Thursday evening news briefing: Police stood by as pro-Palestine slogan projected on Parliament, claims MP

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Good evening. A senior Jewish MP has raised concerns after pro-Palestine protesters broadcast the slogan “From the river to the sea” onto the Elizabeth Tower.

Elsewhere, a total of 63 MPs have signed a motion of no confidence in Sir Lindsay Hoyle after his handling of the Gaza ceasefire debate.

Police stood by as pro-Palestine slogan projected on Parliament, claims MP

Police stood by as “From the River to the Sea” was projected onto Parliament, a senior Jewish MP has said. Andrew Percy, a Tory backbencher, raised concerns after pro-Palestine protesters broadcast the slogan onto the Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, on Wednesday night.

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A total of 63 MPs have now signed a motion of no confidence in Sir Lindsay Hoyle after his handling of a Gaza ceasefire debate on Wednesday resulted in chaotic scenes in the House of Commons. Tom Harris argues that the situation is just as dangerous for Sir Keir Starmer as it is for the Speaker.

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