Cameron ups pressure on MPs for Syria strikes vote

A British Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado fighter jet is seen at the Akrotiri airbase, near the Cypriot port city of Limassol, on October 1, 2014Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday argued that the terror attacks in Paris have bolstered the case for Britain to join air strikes in Syria, as the government unveiled an increase in defence spending. Cameron is to make his case for strikes to parliament this week and the indications are that dozens of opposition Labour MPs rebelling against their party leader could swing a subsequent vote in his favour. “What’s going on in the world matters to the United Kingdom, so we should be helping to shape it and with today’s announcement we can do just that,” Cameron said during a visit to a Royal Air Force base in west London, referring to a boost in military budgets.

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