Labour party chairman seeks opinion on air strikes against Islamic State

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The chairman of Sleaford and North Hykeham Constituency’s Labour Party is inviting public opinion on whether Britain should join in military action against Islamic State in Syria.

Michael Hudson told The Standard: “People in our constituency will be directly affected by any decision for military action against Islamic State (ISIL).”

Bombing alone may weaken ISIL, but it will not destroy it. The only way to destroy ISIL is to invade their territory.

Michael Hudson

He has written a blog on his local party’s website giving his comments and questions about the United Nations resolution on ISIL and potential military action.

He asks readers: “Those are my views but what are yours? Please go to the blog and make your comments.”

In it he asks: “Should the RAF Bomb Syria?”

He writes: “It is likely that Cameron will soon ask Parliament for approval to bomb Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria.

“The record of ISIL is aggressive and brutal, inspiring terrorist attacks around the world. What is to be done? What do you think?

“The United Nations Security Council resolution of November 20 is a call for action. The Labour Party supports the United Nations, so ignoring the resolution is not an option.

“My questions and opinions are: should Britain take military action? If yes then what action?

“Bombing alone may weaken ISIL, but it will not destroy it. The only way to destroy ISIL is to invade their territory.

“What other action is needed?

“ISIL needs a supply of weapons and money to keep fighting. Someone is supplying them.

“What happens after the war is over?

“After a war the former ISIL territory will need rebuilding. It must have an honest government capable of maintaining order with respect for human rights.

“Action against ISIL will directly affect people, mostly airmen, airwomen and their families, in this constituency. Please post your comments and opinions.”

You can visit the blog site and comment here. Or you can leave your comments on this page.