The prime minister has taken a gamble by putting foreign action above domestic concerns
Pale and tired after one of the most testing and sleepless nights of her premiership, Theresa May’s voice cracked just a little as she addressed journalists – and the British people – from the state dining room in No 10 Downing Street at 9am yesterday.
“There is no graver decision for a prime minister than to commit our forces to combat – and this is the first time that I have had to do so,” she declared with emotion etched across her face. “As always, they have served our country with the greatest professionalism and bravery – and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. We would have preferred an alternative path. But on this occasion there is none.”
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