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Gaddafi must go, say leaders

Gaddafi must go, say leaders

Barack Obama has admitted there is “a stalemate on the ground militarily” in Libya, though he claimed that “the noose is tightening” around Colonel Gaddafi.


His words come after an article written this morning by Mr Obama, Nicolas Sarkozy, and David Cameron which said they would support military action in Libya until Colonel Gaddafi leaves power. They wrote that it is "unthinkable that someone who has tried to massacre his own people can play a part in their future government". To allow him to remain as Libya's leader, they say, "would be an unconscionable betrayal" of the country's people.


Conservative MP David Davis has joined calls for Parliament to be recalled over the Libya situation as he feels that Parliament voted on a no-fly zone, not regime change as called for today by the three leaders. He told PoliticsHome: "I don’t think that when Parliament voted on this that it was clear just where it was going to go. At every stage we should make absolutely plain that what we are doing is legal." He later told the BBC: "The simple truth is Parliament did not authorise the next phase of this, and whilst I approve of the next phase... to go to the next stage he [David Cameron] has to get parliamentary authority."


William Hague earlier said there was no "peaceful or viable future way forward" for Libya with Colonel Gaddafi at the helm. Speaking to the BBC, the Foreign Secretary also hailed the "unity" and determination of the nations taking part in military action, while his US counterpart Hillary Clinton said that Nato countries were looking at ways to fund the Libyan rebels.


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