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How did parliament come to play such a significant role in the vote on Syria?
The failure of the House of Commons to support the Prime Minister over action in Syria last week was an event with seismic consequences. Plainly the vote has consequences for the people of Syria—for good or ill. It has consequences for stability in the whole Middle East region, and ultimately for the peace of the globe.
It has profound consequences for Britain’s foreign policy and global positioning, not to mention our relations with…
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