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    Deputy Leader of the UK Labour Party Tom Watson said that Prime Minister David Cameron did not give the parliament proper time to build consensus on the decision to expand military operation against Islamic State to Syria.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — Deputy Leader of the UK Labour Party Tom Watson on Tuesday criticized Prime Minister David Cameron for not providing enough time for lawmakers to consider the proposed British military operation against Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh in the Arab world) in Syria.

    On Monday, Cameron said that the parliament was expected vote on December 2 on whether London should expand its anti-ISIL military activities, currently limited to Iraq, to include Syria.

    "I do not believe you have given proper time to build consensus. As Jeremy Corbyn has made clear, parliament needs more time to make a considered decision on whether air strikes can take place. Only then can MPs from all parties confidently articulate that decision to their constituents and the British people," Watson wrote in a letter to Cameron.

    London has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIL, which is a banned organization in many countries including Russia and the United States, in Iraq since September 2014. Parliamentary approval is required to expand the operation to Syria.

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