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PM denies wife Syria influence

Downing Street has played down reports David Cameron was being pushed into taking more action on Syria by his wife Samantha. The Times quoted a Cabinet Minister saying that Mrs Cameron was the "biggest explanation" for the Prime Minister's stance.

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Samantha Cameron 'pressuring the PM over Syria'

David Cameron is being pressured by his wife to do more in the Syrian conflict senior government sources have told the Times.

Samantha Cameron with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Credit: Save The Children

Samantha Cameron visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon in March and is cited as the "biggest explanation" for the Prime Minister's stance over the conflict.

Sources close to Mr Cameron confirmed to the paper that his wife had pushed for a more robust response to the humanitarian crisis.

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