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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Peter Mandelson tells Emma Barnett…

“I think that Jeremy Corbyn himself should search his conscience and ask himself whether he’s the best person to lead the Labour Party into the general election with the best chance of success for the party.”

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