UK will offer only diplomatic support on Syria

The Guardian reports: Britain has definitively ruled out any involvement in military strikes against Syria even if further, more serious chemical weapons attacks take place, William Hague and George Osborne have said.

In his first major interview since the government’s defeat in the Commons on Thursday night, Hague, the foreign secretary, said parliament had spoken and Britain would only offer diplomatic support to its allies.

He said he could only envisage a change if Labour became “less partisan”. His remarks were echoed by Osborne, the chancellor, who told BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show that Ed Miliband looked less like a future prime minister after helping to defeat the government.

In an interview with the Murnaghan Show on Sky News, Hague said: “Parliament has spoken. I don’t think it is realistic to think that we can go back to parliament every week with the same question having received no for an answer. [Continue reading…]

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