||[Apr. 14th, 2018|12:10 pm]
It remains to be seen how annoyed or otherwise the British will be about their government's disregard of parliament and public opinion as it pushes ahead with an attack on Syria. I'm annoyed, of course, but I have a long history of being annoyed by such things and the fact that I'll never vote Tory again is vitiated by the fact I've never voted Tory in my life. It would be nice to think that people who haven't been particularly annoyed before will take umbrage at this latest outrage- and will use whatever clout they have to move May and Johnson out of office.|
Say what you like about Jeremy Corbyn but he's not a warmonger. For me that fact overrides everything else.
As usual Craig Murray is worth reading.
Me too - there's a lot about Corbyn that I don't like - but I'd put it all to one side to make a pacifistic man Prime Minister
2018-04-14 01:45 pm (UTC)
Me too! Very annoyed. Parliament should have been consulted. This is a minority Government and a recent poll had enthusiasm for uk to bomb Syria was at 22% or so.
This disconnect between government and people makes a mockery of democracy. Something's got to give.
We are QUITE annoyed here in Spain seeing that the airstrike took off from Rota Naval Base.
So the Spanish government while not directly involved must have nodded it through.
Rota is a joint US-Spanish base also flying the NATO flag and is the most strategic base for Middle Eastern intervention. But yes...Spain would have to have agreed and our PM said as much on the news report today. People are greatly annoyed here.