No winners as Cameron is humiliated and exposed

Labour leader Ed Miliband opposed action on Syria, after earlier appearing to support it, writes Alex Massie in London.

31st August, 2013

For the people of Syria, it matters little whether David Cameron, the British prime minister, was humiliated or betrayed last week. Their agonies, which would have continued regardless of British involvement in any international reprisals against Bashar al-Assad's criminal regime, will not end soon.

Nevertheless there was a dreadful poignancy in the fact that as MPs were voting in Westminster, the BBC news was reporting from Syria on a possible napalm attack on a school....

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