At Report Stage of the Trade Bill, in the House of Lords, by a majority of 129, an all party amendment on ending trade agreements with States found by the High Court to be complicit in Genocide was added to the Bill. Full debate here:
The former leader of the Conservative Party, Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, along with Nus Ghani MP are “sponsoring” the amendment when it comes to the House of Commons. The Opposition Parties have declared their support for the amendment.
Under pressure from Foreign Office Officials who use Genocide declaration as a political tool, and vested interests who want no impediment to trade with Genocide -committing countries, the Government are likely to whip MPs to resist enabling the High Court to evaluate evidence and decide if a genocide is under way.
A significant number of Conservative MPs will vote for the amendment- along with the Official Opposition.
Earlier today a briefing on the amendment was organised by the Board of Jewish Deputies who have urged support for the amendment. You can view the brief here:
Please email your MP and urge them to support the Genocide Amendment. Thank you.