Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has given a stark warning to local authorities amid growing recognition that unions are urging a boycott of Israel.

Javid, who was business secretary under former prime minister David Cameron, said: “Wildcat boycotts and sanctions have no place in these crucial [investment] decisions, and I will not hesitate to act if any council decides to introduce restrictions that are not in line with UK foreign and defence policy.”

Sajid Javid

MP Sajid Javid

His department warned that “any council found flouting these rules could face action, including the possibility of having power over these investment decisions taken away, with central government stepping in instead”.

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