Lancaster Council over-rules BDS motion

LANCASTER City Council has effectively over-ruled its BDS motion against Israel in a unanimous vote on Wednesday.

The motion, which had passed in June, was criticised by the Lancaster and Lakes Jewish community, Lancaster University’s Jewish Society and UK Lawyers for Israel.

But the new motion recommends the development of a comprehensive ethical and sustainable investment policy.

And it amends the BDS motion to have the effect of not making or requesting any investment changes until the comprehensive policy is agreed by council and that any future requests be made in accordance with that policy.

The new motion was prepared by a cross-party group of councillors.

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