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Sir Alan Duncan believes it's time to get rid of extreme people in the government who are doing things to help Israel

Brexit. Sir Alan Duncan, Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton arriving for a meeting being held at 10 Downing Street, central London. Picture date: Monday September 2, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire URN:45003150 (Press Association via AP Images)

Former Conservative State Secretary Sir Alan Duncan advocated for a gutting of “extremists” in government and the House of Lords Thursday in a brutal takedown of politicians with membership of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) parliamentary action group, saying

Former Conservative State Secretary Sir Alan Duncan called for removing

MP Priti Pateland recommended investigating her for a secret trip to Israel in 2017 as International Development Secretary, where she had a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . He also wants Security Minister Tom Tugendhatto be fired because he supports Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which goes against International Law. Duncan also accused Lord Stuart Polack

and Lord Eric Pickles of prioritizing the interests of another country as members of the CFI and said they should be removed from the House of Lords. and During an interview on LBC, Duncan accused the CFI of acting in favor of Netanyahu. He believes that some people in our government are not condemning illegal settlements and are not supporting international law. He thinks it's time to get rid of these extremists in our parliamentary and government circles.

He criticized members of the CFI for exerting undue influence in the government, bypassing proper processes, and working on behalf of Netanyahu's government. Duncan mentioned the head of CFI, Lord Polack, and Lord Pickles, saying they should be removed from the House of Lords because they're prioritizing the interests of another country. He also critiquedPrime Minister

,

Robert Jenrick

, and Rishi SunakSuella Braverman

for their support of Israel and lack of condemnation for settlements in Gaza. He also thinks that Tugendhat should be fired for not believing in international law. Former State Secretary Sir Alan Duncan from the Conservative party argued for removing "extremists" from the government and the House of Lords on Thursday. He criticized politicians who are part of the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) parliamentary action group, accusing them of working for "another country." Duncan specifically mentioned MP Priti and others. Suella Braverman, although even today she is still supporting Israel and the bombing and the annihilation of people in Gaza. And she does not believe that settlements are wrong. Nor, I suspect, do [Levelling Up Secretary] Michael Gove, [Deputy Prime Minister] Oliver Dowden… [MP] Priti Patel, by the way, should be reinvestigated for her visit. We still don’t know who paid for her trip when she came back and tried to change government policy as a result of going on a secret trip without actually telling her officials or even the local ambassador.”

Rounding on Tugendhat, Duncan added: “He condemned the United Nations Security Council for its official criticism of Israel’s building settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Now, that may have been some years ago, but he’s never removed that, he’s never changed his view. How can you have a security minister in the British government who does not believe in international law? When all this is going on, I think he should be sacked.”

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