Calls for further intervention show that the lessons of Libya and Iraq have not been learnt, writes Lindsey German
It's hard to listen to parliamentary debates on foreign policy without a growing sense of disbelief.
We saw one again this week, this time over the horrific situation in Aleppo. Most politicians suffer a kind of selective amnesia over past interventions. They bemoan the fact that David Cameron lost the vote to bomb Syria back in 2013, and claim that things would be better there now had MPs voted to intervene.
But they ignore the record of such interventions and the scathing criticisms of them from official bodies, including their own parliamentary select committees.
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As national convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, Lindsey was a key organiser of the largest demonstration, and one of the largest mass movements, in British history.
Her books include ‘Material Girls: Women, Men and Work’, ‘Sex, Class and Socialism’, ‘A People’s History of London’ (with John Rees) and ‘How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women’.
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