Rue Britannia: Britain’s Foreign Policy,A cock-up wrapped in a muddle inside a shambles.

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 LONDON — A cock-up wrapped in a muddle inside a shambles. That’s as good an explanation as any for the extraordinary scenes in the House of Commons Thursday, Aug. 29, as parliamentarians defied Prime Minister David Cameron and voted to ensure British troops will play no part in any military action in Syria.

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A chastened — and angry — Cameron acknowledged that “the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action — I get that.” Not since the Suez crisis has a British prime minister been so humiliated on a question of foreign policy. “You’re a disgrace; you’re a disgrace,” Michael Gove, the education secretary and a foreign-policy hawk, screamed at rebel Tory MPs after the result was announced.

The MPs voted 285-272 to defeat a government motion that would have inched Britain toward intervening in Syria. The result may…

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