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PM: UK Airstrikes will help bring political deal in Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted UK airstrikes will help to bring about a political settlement in Syria, as RAF Typhoons carry out their first attacks on so-called Islamic State.

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Ken Livingstone supports deselection of pro-war MPs

Ken Livingstone Credit: ITV News

Ken Livingstone has said Labour MPs who voted in favour of airstrikes in Syria should be prepared to be deselected as candidates for the next election.

The former London mayor said: "When I was the MP in Brent East the right wingers wanted to get rid of me, they ran candidates against me. I didn't say it was wrong for them to do that.

"They had the right to have an MP that reflected their views. I managed to win, but it gave the party membership a vote on it and i think that's absolutely right."

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