Britisih MPs vote on principle of intervention in Syria
British lawmakers have rejected a Labor amendment on that would have authorized the United Kingdom’s intervention in Syria, with a vote regarding a government motion underway.
The Labor amendment was defeated Thursday by 332 votes to 220, with a government majority of 112.“A number of Tories in the no lobby with Labour,” wrote Labor MP Jon Trickett.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has asserted that such action would put a halt to human rights atrocities in Syria, while Labor party MPs said they required more evidence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s guilt to intervene in the Middle Eastern nation’s two-years-long civil war.
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