It is good they were finally able to get round to it:
UK forces are preparing to help enforce a no-fly zone over Libya after the UN backed “all necessary measures”, short of an invasion, to protect civilians. Downing Street has cautioned against earlier suggestions that British planes could be in action “within hours” and declined to put a timetable on it. The UN resolution rules out a foreign occupation force in any part of Libya.
David Cameron has also indulged in some clever politicking:
The Cabinet will decide if there is to be a vote in the House of Commons prior to any UK military action. When he was in opposition, Mr Cameron pledged to give MPs the final say over sending UK forces into action.
Labour are pledging to back the no-fly zone, which means if things go wrong, the coalition government can point out that the opposition supported it too.
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