It is right that the international community takes action in Mali and that Britain makes a contribution - Murphy

29 January 2013

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on the potential increase in UK military contribution to Mali, said:

“It is right that the international community takes action in Mali and that Britain makes a contribution.

“Mali cannot become an incubator for terrorism, which would destabilise the region and threaten British interests.

“There have been early military successes, but the Islamist militants have abandoned the cities and can melt across borders.

“We will wait for a formal announcement, but the Government must be clear with the country and Parliament about the scale and scope of UK involvement in the mission.”