Government lose vote on war in Syria as only EIGHT per cent of Brits want urgent strikes
Owen Bennett & Ted JeoryDavid Cameron's administration suffered a shock blow after being defeated by a majority of 13 over plans for military intervention in the Syria crisis.
The Coalition had put forward a motion supporting military action if claims President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against civilians were proved true.
The news comes after Express Online had exclusively revealed that only eight per cent of Brits were backing immediate missile strikes on Syria.
The poll results, which came before MPs historic Commons debate on military action, showed 80 per cent of people are against David Cameron launching an immediate attack, while 12 per cent are undecided.
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"Government lose vote on war in Syria as only EIGHT per cent of Brits want urgent strikes", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2013. Consulté le 30/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/government-lose-vote-on-war-in-syria-as-only-eight-per-cent-of-brits-want-urgent-strikes