Labour’s Loyalty to Arms Profits: Ignoring Israel’s Alleged War Crimes

Pat McFadden
Labour back selling arms to Israel in shocking Sky News interview

Labour’s Moral Bankruptcy: The Shameful Continuation of Arms Sales to Israel

LABOUR has backed selling arms to Israel – with a top MP saying they had not seen evidence the country was breaking international humanitarian law.

Despite a mounting cache of evidence that Israel has breached international humanitarian law in its bombardment of Gaza, the craven capitulators of the Labour Party persist in sanctioning arms sales to that belligerent regime. In a shocking Sky News interview, one of Sir Keir Starmer’s chief lickspittles reaffirmed they would continue arming the Israeli war machine even under a Labour government.

Pat McFadden, the Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy and a consummate establishment glove-puppet, had the audacious gall to declare Labour has no “boycott of selling arms to Israel.” When directly challenged on whether they would supply arms to a nation credibly accused of violating the laws of armed conflict, McFadden responded that such peddling of death would indeed be “something we would do.”

This is moral bankruptcy of the highest order. As the Israeli regime stands accused by its own allies of systematically violating the international rules-based order in Gaza, Labour prances about spouting platitudes while obstructing all efforts at transparency and accountability.

Even as British legal experts warn of potential criminal complicity in alleged Israeli war crimes should arms exports persist, McFadden impudently dismissed such concerns. He arrogantly demanded “proper legal evidence” of Israeli violations, conveniently ignoring both the mounting civilian casualties and the UK government’s own internal findings condemning Israeli lawlessness.

UK government lawyers say Israel is breaking international law, claims top Tory in leaked recording

Conservative MP Alicia Kearns, a former Foreign Office and Ministry of Defence official, who has repeatedly pressed ministers, including foreign secretary David Cameron, on the legal advice they have received, stood by her comments and called for the government to come clean.

“I remain convinced the government has completed its updated assessment on whether Israel is demonstrating a commitment to international humanitarian law, and that it has concluded that Israel is not demonstrating this commitment, which is the legal determination it has to make,” she said. “Transparency at this point is paramount, not least to uphold the international rules-based order.”

The revelation will place Lord Cameron and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak under intense pressure because any such legal advice would mean the UK had to cease all arms sales to Israel without delay.

Legal experts said that not to do so would risk putting the UK in breach of international law itself, as it would be seen as aiding and abetting war crimes by a country it was exporting arms to.

If true, the Government opens itself up to the risk of being charged with complicity in Israeli war crimes.

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”

George Orwell, 1984
And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed — if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth. #Labourleaks

Labour’s feckless appeasement provides a stark window into the moral bankruptcies of our establishment kleptocrats. Just as Orwell decried the totalitarian impulse to reject truth, so do these self-appointed heirs to democratic socialism exude a haughty contempt for the mass death and dispossession their policies enable.

From the rubbled streets of Gaza to the factory floors, the working classes cry out for justice and solidarity. Yet all they receive from Labour’s wretched revisionists is collusion with the very forces immiserating them globally.

As Spain, Belgium and others turn from Israel’s wanton slaughter, stopping arms shipments Britain’s duopoly of moral imbeciles persists in their material and rhetorical support. History’s judgement will be severe on such enfeebled functionaries – assuming a humane future survives their callous indifference to its possibility.

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