‘Labour will recognise
BRITAIN MUST recognise Palestinian statehood without preconditions as part of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, according to a group of MPs and religious leaders.
Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary, criticised the government for “not being prepared to recognise a Palestinian state. She said: “If they don’t do it then you can believe the next Labour government will.
“It is time for Britain to step up. There are extremists on both sides blocking the process.”
“Whilst we reflect on the centenary we need to look to the future.
Emily Thornberry “Do we want generations of Israelis growing up with car-rammings, knife attacks, or Palestinian youth facing 58 per cent unemployment?”
Layla Moran, the first MP of Palestinian heritage, said: “There is strong crossparty consensus on that now and we have to do it without preconditions.”
The Liberal Democrat MP said she was hopeful about peace in the region and