Statement | UK military strikes in Yemen "deeply troubling"

Co-leader Patrick Harvie has responded to tensions in Middle East

The UK Government has launched military strikes in Yemen.

Responding, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said: “These are grave and deeply troubling new developments and the Prime Minister must explain his actions.

“The people of the UK will not stand another government taking it to war in the Middle East or acting without even observing a basic democratic process.

“The UK Government should not have acted without consulting Parliament and should recall MPs to address the actions that risk destabilising the region further. The public should not have to wait a weekend for answers. 

“We should all be deeply troubled by the UK’s history of military interventions in the region, often making matters worse and learn lessons of the past.

“The situation in the Red Sea is of course alarming, but this will increase tensions or widen conflicts further. The critical condition for de-escalating the conflict is an immediate ceasefire and an end to the killing in Gaza.”