Senior Tories call on Theresa May to back Donald Trump’s airstrikes in Syria

(From The Telegraph)

Theresa May is facing mounting pressure from senior Conservative MPs to support US-led airstrikes against the Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, and Nick Boles, a former minister, have both urged Mrs May to back the strikes without seeking parliamentary approval.

President Donald Trump promised on Monday that a “major decision” would be taken on Syria within the next two days, as a US navy destroyer appeared to be getting in position to attack.