British MPs have voted to reject possible military action against the Assad regime in Syria to deter the use of chemical weapons.
Prime Minster David Cameron said it was clear Parliament does not want action and “the government will act accordingly”.
It effectively rules out British involvement in any US-led strikes against the Assad regime.
The news comes after Express Online had exclusively revealed that only eight per cent of Brits were backing immediate missile strikes on Syria.
The poll results, which come before MPs historic Commons debate on military action, showed 80 per cent of people are against David Cameron launching an immediate attack, while 12 per cent are undecided.
A significant 41 per cent of people are against action by Britain in any circumstances, while 39 per cent would only agree with a launch if the UN confirms chemical weapons have been used by the Syrian regime and then sanctions a strike.
The results are a blow to David Cameron who has been arguing for intervention amid a growing chorus of MPs urging caution following the lessons of the Iraq war 10 years ago.