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Air strikes in Syria: where does opinion lie?

Can Cameron win the votes he needs?

By Josh Lowe  

David Cameron has to win support across the political spectrum. © Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/Press Association Images

This week, the Commons could see a vote on extending British air strikes against Islamic State (IS) from Iraq and into Syria, fulfilling a long-held ambition of David Cameron, who reportedly once told aides that “we’ve got to go out and kill the bastards.”

Of most immediate concern to Cameron is the balance of opinion in the House of Commons,…

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