Flashback: When Corbyn Wanted a Free Vote On Military Action

Jeremy Corbyn has denied Labour MPs a free vote on air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria, instead telling the BBC that they “would have to consider it as a party, consider as a group”. How times change…

Back in 2013, the then backbench rebel said MPs should be allowed a free vote on military interventions in a Commons debate marking the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war:

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On something so fundamental as they deployment of armed forces, a free vote is the right thing to do…”


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