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Corbyn: PM should stop 'rush to war' and allow full Syria debate

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the Prime Minister's decision to only call a one-day debate about launching airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria.

Mr Corbyn said: "By refusing a full two day debate, David Cameron is demonstrating he knows the debate is running away from him.

The Prime Minister should stop the rush to war to allow for a full discussion of the issues in parliament."


Prime Minister sets date for Syria airstrikes vote

David Cameron has said he will call a one day debate and vote on airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

From Downing Street, The Prime Minister said:

"I will be recommending to cabinet tomorrow that we hold a debate and a vote in the House of Commons to extend the airstrikes that we've carried out against Isil in Iraq that we extend that to Syria.

That we answer the call from our allies that we work with them because Isil is a threat to our country and this is the right thing to do."

Planned junior doctors strike called off at final hour

The strike was due to take place on December 1. Credit: PA

The junior doctors strike due to begin on Tuesday has been called off at the final hour .

Conciliation service Acas said a deal had been reached following five days of talks.

This means planned walk-outs on December 1, 8 and 16 will now be averted.

Under the agreement NHS employers agreed to extend the time frame for contract negotiations until January 13 next year.

An Acas spokesman said: "Acas is pleased that the talks have been held in a constructive manner and cooperative spirit between the parties, that will allow an improvement in industrial relations."

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