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Where do parties stand on Syria?

Ruth Tarrant

24th November 2015

Last week, the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution, drafted by the French, to "redouble" action against Islamic State (IS) in the wake of the Paris attacks. Throughout the history of the UN Security Council, there have been many incidences upon which the members have failed to reach unanimous agreement (for example, in July 2015 when Russia vetoed a resolution in relation to its action in Ukraine, or in May 2014 when both China and Russia vetoed a resolution condemning the state of Syria). As a member of the UN Security Council, Britain has therefore agreed to step up efforts against IS - but because of the convention of parliamentary sovereignty in the UK, this needs to get through parliament before David Cameron commits Britain to any military intervention.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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