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For days, weeks, if not months ahead the reasons why David Cameron lost last night’s vote on Syria will be chewed over by everyone from academics to those at the Dog and Duck meeting for a Friday night pint.
As the Labour Party announces this morning that it will not be supporting the government’s motion in the Commons today on their approach to the on-going crisis in Syria, the position of the smaller parties could be vital to deciding the outcome today.
So where do they stand?
If military action against Assad is morally justified then that surely must be the case regardless of whether or not it is ‘legal’.
It is due in part to the Bennite legacy that large parts of the left are failing to see clearly on Syria.
As the drumbeat of military action in Syria grows ever louder, Christians in the country now find themselves between a rock and a hard place.
Reports of chemical attacks in Syria has returned international attention to the ongoing crisis, but there is disagreement over the right international response.
Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party (BNP), has been talking and writing about Syria an awful lot of late. But he’s been talking and writing about Syria an awful lot more since he returned from a visit to the country last month.
Understandably reluctant to get entangled in foreign adventures after the war in Iraq, Barack Obama’s administration has been so keen to make a break with the past that it has failed over Syria to recognise that inaction often has deadlier consequences than action.
According to the dictum attributed to Edmund Burke, all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Yet evil will triumph even more easily if good men help the evil-doers. In the Syrian civil war, with more than 80,000 dead and no end in sight, that is what the European Union has been doing, by upholding an arms embargo on the supply of weapons to all sides.