David Cameron is taking a massive risk by asking Parliament to bomb Syria this week


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Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his will ask Parliament this week to approve a bombing campaign against ISIS in Syria. Speaking alongside French President Francois Hollande in Paris, Cameron outlined his "firm conviction" that the UK to join in the US-led air campaign and said he will put his plans to a parliamentary vote.


It's a massive risk for Cameron to ask parliament to approve military action at the moment because he can't be certain that he won't be defeated. It was really embarrassing for the Cameron-led coalition government when it lost a similar vote in 2013 to take part in an air campaign against the Syrian regime. It was bad for Cameron to lose a vote on bombing Syria once, if he loses another one people will start to question his judgment and possibly even his suitability to be leader.

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