Prime Minister David Cameron recalled parliament following reports of a chemical weapons attack against Syrian citizens.
Reuters is reporting that the British Parliament narrowly voted down a measure to authorize military action in Syria.
In a humiliating and unexpected development, Cameron and his coalition government failed to pass a motion that would have authorized military action against Syria in principle by 285 to 272 votes.
Cameron said afterwards he would not override the will of parliament and approve military action, saying it was clear that lawmakers did not want to see a military strike on the Syrian government to punish it for an illegal chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus last week.Below, George Galloway gives a heated speech on Syria and how he is against military action against Syria. George Galloway speaks as The British House of Commons holds an urgent debate on possible military action against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Since Obama said he is still pondering his "options" on Syria and the US Congress home on vacation, does this development effectively prevent Western intervention in Syria?