British Conservatives usually don’t like the “leftie peaceniks” of the British peace movement. Now, that their party leader, Prime Minister David Cameron, beats the drums of war on Syria, one might expect them to fall into line behind Cameron. Even though they may hate war in Syria, after all, the party leader is the Party Leader … and the special relationship with the Pentagon in Washington is the Special Relationship …
The site of the British Stop the War Coalition says:
As even Tory commenter Peter Oborne has noted: ‘the Stop the War Coalition (a miscellaneous collection of mainly far-Left political organisations, by no means all of them reputable, which marches through London this Saturday in protest) has consistently shown far more mature judgment on these great issues of war and peace than Downing Street, the White House or the CIA.’
So, the anti-peacenik prejudices are not gone. However, if one compares those peaceniks to warmongers like David Cameron, Peter Oborne’s party leader …
It is now clear, as indeed it was in 2003, that most people have no wish to embroil Britain militarily in the Middle East: here.
Latin American social movements, governments, against war on Syria: here.
- Anti-war in Syria demonstration, London, Saturday (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Anti-war in Syria demonstrations today (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- British warmonger Cameron loses parliamentary Syria vote (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- UK PM office faces anti-Syria-war rally (rinf.com)
- Britain will NOT join military strike against Syria after shock Government defeat (mirror.co.uk)
- Douglas Carswell: David Cameron has yet to convince the nation to go to war with Syria (standard.co.uk)
- Stop the War Coalition welcomes Parliament’s rejection of war on Syria! (truthaholics.wordpress.com)