David Davis comments on Jeremy Corbyn’s call for two days of debate on Syria


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.”