Jeremy Corbyn ‘Appalled’ By MP’s During Syria Bombing Debate

By : Kieron Curtis |


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Jeremy Corbyn has revealed his disappointment at the behaviour of MP’s during the Parliamentary debate over whether Britain should commence bombing in Syria.

The vote resulted in an overwhelming yes from MP’s to intervene in the war-torn nation after 11 hours of debate.

Hillary Benn, the shadow Foreign Secretary, controversially went against his party’s leader during discussions, and it was the response to his rousing speech that has drawn Corbyn’s condemnation of MP’s.

Speaking to the Sunday Times Labour’s leader said:

I did not agree with it. I was appalled that MPs should clap, shout and cheer when we were deciding to go and bomb somewhere. Parliament is supposed to be serious. It’s not a place for jingoistic cheering.”

Corbyn is widely expected to shake-up his shadow cabinet, with Benn’s role not considered secure, and he may not be the only one.

Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle has also publicly spoken against the opinion of Corbyn, telling the Andrew Marr Show she did not feel the reaction to Benn’s speech was ‘jingoistic’.

She said:

No, I don’t think it was.

I think it was genuine admiration for the case that had been made by Hilary Benn, which I have to say was far better than the case that the Prime Minister managed to make.”


The Independent