PM Syria vote 'regret'

David Cameron has said he regretted the division caused by the Commons vote on potential military action in Syria. Number 10 previously stated that it has "absolutely no plans" to go back to Parliament on the issue.

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Gove: Labour vote on Syria 'rests on their conscience'

Michael Gove has issued some of the strongest criticism of Labour after the failed vote over military action in Syria.

The Education Secretary said: "Ed Miliband made a cynical calculation to put his political interests ahead of national security and humanitarian intervention.

"He and his party are going to have to live with it...the consequences rest with the Labour party and those who voted for them it rests on their conscience."

Greening: I was 'gutted' I missed Syria vote

The International Development Secretary was "gutted" to miss the commons vote on Syria and claimed she and a junior foreign minister, Mark Simmonds, were unable to hear the bell notifying MPs of the start of voting.

Justine Greening dodged questions on whether or not she had deliberately missed last Thursday's vote on military intervention and claimed her presence would not have made any difference to the outcome.


Poll finds public backs no UK force in Syria

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a debate on Syria in the House of Commons. Credit: PA Wire

Almost three-quarters of Britons believe it was right for MPs to oppose the use of UK forces in military action against Syria, a poll suggests.

The survey also found a similar proportion did not think David Cameron's decision to rule out UK intervention following his surprise defeat in the Commons last week would damage the "special relationship" with Washington.

But almost half of those polled thought the result of the vote would "hurt Britain's reputation and standing in the world", the ICM study of 1,000 adults for the BBC found.

Boris Johnson argues second Syria vote possible

Boris Johnson told ITV News that the Prime Minister would be right to hold a second vote on military action on Syria if there was "absolute proof that the Assad regime" had been involved in chemical attacks and there was "a limited and a calibrated response" put forward.

The Mayor of London added: "It is very, very hard to stand aside when you have people being killed in large numbers by chemical weapons".


Clegg hits out at 'point scoring' Labour over Syria vote

Nick Clegg accused Labour of trying to score "party political points" over Syria. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Deputy Prime Minister, who was in favour of military action in Syria, accused Labour of using last week's House of Commons vote to score "party political points", after the Government was defeated.

Nick Clegg said: "I don't think anyone should pretend that deciding to enter into military action to deter the further use of chemical weapons is simple. It's not simple, it's not straightforward.

"My own view is that the Labour Party seemed to take this as an opportunity to score party political points as much as rise to the challenge and the gravity of the issue.

"From time to time there are just issues - and this is clearly one of them - where I actually don't think the British people are particularly interested in political point-scoring at Westminster.

"They really just want their representatives to look at it in Parliament in a sober and thoughtful way, which is by and large what happened last Thursday in the debate."

Clegg 'cannot foresee any circumstances' for new vote

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Credit: PA Wire

The Deputy Prime Minister said he could not "foresee any circumstances" that the Government would go back to Parliament for a second vote on military action in Syria.

He said: "We did it last Thursday, the answer was very clear, it was not the answer I was hoping for.

"I personally think there was a case for Britain, on humanitarian grounds, to participate in deterrent action to stop the further use of these abhorrent and illegal weapons but Parliament did not agree and I think there is no point to keep asking the same question."

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