UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
- UK minister resigns over ‘morally indefensible’ Gaza policy (RT, Aug 5, 2014):
UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has resigned from government, saying she can “no longer support” its policy on Gaza.
She told her Twitter followers that she was leaving with “deep regret”. She was previously chairman of the Conservative Party.
Lady Warsi became the first female Muslim cabinet minister when David Cameron took office in 2010. She was demoted from the cabinet to a middle-ranking FCO post in 2012 and became minister for faith and communities at the same time.
She tweeted on Tuesday morning: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.”
She grew up in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, as one of five daughters of Pakistani immigrants. After studying at Leeds University she later worked for the Crown Prosecution Service before setting up her own legal practice.
In her resignation later she said the government’s current stance on Gaza is “morally indefensible, is not in Britain’s national interest and will have a long term effect on our reputation internationally and domestically”.
Lady Warsi also claimed there is “great unease” in the Foreign Office over “the way recent decisions are being made”. Continue reading »
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