Statement from Stephen Morgan MP, Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South, on last night’s millitary action in Syria:
“My thoughts are with all service personnel called to action in Syria last night.
In condemning in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons in last week’s attack, we must now work with international partners to develop a strategy to deliver peace, and avoid dangerous escalation.
Our priority should be protecting civilians and tackling the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
I hope the government will now come forward with a clear plan for delivering aid and protecting civilians”.