politics.co.uk podcast: Time to intervene in Syria?

How far is the Foreign Office prepared to go to help Syria's citizens?
How far is the Foreign Office prepared to go to help Syria's citizens?

Frustrated MPs are becoming increasingly anxious about the situation in Syria - and the need to intervene.

Alex Stevenson reports as, after 2011's Libya adventure, some British politicians begin to seriously contemplate the possibility of a military intervention.

But with Russia and China's veto of UN security council resolutions, and Syria's significant military forces, the prospect of taking on Damascus successfully doesn't look easy. The Foreign Office is ratcheting up the pressure - but how far is William Hague prepared to go?


This podcast features interviews with Richard Ottaway MP, chair of the Commons' foreign affairs committee; Michael Weiss, communications director at the Henry Jackson Society; and David Winnick MP, who earlier this week claimed the Libya conflict had played into Russia and China's hands.

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