After UK members of parliament voted yesterday (2 December) to launch air strikes in Syria in an attempt to defeat the Islamic State, musicians have taken to Twitter to voice their disgust.
Since the decision was passed late last night, the UK has already launched its first air strikes in the country. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, one of the minority of MPs against the strikes, argued that British bombing will inevitably lead to civilians being killed - a sentiment shared by many high-profile musicians.
Stormzy, Marika Hackman, Nadine Shah and many more publicly voiced their disappointment and anger over the decision.
I feel sick don't bomb Syria u fucking idiots— RAT BOY (@RATBOY) December 2, 2015
If I ever see Cameron I'm gonna bad him up what a fucking clown— #STANDARD (@Stormzy1) December 2, 2015
fucking appalling.— Marika Hackman (@MarikaHackman) December 2, 2015
Shake. My. Damn. Head. pic.twitter.com/OWgG3y4TEl— Fred Macpherson (@fredmacpherson) December 2, 2015
What a sad, sad day. My heart goes out to the innocent civilians in Syria #SyriaVote— Nadine Shah (@nadineshah) December 2, 2015
Extremely sad regarding air strike news. Now more people will flee Syria because of us, and we won't give them anywhere to go... barbaric.— Laura Doggett (@LauraDoggett) December 2, 2015
Thank you for the b day messages you kind people. Syria, I send you all my love and I'm so sorry. No human life should be taken like that.— Sundara Karma (@SundaraKarma) December 2, 2015
''You can bomb a person, you can't bomb an ideology'' #NotInMyName— SOAKASAURUS (@Soakofficial) December 2, 2015
To NOT bomb* = terrorist sympathising And to bomb* = moral * i.e. Terrorise In his grave, Orwell's eyes roll like slot machines— Rou Reynolds (@RouReynolds) December 2, 2015
Theirs are the skies all dark with bombers - MPs have voted by 397 to 223 to authorise UK air strikes in Syria #SyriaVote— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) December 3, 2015