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The moral case alone is not enough to justify Syria air strikes

The cloak of moral certainty the Prime Minister has chosen to wear resembles the emperor’s new clothes

By Robert Fry  

French Rafale fighters prepare to take off for an airstrike on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria. © ECPAD/ABACAPRESS.COM

The mood in the House of Commons last week was sombre and portentous, as was appropriate for a debate on issues of life and death. The Prime Minister’s delivery had his trademark fluency but also an additional element of conviction as he outlined a seven point plan that, taken in aggregate,…

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