Top Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi resigned over Twitter today, citing the government’s “morally indefensible” position on Gaza. It’s the first government resignation on point of principle in over a decade (when Blair invaded Iraq):
The Labour Party have praised the decision, deputy PM Nick Clegg has sympathised, and a schism has been underscored within the Tory party as a result, with London mayor Boris Johnson and MPs like Crispin Blunt and Nicholas Soames publicly backing Warsi.
Salmond: An Independent Scotland to Observe Arms Embargo on Israel:
One of the big debates on this issue was this evening. The vote on independence takes place on September 18.
In other EU news:
France (for all its draconian domestic policies) has lately been using words like “massacre” and “slaughter” to describe the situation in Gaza:
Glad tidings from Spain: