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Get Your War On: Corbyn wins, Cameron immortalised and tweeters battle on

by | 3rd, December 2015

cam war It’s war, then. It always is. Britain has entered the war in Syria. MPs voted, backing the bombing with a majority of 174.

The Daily Mirror says this is “CAM’S WAR”, nailing the battle to David Cameron’s lapels. Something in the history books for Dave, then, who had been relying on footnotes about ‘Sam Cam’ and ‘LOL’ to mark his place in the ledgers.

The Mirror  leads with news that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn  “warned” that not everyone is in favour of fighting. Says Corbyn: “The Prime Minister’s approach is bomb first talk later.”

But they did talk and talk and talk in the Commons. For an age the talk was about Cameron’s comment that the naysayers were a bunch of terrorist sympathisers”. Labelling them all as such was crass and clumsy. Cameron might have surveyed the Opposition benches and been more pointed about those with friends in Hamas.

The Sun says Corbyn “cosied up to IRA during its campaign of slaughter” and called Hamas and Hezbollah “friends”.

The Mirror says politicians from all sides demanded Cameron apologise. “12 times” he refused to do so.

Mirror columnist Kevin Maguire looks at the vote and concludes that Cameron “lost the argument” to bomb Syria. Very few journalists are good at maths. But to say that a 174 majority represent a moral defeat is monocular

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