Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander has said there is unease "across party lines" about the Prime Minister's comments on the potential supply of British arms to Syria's opposition forces. In a statement, he said:
For months Labour has called on the Government to answer basic questions about their approach, such as how would the Prime Minister ensure that weapons supplied did not fall into the wrong hands and how would this step help to de-escalate the conflict rather than prolong it?
The G8 is a key window of opportunity for David Cameron to exert pressure on President Putin and it is vital that he uses the coming hours to do so.
David Cameron admitted there were 'big differences' between the UK and Russia on the Syria conflict, but insisted they could be overcome
Russia warned the West that arming Syrian rebels could escalate violence as David Cameron backed a US assessment of a need for involvement.