Sir Keir Starmer Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza to Head Off Labour Revolt


Labour Shifts Stance on Israel-Hamas War

Sir Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposition, has made a significant move by calling for an "immediate humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza. This comes as he works to prevent a rebellion within the Labour Party ahead of a crucial vote on Wednesday.

Labour Rebels Gear Up to Support SNP Motion

Facing the threat of a rebellion from Labour rebels who were set to vote for an SNP motion demanding an end to the war, Sir Keir Starmer took action by proposing an amendment supporting an immediate ceasefire.

Mounting Pressure on Sir Keir to Toughen Stance

Pressure had been mounting on Sir Keir Starmer from MPs, especially those representing large Muslim constituencies, to take a stronger stance on the Gaza war. The Shadow Foreign Secretary, David Lammy, emphasized the need for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons.

Labour MPs to Vote on Amendment

Labour MPs will be required to vote for Sir Keir's amendment, which calls for an immediate ceasefire. If the amendment does not pass, they have been instructed to abstain from the SNP motion.

The move has been seen as a significant shift in Labour's position on the Israel-Hamas conflict, with the SNP welcoming the party's support for an immediate ceasefire through parliamentary pressure.

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