Baroness Warsi resigns from government over Gaza policy

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned from the government over its policy on Gaza.

In her letter of resignation, Warsi said the government's policy on Gaza is "morally indefensible".

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Alexander: 'Most people agree with Warsi over Gaza'

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary has said most reasonably minded people would "agree with the sentiments" expressed by Baroness Warsi in her resignation.

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Most reasonably minded people across Britain will agree with the sentiments expressed by Baroness Warsi in her resignation statement today. It is a sad reflection of the Prime Minister’s misjudgement of the crisis in Gaza that this capable Minister has felt the need to leave the Government Labour has consistently opposed the Israeli incursion into Gaza and has repeatedly urged the Prime Minister to speak up and to speak out against the horrific loss of life witnessed in recent weeks, but he has so far failed to do so.

– Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary

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