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Issue No. 2483

‘I think the focus for now is finding a peaceful solution to the civil war’

Hilary Benn MP explains his opposition to airstrikes in Syria back on 15 November after the attacks in Paris

‘The most extraordinary speech... never seen a speech like it’

BBC News deputy political editor James Landale likes Hilary Benn’s pro-war speech last week

‘One of the most commanding speeches in a generation’

As does the Guardian

‘Historians will look back to read an impassioned and impressive speech’

But then it liked Tony Blair’s 2003 speech on invading Iraq

‘Everybody’s cryin’ about some kid that they found lyin’ on a beach, born in a manger’

Bono fights back with a song against “death cult” Isis as opposed to the “life cult” that is U2

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