Recriminations begin against Labour MPs who voted for Syria airstrikes



Hilary Benn is main target as Ken Livingstone suggests MPs who voted with government are legitimate targets for deselection

Recriminations have begun against the 66 Labour MPs who voted to bomb Isis in Syria, with the former London mayor Ken Livingstone suggesting they would be legitimate targets for deselection.

Hilary Benn, the shadow foreign secretary, was the main focus of anger for protesters as he was accused online of warmongering and bringing shame on his late father, Tony Benn, who had strong roots in the anti-war movement.

Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, north-east London, where campaigners had marched outside her office, was also targeted with hundreds of negative and sometimes abusive messages. She has promised to hold a public meeting on Sunday to explain her decision.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, released a statement saying he would not tolerate abuse against MPs from any side…

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