A giant heart in support of people in Syria will be moved from Cornwall to Gloucestershire today. The art piece has been made up from two thousand flags and will be raising money for refugees in the country. The flags were started to be put into place at 7 this morning in Chalford near Stroud.
The Conservative MP for South Swindon Robert Buckland has told ITV News West Country he is totally against anything that commits the UK to putting ‘boots on the ground’ or to taking part in an operation on anything like the scale of Iraq.
He said he was deeply cautious and sceptical about wholesale engagement without any timescale or exit strategy, and that is why he will be listening very carefully to what is being proposed in Parliament on Thursday.
The Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti is unlikely to be able to attend the Commons' debate on the situation in Syria, as he continues a course of chemotherapy, but has told ITV News West Country that he is supportive of the Government stance on this.
The Conservative MP for Tewkesbury Laurence Robertson has told ITV News West Country it is too early to say how he will vote once Parliament had debated what response, if any, it would make to the alleged poison attack in Syria.
Mr Robertson met President Assad in Damascus seven years ago and said the President had said to him; "Some people say that I'm [President Assad] a brutal dictator, while others say that I'm too weak to control my country".
Protestors and politicians gathered in Bristol on Saturday to call on the government to do more to help people in Syria. Problems in the country have been escalating since March last year. More than 13 thousand people have died.
Campaigners say they have to keep pressure on the international community to help stop the violence. Tanya Mercer has this report: