Baroness Warsi- Photo: AFP/GETTY
Former Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Saheeda Warsi has resigned her position in the Cabinet on Tuesday.
She announced her resignation from government on Twitter saying, “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on
With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza
— Sayeeda Warsi (@SayeedaWarsi) August 5, 2014
Warsi was until Tuesday, the Senior Minister of State at the Foreign Office & Minister for Faith & Communities. She was the first ever female Muslim cabinet minister.
In her resignation later, Baroness Warsi said, “My views on our Policy on the Middle East peace process generally, but more recently our approach and language during the current crisis in Gaza is morally indefensible.”
She also said that Britain’s stance on the issue is not in the country’s’ interest’ and will hurt the country’s reputation internationally.
The minister had been previously critical of response to Israeli attacks on Gaza tweeting, “Can people stop trying to justify the killing of children. Whatever our politics there can never be justification, surely only regret.”
In her letter to the Prime Minister David Cameron which she posted on her Twitter, the mother of 5 said the decision to resign ad ‘not been easy’ adding that it had been a pleasure to serve in David Cameron’s shadow cabinet for the past three years.