The news has just come through – the UK Parliament has voted in favour of bombing DAESH in Syria as well as Iraq. This is a victory for common sense as well as a boost for British self-respect. The civilised world is confronting the closest thing to pure evil that we are likely to see in my lifetime. For a nation with such a proud military history – not always a glorious one in moral terms, I concede – to stand back while others are stepping forward would have been a disgrace.
By the way, for the sake of balance, here’s a link to an article asserting that using the term ‘DAESH’ or ‘Daesh’ is silly.