26 Oct 2023

UK: Tension over Labour leader's Gaza comments, Rishi marks first anniversary

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 26 October 2023
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, MARCH 06, 2022: Leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer arrives at the BBC Broadcasting House in central London to appear on the Sunday Morning programme hosted by Sophie Raworth on March 06, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto) (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP)

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Sir Keir Starmer's comments on the Israel-Gaza conflict have caused ructions within his own party.

UK correspondent Harriet Line joins Kathryn to look at the tensions mounting within the Labour party over Sir Keir Starmer's position on the Israel/Gaza conflict.

He's faced criticism for appearing to say Israel had the "right" to cut off water and energy to Gaza.

He's sought to clarify his position and has met with Muslim MPs.

Meanwhile the British government has called for 'specific pauses' in the conflict between Israel and Hamas  - but not a ceasefire. And Rishi Sunak has marked his first anniversary in Number 10.

Harriet Line is Deputy Political Editor of the Daily Mail