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UK could join Syria airstrikes before Christmas, Osborne suggests

UK could join Syria airstrikes before Christmas, Osborne suggests

Chancellor says PM will call Commons vote only when he expects to win it but there are signs that MPs’ mood has already shifted after Paris attacksThe UK could join the aerial bombing campaign against Islamic State in Syria before Christmas, the chancellor, George Osborne, has indicated, as David Cameron prepares to bring a proposal to parliament this week.The prime minister is likely to make a statement to MPs on Thursday, the day after Osborne’s spending review, and he will give them up to a week to digest his argument before deciding whether to call a Commons vote before the December recess. Related: Arab states under pressure to do more in fight against Isis Continue reading...

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