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Barrow MP raises questions over Syria conflict

BARROW and Furness MP John Woodcock has called on the government to do more to address the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Speaking at Prime Minister's question time, Mr Woodcock asked Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for details on the UK’s response to the conflict in the Middle East.

Addressing the impact of the civil war, and what he described as the UK’s “shameful failure to intervene” Mr Woodcock asked what the government is doing to help.

He said: “What renewed efforts will his government make to end the suffering before all hope is lost?”

In response, Mr Clegg said that the country was leading the world in giving aid to the region.

But he agreed that the suffering in Syria was “unimaginable” and that the UK should do everything possible to help.

Have your say

Looking at John resent activity in the house I see he has been concerned about Syria (as the report states) rolling stock on our railways, spousal visa requests, Putin's aggressive expansionism and the all party commission on physical activity. What did John have to say on the 47.5% of children in parts of Barrow in poverty nothing. Lost the plot. Come on Barrow Labour Party give us someone who cares for the people of Barrow and not his own career.

Posted by A.Parks on 13 March 2014 at 16:20

You go, John. Don't be distracted by all this talk of Central Ward poverty, you focus on foreign policy and the things that really matter to the children of Central Ward. Perhaps next time you could ask a question about the Schleswig-Holstein Problem - I'm worried about that Bismarck bloke. I'm sure the kiddies of Marsh Street would approve.

Posted by George Street on 13 March 2014 at 10:40

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