After Heated Debate, Lawmakers in Britain Vote to Join Coalition Against ISIS

After Heated Debate, Lawmakers in Britain Vote to Join Coalition Against ISIS

Friday after Prime Minister David Cameron went through a passionate debate at the Untied Kingdoms House of Commons, Britain voted to join the Untied States in their coalition of both western and Arab nations to go after ISIS but only Iraq. 

While the motion was approved with a vote of 524 to 43, English lawmakers walked a thin line by specifically forbidding Britain’s air force from conducting air strikes or operations in Syria.

Cameron said “Quite rightly I’m not prepared to put our own combat troops on the ground. We should be working with the Iraqis, working with the Kurds so they become more effective. But we can’t wait for that and allow minorities and others to be butchered and for the risk to our own country to increase without taking action.”

“The question before the house today is how we keep the British people safe from the threat posed by ISIL, and in particular what role our armed forces should play in the international coalition to dismantle and ultimately destroy what President Obama has rightly called this network of death,” 

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