Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY BP Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Monday morning. Parliament is back today from its two-week Easter holiday, and so am I. Thanks to top colleagues Charlie Cooper and Tom McTague for filling in over the past fortnight. DRIVING THE DAY MAY IN THE HOUSE: Theresa May will address MPs on the bombing of Syria this afternoon as parliament returns from its two-week Easter recess to an international crisis. The prime minister will make a Commons statement at 3.30 p.m. and then field at least an hour of questions, before taking the rare step of asking Speaker John Bercow for an emergency debate to give MPs more time to debate Saturday’s air strikes. “We have acted because it is in our national interest to do so,” May will say, according to comments released overnight by No. 10. “It is in our national interest to prevent the further use of chemical weapons in Syria, and to uphold and defend the global consensus that these weapons should not be used.” Read her op-ed in this morning’s Sun here. Total recall: The big question this morning… Read full this story
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