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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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Salmond: Tony Benn would be 'burling in his grave'

Tony Benn, the late father of Hilary Benn, would be "burling in his grave" over his son's speech supporting UK airstrikes in the Commons, former SNP leader Alex Salmond has said.

Salmond said Tony Benn would be 'burling in his grave' over his son Hilary's speech Credit: PA

Mr Salmond told LBC Radio: "His father, whose speech I heard in the Iraq debate all these years ago, would be burling (spinning) in his grave hearing a speech in favour of a Tory prime minister wanting to take the country to war and that’s just a reality."

Hilary's niece Emily attacked the comments, tweeting that she found Mr Salmond's remarks "deeply offensive":

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