Robert Peston Robert Peston

Why May must back Trump on Syria

It is inconceivable that Theresa May will refuse support to Macron’s France and Trump’s America in any military action – airborne – they are likely to take against Assad in Syria. If she did not manifest that solidarity, she would be snubbing the two governments and individuals who offered the most important cooperation she received in the international response to Russia’s perceived role in the Salisbury atrocity.

She would also be flagging that post-Brexit Britain lacks the confidence to take a leading role in maintaining global...

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