Friday 30 August 2013

BREAKING: Cameron loses vote on Syria


30 August, 2013

UK Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a big blow late Thursday, as Britain’s House of Commons rejected his motion for military action in Syria as a response to a deadly chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime last week.

The motion was struck down by a 285-272 vote.

It is clear to me that the British parliament, reflecting the will of the British people, does not want military action,” Cameron said after the vote.
He added that he would “act accordingly.”

The vote in Britain came after hours of heated debate in Parliament.

The US took notice of Britain’s waning enthusiasm for intervention. Hours before the vote, White House aides leaked that President Barack Obama would be willing to engage alone in Syria.

The Guardian is doing a live blog HERE

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