Diplomacy, and not bombing, is the way to end Syria’s agony | Jeremy Corbyn

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More legally questionable and reckless military interventions are not what British people want from their government

These are serious times. Following the missile attacks on Syria, now is the moment for a powerful push for peace. Boris Johnson’s blithe acceptance on Sunday that the conflict will now continue on its current course and that peace negotiations would be an “extra” is an unconscionable abdication of responsibility and morality.

Already this devastating conflict has cost more than 500,000 lives and led to 5 million refugees being forced to flee Syria, and 6 million internally displaced. We must put negotiations for a political settlement centre stage, and not slip into a new cycle of military reaction and counter-reaction.

It is essential to insist on legality and on a UN sanction for any further military action

Related: Theresa May will have to convince MPs of case for Syrian airstrikes

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