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Mon Sep 2, 2013, 07:13 PM Sep 2013

Osborne rules out second vote over strikes on Syria if Assad regime carries out further chem attacks

Chancellor says vote ruled out intervention for the foreseeable future

Downing Street maintain that David Cameron maintains his stance that Britain cannot be involved

Britain will not launch military strikes against Syria, even if the regime carries out further nerve gas attacks on its own people, ministers said yesterday.

George Osborne and William Hague rejected growing calls for a second Commons vote.

They said last week’s vote had ruled out British military intervention in the crisis for the foreseeable future.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408612/Osborne-rules-second-vote-strikes-Syria-Assad-regime-carries-chemical-attacks.html#ixzz2dmPxVpwB
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Osborne rules out second vote over strikes on Syria if Assad regime carries out further chem attacks (Original Post) dkf Sep 2013 OP
Clegg too. dipsydoodle Sep 2013 #1


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1. Clegg too.
Mon Sep 2, 2013, 07:16 PM
Sep 2013

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has waded into the row over the Commons vote on military action in Syria saying he couldn't "foresee any circumstances" where the matter would return to parliament.

Mr Clegg insisted the government would not "go back" to the House of Commons on the issue.

"We're not going to keep asking the same question of Parliament again and again," he said.

"We live in a democracy, the executive cannot act in a way which clearly is not welcome to Parliament or the British people, so we're not proposing to do so."

He added: "I can't foresee any circumstances that we would go back to Parliament on the same question, on the same issue."


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