Skip to main content

David Cameron, Prime Minister has recalled Parliament for a debate tomorrow on the growing Syrian crisis.

Originally the parliament was to debate a motion that authorised any measures necessary in response to the chemical attacks.

This has been walked back by the government:

Earlier, the UK presented the UN with a draft resolution authorising "necessary measures" to protect Syrian civilians.
Labour opposed this suggested motion, bringing about the very real threat that the government might be defeated. Labour suggested that they would offer an amendment to the government motion:
Before the motion was published, Labour put out its own amendment, saying it would "only support military action involving UK forces" if various conditions were met - including allowing UN weapons inspectors time to report to the UN Security Council.
The result is that the parliament will discuss a motion that deplores the actions of the Syrian government, but crucially the British will now wait for the Weapons Inspectors to make a full report before the matter is debated again.

The British government is, in the view of this Diarist, taking a measured and thoughtful view of this matter.

It is time that Congress was convened so that the American government could afford its legislators the opportunity for a debate, and its people the chance to hear it.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site