What Does UK Labour MP Rupa Huq Really Think About Israel?

Another UK Labour Party MP is having her views on Israel examined.

Ealing MP, Rupa Huq speaking at a Palestine Solidarity Campaign event:

Answering a question about whether an apology should be made, Ms Huq said: ‘1948, that happened under a British government. To my mind, an apology – yes. You could do one. A Labour Government could probably get that through.’

She backtracks later:

‘I don’t think that, those aren’t my views,’ she said. ‘I was answering a question. I went on later to say that there shouldn’t be an apology.

‘I have supported Labour Friends of Israel events and am a signatory to the We Believe In Israel charter.’

And oh, look, she tweeted about it also noting that Angie Bray from the Conservative Party who she beat by fewer than 300 votes or 0.5% to take her seat in parliament didn’t show up.

One starts to wonder how many more there will be. At what point do we just assume this is the standard belief of the Labour Party and the few good ones who don’t think this way just leave and set up something new.


Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.

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