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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:37 PM
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Straw heckled over Iraq by 82 year old Labour party member
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour2005/story/0,16394...

Jack Straw was heckled today as he told the Labour party conference Britain was in Iraq "for one reason only - to help the elected Iraqi government build a secure, democratic and stable nation".

A delegate, who was 82 years old and has been a Labour party member for 60 years, was bundled out by security guards after he shouted, "That's a lie," during the foreign secretary's keynote conference address.

The outburst came during one of the few mentions of Iraq in the conference hall this week.

A second delegate was expelled for complaining at the treatment of the first heckler.
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:38 PM
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1. Nice, 80 year olds shouting the truth.
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lcordero2 Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:38 PM
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2. that's hilarious
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:40 PM
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3. Good on him!
:toast:
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Monkey see Monkey Do Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:02 PM
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4. You missed the scariest part ---
the police used the Terrorism Act to prevent him from re-entering the hall.

(see http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... )
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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:31 AM
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6. Exactly, that's what I said in the other thread:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"Mr Wolfgang, a refugee from Nazi Germany, was later refused permission to re-enter the conference hall by police citing section 44 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act." (Independent)

The terrorist act used against somebody shouting "nonsense". Now I'm waiting for the first such incident to happen here in Germany.

We're so fucked.

I'm scared.

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Remember Fallujah

Bush to The Hague!
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:52 AM
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5. That is true labour speaking! n/t
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