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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    Nevertheless, no matter how shouty and incoherent his style of debate might be, that is the sort of difficult issue I want to see brought up on the mainstream news outlets rather than the usual boring PR talk we usually hear from politicians.
    Agreed. He also gives the 'other view' (trenchantly and stridently) about Israeli policies in a media that seems almost exclusively pro-Israeli when any conflict involving Israel blows up.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    International Law is one thing - reality another. I'm all for the rule of law, but ...
    Similar here - friend of mine is studying law and quite a fan of legal positivism, can be tiring to argue with him.

    Nevertheless, getting rid of a fascist regime like Baath with the disgusting record of Saddam seems to me to have been a good thing, even if it was a complete change of Western policy from the previous stance of supporting Saddam against Iran in the old days.
    It's true, in the end Saddam was just an extremely cruel dictator who waged war on too many countries to accept that forever.

    Maybe it was all about the oil - I doubt that personally - and maybe it was all about contracts for US corporations - some truth to that - but ...
    'It was all about the oil' is the stupidest thing to say, so many people field these kind of conspiracy theories. Same in Libya - why would NATO go to war with Libya in order to get oil when European nations already had very comfortable contracts with Gaddafi?

    Oh and like Nick Cohen, I have a low level of respect for people on the Left who like to ignore all the vicious criminality and sadism of the Saddam regime, because knocking US policy is so much more satisfying.
    Same here - some leftist just totally lack a sense for reality. Same with supporting Palestine and blaming everything possible on Israel whilst not paying a thought on all the missiles flying into Israel each day.

    I think we agree on many aspects and just differ on specific cases. But it seems we have wandered a bit from the original subject
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    Nevertheless, no matter how shouty and incoherent his style of debate might be, that is the sort of difficult issue I want to see brought up on the mainstream news outlets rather than the usual boring PR talk we usually hear from politicians.
    It's nothing to do with his style of debate, it's that he changes his opinions on the basis of what people want to hear. He's a two-faced **** who'll suck you off to get your vote, then once he's got it he'll finish off by chopping through with a rusty knife.
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    (Original post by MENDACIUM)
    Yes, he did criticize labour. Rather then sitting there shyly , he stood up for what he believed was right.

    I don't know too much about his involvement in the much smaller respect party.

    + Today or yesterday was the death anniversary or Rachel Corrie, a human rights campaigner bull-dozed by an israeli machine.

    + He has gone on charity campaigns to fight for the palestinien cause. He stood up against funding governments were getting. One of the people who were funding the government was an owner of a porn business.
    Glaswegians picked Galloway because he was a Labour MP. He spent most of the time in his seat embarrassing the party so much that he was expelled. It's selfishness more than anything else. He then made his own party specifically made to appeal to areas where there are a large proportion of Muslims, so he can get back into a position of power. Think about it, he contested Bethnal Green and Bow because the previous MP voted in favour of the war in Iraq in an area where there are many Muslims, and it's pretty obvious why he contested Bradford West in 2012.

    If you like Galloway so much, you should probably read up on the Respect Party and the Stop the War Coalition, and Galloway's role in both. You'll see how power-hungry he is then.

    Galloway's also extremely biased towards Palestine in the conflict, and refuses to acknowledge any wrongdoing by the Palestinians. I'm not really pro-anything, but I'm not ignorant of the crisis. My Israeli friends have obviously been subject to propaganda, most likely in school, as he said that at one point his History teacher said that no other country talks about the Holocaust in their classes as much as Israel does, because "they're stupid and pro-Palestinian." He also thinks that Rachel Corrie brought it upon herself. But I don't think that they are solely to blame, unlike Galloway and the majority of Respect supporters. You can't cherrypick incidents in the conflict to support one side over the other. And to be honest, I don't see what the relevance of the government (do you mean the British or the Palestinian government?) getting donations from porn business has to do with anything.
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    (Original post by MENDACIUM)
    The same man who signed a petition never to increase fee's and decides to increase them to 9000 a year.

