May defends Syria strikes
THERESA MAY yesterday defended her decision to launch air strikes on Syria without MPs’ approval.
The Prime Minister’s was criticised by Tory and Labour MPs who wanted a vote before military action at the weekend.
But Mrs May said UK forces security could have been put at risk by a delay.
“The speed with which we acted was essential in cooperating with our partners to alleviate further humanitarian suffering and to maintain the vital security of our operations,” she said.
The decision required the evaluation of intelligence “much of which was of a nature that could not be shared with Parliament”.