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”.