It has been reported that a ministerial aide has been dismissed from his government position after calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
The aide, Paul Bristow, had written a letter to the British Prime Minister, expressing his support for a ceasefire to save lives and allow humanitarian aid to reach those in need. However, the British government is only in favor of "humanitarian pauses" rather than a full ceasefire.
It has been made clear that Bristow's comments are "not consistent with the principles of collective responsibility" and he has since been dismissed from his role.In a recent Prime Minister's Questions session, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak commented on the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
In response to questions about the need for a ceasefire in Gaza, Sunak highlighted the importance of ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches the region, but ruled out a full ceasefire, saying that Israel has a legitimate right to self-defense.
When questioned further about the issue, a Downing Street spokesman stated that a junior minister, Paul Bristow, had been asked to leave his post for making comments that were not in line with the principles of collective responsibility.