Rumour: Miliband Considers Abstaining

After Miliband said he wanted a “UN moment” before a decision on military intervention, whatever that means, the rumour this afternoon is that Labour are considering abstaining from tomorrow’s vote. According to HuffPost:

“A senior Labour frontbencher has confirmed to the Huffington Post UK that the Opposition could table an amendment to the government’s resolution on Syria on Thursday. Such an amendment would demand that any action against the Syrian regime be UN-led and not begin until after the UN inspectors in Damascus had completed their work. Even if the amendment fails, said the shadow minister, it would allow Labour “to then abstain” on the government’s motion.”

If Labour does abstain on tomorrow’s vote, can Ed Miliband seriously be their candidate for Prime Minister in 2015?

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Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”


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