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Syria Vote: One Day in August, The20141110In August 2013 the Assad regime in Syria deployed chemical weapons against its own civilian population. The world looked on, horrified.

President Obama - who had described the use of chemical weapons as a "red line" - was planning airstrikes against the Syrian government. David Cameron was determined Britain should stand with him.

But first, he had to win Parliament's approval. And the clock was ticking.

Shaun Ley tells the inside story of one extraordinary day in the House of Commons and a vote which changed history - for Syria, and for Britain.

Producer: Jim Frank
Editor: Richard Knight.

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