UK-Russia differences on Syria

The Prime Minister alluded "very big differences" between the British and Russian approaches to ending the conflict in Syria. During a joint press conference at Downing Street, he said he believed these differences could be "overcome".

View all 14 updates ›

Boris warns over arming Syrian rebels

Britain will have no means of preventing UK weapons ending up in the hands of "al Qaida-affliated thugs" if it supplies arms to the Syrian rebels, Boris Johnson warned.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph the London mayor put himself at the head of the growing opposition at Westminster to any move by David Cameron to arm the rebels, saying Britain could not end the conflict by "pressing weapons into the hands of maniacs".

More on this story