JEREMY CORBYN led criticism of Boris Johnson yesterday after he threatened to bomb Syria without bothering to ask for Parliament’s approval.
The Conservative Foreign Secretary was also told off by Stop The War after declaring it would be “very difficult to say no” if US President Donald Trump calls for a war coalition, citing unproven claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad smothered a rebelheld area in Idlib province with sarin gas.
The failed Tory leadership hopeful told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that Prime Minister Theresa May would back this plan to bypass a Commons vote.
But Mr Corbyn warned military action should not be taken while inspectors are investigating the chemical weapons allegation.
He added: “Inspectors there are already destroying any stocks of chemical weapons that they find.
“The issue has to be finding a political solution so that the millions who have been forced to flee from Syria are able to return home and the people of Syria are able to look forward to a future.”
Mr Johnson would “love to say yes” to a British-US coalition, Stop the War co-convener Lindsey German said, as it would help the Tories “deflect from their rotten domestic policies” by going to war while painting Mr Corbyn as a “security threat.”