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Syria debate: the sensible and profound punditry on Twitter

30 August 2013

At 10.00pm last night, Parliament votes against giving British approval to an American missile strike that was going to happen with or without us. But to the New York Daily News, it’s a sign that the British have gone AWOL. And to many in Britain, it’s a sign that the world has ended. Here’s a selection of the more emotional responses to last night’s vote:

In 50 years trying to serve my country I have never felt so depressed/ashamed. Britain’s answer to the Syrian horrors? none of our business!

The Respect MP George Galloway who rediscovered his liking Labour…

It was also a victory for Ed Miliband who helped engineer the balance of forces which brought about an historic victory for parliament

…before becoming tangled up on what hue has said about the supply of chemical weapons to the region: