Hague: No Syria vote 'regrets'

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has said there should be no "regrets or recrimination" after the government lost a vote on military action against Syria. He also ruled out a renewed attempt to persuade MPs, saying "Parliament has spoken".

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Stop the War Coalition marches in London over Syria

Stop the War coalition is staging a protest against intervention in the Syrian civil war in London today. A march is taking place throughout the capital and will take in Parliament and Downing Street before ending with a rally.

Demonstrators walk past the Houses of Parliament in London. Credit: ITV News/Adam Smith
The demonstration calls on the US and its allies not to launch military action in Syria. Credit: ITV News/Adam Smith


'Death notice' issued over UK and US relationship

The Sun newspaper has issued a 'death notice' on its front page after MPs voted against military action in Syria during a House of Commons debate on Thursday.

The Sun's front page shows a 'death notice' after MPs voted against military action in Syria.

Downing Street insisted that the US special relationship is still intact, saying in statement: "President Obama said he fully respected the PM's approach and that he had not yet taken a decision on the US response."

However the newspaper has responded with a notice that states: "The Special Relationship. Died at home after a sudden illness on Thursday, August 29, 2013, aged 67".

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Report: Ministers 'face sack' over Syria Commons vote

At least five Government ministers face the sack in the wake of David Cameron’s failure to secure parliamentary backing for military strikes against the Syrian regime, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a debate on Syria in the House of Commons Credit: PA Wire

Alan Duncan, David Gauke and Steve Webb failed to return from holiday to support the Government, angering the Prime Minister, according to sources.

The newspaper added that Mr Cameron is expected to announce a series of changes as soon as next week, with the position of Sir George Young, the Chief Whip, also under scrutiny.


Government faces aftermath of Syria Commons defeat

The Prime Minister was forced to drop plans for the potential use of British forces in strikes against Syria after MPs - including 30 Tory rebels - rejected a motion indicating that military action could be required to protect Syrian civilians on Thursday night.

Setting out the approach he would now take to Syria, the Prime Minister said that a "robust response" was still needed over the use of chemical weapons.

ITV News' Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

Report: PM plans reshuffle after defeat in Commons

David Cameron will try to restore his authority after his Commons rebuff on Syria by reshuffling his ministerial team – and shaking up a Whips Office being blamed for his defeat on Thursday night, according to the Independent.

Prime Minister David Cameron Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The Prime Minister said today he will continue to argue for a "robust response" to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons even though British military action had been ruled out after MPs voted against the principle of intervention.

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