Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Jim Murphy: Labour does believe in intervention

When Ed Miliband dropped his support for the government’s motion on military intervention in Syria, it was seen as a convenient way of the Labour leader avoiding the thorny question of what his party really thinks about the principle of intervention. He and his team were astonished when David Cameron said ‘I get that’ and took the option off the table entirely, but privately they admitted that it wasn’t the most inconvenient thing that could happen.

But today, Miliband’s Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy delivered another one of his measured,...

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