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Caroline Lucas on Drone Strikes

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:59 pm    Post subject: Caroline Lucas on Drone Strikes Reply with quote

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Today, in conjunction with the Green peer Jenny Jones and international human rights group Reprieve, I launched a legal challenge to force the UK Government to come clean over its 'targeted killing' of people in countries where Britain is not at war. It's a response to what the Prime Minister himself has described as a "new departure" for the country, referring to the drone attacks of 21 August during which two British citizens were killed in Syria. The Prime Minister justified the attacks by claiming the men were terrorists suspected of plotting against the UK.

Like him, I want to stop ISIS in its tracks. I deplore the use of violence and think the UK should be acting decisively to counter terrorism. I am not involved in this legal challenge because I want to defend terrorists, as some are claiming. I am doing it because I want to defeat them: and think that can be done most effectively in the long term if the Government acts in accordance with domestic and international law.


Much more: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/caroline-lucas/drone-strike-legal-challenge_b_8189638.html
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