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Artist or CreatorBen Jennings
Title or CaptionNot behind you, David
Extent1 item
Published byI Independent Print Ltd
Date31 Aug 2013
Embedded text or transcriptafter David Low
Person DepictedCameron; David (1966 Oct. 9-);
Miliband; Ed (Edward Samuel) (1969-)
Balls; Ed
Implied textCartoons: All behind you Winston by David Low Evening Standard, 14 May 1940
NotesNews: ""You are letting down America," David Cameron told Ed Miliband in a heated telephone call on Wednesday evening after the Labour leader told him that his party might not support the Government in the Commons vote on Syria the following night. Mr Cameron also accused Mr Miliband of "siding with [Sergei] Lavrov", the Foreign Minister of Russia, Syria's ally. The jibes did not work. Nor did the PM's later attempt to secure Labour's backing by watering down the Government's Commons motion to promise a second vote to approve UK involvement in military action against Syria. This provoked claims by Downing Street that Mr Miliband was "playing politics" because he could not vote for British participation without splitting his own party down the middle. Mr Miliband held two meetings with the Prime Minister, along with Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister; William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, and Douglas Alexander, his Labour shadow. There were also a number of phone calls between the PM and the Labour leader as Mr Cameron tried to ensure his support. ... " Andrew Grice, i-Independent
SubjectsConservative Party
Labour Party
Leader of the Opposition
prime ministers
Civil War
majority votes
military intervention
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