Commenting on developments on Syria, Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable said:
“We cannot stand by and ignore the horrific scenes from Syria. We condemn the Russian Government for vetoing a full UN investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria. The Syrian Government must allow full and unfettered access for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
“The use of chemical weapons is a clear red line, and there must be consequences for crossing it.
“Britain is an outward-facing nation, willing to play our part in upholding international law. The Government should share with Parliament the evidence it has of the Syrian Government’s involvement, and that of their Russian backers, in last weekend’s attack.
“The Government must present the objectives of any proposed action to Parliament. A unilateral response by any country, outside of a wider strategy, without allies is not the way forward. There must be a debate and vote in the House of Commons ahead of any military action.”