Finally, our political classes have finally woken up to reality of what needs to be done to tackle the threat posed by Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq.
Having stuck to the ludicrous mantra that, whatever action was authorised against the fanatical supporters of the self-styled Islamic State, there would be “no boots on the ground”, it now appears the Government is facing up to the reality that the campaign cannot prevail without at least some military presence on the ground.
Yes, that’s right, fresh, this week in fact, from insisting that Britain should have “boots on the ground” in Eastern Ukraine he’s now insisting that we should also have them in Eastern Syria and Northern Iraq.
How big does he think the British Army is?
Newsflash: it’s rather smaller than it used to be Mr. Coughlin.