorable"

    He reportedly saw news of his firing on televisions playing in the room and at first thought it was a prank. In a preview of the interview released by ABC, host George Stephanopoulos mentions the mob boss reference.
    Trump flips on trade pact, weighs rejoining Pacific-Rim deal

    Trump flips on trade pact, weighs rejoining Pacific-Rim deal

    The EPA now bans the 15-percent blend, called E15, during the summer because of concerns that it contributes to smog on hot days. Trump is also reconsidering his stance on the behemoth trans-Pacific trade deal as he inches closer to a trade war with China.