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Last night.

Meisha Downey (left) and Lily Smullen light a candle “for the children of Syria this Christmas” on behalf of Goal. The conflict has contributed to “the worst refugee crisis since World War II”. GOAL is calling for “united action at European level on Syria and the refugee crisis”.

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Yesterday: Meanwhile, On Chois

(Leon Farrell/Rollingnews)

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Boom.

As British MPS debate the use of air strikes on ISIS rebels in Syria….

Fourty-eight per cent of voters now back Cameron’s proposal to bomb Isis in Syria, a drop from 59 per cent before the prime minister addressed parliament last week.

The number of people opposed to the idea of airstrikes has also since grown considerably from 20 per cent to 31 per cent, while 21 per cent say they are still undecided.

FIGHT!

Syria air strikes: Public support falls as Parliament prepares to vote (Independent.co.uk)

Montage via John Paul Watson

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Damage at a site hit by what activists said were Russian air strikes in the town of Ariha, Syria yesterday.

Syria airstrikes: Jeremy Corbyn gives Labour MPs free vote (Independent.co.uk)

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Economist David McWilliams

 

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

Give him a shovel and he might complete a ghost estate.

David McDreamy writes:

My daughter suggested that maybe a good thing would be to give the Syrians the tools to complete these houses that were half-built. This doesn’t sound preposterous. After all, Japanese women rebuilt much of urban Japan with rudimentary tools after the Second World War…

Let the homeless refugees breathe new life into our ghost estates (David McWilliams)

Earlier: A Spin Out Of Crisis