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An Avoidable Slip & War Drill

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Asian Lite Newsdesk reflects on today’s main news and front pages of national newspapers. Most of them focussed on Syria vote

The purdah has fallen. Now the war is in between You and Me or Us and Them. Are you with me or with the “bunch of terrorist sympathisers”? Prime Minister David Cameron, who was garnering support for his Syria mission, annoyed many, including his followers by terming the entire anti-war believers as “terrorist sympathisers.”

Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary Lucy Powell was furious with the comment, and tweeted: “David Cameron calling those opposed to air strikes ‘terrorist sympathisers’ is an appalling comment which he should retract immediately.”

The Prime Minister made the comment during a meeting with his backbenchers as he tried to tighten up support for extending military action.

Mr Cameron told a meeting of backbench Tory MPs not to “sit on their hands” and side with Mr Corbyn and others, who he branded “a bunch of terrorist sympathisers”. An avoidable slip from a statesman like Mr Cameron.

PINK FLOYD – US AND THEM

Us and Them
And after all we’re only ordinary men
Me, and you
God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do

Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died
And the General sat, as the lines on the map
moved from side to side

Black and Blue
And who knows which is which and who is who
Up and Down
And in the end it’s only round and round and round
Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words
the poster bearer cried
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There’s room for you inside