Twickenham’s new Conservative MP Tania Mathias last night voted in favour of air strikes against ISIS targets in Syria. Dr Mathias who has previously worked with refugees in Gaza and also marched against the Iraq war in 2003, said the situation faced today was different. “I believe that Daesh has effectively declared war on us. I do believe Tunisia and the seven thwarted attacks are effectively acts of war… Today I do believe it is different”. In the conclusion to her speech she fought to control her emotions as she said, “When I go through the ayes lobby, it will be for the refugees and it will be for the security in Twickenham”.
* Daily Mail (with video)