The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson has alarmed the Albion his statement that if the United States asked to join the strike against the troops of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, it will be difficult to say no. In the UK fear that the government may drag the country into war, taking advantage of the ambivalent political situation. As Prime Minister Theresa may announced extraordinary elections to the Parliament in June, the legislature isn’t in session. Under this pretext, the government can theoretically take a decision on military action without a meeting with parliamentarians, many of whom have already denounced the idea of Johnson.
“If the United States is a proposal in response to a chemical attack and if they come to us and ask for support, as the launch of submarine launched cruise missiles in the Mediterranean sea or something else, in my opinion, and I know that this is also the opinion of the Prime Minister, it will be difficult to say “no”, — said the head of British diplomacy in the broadcast radio program. On the questions that will need to be approved by Parliament, Johnson said, “I Think it should be checked. How exactly we will implement this proposal will depend on the government and the Prime Minister”.
The response from the opposition was not long in coming. “We should not take unilateral action, — said the leader of the labour party Jeremy Corbyn, we need to work with the UN, but we must first devote ourselves to a political settlement in Syria.”
The leader of the liberal Democrats Tim Farron has supported Corbin: “the Government should require parliamentary approval. Gone are the days when the Prime Minister could draw us into war without a democratic vote, except in emergency cases. I hope Mei will be sensible enough not to push this decision, using the pretext of the elections.”
Meanwhile, many in the UK fear that the Prime Minister exactly what I’ll do. The British Parliament will soon cease to exist, due to the fact that Theresa may announced an early parliamentary election on 8 June. And, therefore, will not be able to object if the government decides to use force. However, according to the head of the Centre for British studies, Institute of Europe, RAS Elena Ananieva, subsequently it may turn out to premiere too serious reputational damage.
“Usually in such cases requires the vote of Parliament, — the expert reminded. — If you look at the history of the issue, the Parliament, for example, voted for Britain’s participation in the Iraqi military campaign on the basis of false information, who provided Blair. And passion this does not subside until now. As for Syria, in August 2013, British Parliament, contrary to the position of the government, voted against the country’s participation in the Syrian military operations with the United States. And the government bowed to the decision of Parliament. But in terms of leaving the EU Britain would listen to its main ally the United States and the last word can stay with Johnson. However, they all remember the example of Tony Blair, whose actions are still being investigated. Recently he even wanted to prosecute. So all will depend on how the rest of the political situation”.
It is worth Recalling that the British aircraft strikes on positions of the banned terrorist group “Islamic state” in Syria, but in the war against President Bashar al-Assad is still not directly involved, unlike the US, which recently bombed a government airfield in HOMS, Syria.