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Baroness Warsi: 'I want to be able to live with myself'

Baroness Warsi resigned from the government because she wants to be able to live with herself and she could not support the government's policy on Gaza.

The Conservative peer called the government's current policy "morally indefensible," adding that they had showed a lack of support for international justice.

She said: "Long after politics has come and gone I want to be able to live with myself and by resigning and stepping down I can live with myself."

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Government 'lacked support for international justice'

The government's "lack of support for international justice" in relation to Gaza conflict was one of the reasons that prompted Baroness Warsi to resign, she said.

Baroness Warsi said the government showed a lack of support for international justice. Credit: ITV News

She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "There was no clear commitment that we would lead the international effort on accountability on both asides for what had happened."

She added: "Our language was not there. It was lagging behind. I don't think it was just words that would have stopped me from doing what I did. I think it was a combination of issues.

"It was the language that we were using, I think it was our lack of support for international justice and accountability for the crimes that had been committed."

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