Should the UK recognise Palestine as a state?

MPs are to take part in an historic vote in Parliament that will call on the government to recognise Palestine as a state.

Speaking on the Today programme, Labour MP Grahame Morris said the case to see Palestine as a state is "very strong" and "we should now recognise Palestine's right to statehood".

His Labour colleague, Louise Ellman MP, said there have to be negotiated agreements "so there is a Palestinian state alongside Israel, not instead of Israel".

Grahame Morris will present the motion on Monday as MPs return to the Commons.

First broadcast on the Today programme on 11 October 2014