I noticed a moment when he sat down, Corbyn looked very sheepish. He had to make room to make room for Benn. This subtle body language was very interesting.
In any case, as well spoken the speech was, it didn't really tackle any of the issues that were raised in the debate. It was a generic statement about how ISIS is bad, fascism is bad, and how everyone vote for war because we don't like bad things. It also echoed previous concerns that the bombings had nothing to do with defeating ISIS or helping the Syrian people, and more with some show of solidarity with the international community. It was an emotional speech at the end of the debate that appealed to those on the fence that could be bought with a feel-good speech.
I think a lot of MP's have spectacular ability and potential but in this case Hilary got a chance to profess it at the right moment.
It's possible we'll see people rallying round him come May as an alternative but nothing will come before then. Corbyn will be measured against Miliband come May and if he can't make progress in Scotland or get 38% in the English council elections then Hillary's time to strike may come should he build on tonight.
I've not heard the speech first hand.
Did he mention the kurds who are actually socialists as our socialist friends? Or is this just the same wishy washy mean nothing socialism of modern day European social democrats?
His father would be spinning a mile in his grave.
We go on about bravery, the reality is while he goes back to his warm, comfy bed tonight, Syrian children will be waking up to the sound of bombs.
Speech of the night. I'm against Syria airstrikes but he certainly made a good case in favour of it. He could be a potential Labour leader. Good for him for being strong enough to go against Corbyn though!
his speech was the worst, so cringe.
today i like all the MP's except cringe hilary and mother cooper and how can forget lost hussain with his random, irrelevant comments