ISIL survey

On Friday (26th September) Parliament will meet to discuss the possibility of military action against ISIL.

I am interested to hear what the people of Yardley think about this. As well as the specific questions there is space at the end of this survey where you can raise any other points or concerns you have in regards to military action against ISIL.

The full text of the motion being debated in Parliament can be read below:

That this House:

Condemns the barbaric acts of ISIL against the peoples of Iraq including the Sunni, Shia, Kurds, Christians and Yazidi and the humanitarian crisis this is causing;

Recognizes the clear threat ISIL pose to the territorial integrity of Iraq and the request from the Government of Iraq for military support from the international community and the specific request to the UK Government for such support;

Further recognizes the threat ISIL poses to wider international security and the UK directly through its sponsorship of terrorist attacks and its murder of a British hostage;

Acknowledges the broad coalition contributing to military support of the Government of Iraq, including countries throughout the Middle East;

Further acknowledges the request of the Government of Iraq for international support to defend itself against the threat ISIL poses to Iraq and its citizens, and the clear legal basis that this provides for action in Iraq;

Notes that this motion does not endorse UK air strikes in Syria as part of this campaign, and any proposal to do so would be subject to a separate vote in Parliament;

Accordingly supports Her Majesty’s Government, working with allies, in supporting the Government of Iraq in protecting civilians and restoring its territorial integrity, including the use of UK air strikes to support Iraqi, including Kurdish, security forces’ efforts against ISIL in Iraq;

Notes that Her Majesty’s Government will not deploy UK troops in ground combat operations;

Offers its wholehearted support to the men and women of Her Majesty’s armed forces.

Do you support the motion put forward by the UK government?


Showing 193 reactions

  • answered 2014-09-27 06:52:21 +0100
    Q: Please use the box below for any comments or concerns you may have about any of the points raised.
    A: When you start beheading British people who are trying to help your country we should get involved.
  • answered 2014-09-27 06:49:00 +0100
    Q: Do you agree we should work with groups on the ground such as the Arab Sunni's who oppose ISIL, the Kurds, Yazidies and Shi'a who all oppose ISIL anyway and not bring in British troops on the ground?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-27 06:48:40 +0100
    Q: Do you agree that we should not aim to occupy anywhere?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-27 06:48:27 +0100
    Q: Do you oppose working with Assad (the dictator of Syria responsible for large numbers of deaths in Syria)?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-27 06:48:03 +0100
    Q: Should the UK support a Multinational force against ISIL in Syria?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-27 06:47:19 +0100
    Q: Should the UK support a Multinational force against ISIL in Iraq?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-27 06:47:06 +0100
    Q: Do you support the motion put forward by the UK government?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:51:39 +0100
    Q: Please use the box below for any comments or concerns you may have about any of the points raised.
    A: The occupation of the state did not create a democracy. Clearly, occupation will never work. Not will sending in troops. We should be preparing the Iraqi army to handle situations, not to come running back to us when a group decide to takeover the state. In addition, with the attack on ISIL it should also be acknowledged that this would be greatly appreciated by Assad. If a plan to attack ISIL comes into play so should a possible removal of Assad.
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:47:28 +0100
    Q: Do you agree we should work with groups on the ground such as the Arab Sunni's who oppose ISIL, the Kurds, Yazidies and Shi'a who all oppose ISIL anyway and not bring in British troops on the ground?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:47:10 +0100
    Q: Do you agree that we should not aim to occupy anywhere?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:46:55 +0100
    Q: Do you oppose working with Assad (the dictator of Syria responsible for large numbers of deaths in Syria)?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:46:37 +0100
    Q: Should the UK support a Multinational force against ISIL in Syria?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:46:08 +0100
    Q: Should the UK support a Multinational force against ISIL in Iraq?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:45:51 +0100
    Q: Do you support the motion put forward by the UK government?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:37:26 +0100
    Q: Please use the box below for any comments or concerns you may have about any of the points raised.
    A: Air strikes only in Iraq, no boots on the ground, all this mess is a result of the previous attempt to bring stability into the region..when saddam was running the country, he had his finger on the pulse of life, and wo betide anyone who stepped out of line, but when he went, the melting pot erupted, into the murderous chaos that we see today. Religion is ALWAYS the cause of many wars, and this one is no different !, so long as Tony Blair ( middle east peace represensative ) is kept out of proceeding’s, we might stand something of a chance…but it is going to be a very very long and very expensive haul, but 10 years from now, you can bet that the situation will more or less be the same, IS may have been banished somewhere…but not eradicated…these people have very long memories, and it will come back to haunt ! !
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:22:32 +0100
    Q: Do you agree we should work with groups on the ground such as the Arab Sunni's who oppose ISIL, the Kurds, Yazidies and Shi'a who all oppose ISIL anyway and not bring in British troops on the ground?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:21:06 +0100
    Q: Do you agree that we should not aim to occupy anywhere?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:20:52 +0100
    Q: Do you oppose working with Assad (the dictator of Syria responsible for large numbers of deaths in Syria)?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:20:42 +0100
    Q: Should the UK support a Multinational force against ISIL in Syria?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:20:29 +0100
    Q: Should the UK support a Multinational force against ISIL in Iraq?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 18:19:57 +0100
    Q: Do you support the motion put forward by the UK government?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 13:46:54 +0100
    Q: Please use the box below for any comments or concerns you may have about any of the points raised.
    A: Why not get all the army,s of the so called U.N and ring the country in question, Then walk into the center taking all arms and so called freedom fighters, and sorting the way they act out. this keeps the army of the U.N busy.and the deterrent in full focus.
  • answered 2014-09-26 13:24:21 +0100
    Q: Do you agree we should work with groups on the ground such as the Arab Sunni's who oppose ISIL, the Kurds, Yazidies and Shi'a who all oppose ISIL anyway and not bring in British troops on the ground?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 13:23:27 +0100
    Q: Do you agree that we should not aim to occupy anywhere?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 13:23:12 +0100
    Q: Do you oppose working with Assad (the dictator of Syria responsible for large numbers of deaths in Syria)?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 13:22:16 +0100
    Q: Should the UK support a Multinational force against ISIL in Syria?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 13:21:26 +0100
    Q: Should the UK support a Multinational force against ISIL in Iraq?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 13:21:03 +0100
    Q: Do you support the motion put forward by the UK government?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2014-09-26 12:35:57 +0100
    Q: Please use the box below for any comments or concerns you may have about any of the points raised.
    A: Israel is a country where they killed the families, wiped out whole generation, destroyed homes and we all sat back and watched. Israel should be brought to justice. Until then no matter what we do there will be resistance. across the world.
    America congressional is mostly made of Jews. UK parliament is heading the same way. they only protecting their interests.
    this is not democracy it is dictatorship.
    there is allows two sides to a story at present only one version.
  • answered 2014-09-26 12:23:03 +0100
    Q: Do you agree we should work with groups on the ground such as the Arab Sunni's who oppose ISIL, the Kurds, Yazidies and Shi'a who all oppose ISIL anyway and not bring in British troops on the ground?
    A: Yes