Birmingham Northfield MP Richard Burden secured a parliamentary debate to challenge the Government on bypassing parliamentary scrutiny before announcing in Israel its commitment to reduce local Goverment’s ability to exercise ethical procurement. This was clearly done to appease Israel and to protect illegal settlements. In other words it was done to protect Israel’s illegal occupation and settlement endeavour.
This is in contradiction to its position that the settlements are illegal and the Foreign Office advisory to businesses on the risks associated with trade and investment in the settlements.
Be warned that the pro Israel side ranted and the repeated the obnoxious accusation that BDS is anti Semitic. It is those apologists for Apartheid that embolden Israel and push any chances of a just peace way into the future.
Watch the debate here