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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers at the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip | Copyright: PA
Britain’s shameful role shielding Israel from a UN inquiry

After Gaza’s ‘bloody Monday’, the UNHRC passed a resolution setting up an international commission of inquiry. Despite an earlier call by UK Middle East minister Alistair Burt for some form of a UN inquiry, Britain abstained in the vote and the Foreign Office issued a statement taking an outright negative stance against the UN prob.

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There is suddenly a chance of cross-party talks on Lords reform

The problems with the House of Lords as it currently exists can hardly be understated. Labour’s 2017 manifesto pledge to reduce the size of the House of Lords was a stepping stone towards the “fundamental belief” in a fully-elected second chamber.

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