Today I was in the chamber listening to the Prime Minister make his case for UK action in Syria.
In his statement to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister sought to answer questions posed by the influential Foreign Affairs Select Committee about his plan for British forces to join in with bombing in Syria.
I asked the Prime Minister how he could be sure that targeting Daesh in Syria would not lead to the group gaining strength in other areas of the Middle East.
David Cameron has failed to present a comprehensive strategy to defeat Daesh and instead is determined to drag the UK into another bombing campaign in the Middle East, with no long term plan for reconstruction of the region. We cannot repeat the mistakes of Iraq and Libya.
There has been insufficient planning beyond the proposed bombing.
The humanitarian needs have been subsumed by military expediency.
Far too many questions remain unanswered.
This issue is far too important to ignore these deficiencies.
I will be pressing the Prime Minister and his government hard to answer these detailed questions before the House moves to an expected vote.