I rejected the SNP’s ceasefire amendment last night fundamentally because, in proposing an action that neither side wants in a conflict over which the UK has no control, it just made no logical sense.
It was also a divisive amendment which has stoked considerable fear among our communities and particularly our Jewish community, against whom the Hamas terrorists being fought by Israel fundamentally wish to do harm.
It’s important to remember that there was a ceasefire. It was broken by Hamas on October 7. Israel has every right to defend itself from a terrorist organisation who has made clear that it intends to wipe the Jewish state off the face of the Earth.