This is an excellent, MUST READ, lead article from the Mail Online.
Foreign Secretary William Hague, who last night faced a call from UKIP to resign over the fiasco, was said to be ‘deeply depressed’ about the outcome, the first time since the 18th century that a prime minister had lost a vote on military intervention.
Of course, it’s not just foreign policy that’s been damaged by poor leadership and judgement in Cameron’s coalition, what about health, defence and the economy? Just take a look at a list of central government departments in the UK, and try to identify successful leadership?
Let me turn this to an open question:
- Britain will NOT join military strike against Syria after shock Government defeat (mirror.co.uk)
- Syria crisis: David Cameron rules out military action after humiliating defeat in House of Commons (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Liberal Conspiracy: Five thoughts on Cameron’s humiliation over Syria (moonblogsfromsyb.wordpress.com)
- Cameron humiliated in Syria strike vote (thetimes.co.uk)
- Britain will not be attacking Syria: Unwrapping the vote (theviewfromthelittleman.wordpress.com)
- Historic Vote Sees Cameron Defeated by Lawmakers on Syria (bloomberg.com)
- On Syria, parliament has voted to have no policy at all. (blogs.spectator.co.uk)
- Syria Commons defeat for David Cameron is humbling for him but wonderful for democracy (mirror.co.uk)
- In shattering defeat for Cameron, UK parliament says no to Syria strike (timesofisrael.com)
- No 10 curses, but Britain’s illusion of empire is over | Polly Toynbee (theguardian.com)