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Video: Labour asks Parliament to edit out Eshalomi’s call for Gaza ceasefire

Seems Keir Starmer and his war-hungry corporateers do not want peace and safety for the civilians of Gaza

The Labour party – via front-bencher Florence Eshalomi – has asked Parliament to edit the official Hansard record of yesterday’s Commons discussion of the Gaza crisis to remove Eshalomi’s comment supporting a ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ in Gaza to protect civilians and allow proper aid, food and medicines to reach more than two million Gazan civilians, more than half of them children, facing constant bombardment by Israeli armed forces.

Eshalomi told Tory PM Rishi Sunak whether he agreed that a humanitarian ceasefire is needed – but the official written record now states that she asked about a ‘humanitarian corridor‘ – but the footage of the exchange shows what she really asked:

Curiously, Skwawkbox’s attempts to search the index of the Parliamentary feed of the day’s proceedings caused the ‘Parliament Live’ video player to stop working as soon as the characters ‘Esh’ were entered into the search bar:

The same happened in various browsers. Searches for other terms and on other days’ feed did not result in the same error message.

Gazan hospitals and schools have been bombed, Doctors without Borders have reported that they are forced to operate without anaesthetic and hospital generators are running out of fuel – yet Labour does not want even a mention of a ceasefire call on the record.

It seems Establishment servant Keir Starmer doesn’t have saving Palestinians from hideous suffering and death very close to the top of his priority list, if it features at all.

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  1. But, but, but keef didn’t that he doesn’t want any humanitarian aid to go to Palestine.

    And he Didn’t say he <i/doesn’t want to see a ceasefire.

    He just thinks israel does have the right to withhold aid, water, fuel etc – if they want to.

  2. The generation which fought against this kind of approach during World War Two would be appalled.

    All those involved of whatever political party or in whatever capacity have forfeited any right to be anywhere near the Cenotaph on this coming, or any other, Remembrance Day.

  3. In other news, meanwhile, Transport For London have actually gone ahead and suspended the tube driver who, on Saturday last, engaged in the heinous crime of attempting to discourage a War Crime.

    In doing so TFL and their individual decision makers have by definition taken a position which is the opposite of discouraging an ongoing War Crime.

    Which puts both that Corporate body and the individual decision makers in breach of the ICC Rome Statutes. In this case Article 25: Paragraph 3; sub-paragraphs (c) & (d) in respect of facilitating and/or contributing to such a crime.

    At a minimum there exists an urgent need to resurrect the ancient custom and practice in these isles of the public stocks for all those in the political, media and professional classes who are actively engaged in encouraging and facilitating the ongoing war crimes taking place.

    I trust this coming Saturday’s planned demonstration in London will be going past the TFL Headquarters/Offices to show their disdain for the criminals within its walls.

    1. Gary Lineker was right.

      “This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the ’30s, and I’m out of order?”

      1. Yes steve – equally true for austerity as well as Israel’s occupation of Palestinian West Bank and Gaza.

        Remember tho’ the Official Narrative in the supposed-“First World” only occurs because of MSM-ownershp/control there and WEF ‘bought politicians’ (even Florence Eshalomi?) in the mainstream.

        The rest of the world is rightly horrified by Israel’s actions since 7 Oct – but the MSM can never admit that here.

        The medium is the message.

  4. I always thought Hansard were there to record verbatim what is said in Parliament. Not to change the wording at the behest of MPs or parties.

  5. If they remove from history calls for kindness, history will not be kind to them. I can imagine a future where Starmer’s great grandchildren will tour the Middle East to apologise for his lack of action today. If there are still humans then.

  6. Just to put into perspective the very deep hole that the individuals, organisations and institutions which make up the British Political, Media, Military and so called Professional Classes have dug for themselves in their rush to support and aid War Crimes (not to mention the rest of the Collective West which now finds itself as a pariah by the Global Majority) I’ll leave this here:

    “The cynicism and duplicity of Western governments in the face of an appalling, daily massacre of Palestinian civilians is monstrous.

    Hundreds of men, women and children are being murdered every day by non-stop Israeli aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip. Hospitals, mosques, churches and family homes are being deliberately targeted with no warnings. This is premeditated state terrorism, all with full Western support.

    Hospitals are so overwhelmed by casualties that bodies can’t even be identified nor afforded the final dignity of a shroud. Mangled, bloody corpses are left strewn on hospital grounds. Petrified children have their names written on their hands in case they are killed so as to allow them to be identified, as reported by Matt Kennard. The situation is heartrending and utterly profane.

    The Gaza population of 2.3 million is at the mercy of bombs raining down. The Israeli authorities last week warned people to move to the southern end of the 40-kilometer coastal enclave purportedly out of harm’s way, only for the air strikes to hit supposedly designated safe zones.

