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Iraq air strikes vote: What a difference a year makes

The Prime Minister should win the vote today, but opinion might alter if Islamic State's advance is not stopped

By Peter Kellner  

The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing St ©Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire


At the end of last August, David Cameron recalled Parliament to seek approval for British participation in air strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons installations. The issue had erupted rapidly, following evidence that President Assad’s regime had used such terrible weapons. But British public opinion wasn’t ready. A YouGov poll published the day before the debate…

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