Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Commons statement about the Syria air strikes
A meeting of EU foreign ministers, attended by the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has agreed on a strong statement in support of the airstrikes. They say:
The Syrian conflict has entered its eighth year of continuous and widespread violence, persistent and brutal violations of international law, including abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law, by all parties as well as the repeated use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and by Da’esh.
The Syrian regime bears the overwhelming responsibility for the catastrophic humanitarian situation and the suffering of the Syrian people. We strongly condemn the continued and repeated use of chemical weapons by the regime in Syria, including the latest attack on Douma, which is a grave breach of international law and an affront to human decency.
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Sajid Javid, the housing and communities secretary whose parents came to the UK as immigrants, has said that he is “deeply concerned” about the problems some “Windrush generation” immigrants are facing and that the government is looking into the problems “urgently”.
I’m deeply concerned to hear about difficulties some of the Windrush generation are facing with their immigration status. This should not happen to people who have been longstanding pillars of our community. The government is looking into this urgently