UK's 'reckless' Cameron pays political price for Syria vote loss

By REUTERS
September 2, 2013 22:19

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron's failure to win parliamentary backing for military action against Syria has hurt him politically, polls showed on Monday, with most Britons thinking him "reckless" and support for his party falling.

A Comres/ITV poll showed that 59 percent of those asked thought he had been reckless to organist last Thursday's vote on military action without knowing whether he had lawmakers' backing.

Another poll showed the opposition Labour party had increased its lead over Cameron's ruling Conservatives to 10 from four percentage points after the parliamentary defeat, setting back his hopes of being re-elected in 2015.

"The ten point lead is larger than we have seen of late, suggesting at least some impact from the Syria vote," YouGov, the second poll's organizer, said on Monday.


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