It is now looking increasingly likely that the RAF will be given the go ahead to conduct air strikes in Syria after Labour's shadow chancellor hinted that his party will not force the party's MPs to vote against them in the Commons.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday morning, John McDonnell (pictured below) appeared to suggest that Labour MPs would be free to vote with their conscience despite leader Jeremy Corbyn previously hinting that party members would be forced to toe the party line and oppose them.

My view has always been I think that Parliament should act as Parliament, not on a party political basis and we should arrive at a view which is in the best interests of the country.

  • John McDonnell
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