Tim Farron condemns possible FIFA boycott of Israel
Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat Leadership Candidate has spoken about the motion to expel the Israeli Football Association from FIFA.
“Expelling Israel would be a ridiculous and unacceptable move. An organisation which is widely seen as corrupt and which handed the World Cup to Russia and Qatar without regard for human rights, would be guilty of the most appalling hypocrisy were it now to exclude Israel from membership. With FIFA’s reputation in tatters, as it is, it needs to concentrate on restoring trust, not exporting conflict.”
LDFI Chairman, Gavin Stollar added:
“I fully endorse Tim Farron’s comments. We need strong, unequivocal voices in the UK on BDS. This is an issue Liberal Democrats have been steadfast in opposing.”