This morning Adam Holloway, the Conservative backbench MP, and former Grenadier Guard, appeared on the Today programme and warned against intervention in Syria.
‘What’s the strategy here?’ he pleaded. ‘Reaction to horror is not a strategy. I would be completely up for a military attack if we could predict what the end state would be, if we knew that a limited strike of the kind that is being described here was going to bring people to the negotiating table.
‘Apart from remaining with our dear friends the Americans, I don’t know what the UK national security interest here is. Can someone tell us?’
It strikes me that Mr Holloway’s comments provide the ultimate excuse never to get involved in any conflict again, unless a direct military threat is felt by these islands. Read more