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Labour MP apologises after claiming new Independent Group of MPs could be ‘supported by Israel’

High Peak MP Ms George was responding to reports that a local Labour councillor had liked a Facebook comment describing the MPs involved in the breakaway as “Israelis”. She said she would 'condemn the calling of anyone as an Israeli when it’s not the case'. But she then added: 'The comment appears not to refer to the independent MPs but to their financial backers. Support from the State of Israel, which supports both Conservative and Labour ‘Friends of Israel of which Luciana was chair is possible and I would not condemn those who suggest it, especially when the group’s financial backers are not being revealed. It’s important for democracy to know the financial backers for any political group or policy.'

Politics Home - February 19, 2019

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