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Put this Motion to your local authority

The Workers Party has produced this model motion for submitting to local authorities. Members of the public are able to submit motions to council meetings, and we suggest using what little local democracy is available to us in pursuit of justice for the Palestinians.


‘This Council deplores the loss of civilian lives in Gaza and Southern Israel on and after 7 October, condemns Israel’s blatant flouting of international law by conducting forcible mass population transfer, by depriving Gaza inhabitants of food, water, electricity and fuel (collective punishment), and by bombing in the vicinity of housing, hospitals, schools and refugee shelters, and calls for a cessation of hostilities accompanied by exchange of captives. Further, it  calls on the Prime Minister and the Labour Leader respectively to specify the level of loss of Palestinian life beyond which they will consider that Israel’s right of self-defence does not extend, or failing that to state openly instead of by implication that their tolerance for Israeli life-taking has no limits, bearing in mind that over 8,000 Palestinians have already been killed and that on average one Palestinian child is being killed every ten minutes (source: UNICEF).’


3 thoughts on “Put this Motion to your local authority

  1. Unless the people of Britain wake up,& rise up and boot out the traitors in parliament the Nazis will take over, we will lose,all our rights, the wealthy will rob us all, and we will be serfs again! Do we want that!!!

  2. Starmer, Sunak, and their nest of British traitors must be held to account for their support of mass murder and genocide!

  3. The Council wherein I have had the misfortune to have washed-up states:

    “Participating in Council and committee meetings

    You can participate at our meetings through a:

    * question – our procedure rules allow a period of fifteen minutes for an ‘open forum’ for questions to be put to the Council or a committee about any matter on which we have any powers or duties or which affects the district

    * petition – you can present a petition at a meeting to express local feeling about an issue or a suggested action that we might take. A petition must contain at least 10 signatures, but the way that a petition is dealt with does depend on the overall number of signatures…

    …Questions can be put by electors within the @$ district or a representative of a business operating within the @$ district. A question can be rejected by the Chair/proper officer if we have no responsibility for the matter, it is not relevant to particular (sic) or it does not affect the district. We will also not consider any question that is defamatory, offensive or frivolous. We will reject any question that requires the disclosure of confidential information.”

    It would appear however that the motion, turned into either of the Council’s “acceptable formats,” would be rejected immediately… The district houses infamous foreign infrastructure which may or not be implicated in this particular horror ~ it’s fully engaged in the war on Russia, however.

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