    I'm never going to vote for the tories , or the lib-dems. I benefited greatly because of labours social spending during the last decade, and i don't mind doing my bit for the next wave of people who need a government like that.
    So that we go back into huge amounts of debt?
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)

    You can use sites like www.parliament.uk to easily find out who your Member of Parliament is, by postcode or area.
    http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/

    There are also sites that report on MP activities like Theyworkforyou.
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/

    So, did you know who your MP was before you came to this page??
    Actually I didn't. But I do know who the president and prime minister are.
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    (Original post by James A)
    It's worth noting that Lynne Featherstone, who ran for MP a couple of times in Wood Green, where I used to live, now she is now secretary of state for international development.

    Back in 2000 she got her ass kicked by Barbara Roach a couple of times.
    She is Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening is the current Secretary of State for International Development
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    (Original post by Bonoahx)
    Yeah, my MP is Nick Hurd, pretty much inherited the position from his father, and has the most prestigious position of "Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for The Civil Society." He was even on ITV News once, watch out.

    I've sent a couple letters to him. He isn't bad at what he does, being a liaison between the upper members of the cabinet and his constituents. I think I sent him something about Richard O'Dwyer (Google him, he actually has a pretty interesting story) and got a reply from Damian Green when he was the Minister for Immigration. Recently, I also sent him something about teaching of IT in schools which he hasn't replied to yet.

    Hurd does appeal to his constituents though on free votes, more or less. On the gay marriage vote, he asked his constituents what they thought, as well as asking priests what their congregations thought, and everyone was so split on it he abstained even though he was for it. Probably the only thing he has done which I like, all the other stuff he's just followed whatever his party says.

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    He's my MP too! haha.
    Although I live in Northwood not Pinner.
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    I agree with much of George Galloways views but its all worthless, as both UK and US governments are against his views, along with the media of both countries.

    Governments just knock him off and the media take the piss out of him.
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    The MP where I was born is a Tory Whip, I lived in a LD area and that MP is a Minister in DEFRA and I did my studies in another LD area and met the LD MP who is now a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of state in DCLG
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    I know he's Phillip Lee and he's a tory **** who's against gay marriage. the prick.
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    So far, I'm seeing fewer swear words in the thread than I had expected.
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    No ****in way! :>
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    Mine is William Hague!
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    (Original post by alexh42)
    He's my MP too! haha.
    Although I live in Northwood not Pinner.
    Woo, MP buddies :cool:
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    (Original post by Jordan-James)
    I agree with much of George Galloways views but its all worthless, as both UK and US governments are against his views, along with the media of both countries.

    Governments just knock him off and the media take the piss out of him.
    There's good reason for that - he's a disgrace, a self-serving little arse licker who'll cheat, lie and steal to get what he wants. No-one with more than one day of life in their history would even consider voting for him
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    There's good reason for that - he's a disgrace, a self-serving little arse licker who'll cheat, lie and steal to get what he wants. No-one with more than one day of life in their history would even consider voting for him
    No i agree hes a bit of a nutjob, he just shouts and stuff , i was just stating what he does is completely pointless regardless lol.
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    (Original post by Jordan-James)
    No i agree hes a bit of a nutjob, he just shouts and stuff , i was just stating what he does is completely pointless regardless lol.
    He's not a nutjob, he's a self-serving **** and anti-semetic to the point where someone might make a mention of Godwin. Were he to be struck down in a freak incident then I wouldn't not shed a tear, far more likely I'd do a little jig, walk into the pub and shout "drinks are on me". In the past year he has reached a circle of hatred I thought was reserved for the Devil herself (Thatcher).
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    My MP is George Osborne. I've met him several times.
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    (Original post by Hi I'm Will)
    My MP is George Osborne. I've met him several times.
    What did you think of him?
 
 
 
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