    Palestinians are also being hunted down and shot in the other enclave of the Occupied West Bank. As journalist Lubna Masarwa reports from East Jerusalem: “It feels as though the whole state is now baying for genocide… The situation is terrifying. We are entering a new era that feels even worse than military rule… The worst horror is the silence and complicity of the West in Israel’s unspeakable massacres.”

    This is a genocide being conducted in real time which Western media are showing glimpses of on their screens, yet the Western governments refuse to call for a ceasefire by the Israeli regime. Tel Aviv knows it has a license for mass murder from the Western states and their morally repugnant leaders.

    As the slaughter of Palestinian civilians intensifies, Western political leaders are wholly complicit in war crimes. But their complicity has the added contempt of trying to appear benign.”

    The only reasonable argument with any of the above quoted section of this article is that section which states that the Western Establishment Elites are not only complicit, but silent.

    The claimed silence is far from the case as these criminals fall over themselves to publicly and loudly excuse, facilitate, induce, aid, abet, sanctify and proclaim their unambiguous allegiance to Genocide whilst at the same time outlawing and punishing by any and every means possible anyone who dares to question them and their criminal activities.

    1. Yes, just to think that Israel – Netanyahu and his mass-murdering fascist buddies, that is – are in the process of creating their very own Holocaust!

      Someone just posted the following on Craig Murray’s website a bit earlier:

      ‘Israeli think tank lays out a blueprint for the complete ethnic cleansing of Gaza’

      An Israeli think tank with ties to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a report on October 17 promoting the “unique and rare opportunity” for the “relocation and final settlement [Solution!!] of the entire Gaza population.”

      1. “Creating” being the operative word:

        “Instead of the wholescale massacre of civilians claimed by Israel, incomplete figures published by the Hebrew newspaper Haaretz show that almost half the Israelis killed that day were in fact combatants – soldiers or police.

        In the interim, two weeks of blanket western media reporting that Hamas allegedly killed around 1,400 Israeli civilians during its 7 October military attack has served to inflame emotions and create the climate for Israel’s unconstrained destruction of the Gaza Strip and its civilian population.

        Accounts of the Israeli death toll have been filtered and shaped to suggest that a wholesale civilian massacre occurred that day, with babies, children, and women the main targets of a terror attack…..

        ……Yasmin Porat, a survivor from Kibbutz Be’eri, said in an interview for an Israeli radio-show, hosted by state-broadcaster Kan, that Israeli forces “eliminated everyone, including the hostages,” going on to state that “there was very, very heavy crossfire” and even noted tank shelling…..

        …..Increasingly, and to the horror of some Israeli officials and news outlets, Israeli eyewitnesses and survivors of the bloodshed are testifying that they were treated well by Palestinian fighters. On 24 October, Israeli state broadcaster Kan bemoaned the fact that prisoner Yocheved Lifshitz, released by Hamas the day before, was allowed to make statements live on air….

        ….It is essential to recognize that in many reports by western journalists on the ground, the majority of information regarding the actions of Hamas fighters comes from the Israeli army – an active participant in the conflict.

        Emerging evidence now indicates that there is a high probability, especially due to the scale of the infrastructural damage, that Israeli military forces could have deliberately killed captives, fired on incorrect targets, or mistaken Israelis for Palestinians in their firefights. If the only source of information for a serious claim made is the Israeli army, then it has to be taken into account that they have reason to conceal cases of friendly fire.

        Israeli friendly fire was rampant, even in the days that followed, from an army with very little actual combat experience. In the city of Ashkelon (Askalan) on 8 October, Israeli soldiers shot dead and shouted insults at the body of a man they believed to have been a Hamas fighter, yet later realized they had executed a fellow Israeli. This is just one of three such examples of friendly fire in one day, resulting in the killing of Israelis by their own troops.”


        There has been no attempt by the sanctimonious Western Political, Media and so called professional class over the past eighteen days to verify with objective and substantive evidence the claims made by the Fascist Apartheid Regime in Israel.

        Everything is taken at face value and green lights are given to respond with a war crime on the basis of an allegation being equal to an automatic guilty verdict with the punishment in this case being genocide.

        ‘allegations being equal to and automatic guilty verdict”.

        Where have we seen, heard and experienced that approach before?

        Ah yes! Starmer’s ‘we don’t do due process’ Labour Party where Fascist Zionists expel non Zionist members of their own community for the crime of not accepting Fascism as their guiding principle on the dubious and bullshit charge of “antisemitism” – which is now the go to charge thrown at any one who opposes the Fascism of Zionism.

        An entire people are being condemned to extinction on the basis of untested and unverified allegations made by those seeking to erase them from history because the West no longer does due process – if it ever did.

