May to face criticism in Parliament over bypassing MPs on Syria strike

May to face criticism in Parliament over bypassing MPs on Syria strike

British Prime Minister Theresa May will face criticism in the parliament on Monday for launching military strikes on Syria without consulting the parliament.

According to reports, May will tell MPs she acted “in Britain’s national interest” and is expected to seek permission to hold an emergency debate on the issue.

Although the government is not legally bound to seek lawmakers’ approval for military strikes, they have done so since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

The UK joined the US and France in bombing three Syrian sites, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma.


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