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.”
Can't believe Labour are seriously considering abstaining on Syria.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) August 28, 2013
Apparently, @Ed_Miliband can't make up his mind on Syria. Another example of his chronic inability to make a tough decision about anything
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) August 28, 2013
If Labour does abstain on tomorrow’s vote, can Ed Miliband seriously be their candidate for Prime Minister in 2015?