Labour leader Ed Miliband has defended his refusal to endorse military strikes on Syria, days after appearing to publicly support punishing the Assad regime for allegedly using chemical weapons.
Mr Miliband said MPs must wait for UN weapons inspectors to file their report before making a decision, accusing David Cameron of pushing an "artificial timetable" for action.
"We can't have the House of Commons being asked to write a blank cheque to the Prime Minister for military action," he said.
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.