Scilly’s MP Against Syria Military Intervention

Scilly's MP, Andrew George

Scilly’s MP, Andrew George

Scilly’s MP will be satisfied with the decision by Parliament to vote against military intervention in Syria, following the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.

In a statement Andrew George said the “almost certainty” that Assad’s people used chemical weapons to kill hundreds and injure thousands is not sufficient to persuade him that the UK should engage in or support military strikes in Syria.

The islands’ MP says the UK should “bomb them with diplomacy, inspectors, humanitarian aid, shelter and support,” but says recent history should have taught us that military engagement “merely changes the problem, it doesn’t resolve it.”

6 Responses to Scilly’s MP Against Syria Military Intervention

  1. Opinions August 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    How can Andrew George make comments on such a dangerous situation. He’s just a little tin pot MP who makes no impact in the West Country!
    I asked his advice/help once – he played it safe, that’s what he does.

  2. Reg August 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Bit baffled by Linda’s comment. It does not convey anything to me. Perhaps she could kindly provide us all with a detailed explanation.

  3. Nobby Nobbs August 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Wait until the Rebels bomb Israel, that’s when it will really kick off, then America will have to get involved, which will lead to the Russians and China on one side and the west on the other, not good.
    there is a very real possibility of this turning into WW3 if people are not careful.

    If only we used renewable energy rather than oil

    • Ian T. August 31, 2013 at 9:24 am

      Nobby, If there wasn’t so much opposition from NIMBY’s and others perhaps we would be self sufficient on energy by now.

  4. linda August 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm


  5. Mustapha August 30, 2013 at 11:04 am

    The Assad regime isn’t stupid enough to use biological weapons in this conflict because they know it would get the West involved and that’s the last thing they want. On the other hand, the rebels know that their only hope of winning is to get the West on their side. It should also be remembered that the rebels are backed by Al Qaeda, who have access to any kind of weapons they want. I believe it was them who orchestrated this. If the West was to overthrow Assad, it would leave a power vacuum in Syria that would lead to an all out civil war and a sectarian slaughter, with the only winners being the Muslim brotherhood. Another piece in the jigsaw of a radical Islamic State that is the Middle East.