LONDON -- Displaying the sort of domestic political unity the Bush administration is finding elusive in Congress, members of the British Parliament overwhelmingly expressed support yesterday for current policy in the Persian Gulf.
The majority of the opposition Labor Party, while preferring more time for sanctions to work, fell into line with the Conservative government's insistence that war must remain an active option.
Gerald Kaufman, Labor foreign affairs spokesman, said, "The overwhelming wish of the Labor Party is to use sanctions rather than force to oust Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. But Saddam Hussein must be ousted from Kuwait." He said allied strategy should not be dictated by "the compulsion of the desert timetable," or weather considerations.