George Osborne says that bombing Syria has given Britain its mojo back

Bombing Isis in Syria has given Britain its mojo back, George Osborne has said.

Speaking to a thinktank in New York during a visit to the US, the chancellor said it was a "source of real pride" that the UK had joined nations launching air strikes against the terror group in Syria.

He told the Council on Foreign Relations:

Britain has got its mojo back and we are going to be with you as we reassert Western values, confident that our best days lie ahead.

David Cameron was defeated in his aim to bomb Bashar al-Assad in 2013, but two years later the UK is now bombing the Syrian leader's main adversary in the country: Isis.

Osborne added:

It is for me a source of real pride that actually a couple of years later the House of Commons has voted by a big majority to take part in the action already being directed against this terrorist organisation Isis or Daesh in Syria.

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