Labour Contemplates Supporting SNP’s Motion for Gaza Ceasefire


The UK Labour Party is contemplating supporting a Scottish National Party (SNP) motion that calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, according to shadow foreign secretary David Lammy. This follows the resignation of 10 Labour MPs three months ago in support of a similar SNP motion. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for an immediate end to the conflict. However, Lammy has stated that any proposal must include a permanent solution to the conflict, and he has yet to see the SNP’s proposed amendment. The SNP’s Westminster leader, Stephen Flynn, has urged MPs to support his party’s motion. If passed, the motion would not be binding on the government but would express the position of opposition MPs. Despite Starmer not using the term “immediate ceasefire” in his speech, Anas Sarwar, leader of Scottish Labour, said there was no difference between his and Starmer’s positions.

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