Syria airstrikes vote 'as early as September'

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19th July 2015

A vote on whether to bomb Isis in Syria could be put to parliament as early as September as part of an anti-extremism strategy to be outlined by David Cameron.

In a speech tomorrow, the Prime Minister will set out a five-year plan to tackle Islamic extremism, which will be brought in by legislation after the summer recess including a vote on Syrian airstrikes, according to the Sunday Times.

Mr Cameron will also warn young Britons against seeking to join Isis, arguing: "If you are a boy, they will brainwash you, strap bombs to your body and blow you up. If you are a girl, they will enslave and abuse you."

In an interview to be broadcast today by US TV network NBC Britain, Mr Cameron said he was committed to helping destroy the “caliphate” in both Syria and Iraq.

"I want Britain to do more; I'll always have to take my parliament with me,” he said.

His comments come after it emerged that British pilots “embedded” in other countries’ forces had been taking part in airstrikes against Isis in Syria, despite MPs voting against action in the region in 2013.