David Cameron commenced the second of his summer holidays today despite the UK's growing involvement in the developing crisis in Iraq.
"Wherever I am, wherever I am in the world I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed," he said yesterday.
However, the decision is not without its critics.
Former SAS soldier and author Chris Ryan voiced his fears for the UK if British people who have gone to Iraq and Syria to join Islamist extremists return home and continue their fight here.
"Without a shadow of a doubt Parliament should be recalled...this simply cannot wait."
"My biggest fear is when they (Islamist extremists) come back to the UK, Germany and France. They will join forces again and develop ways of bringing military grade explosives and weaponry."
The 53-year-old said he strongly believes the SAS can overcome Islamic State fighters if they work alongside American special forces.
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