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Britain at war in Yemen without democratic approval – SNP MP Watch

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    Prime Minister David Cameron should admit that Britain is at war in Yemen without ever having sought parliamentary approval, an SNP politician has said.
    The remark was issued by Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Angus Robertson in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

    During Prime Minister’s Questions, Robertson, the SNP’s Westminster leader, asked what the UK was doing to promote peace in Yemen where a Sunni/Shia proxy war is currently being fought with substantial loss of life.

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    what's new? ugly wahabbis bombing the poor Yemenis
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    (Original post by interact)
    what's new? ugly wahabbis bombing the poor Yemenis
    With British manufactured weaponry.
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    what's new? ugly wahabbis bombing the poor Yemenis
    The fact we have gone to war without government approval. Cameron is acting like a dictator
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    Sorry, how exactly are we "at war"?
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    (Original post by Smack)
    Sorry, how exactly are we "at war"?
    War by proxy, we supplying them Intel and Weaponry to brutally murder a load of innocents.
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    (Original post by Dumachi)
    War by proxy, we supplying them Intel and Weaponry to brutally murder a load of innocents.
    So Britain as a state is not actually at war with either party in the conflict, then.

    British defence companies, through contracts with the Saudis, have sold weaponry used in the conflict. Whether you agree with the morality of that or not is a separate issue. But Britain as a state is, thankfully, not involved in this terrible conflict.
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    1. The Prime Minister is not obliged to seek parliament's approval for wars.

    2. We're quite clearly not participating in the conflict in Yemen.

    3. It is quite legitimate for us to support legitimate governments or to attack terrorists, particularly in countries that we have been involved with in the past. That's not what's happening in Yemen, but we would be perfectly entitled to do so.

    4. Angus Robertson and the SNP are a bunch of scumbags who attack and undermine the British Government and the British armed forces to advance their separatist agenda, regardless of whether or not military action is justified (cf. Kosovo).
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    Our governments are helping with wars that are creating refugees. How can any right winger support this then?
 
 
 
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