Respect MP George Galloway has told the House of Commons that issue of determining if the Assad regime was responsible for any chemical weapons attacks is based on the idea: "not that they are bad enough to do it, everyone knows they're bad enough to do it but is he mad enough to do it."
Mr Galloway went on: "To launch a chemical weapons attack in Damascus on the very day that a United Nations chemical weapons inspection team arrives in Damascus must be a new definition of madness.
"And of course if he is that mad, how mad is he going to be once we've launched a blizzard of tomahawk missiles upon his country?"
International Development Secretary Justine Greening claimed she missed the crucial vote on Syria because she did not hear the division bell
Britain's place in the world changed with last night's Commons vote on Syria, as David Cameron spectacularly misread his own party.
It was clear the majority of MPs would not be prepared to back unilateral action by the US and Britain. Today we need to make clear why.