Hands off Syria! Hands off Syria! Hands off Syria!
David Cameron backed down and agreed to delay a military attack on Syria following a growing revolt over the UK's rushed response to the crisis on Wednesday night.
The Prime Minister has now said he will wait for a report by United Nations weapons inspectors before seeking the approval of MPs for “direct British involvement” in the Syrian intervention.
Senior sources had previously suggested that Britain would take part in strikes as soon as this weekend which meant an emergency recall of Parliament was necessary on Thursday.
However, following Labour threatening not to support the action and senior military figures expressing concerns over the wisdom of the mission, the Prime Minister on Wednesday night agreed to put British involvement on hold.
The climbdown is likely to be seen as an embarrassment for Mr Cameron as he was determined to play a leading role in British military strikes, which had been expected this weekend.
Cameron had better stick to his word and delay this, indefinitely.
Don't miss two previous posts from today
1st: US/UK/ Israel ally AQ ready to punish Assad for alleged chemical attack
2nd : Is the strike on Syria imminent? Evacuated Damascus, oil prices & UN Fail!