Thank you very much for your email regarding recent military action in Syria. I appreciate that this is a contentious and difficult issue on which many people have very strongly-held views.
The Prime Minister has made very clear that this was a one-off air strike which aimed to discourage further use of chemical weapons in the future. It was also an extremely precise attack which targeted Syrian chemical weapons sites and which resulted in very few casualties indeed.
Therefore, in these specific circumstances, I’m happy to support the Prime Minister in the action that she has taken. You may be interested to read the attached letter from Theresa May which sets out her reasoning very clearly. I hope that you’re reassured that this decision was not taken lightly or easily.
Thank you once again for taking the time to contact me.
With best wishes.
|Theresa May MP - Military Action in Syria - April 2018.pdf||256.73 KB|