Friday, August 30, 2013

The first time a British prime minister has lost a vote on war since 1782

Via WiscoDave

Protestors block Whitehall during a rally against the proposed attack on Syria in central London August 28, 2013. REUTERS-Olivia Harris

Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to join a potential military strike on Syria were thwarted on Thursday night when Britain's parliament narrowly voted against a government motion to authorize such action in principle.

In a humiliating defeat for the British leader likely to damage Cameron's hopes of being re-elected in 2015 and set back traditionally strong U.S.-UK relations, parliament defied Cameron by 285 to 272 votes.

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  1. First time since American Revolution... a sign?

  2. That wasn't a vote against Cameron it was a no confidence vote on Obama.

    1. It's none of our business anyway.

    2. yep that goes without saying. We might as well be a
      city slicker from Boston or NYC trying to stop the Hatfield-McCoy feud. The only possible result is to get our own asses kicked tending to someone else's business.

    3. Greenbrier Military School

      We had a Hatfield and a McCoy at Greenbrier. There was constant trouble between them, but this was back when fights were expected. The rule was that as long as you fought behind "the old gym" it was permissible. How things have sadly changed.

  3. The old Elliott Wave cycle is a real bitch....and yes, it is a sign.