Keep Assad regime under review – George

Posted on: 3rd September 2013

The MP for West Cornwall, Andrew George – who spoke against and voted against the Government Motion which ruled in the possibility of UK involvement in military strikes on Syria in the Parliamentary Debate in the Commons last week – has said that Parliament should keep the situation under review and that further Parliamentary debates and votes on the issue should be considered, if necessary.

Mr George said, “I voted against the Government last week because I felt that, on balance, a military strike at this stage would run the risk of making the situation worse and put the lives of innocent civilians in that country at greater rather than less risk of the kind of unacceptable and retaliatory actions which Assad has already meted out on his people.

“But the vote last week should not be interpreted, as it is by some, as Parliament turning its back on the people there and the extremely volatile, difficult and tragic circumstances in that country.”


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