SDLP to vote against air strikes in Iraq

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Friday, September 26th, 2014
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SDLP MPs have confirmed that they will vote against air strikes in Iraq later today in the House of Commons. Speaking ahead of the vote, Foyle MP Mark Durkan said, “We will be voting against air strikes simply because we are not confident that it will be as limited – or remain as limited – as its advocates seem to be saying. “It is also going to be hard not to end up mired in a deeper situation – or sucked into a situation – of troops on the ground. “Whilst I can fully understand those who want to respond in a sharp way – especially given the nature of what IS has done and we know are capable of doing – I am still not convinced that these measures can be effective in the precise way that people claim. He added, “We have had all sorts of claims in the past about precision air strikes in Afghanistan and elsewhere which have led to the deaths of thousands of innocent people. “Indeed, the Israelis are supposed to have the sharpest technology available and look at how many innocent people they have killed in Gaza.”

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