MP Catherine West ‘suspends’ LFI membership over Gaza stance

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Labour MP Catherine West from her Facebook profile

Labour Friends of Israel provoked outrage by its ‘victim-blaming’ statement in the aftermath of the massacre of around sixty unarmed protesters and the wounding – in many cases maiming – of thousands more earlier this week.

LFI later deleted its original tweeted statement, replacing it with one barely less offensive.

Around a hundred MPs and peers are members of LFI – and Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West has decided to take a stand over the statement by suspending her membership:

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There have been widespread calls for Labour personnel to end their association with LFI. Ms West has at least suspended hers – will other MPs or peers follow suit?

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