Brendan O’Neill Brendan O’Neill

Jess Phillips and the shame of Labour’s ceasefire rebels

Jess Phillips (Credit: Getty images)

I can’t decide if last night’s Labour revolt was an act of pointless narcissism or sinister appeasement. Maybe it was both. On one hand it will make not the slightest difference to world affairs that 56 Labour MPs defied their party leader and backed an ‘immediate ceasefire’ in the Israel-Hamas war.

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