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Re: David Cameron Bows to Parliamentary Pressure, Delays Syria Vote
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 11:04:51 PM »
Sounds like Cameron didn't have the votes.
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Re: David Cameron Bows to Parliamentary Pressure, Delays Syria Vote
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 12:22:24 AM »
Sounds like Cameron didn't have the votes.

He didn't.  If he did, he'd have had the vote by now.  Worse, it sounds as if some of the votes he did have are slipping away.

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Re: David Cameron Bows to Parliamentary Pressure, Delays Syria Vote
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 03:04:09 AM »
He didn't.  If he did, he'd have had the vote by now.  Worse, it sounds as if some of the votes he did have are slipping away.

Tonight an expert in this stuff was on Beck and said in the UK there is something like 80% against any attack on Syria..... not the odds that is going to encourage Parliament to go along with Obama's buddy Cameron.

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Re: David Cameron Bows to Parliamentary Pressure, Delays Syria Vote
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 08:51:28 AM »
Tonight an expert in this stuff was on Beck and said in the UK there is something like 80% against any attack on Syria..... not the odds that is going to encourage Parliament to go along with Obama's buddy Cameron.

The situation is fraught with substantially more risk for Cameron than for Obama.  If Cameron put it to a vote and lost, it would probably be tantamount to a vote of no confidence, which might very well be followed by an actual vote of no confidence; if that risk were high enough Cameron would probably be forced to have his government resign and to call early elections.  I don't think Cameron likes those odds right about now.


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