It's not OK to use chemical weapons. That wasn't the issue. It's not OK to invade another sovereign country, on a) at this point, conjecture b) lack of legal standing and international support. I do not want a single British missile, cruise missile, drone, aircraft...anything, near Syria.
I said as much to my MP, and he agreed with me, and that is why he voted against the motion.
That is democracy in action for me, my MP represented my personal position, and that of the House, and we decided not to bomb the shit out of another country.
It's not appeasement, it's just not acting as an imperialist power thinking we can distribute justice around the world according to our own definitions.
Let's move to get our governments to help the refugees that are crowding the borders in Syria and help to avoid the larger issue of civilian displacement and human misery. Let's bring some humanity into this situation, rather than posturing and military grandising.
The cycle needs to stop at some point and the West needs to stop recklessly attacking other countries to make themselves feel better. Maybe the debate can change now that we've gotten past this constipated attitude that weapons are the only way to make people listen. Give peace a fucking chance.