Shaw E (2015) A tale of two speeches: how Labour divisions were laid bare in Syria debate. The Conversation. 04.12.2015. https://theconversation.com/a-tale-of-two-speeches-how-labour-divisions-were-laid-bare-in-syria-debate-51764
First paragraph: As the British parliament debated whether to bomb Syria, it became clear just how divided the Labour party has become. No doubt many commentators will claim that this shows that the party is “in disarray”, “hopelessly split” and “all over the place”. But it might also be that allowing members to openly disagree on sincerely held opinion about a complex issue could be seen as a sign of maturity in a political party.
Parliament; UK politics; Labour Party; Rhetoric; Parliamentary Labour Party, Hilary Benn