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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-30-09 11:53 PM
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20. I used to be a Young Tory
and I remember having a discussion with a newly elected MP. He said his biggest fear in life would be to be a member of a Party of Government that involved itself in War Crimes. The prospect of that happening, I thought was just too remote to countenance.

Many years on and the whole political landscape has changed so fundamentally that I do not know where I stand. I left the Tories when they moved to the hard right. I never expected Labour to move even further.

There are now, if you use the figures that were used of "worklesness" that were used in the 80's some 7.8 million people without jobs in the UK. It is a shocking sttaistic. Twenty percent of the active labour market are now without employment. The "claimant count" (those who qualify for jobseekers allowance) is a quarter of that.

The fact that not one, but two UK Prime Ministers, never mind the fact that they were Labour Prime Ministers, were beholden to the most extreme of Republican Presidents ever and were more than likely complicit with torture still shocks and saddens me.

We have been promised a "full investigation" in to the Iraq War now that our troops are out. This to me must include investigation into the whether senior UK Politicians and officials were complicit with war crimes.
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