91 MPs Scramble for Qatar World Cup Freebie

The EGM vote for the Qatar APPG chairmanship – sparked following the death of Sir David Amess – turned into a Scotland vs Wales nail-biter, with former secretary of state Alun Cairns beating former secretary of state David Mundell by just one vote at 46-45. The tally took quite a long time to count up as many of the 91 MPs attempting to vote didn’t know how to update to the latest version of Zoom. Apparently leading to dozens of confused Members sending in their votes via frenzied WhatsApps and emails…

What’s surprising is just how many MPs actually showed up to the vote. Usually an APPG AGM would struggle to attract one to two dozen MPs – 91 turning up for the Qatar group’s is extraordinary. As one MP wryly observed, it’s almost as if there’s a World Cup in Qatar coming up this winter…

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Corbyn Meets Qatari Emir Who Paid Millions to Hamas and Hezbollah

On Monday, the day he missed the PLP meeting on anti-Semitism, Jeremy Corbyn met the Emir of Qatar whose government has reportedly paid millions of dollars to Hamas and Hezbollah. The state-run Qatar News Agency reported that Jezza met Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the Emir’s residence in London, posing for the photo above. There have been no reports of the meeting in the British media and it was not publicly disclosed anywhere by the Labour Party or the Leader’s Office. 

Theresa May met the Emir on Tuesday and offered her own fawning support for the Hamas-loving, Iran-backing, gay-persecuting, human rights-abusing despot, though at least Downing Street press released their meeting. You can see why Labour would not want to talk about it. Last week, the BBC published evidence which purported to verify claims that Qatar’s ruling family paid a billion dollar ransom to Hezbollah terrorists. Qatar has been closely aligned to Hamas in recent years. Earlier this year, the Emir telephoned Hamas leader Ismail Hanieyh and promised him $9 million in financial support. In 2014, he pledged a billion dollars in aid to Gaza. He has stoked controversy in the Gulf over his reportedly soft stance on Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah. Didn’t see Jezza on a Trump-style protest against the Emir’s visit…

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