Quotes of the Week
Published 06/12/2015 | 02:30
Quotes of the week
"We are here faced by fascists. Not just their calculated brutality but their belief that they are superior to every single one of us in this Chamber tonight and all of the people that we represent. They hold us in contempt. They hold our values in contempt. They hold our belief in tolerance and decency in contempt. They hold our democracy, the means by which we will make our decision tonight, in contempt. And what we know about fascists is that they need to be defeated. We must now confront this evil."
- British shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn addresses the House of Commons, backing airstrikes against Isil in Syria.