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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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Britain 'may have to revisit' its position on Iraq

Britain may have to "revisit" its position on Iraq if the threat to national security becomes too much.

Former Army officer Col Bob Stewart MP told ITV News: "Things happen and circumstances change, and if our country is threatened by people from the Islamic State, our national interest, our people are threatened, we may well have to revisit that situation."

ITV's Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

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