Douglas Murray

The UK pays salaries to terrorists

The UK pays salaries to terrorists
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Why are UK taxpayers paying salaries to terrorists? The answer, as I explain in this morning’s Wall Street Journal, is Alan Duncan.

The International Development Minister has been told repeatedly that money provided by the UK taxpayer to the Palestinian Authority’s and its ‘general budget’ is being used to pay salaries to Palestinian terrorists in Israeli jails. As I explain in the piece, Alan Duncan appears to have remained smugly unbothered about these payments of up to £2,000 a month to the worst murderers. That is more than the average income across most of Britain.

Duncan’s claims that this was not happening have now been thoroughly refuted. Andrew Mitchell resigned for swearing at a policeman. Is it too much to hope that Alan Duncan should resign for funnelling our money to terrorists?