British MPs Pass Non-Binding Vote To Recognize Palestine

World | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 10:12
Bulgaria: British MPs Pass Non-Binding Vote To Recognize Palestine Members of the public walk past the Houses of Parliament in Central London, Britain, 26 September 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

British lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution in favor of a Palestinian state Monday night.

The vote was symbolic and will not alter the government's stance on the issue.

Britain’s current stance is that it would recognize a Palestinian state if it helped the peace process.

The final motion was passed by 274 votes to 12 at the House of Commons and it is not binding on the British government.

Government ministers and UK Prime Minister David Cameron abstained from the vote, according to reports of the BBC News.

The full motion stated: "That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution."

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Palestine, statehood, David Cameron, UK Prime Minister, British government

Advertisement
Advertisement
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria