Bishop lambasts Cameron’s IS policy

The Church of England has delivered a “withering critique” of David Cameron’s Middle East policy, describing the government’s approach as “incoherent” and “ill-thought out”, says Mark Townsend in The Guardian.

The letter signed by the Bishop of Leeds, Nicholas Baines, follows widespread accusations that Britain and the West have been slow to react as Islamic State (IS), formerly known as Isis, has imposed its “bloody rule across northern Iraq and swaths of Syria”.

Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, Cameron appeared to pave the way for a more interventionist stance.

“If we do not act to stem the onslaught of this exceptionally dangerous [...]

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