Edit: This article originally said that six MPs had been removed from the list of Labour Friends of Israel’s parliamentary supporters. LFI has stated that the list missing six names was an old list, although it was live on their site until 24 May 2018. It has now been deleted and attempts to navigate to the page lead visitors to an entirely different page with a similar title – a blog post titled “LFI parliamentary supporters make the case for Israel”:
Last week, the SKWAWKBOX reported that Labour MP Catherine West had suspended her membership of Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) as a result of LFI’s vile statement in the aftermath of last week’s massacre in Gaza of unarmed Palestinians by Israel – and that her colleague Tulip Siddiq had asked for her name to be removed after claiming it had been added without her knowledge.
In what appeared to be an extraordinary damage-limitation move, LFI released an email to the SKWAWKBOX it had received from a Siddiq staffer advising she had agreed to be on the list – essentially ‘throwing her under a bus’.
The SKWAWKBOX received word from a parliamentary source that a number of other MPs had similarly claimed that they had not agreed to be shown as supporters. While names were not provided, another source advised that the complainants had now been removed.
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