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resident bunnypants Donating Member (55 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:57 AM
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British Parliament Debate Supports Chavez’s Venezuela
British Parliament Debate Supports Chavez’s Venezuela


By: Alex Holland – Venezuelanalysis.com

Caracas, Venezuela, March 9, 2006—Yesterday afternoon the British Parliament held a debate about UK policy towards Venezuela. Many British Members of Parliament, or MPs, spoke in support of the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. MP Jeremy Corbyn said, “the people of Venezuela are overwhelmingly behind a President who promises to use the nation’s wealth to conquer poverty.”


Colin Burgon, Labour Party MP for Elthem, called for the debate on Venezuela and got nearly 100 other MPs to support it. The debate was held to try and clear up what the UK position is to Venezuela and how it is different from the US.

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news.php?newsno=1912

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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:19 AM
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1. Not to worry, President Tony is abolishing Parliament soon
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1932 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:19 AM
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2. key part (gov't position is...):
The Government Spokesperson and Minister for the Middle East {???}, Kim Howells, was largely very positive about Venezuela. Howells praised the Venezuelan “free press,” and, “vibrant news media, that are not afraid to reflect the concerns of people from all parts of society.”

Howells confirmed that Venezuela has been showing the UK, “tremendous co-operation,” with combating the international drug trade. The UK and Venezuela worked closely together to recently hold the first meeting of Latin America, Caribbean and EU drugs observatories in Caracas, said Howells.

The UK would not, “shy away from criticism when we judge it to be necessary,” said Howells, “but our policy remains to seek constructive engagement with Venezuela. We have much to gain from working together.”
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