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Corbyn faces shadow cabinet revolt over Syria air strikes

Jeremy Corbyn has cancelled a visit to a by-election campaign in Oldham amid a shadow cabinet revolt over air strikes in Syria.

Mr Corbyn told Labour MPs that he cannot support the strikes, prompting a furious reaction and resignation threats from the shadow cabinet.

On Thursday, David Cameron urged the House of Commons to back military action against so-called Islamic State in Syria, saying the group posed a "serious and undeniable" threat to Britain.

But in a letter to his MPs, Mr Corbyn rejected Mr Cameron's claim that air strikes would make Britain safer.

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'Clear majority' of shadow cabinet supports PM on Syria

A "clear majority" of the shadow cabinet is in favour of supporting the Prime Minister's plan for the UK to begin air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, a shadow cabinet minister has told ITV News.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship was told, though, that no decision on a vote on airstrikes was taken after the 90 minute meeting and the group will meet again Monday to conclude discussions.

He tweeted:

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