      2. Whilst this piece…….

        …… from Andrei Martyanov may not seem relevant in this context a key part – starting at around the five minutes thirty second mark – highlights a process taking place which ex-CIA employee Larry Johnson describes in the following terms:

        “This article is the consummate CIA CYA (Cover Your Ass). How so? The article has several sources describing all of the great stuff CIA was doing to help Ukraine. In other words, all the good stuff that was achieved was because of the CIA.

        But the article also details some heinous and feckless acts by Ukraine’s various spy agencies and raises the possibility of more mayhem in the future. Message? All the stupid shit is the fault of the Ukrainians and being done without the approval of the CIA. Andrei dives in to the subject around the 8:30 mark in the following video to explain. The CIA is taking a preemptive measure to distance itself from murder and terrorism charges in fear of facing war crimes charges once Russia finishes Ukraine.”

        And as with Ukraine, so with Gaza.

        If you look below the surface it is possible to see evidence that the penny is starting to drop among the more perceptive among the useless idiots who, among other activities, push The Official Narrative, that time to avoid being in the frame for being part of or aiding and abetting War Crimes is running dangerously short for them.

        And this is taking place at various levels and in various ways. The Axios article from a few days ago – featured in a number of recent broadcasts on The Duran Channel – in which as yet unnamed officials in the US government (small g) signaled concerns about the ability of the crazy’s in the basement to deal with multiple crisis of their own making provides a not dissimilar example to that Martyanov has identified in relation to the Ukraine policy debacle.

        The letter signed by multiple bureaucrats in the EU over the authoritarian stance of Ursula Van-der-Crazy (as though it’s never happened with her before) provides yet another example of people playing a key role in the processes attempting to distance themselves from future War Crimes scrutiny.

        It is also worth noting, to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, the curious case of those dogs which have stopped barking in the night of late (since early October). Surfacing only very occasionally now to virtue signal in the vain hope of avoiding any potential ‘unpleasantness’ .

        Too little. Too late.

  7. If Hansard changed then it’s no longer a journal of historical record. Extraordinary! Keep us informed.

  8. Keir Sarmer and his MPs who supported Israel in its vengeful killing spree in Gaza and the West Bank may be able to edit Hansard but they will never be able to erase their vile Zionist extremism – only a Zionist extremist would call the mass murder of men women and children by Israel an act of self defence – from the minds of decent normal people who unlike them have a moral compass and who they expect to vote for Starmers Labour.
    Their back pedalling just won’t work- Starmer Lammy Thornbury and Nandy’s double standards and lack of basic human decency has been fully exposed and I hope it causes every one of them to lose their seat on the gravy train.

  9. Is the Secretary General ‘grand standing’ re his criticism of the seize of Gaza? Will Starmer now join Israel in calling for his resignation for using ‘inappropriate’ language?

    1. Just checking:

      A. Is this the statement in question from the UN SG?

      ” It is important to also recognize the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum.

      The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation.

      They have seen their land steadily devoured by settlements and plagued by violence; their economy stifled; their people displaced and their homes demolished. Their hopes for a political solution to their plight have been vanishing.

      But the grievances of the Palestinian people cannot justify the appalling attacks by Hamas. And those appalling attacks cannot justify the collective punishment of the Palestinian people.


      Even war has rules.

      We must demand that all parties uphold and respect their obligations under international humanitarian law; take constant care in the conduct of military operations to spare civilians; and respect and protect hospitals and respect the inviolability of UN facilities which today are sheltering more than 600,000 Palestinians.

      The relentless bombardment of Gaza by Israeli forces, the level of civilian casualties, and the wholesale destruction of neighborhoods continue to mount and are deeply alarming.

      The protection of civilians is paramount in any armed conflict.

      Protecting civilians can never mean using them as human shields.

      Protecting civilians does not mean ordering more than one million people to evacuate to the south, where there is no shelter, no food, no water, no medicine and no fuel, and then continuing to bomb the south itself.

      I am deeply concerned about the clear violations of international humanitarian law that we are witnessing in Gaza.

      Let me be clear: No party to an armed conflict is above international humanitarian law.

      Today is United Nations Day, marking 78 years since the UN Charter entered into force.

      That Charter reflects our shared commitment to advance peace, sustainable development and human rights.

      On this UN Day, at this critical hour, I appeal to all to pull back from the brink before the violence claims even more lives and spreads even farther.”

      B. There are really serious calls for the UN SG to resign for this statement?

      1. The full speech is here –

        It is difficult to hear voices that resist the villification of one side or the other and thereby maintain legitimacy in the brokering of any ceasefire. To my mind Guterres navigates a narrow path between the opposing factions even as at least 35 of his colleagues have been killed in the bombardment of Gaza. That his words have prompted calls for him to resign and resulted in the denial of entry of UN personnel into Isreali-held territorry should signal to those leaders intent on providing unequivocal support to Israel that they should reconsider.

