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Robin Walker: let's not go to war
WORCESTER MP Robin Walker is urging the Government to forget about war in Syria - saying there is "no stomach" for it.
The Conservative is preparing to head back to parliament for a debate tomorrow after MPs were told to return early from their summer break.
David Cameron has ordered MPs to return to the House of Commons - and has made a moral case for a possible attack on Syria.
Mr Cameron has even suggested Britain could get involved without a United Nations mandate, saying the use of chemical weapons in the war-torn country is "morally indefensible".
Tomorrow is now being seen as a crucial test of his authority, amid calls for some kind of "humanitarian" intervention.
Mr Walker said: "The main point is to have a debate over it in parliament, so I'm heading back in the morning.
"I am very concerned and my worry is, I don't see how military intervention helps.
"I have had constituents contact me to say 'why aren't we doing more' but I am sceptical as to the benefits of any military intervention and the use of force.
"The armed forces have been deployed in Afghanistan for a long time and I don't think there is the stomach for this.
"I'm not saying how I will vote because we don't know what motion will be put before us yet, but I am saying I don't think it's right to get involved in a war in Syria."
Labour leader Ed Miliband has said his party would back intervention, as long as it can be proved legal and will stop the future use of chemical weapons.
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