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UK to ask UN to back Syria action

The UK is to put a draft resolution to the UN Security Council later "authorising necessary measures to protect civilians" in Syria, David Cameron said. But an ITV News poll appears to show the public is evenly divided on taking military intervention

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Intervening in Syria is 'very, very dangerous politics'

Peter Hain said he feels intervening in Syria would be "very dangerous". Credit: PA Wire

Former Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain told the Guardian he felt intervening in Syria would be "very dangerous".

Mr Hain, who is poised to vote against the motion when Parliament meets tomorrow if he returns from a foreign trip in time, said: "The Prime Minister is asking the nation to back him on a dangerous strike when nobody knows what the consequences will be. I think that's very, very dangerous politics."

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