Labour free vote on Syria 'hands victory to Cameron'
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Diane Abbott: Free vote on Syria 'hands victory to Cameron'

Diane Abbott, the shadow international development secretary and a key Jeremy Corbyn ally, has told the Today programme that giving Labour MPs a free vote on Syria would "hand victory to Cameron, over these air strikes, on a plate".

Ms Abbott said that the party leader did not want to see either sackings or resignations.

“However, the party and increasingly the public would be disappointed if we didn’t oppose these air strikes to the limits of our ability,” she said.

  • 30 Nov 2015