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Ministry of Defence: Statement on ISIL

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Rt Hon. Juliet Manning MP, MSc (UCL)
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Secretary of State for the Home Department
Minister for Defence
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This was a very passionate point and with issues of intervention I do feel as if people are influenced more by what their heart - or their moral compass - tells them more than a sense of logic; I guess it makes sense, because with war it's not as simple as statistics and who wins and loses can often be nuanced and complicated. The British people obviously do not like ISIS/ISIL - so they can be swayed here, but post Iraq scepticism is strong. 

The press and establishment, likely including the Tory Party, will likely be on your side here, but be aware that this is an issue (kind of like Europe, really) where the people and their elected Parliament feel at odds. This statement is fine, and manages the situation well, but I'm interested to see how this can develop.