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Dismay and glee in the Commons

The mood in Westminster after Cameron's historic defeat

By Alex Stevenson  

I heard two starkly different responses to the shock news of the government’s Syria defeat in the corridors around the Commons chamber last night. One Tory MP, full of glee, said David Cameron was “weak” and that he only had himself to blame. “He’s not inclusive,” the rebel whispered. Seconds before this paragon of cheerfulness had been singing a jaunty tune to himself. Cameron’s problem, he…

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