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UK parliament votes against motion calling for ‘immediate cease-fire’ in Gaza


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Published November 16,2023


The UK parliament on Wednesday voted in opposition to a movement calling for an “immediate” cease-fire in Gaza.

The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) modification to the King’s Speech sought to name on the federal government to “join with the international community in urgently pressing all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire.”

Some 125 MPs voted in favor of the movement and 293 others in opposition to.

The ruling Conservatives and the primary opposition Labour Party’s management made it clear that they might not again the movement.

Prior to the voting session, Labour introduced up its personal movement which was denied by the vast majority of the chamber. The Labour modification referred to as for humanitarian “pauses” because the celebration believes a cease-fire would hurt Israel’s “right to self-defense.”

Dozens of Labour MPS have backed the SNP movement for a right away cease-fire within the battle, in distinction to the Labour chief.

In Labour, at the least 19 frontbenchers (senior profiles) have expressed an opinion on the battle at odds with their chief. Imran Hussain, a shadow minister, stop his place final week so as to marketing campaign for a right away cease-fire.

Labour has ordered its MPs to abstain on the SNP’s movement, which meant that frontbenchers should resign or face the sack in the event that they assist it.

Prior to the voting session on Wednesday, Naz Shah, the opposition’s shadow Home Office minister; Helen Hayes, the shadow training minister; and Afzal Khan, the shadow commerce minister; submitted their resignations from the shadow Cabinet.

Sarah Owen, shadow minister for native authorities, religion and communities; Rachel Hopkins, shadow minister for veterans; Andy Slaughter, shadow solicitor common; and the Parliamentary Private Secretaries (PPS) Dan Carden and Mary Foy additionally resigned from their posts.

Paula Barker has additionally resigned from the shadow cupboard so as to vote for a cease-fire.

Yasmin Qureshi confirmed that she is stepping down as shadow ladies and equalities minister.

Jess Phillips, the Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, has stop the Labour frontbench over the celebration’s place. Phillips, who served as shadow minister for home abuse and safeguarding, mentioned: “On this occasion I must vote with my constituents, my head, and my heart.”

Nearly 70 Labour MPs have defied their chief to name for a cease-fire, and practically 50 councilors have resigned from the celebration over the management’s place on the warfare.

Following the vote, Labour chief Keir Starmer launched an announcement through which he defended his place.

“I regret that some colleagues felt unable to support the position tonight. But I wanted to be clear about where I stood, and where I will stand. Leadership is about doing the right thing. That is the least the public deserves. And the least that leadership demands.”

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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