When an Israeli commander used an internationally-deprecated incendiary chemical on civilians in Gaza, there were no calls to use military means to discourage Israel from deploying white phosphorus shells in future - nor should there have been. (Though there was a good case for impeaching those responsible as war criminals, and I was disappointed that the government moved to give immunity in the UK to such dubious visitors.) World opinion, following an international judicial inquiry, succeeded, albeit over three years later. The key to stopping the oppression in Syria is the Russian government. They have shown that their support for Bashar al-Assad is not unconditional, and the West should work upon that.
We should also double our efforts on the humanitarian front.
There are calls for the prime minister to sack Justine Greening. This is unlikely because, to be consistent, he would also have to remove coalition members Steve Webb at DWP and deputy government whip Jenny Willott, who also were absent from the vote. Both are doing good jobs.