Tag Archives: Iraq

Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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Let us hope for a safe outcome


Last night I was at a meeting with the senior police officer who has overall responsibility for the policing of todays election across Sussex and Surrey. Just as each of the parties have a huge number of people focused on … Continue reading

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A shameful Government


Before Christmas I wrote about the case of a profoundly deaf Iraqui boy who fled from his home country with his family because he was under threat of death due to his disability. The Hamadamin family along with six year old … Continue reading

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We need to show compassion


Lawand Hamadamin is a deaf six year old Iraqui boy who with his family was admitted to the UK from a refugee camp in Dunkirk. Lawand was born profoundly deaf, and due to problems with his cochlear implant following his … Continue reading

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We need logic, not prejudice


In a world of soundbites and edited comments, it is easy to assume that when someone speaks or is quoted that the full story is more complex and the few words captured may even state the opposite of what the … Continue reading

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The wrong side of public opinion


Its challenging to be told that you have got it wrong compared to the weight of public opinion. I clearly recall the Saturday in 2003 when along with a couple of friends and 2M people who I did not know, … Continue reading

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Matt needs better briefing


Last night on Question Time Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office articulated an enthusiastic case for the UK to bomb Syria to try to defeat ISIL. He argued that this view was despite the fact that he had opposed the Iraq war, at … Continue reading

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Who is the greatest threat?


According to a tweet by David Cameron over the weekend we all need to be very frightened of the Labour Party following the election of Jeremy Corbyn. Its a sign of how limited the social media strategy of the Conservative Party … Continue reading

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Bombs should not be a party matter


The decision to Bomb IS in Iraq made yesterday during the debate in the House of Commons led to one small impact within Westminster itself. Because the Labour Party decided to back the action proposed by the coalition, Rushnara Ali … Continue reading

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The need for integrity


As MPs assemble in Westminster to the apparent fury of Nigel Farage who would have no role in such a discussion in any case we all need to call for holistic thinking from our elected representatives. The decisions they will be … Continue reading

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