Step too far for Mrs May
Sir, – By participating in the strike on Syria,
Theresa May has placed our forces under the effective control of an erratic US president.
She justifies her actions with the predemocratic doctrine of Royal Prerogative.
Yet it’s only legitimate for a prime minister to act without parliamentary endorsement when Britain is directly threatened, and this was manifestly not the case in regard to the Syria strikes.
For Theresa May to participate in this act of puerile militaristic machismo was an abuse of her office.
Trump’s infantile tweet, taunting Russia to “get ready” for his missiles because “they will be coming, nice and new and smart” was almost beyond belief.
For the de facto leader of the West to talk like Joe Pesci in “Goodfellas” not only brings the American democratic process into question, but undermines the entire post-war geopolitical settlement which was premised on law and rules-based international relations. Rev Dr John Cameron. 10 Howard Place, St Andrews.