A Government source was allegedly furious with Ed Miliband after the Labour leader scuppered David Cameron's plans to vote on Syria military intervention in Parliament today, The Times reports (£).
The Prime Minister was told by Mr Miliband yesterday afternoon that his party would not back a Commons vote allowing British submarines to fire rockets at military targets in Syria.
The Labour leader said the country should not make a hasty decision in rushing into the conflict and would not support any vote before UN weapons inspectors in Damascus had presented their findings.
A Government source was reportedly angry with Mr Miliband, telling the newspaper: "No 10 and the Foreign Office think Miliband is a f-----g c--t and a copper-bottomed s--t.
"The French hate him now and he’s got no chance of building an alliance with the US Democratic Party."
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.