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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 'still unclear on foreign policy on Iraq'

Britain's foreign policy on Iraq remained unclear tonight despite David Cameron's protests we would not send in ground troops.

ITV's Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship said it had not been spelled out if British policy was to contain the Islamic State fighters so they cannot make any further advances or whether actually it was try and push them back out of Iraq altogether.

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