PEOPLE have been asked to join a protest at Keir Starmer’s visit to Glasgow over his "abhorrent" stance on the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

The Labour leader is at odds with many in his party as he has consistently refused to back a ceasefire.

Last month, 56 Labour MPs backed SNP calls for a ceasefire while we previously told how a number of officials in Scotland resigned over the issue.

In a statement posted on Twitter/X, Stop The War Scotland said: “Stop the War Coalition Scotland is calling on supporters and trade union affiliates to protest UK Labour leader Keir Starmer’s visit to Glasgow on Thursday December 7 at the Crown Plaza hotel at 6pm.

The National:

“The UK Labour Party leader will be speaking at a Scottish Labour winter gala fundraising event.

“Protesters will be demanding that Keir Starmer supports the call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

“We believe it’s abhorrent that the leader of the opposition continues to support the indiscriminate mass slaughter by the Israeli state of tens of thousands of innocent Palestinian men, women and children.”

The statement added that it welcomed Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar’s support for a ceasefire and further invited all Labour Party supporters and members to join the protest.

Elsewhere, Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf (below) reiterated his calls for a ceasefire on Wednesday as he said his relatives in Gaza have been told they can leave via the Rafah border crossing to Egypt but are unable to get there.

The National:

The parents of his wife Nadia El-Nakla were previously trapped in Gaza for more than a month before fleeing over the border into Egypt.

Their son Mohammed, a doctor, his wife and their four children remain in the war zone. 

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Writing on Twitter/X, Yousaf said: “My brother-in-law, his wife and four children (the youngest is four months old) have been told they can leave Gaza through Rafah.

“The problem is, they have no way of getting there, and even if they did, the fighting is ongoing.

“An impossible situation. We need a ceasefire now.”