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PM criticised for taking holiday during Iraq crisis

David Cameron commenced the second of his summer holidays today despite the UK's growing involvement in the developing crisis in Iraq.

"Wherever I am, wherever I am in the world I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed," he said yesterday.

Yesterday he ruled out Britain getting involved in another war in Iraq.

A former SAS soldier and Labour politicians were among those criticising the timing of Mr Cameron's second summer holiday.

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Cameron: Britain 'could step up involvement in Iraq'

Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain could step up its involvement in Iraq.

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph he said: "True security will only be achieved if we use all our resources- aid, diplomacy, our military prowess- to help bring about a more stable world."

But one of his own MPs, who is in Iraq, has urged caution and said we need "much more information" before doing anything.

ITV News Political Correspondent Emily Morgan has this report:

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