ISRAEL has confirmed it is declaring a ceasefire in Gaza after learning no less than eight Labour frontbenchers voted for one.
All troops are being withdrawn from Gaza after an SNP amendment to the King’s speech lost by 168 votes in the Commons, with 56 Labour MPs and eight members of the shadow Cabinet rebelling to back it.
Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Jess Phillips resigned? Then it’s all over.
“How can we continue our military operations in the face of this level of disapproval from Her Majesty’s Opposition? When Naz Shah and Paula Barker were brave enough to lay down their positions as shadow ministers for crime reduction and devolution respectively?
“As all British left-wingers know, we’ve been waiting for the definitive word on whether this war can continue from Keir Starmer. And because he’s equivocated, we’ve carried on.
“But it’s no longer in Keir’s hands. His selfless, heroic frontbenchers, at considerable cost to themselves, have wrested that power from him. Thanks to you, Rachel Hopkins, all conflict is over.”
He added: “If only Jeremy Corbyn had been leader. None of this would have ever happened.”