It seems the Commons is set to vote on bombing Syria this Wednesday, which means David Cameron must be confident Labour MPs will defy Jeremy Corbyn and back his own call to arms. Yet, even if the Prime Minister gets by with opposition support, the Commons could be completely out of step with public opinion.
According to a weekend UK Survation poll, 48 per cent do indeed back air raids on Isis, with Scots less enthusiastic on 43 per cent. But asked about sending in ground troops, the result becomes clearer with 54 per cent of Scots against and just 25 per cent in favour. That’s important because bombing alone will certainly not destroy Daesh/Islamic State.