Today Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, has called on the Government to grant Parliament two days to debate the decision to extend airstrikes into Syria. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Crobyn said that, “only a full two day debate would ensure time for all members who wish to participate to be able to do so.”
Commenting on the proposal, David Davis MP said:
“This is an eminently sensible idea.
The decision to go to war is by definition a matter of life and death. If the Government is seeking the authority of Parliament to undertake such a policy it should do so on the basis of the best-informed, and most carefully considered, debate.
It is perfectly possible to fit a two-day debate in before Christmas, while also giving the relevant select committees the time to review the issue in detail.
I strongly recommend that the Government accept this proposal and make arrangements accordingly.”