    2. Reply to Paul S
      The Israeli Ambassador to the UN has now called for the Sec General to step down claimimg among other things that he is guilty of “blood libel”. Blood libel is a particularly nasty anti semetic comment from the middle ages which alleges that Jews use the blood of children in rituals.
      So there you have it – the UN Gen Sec has been accused of antisemitism by a representative of a Zionist government and joins Greta Thunberg with her cuddly toy octopus Jeremy Corbyn and thousands of other innocent people who have got on the wrong siide of the Zionist lobby and as a result have been accused of Jew hate simply because they think what is happening and has happened to Palestinians for decades is wrong
      I think that the Zionists have gone too far this time with their false accusations of antisemitism and I hope their campaign of vilification of anyone who supports human rights for Palestinians will be seen for what it is – a despicable attempt to scare prople into silences about their ongoing genocide and their long term lawlessness,apartheid and cruelty towards the Palestinian people.

      1. The degree of disconnect from reality of those pushing this narrative is criminally insane.

        Over at The Duran……

        …….at the six minute eight seconds mark a tweet from US Republican nominee hopeful Nikki Haley is shown with the following claim:


        “The Secretary General of the UN should know nothing justifies beheading babies, burning people alive and raping young girls.

        He owes the people of Israel an apology.

        This is disgusting and disqualifies him from leading the UN”


        Not a single one of the three hyperbolic claims in this little tots tantrum from Nikki Haley can be substantiated with any credible evidence. Even the rabid Western media have given up flogging the dead horse contained in this desperate and delusional self-serving pile of bollocks.

        Meanwhile, as previously highlighted the allegations echoed by Haley and the deranged Fascist mobsters running the US and Israel that 1,700 civilians were murdered, raped, beheaded etc on 7th October is being called into question in Israel itself.

        With interviews from civilian participants which claim at the very least a proportion of civilian casualties were caused by deliberate targeting of civilians by IDF forces.

        Before any action is taken all claims need to be subjected to proper evidence testing through due process means. Unfortunately, what we are getting from the rabid dog that is the Western Political Class is a lynch mob after blood for the humiliation it has suffered rather than any grown up approach.

        Short of someone doing the world a favour by carrying out the Henry II solution it seems quite clear that there is no possibility of sufficient timely progress in the UN to prevent the appalling loss of life taking place. The US will continue to thwart any diplomatic moves which prevent it from getting its own way. In this, neither what passes for the US or Israeli Governments do not care how isolated they are in the World and those in control are clearly quite prepared to shatter the whole planet and commit unprecedented levels of mass murder towards anyone who gets in their way in order that, like all spoiled brats, they can get their own way.

  10. Need a ceasefire.
    And whilst we need to step up protests & BDS I wonder if trade unionists around the world have the political consciousness to have at least an international day strike for the above and to Stop The Genocide in Gaza?
    Lose a Days Pay for Peace.
    As things there are getting worse.

    1. Yes Bazza protests and BDS are essential but I think every right thinking person should also notify their MP that they will not be voting for them if they back Sunak and Starmer in excusing/ ignoring the genocide perpetrated against Palestinian men women and children including babies in Gaza

  11. qb:’WEF ‘bought politicians’ (even Florence Eshalomi?) in the mainstream.’

    Checking her out on wiki, I see that despite her impressive campaigning for NHS funding and independence and her Nigerian descent, ‘Eshalomi has previously served as a member of the Progress Strategy Board.’ (every bit a neoliberal as Sir Keir deepfake?)
    Moreover, in the 2015 leadership election, ‘Eshalomi supported Liz Kendall to become Labour Party leader.’

    Judging books by their covers has never been so dangerous.

  12. Starmer’s tantrums make perfect sense. Uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration are but the outward signs of his emotional distress. Internally he feels powerless, disrespected and discontented. He Doesn’t like it – and his feelings of distress intensify and implode. I almost feel sorry for him*.

    Freud linked tantrums to an unconscious need for punishment driven by feelings of guilt and self-loathing.

    When tantrums are shown by older people, they might often be signs of immaturity or a mental disability; and often autistic or ADHD meltdowns are incorrectly labelled tantrums.

    Starmer’s tantrums also tell me that Sir Keir feels isolated. Min d you, so would I if I were leader of Labour and depended on the likes of David Evans and Sue Grat and the ultra-loyal The New Statesman ran headlines like “The Labour revolt over Keir Starmer’s Gaza policy is spreading”
    * until I remember what he intentionally did to the Labour Party and how he treated his predecessor.

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