08-29-2013, 06:20 PM #1
British leader loses vote on Syria military response
British Prime Minister David Cameron was dealt a blow Thursday in his push for a strong response, including possible military action, against Syria after the House of Commons voted down the measure.
The vote, 285-to-272, came just minutes after member of Parliament rejected a Labour Party motion calling for additional time for U.N. weapons inspectors to gather evidence over whether President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in suburban Damascus.
A closed-door meeting of the U.N. Security Council ended Thursday with no agreement on a resolution to address the crisis in Syria
08-30-2013, 01:41 AM #2
The humbling of David Cameron: On a momentous night, Tory rebellion forces Prime
Minister to rule out military strike against Syria... and plunges him into a deep political crisis
• PM's authority in Parliament and on world stage dealt unprecedented blow
• Shouts of 'resign' from Labour benches as 285-272 vote was announced
• Last time any PM was defeated over issue of war and peace was in 1782
• Downing Street source says David Cameron has no intention of resigning
• Michael Gove allegedly shouted at Tory rebels outside chamber: 'You're a disgrace'
Obama strike plans in disarray after Britain rejects use of force in Syria
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