Ruth Davidson backs Syrian air strikes

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson backed the Syrian air strikes, saying they had the support of both the EU and NATO.

Speaking on the matter she said: “Last night’s air strikes were targeted at the Syrian regime’s chemical weapon facilities and in direct response to the chemical attack on Syria’s civilian population in Douma last week.

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“While carried out by UK, US and French military personnel, the strikes have the express support of the EU and NATO, as well as the governments of Canada, Australia and Germany, among others.

“The international community recognises that chemical weapons cannot be used with impunity, and that last night’s targeted action will degrade the ability of the Assad regime to further develop and deploy chemical weapons in future.”

Prime Minister Theresa May insisted that military action against Bashar Assad’s regime was a limited strike in response to the “harrowing” chemical weapons attack in Douma and was not about regime change.

Nicola Sturgeon has condemned the UK Government’s decision to launch missile attacks on Syria without the backing of parliament.