The Government’s approach to the Gaza crisis has sadly been characterized by incoherence, division and misjudgement

 

 

Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to Nick Clegg calling for arms licences to Israel to be suspended, said:

 

"The Government’s approach to the Gaza crisis has sadly been characterised by incoherence, division, and misjudgement.

 

"Following Baroness Warsi’s resignation today, we now have the sorry spectacle of Government policy coming apart rather than coming together in the face of this crisis.

 

"Of course Ministers have a responsibility to reassure the British people that all UK arms export licences are rigidly tested against both the spirit and the letter of the consolidated criteria.

 

"But now it’s time that the Government spoke with one voice in the face of the continuing suffering."

 

 

August 5, 2014