New Green Peer speaks out against military intervention in Syria at Stop the War protest

29 August 2013


Green Party Peer Jenny Jones, yesterday, urged ministers to think before committing Britain to war with Syria.

“My heart goes out to the thousands of Syrian families who have been injured, lost family members and been dispossessed by their own government. We now have a generation of children and young people who have seen horrors and will be forever damaged. Sadly, military intervention won't help them. They need us to redouble our efforts for a diplomatic agreement and to step up humanitarian aid. More violence from us is not the solution.”

As Britain's response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria is delayed to give UN inspectors time to present their evidence, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, stated that the case for military action against Syria has not been established:

“While completely deploring the actions of Assad and his regime, and believing that all those responsible for war crimes should be referred to the International Criminal Court, it is by no means clear that military action will reduce suffering in the region.”

Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett, will be attending the protest this Saturday 31st August.


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