According to sources cited in the Guardian, Sir Keir is expected to make a pledge to “recognise Palestine before the end of any peace process.”

They also claimed he would commit to ensuring such a move is not vetoed by neighbouring countries.

But Momentum slammed it as a weakening of Labour’s previous commitments.

A spokesperson said: “The manifesto Starmer stood on pledged to recognise a Palestinian state immediately. Labour reiterated this in 2022.

“Now, it’s just ‘at some point’ — this is not good enough.

“Spain, Ireland and other countries have already recognised a Palestinian state. But the Starmer leadership rows back on Labour’s policy, then gaslights Palestinians and their supporters that they have somehow advanced.”

Jewish Voice for Labour co-chairwoman Jenny Manson said: “An offer to recognise Palestinian statehood before the end of any peace process, is at the current time, with absolutely no prospect of a peace process, a non-commitment."

  • wewbull
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    They did not “fold to the Tories on every issue”.

    For a minor coalition partner they surprisingly well at getting a number of their manifesto pledges inacted.

    • Raising of the Income Tax personal allowance from £6.5k to £10.5k
    • A £2.5 billion banking levy
    • Free school meals for infant-school children and in the first three years in primary school in England
    • Same sex marriage legislation

    …and it’s clear to see by how much damage the Tories did after 2015 how much the LDs reigned in the Tories.

    Yes, you’re going to cite the student loans. The Tories made it a choice between votes on that and a referendum on voting reform. They went with the referendum. The loans vote wasn’t even close if I recall correctly. Of course, the referendum was a sham as well.

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      Sorry, every the major issue then. And good reminder, they did manage to get some very minor concessions against the tidal wave of austerity they also contributed.

      Nobody gets any credit for legalising gay marriage because it took us until 2014. That should be nothing but a matter of national shame. Even the tories weren’t meaningfully opposing it.