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Friday, August 30, 2013

In Britain, Hours Of Debate On Syria

The British parliament was called back from summer recess yesterday to hear Prime Minister David Cameron make his case for military strikes in Syria.

You may have heard snippets of the debate, but with Congress still on recess in the U.S., Here & Now thought it would be worthwhile to hear more of the questions raised in Britain.

For over eight hours, Cameron delivered a speech and took questions, called interventions.

Ultimately, the proposal for military action in Syria was voted down, 285 to 272. Cameron said that while he still believed Britain should take action against Assad’s regine, he would respect the will of parliament, which was “reflecting the views of the British people.”

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