Monitoring Desk: Sayeeda Warsi has resigned from UK government, saying she can “no longer support” its policy on Gaza. She was Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities. According to people who have personal contact with her, She had asked UK Prime Minister David Cameron to condemn to condemn the killings of children by Israel but he refused and stepped up support for Israel. She told her Twitter followers that she was leaving with “deep regret”. She was previously chairman of the Conservative Party.
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
Sayeeda Hussain Warsi, Baroness Warsi is a British solicitor and politician of Pakistani origin who was created a life peer in 2007. From May 2010 to September 2012 she was the Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, along with Lord Feldman, and a Minister without Portfolio in David Cameron’s Cabinet. She was the first Muslim to serve in a British Cabinet, the third Muslim minister and the first female Muslim to serve as a minister in the United Kingdom, although she never won an election.
On 4 September 2012, she was appointed Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister for Faith and Communities. Warsi resigned from both posts on 5th August 2014 citing concerns that she was no longer able to support government policy on Gaza.