Last week’s precision strike on Syrian military targets has been poorly-received by the British public. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has fanned the flames of this controversy by calling the strike “legally questionable” ahead of yesterday’s debate in Parliament. Much of the criticism directed towards the government is to do with the perception that the UK is merely following President Donald Trump’s lead in order to foster goodwill ahead of the country’s departure from the EU. Oddly, less has been made of the fact that the strikes were specifically against a military facility that had, according to available intelligence, manufactured the chemical weapons used on civilians in Douma. Furthermore, many are frustrated that the government did not hold a parliamentary vote before launching the strikes, as had occurred previously. However, deciding to go to war does not fall to Parliament; instead, it is a power that exists under the Royal Prerogative and thus falls to the government of the day. Regardless, this is not an issue that is likely to go away anytime soon.