Stand up for Palestine

22 September 2014

Palestine, generally, and Gaza, in particular, are hot contemporary topics here at conference. Simon brought the audience to its feet with a passionate speech, with steered clear of some of the familiar themes, and brought into play the Jerusalem Light Railway, from a railway perspective, with particular insights into what we can, in this country, do to alleviate the plight of the Palestinians.

Simon's speech was attacked on Twitter by Luke Akehurst, a vital cog in the wheel of Progress, and one of the leading lights in Labour Friends of Israel. But EC member Dave Calfe launched an instant rebuttal of Akehurst's curious and wide of the mark claims.

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