Bournemouth MP attacks decision not to recall Parliament over situation in Iraq

Bournemouth MP attacks decision not to recall Parliament over situation in Iraq

Bournemouth MP attacks decision not to recall Parliament over situation in Iraq

First published in News

A BOURNEMOUTH MP has attacked the decision not to recall Parliament over the situation in Iraq.

Tory backbencher Conor Burns has penned a letter to David Cameron which warns the Prime Minister that “these people want a holocaust of everyone who does not share their brutal ideology”.

The letter, printed on Isabel Hardman’s Spectator blog, refers to reports of atrocities committed in the country by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The Bournemouth West MP suggests options including air strikes and arming the Kurdish regional government, adding: “I believe this genocide will be looked back on by historians alongside the genocide in the Balkans in the 1990s when the west left it far too late to intervene to protect Muslims from ethnic cleansing.”

Annette Brooke, Liberal Democrat MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, supported calls for Parliament to be recalled. She said: “I feel very strongly Parliament should have been recalled by now. I think it should have been recalled to report on the situation in Gaza too.”

Foreign secretary Philip Hammond has said the government does not intend to request a recall of Parliament “for the moment”.

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9:34am Fri 15 Aug 14

TheDistrict says...

Co nor Burns is feeling lonely. If there is no call to intervene in Iraq why call back Parliament. Even Co nor Burns cannot want our servicemen getting involved in another conflict, giving the fact that his government is reducing the armed forces month by month. Stand down Conor Burns, take a break and listen to your peer's. I live in your constituency, so listen to them also.
Co nor Burns is feeling lonely. If there is no call to intervene in Iraq why call back Parliament. Even Co nor Burns cannot want our servicemen getting involved in another conflict, giving the fact that his government is reducing the armed forces month by month. Stand down Conor Burns, take a break and listen to your peer's. I live in your constituency, so listen to them also. TheDistrict
  • Score: 4

10:20am Fri 15 Aug 14

Townee says...

You can't recall Parliament it's their annual 6 weeks HOLIDAY, they think they have earned it. WE DONT THEY ARE A LAZY LOT OF SCROUNGERS WHO WOULD KNOW A DAYS WORK IF IT BIT THEM ON THE ARSE.
You can't recall Parliament it's their annual 6 weeks HOLIDAY, they think they have earned it. WE DONT THEY ARE A LAZY LOT OF SCROUNGERS WHO WOULD KNOW A DAYS WORK IF IT BIT THEM ON THE ARSE. Townee
  • Score: -2

10:32am Fri 15 Aug 14

TheDistrict says...

It has nothing to do with whether they are entitled to 6 weeks off or not, but I do agree with your comment. However, my point is that there is no issue with Iraq at this time to warrant a recall. It has been claimed by the UK, US and other nations that the amount of people huddled on the mountain is far far less than was first assumed. The Kurds are being armmed against the ISIS and villages taken by the same have been fought back for by the Kurds and won. Why do we want to be involved in another Middle East conflict that does not concern us. Will Conor Burns join the armed forces if they were sent to the Middle East, of course he wouldnt. Its beneath him.
It has nothing to do with whether they are entitled to 6 weeks off or not, but I do agree with your comment. However, my point is that there is no issue with Iraq at this time to warrant a recall. It has been claimed by the UK, US and other nations that the amount of people huddled on the mountain is far far less than was first assumed. The Kurds are being armmed against the ISIS and villages taken by the same have been fought back for by the Kurds and won. Why do we want to be involved in another Middle East conflict that does not concern us. Will Conor Burns join the armed forces if they were sent to the Middle East, of course he wouldnt. Its beneath him. TheDistrict
  • Score: 2

12:06pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Chriswood says...

Mr Burns, why not campaign for other European countries to provide aid, ie Germany for one. They sit back and do nothing and prosper. Why do we have to get involved all the time?
Mr Burns, why not campaign for other European countries to provide aid, ie Germany for one. They sit back and do nothing and prosper. Why do we have to get involved all the time? Chriswood
  • Score: -1

3:09pm Fri 15 Aug 14

AmsterdamMan says...

Might be an idea for Mr Burns to take a little notice of the people who put him in his position and campaign on issues that affect his local voters. how about writing to Cameron to try and end the annual very costly farce of lets follow the travellers and repair all the damage that they do because they are at present untouchable and seemingly above the law!
Might be an idea for Mr Burns to take a little notice of the people who put him in his position and campaign on issues that affect his local voters. how about writing to Cameron to try and end the annual very costly farce of lets follow the travellers and repair all the damage that they do because they are at present untouchable and seemingly above the law! AmsterdamMan
  • Score: 3

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