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ANALYSIS So, David Cameron finally got his way – two years after the House of Commons threw out his call for air strikes in Syria, RAF bombers were in action last night. Of course, this was different – as Hilary Benn and like minded Labour ‘big hitters’ and ‘grandees’ were at pains to emphasise. This was different because the death cult of Isil are the ‘fascists of our age’. How could we let down our friend across the channel at her time of need?  How would the UK feel if France did not answer a plea for help from London? Yesterday’s ‘debate’ was short on actual facts and high on emotion – there were exceptions, for instance David Davis showed once again that there really are principled men acting as public servants in this country. The SNP showed that they are now a force in British politics – one which is here to stay and one which came as a stark contrast to the PM of the UK whose only argument was ‘back me or you’re a terrorist sympathiser.’ And by the way David there aren’t 70,000 FSA troops ready to attack ISIL, there’s just thugs ready to commit more murder – this time sanctioned by the West as opposed to Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar. Currently, the House of Commons is filled with well off, well educated types who show little in the way of intelligence or the type of learning or understanding – and life experience for that matter – required to alter the course that this country has been embarked on for at least 14 years. In every way David Cameron is the chief poncho of this motley crew of well dressed London Evening Standard readers. However, Cameron’s clamour to war wasn’t the most unedifying sight yesterday – that came from those Labour MPs who seem to think its their duty to support the government and forget that they are in opposition. And out they strolled one by one giving their ‘perspectives’ and ‘rationale’ as to why they were backing this country’s fourth military adventure since 9/11 against another country that hasn’t attacked the UK. Listening to the Alan Johnsons, Yvette Coopers, Dan Jarvis’s and of course the son of the late Tony Benn – how the Labour Party needs to purge itself of that clan – turn on their leader and the vast majority of party members, as well as the growing majority of the British public, showed why the party had voted for Jeremy Corbyn in the first place and why he’s going to be crucial to this country’s future. After three bloody conflicts – all of which could one day be judged illegal as ‘wars of aggression’ as defined by the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal and Geneva Convention – those Labour MPs had suddenly rediscovered their principles. And what did this amount to – more war against the ‘fascists of our age.’

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TEMPLATE NEWS 2015