Dominic Hannigan @Domhannigan · 32m32 minutes ago
Government is supporting motion to recognise Palestine. My understanding is that the timing of the recognition will be quite soon. #labour
Can someone explain what this pointless gesture is supposed to achieve? A supposed country that has no defined borders, is not a full UN member and is effectively run by a terrorist organisation. Are we going to also recognise the Islamic state?
UPDATE: it looks like Hannigan got it wrong. It looks like Charlie Flanaghan has decided to take the German line (and not the Swedish one) and let the EU decide whether to press the button on recognising "Palestiine."