The letter states that the time has come for the UK to stop bombing and make peace.
“The US and its allies have dropped 20,000 bombs on Iraq and Syria in the past year, with little effect. We fear that this latest extension of war will only worsen the threat of terrorism, as have the previous wars involving the British government,” the letter reads.
Britain’s parliament is due to vote next month on an extension of the UK’s military involvement in Syria, which comprises strikes both against Islamic State terrorists and President Bashar al-Assad’s government forces. In an attempt to persuade Parliament to give its permission for strikes, Cameron said “hard military force” is required.
Now Hollande has bombed IS in Syria, Cameron won't be able to resist copycat muscle-flexing, as he couldn't resist going into Libya w Sarko— Hugo Dixon (@Hugodixon) September 28, 2015
It’s a move that was rejected by Parliament in 2013, when MPs voted against British airstrikes against the Assad regime.
CAMERON wants to bomb Syria so Tory Media Mogul Murdoch produces poll showing 68% of UK approve. What price people's lives? #HumbleHacker— Mike McEwen (@McewenB) September 26, 2015
The letter argues an approval by the House of Commons may only lead to worsening the situation in the region.
“We are gravely concerned at the possibility of a parliamentary decision to bomb Syria. David Cameron is planning such a vote in the House of Commons in the near future. He is doing so in the face of much evidence that such an action would exacerbate the situation it is supposed to solve,” it states.
Any MP asked whether they'll back Cameron's Syria bombing idea should ask "what's the strategy?" Unclear he has one Bit like Obama last year— Hugo Dixon (@Hugodixon) September 24, 2015
Cameron has repeatedly insisted that he would only allow airstrikes on IS positions in Syria with parliamentary approval.