A Labour MP has urged the British government to clarify why a large amount of money “has suddenly become available for the Libya war,” while there are no reserves for health, housing and education.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour MP for Islington North, has previously asked the Parliament to be recalled to discuss the role of the UK government in the military operation in Libya.
He, however, stressed that, “It could be the onset of Easter, the good weather or just self-denial that prevents Parliament from being recalled to discuss Libya and the British role in yet another Nato-led mission.”
The Labour MP claimed that the coalition government should prepare a statement for the Commons, explaining why they could provide so much money for imposing a war in Libya but not for the health, housing, and education projects of the British nationals.
He went on to say that the statement should also explain why all these reserves should be used for arms and not for the public services inside Britain.
Jeremy Corbyn has also urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who has been silent about the violent events of Yemen, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, to explain why the British government is interested in the military operations in Libya and getting involved in a civil war in the country.
He insisted that the real reasons for this unwise behavior of the coalition government would definitely not be mentioned.
Corbyn stressed that the western countries were seemingly not interested in the shocking events and the bloody protests of Tunisia and Egypt.
Just the huge revolution in Egypt “prompted a commentary from Tony Blair - even though until days before Hosni Mubarak was finally toppled Blair was saying that he was a "force for good in the region,” since “Our erstwhile PM seemed more concerned with preserving the 1979 recognition of Israel than anything else,” Corbyn said.
But Libya's case has been treated differently by the Western powers, the coalition countries have announced that they would not sit until they save the lives of Libyan civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
Meanwhile in a signed letter by David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy, and Barack Obama, they have even denied their first approach since they seemingly want a total regime change.
Jeremy Corbyn concluded that the real interest of the NATO-led operation lies in the large oil reserves of Libya, rather than the lives of Libyan citizens.