Tamil Diplomat

‘Moral & practical’: UK parliament votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria

In a 397-223 vote, British MPs have voted to extend airstrikes against Islamic State into Syria. Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn spoke passionately in support of the move, defying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and backing the plan of PM David Cameron.

After a tumultuous day of impassioned debate, the motion to extend airstrikes against IS. Some 67 Labour MPs voted in favor of the strikes, swinging the vote in the government’s favor.