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This morning I was on the Andrew Marr Show, discussing my position on Britain extending bombing from Iraq to Syria.
It is the conflicts in Syria and Iraq which created the conditions for Isis to thrive and spread its murderous rule. And it is through political agreement to end the civil war – negotiated with all the external powers, backed by the United Nations and with Syrians in control of their own country – that Isis will be isolated and defeated.
As the US president Barack Obama said recently, Isis “grew out of our invasion of Iraq” and is one of its “unintended consequences”. We must not keep making the same mistake – again and again. Labour will always stand up to any threat to this country and our people. We will never leave Britain unprotected, but we need a different approach to foreign policy that puts peace, justice and real security first.