If Stop The War wants peace, why does it indulge Russia’s wars?


Originally published by New Statesman

Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on Aleppo achieved little with regards to the establishment of no-fly zone over the besieged Syrian city, but it was notable for the foreign secretary’s call for “demonstrations” to take place outside Russia’s embassy in response to the Kremlin’s war crimes in Syria. (In doing so, he echoed the Labour MP Anne Clwyd’s earlier intervention in the debate). What’s more, Boris Johnson singled out the anti-war Stop the War coalition for its inaction. “Where is the Stop The War Coalition at the moment?”, he asked, “Where are they?”

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