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Surprise! UK Voters Don’t Trust Labor Party!

Historically, the British Labor Party was in the forefront of fighting to end war and to work for peace in the world. Unfortunately, they selected Tony Blair as their party’s leader and this man forged a friendship with the brilliant leader of the United States–George Bush. Tony, the man with the backbone of a chocolate eclair, blindly followed the nincompoop from Texas into the tragedy that is Iraq, wasted billions of dollars and left his nation angry and confused. Add on the debacle of handling a world-wide economic disaster and it is no surprise most inhabitants of the UK no longer trust the Labor Party.

An overwhelming majority of voters believe Labor does not tell the truth about the state of the nation’s finances. About 43% support the Conservative Party, 26% favor Labor, 19% are for the LIberal Democrats and the remainder are trying to figure out if anyone is ready to tell the truth.

If one lies down with the dogs of war eventually one will have the stink of lies and deception hang onto one’s body.

Wither The UK With Or Without Labor?

The British Labor party historically represented forces of social concern and respect for individual rights. However, over the past decade under leadership of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown a new image has emerged regarding the party. Latest polls indicate a disastrous future for Labor the next election for parliament with only about 25% solidly behind their party. People are turning away from Labor because they have lost faith in its ability or willingness to deal with critical issues ranging from healthcare to the war in Afghanistan to the economic crisis.

Unfortunately, for Gordon Brown he is linked to the disaster that was Iraq when Blair decided to allow his friendship with Bush to overcome common sense and plunged the UK into an unpopular war which has economically impacted the nation. The real issue is being able to name an issue where Labor leadership gives hope for innovative thinking. The Afghan debacle will only get worse and more British soldiers will die, but Brown blunders ahead refusing to accept responsibility that Labor made a mistake by joining with Bush in Iraq. How about a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for members of the Labor Party?

Everyone Tells Prime Minister Gordon Brown To Shove It!

There must be nights when Prime Minister Gordon Brown wishes he had never heard of George Bush or the United States or Iraq, but, unfortunately, his nation has been tremendously impacted by events from the former colony. His Labor Party suffered overwhelming losses in local elections which most probably have resulted in the loss of over 300 seats while the opposing Conservative Party has gained at least 200. The British people have gradually come to the conclusion the Labor Party loused up by joining in the Iraq war, and then their nation was hammered by the American economic collapse. To add to the mess on his hands, Brown now confronts daily stories about members of Parliament who padded their expense accounts.

In the past few days, the Defense Secretary, the Transport Secretary, and the Employment Minister have all resigned. But, the latest blow came from Caroline Flint, European Minister who not only resigned but blasted Brown as anti-female. “I have the greatest respect for the women who have served as full ministers of Cabinet and for those who attend as and when required. However, few are allowed in your inner circle. Several of the women attending Cabinet –myself included– have been treated by you as little more than female window dressing. I am not willing to attend Cabinet in a peripheral capacity any longer.”

We have yet to hear from the cleaning women or any servants.

Afghan President Blasted For Anti-Female Law!

The Western world exploded with fury at the new law signed by President Karzai of Afghanistan which, in effect, allows a husband to rape his wife. The law says a woman can not refuse sex with her husband, leave the house without his permission, get a job or go to school unless hubby gives approval. Prime Minister Gordon Brown made known his fury at this piece of medieval jurisprudence by telling President Karzai in no uncertain terms what he thought about the law. “I made it perfectly clear to the president that we could be tolerate that situation. You cannot have British troops fighting, and in some cases dying, to save a democracy where that democracy is infringing human rights.”

President Karzai initially rejected criticism on grounds the West had “misinterpreted” the law but said it would be reviewed. Where is President Obama on this issue? American troops can not fight to support such a government. Either they adhere to basic democratic rights for ALL members of society or just let the Taliban take over– at least they are honest about their brutality and undemocratic views.

Prince Harry Comments Spark Race Investigation

Recent remarks by Prince Harry in which he was caught on television referring to a fellow officer as a “Paki” have sparked a need to closely examine the British army culture in order to stamp out both blatant and subtle examples of racism. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has linked with the Ministry of Defense in order to develop programs that will go beyond issuing statements about tolerance and get down to the nitty gritty of barracks prejudice and bigotry that compels those of Asian and Muslim backgrounds to confront comments and discrimination because of their backgrounds. The EHRC believes top level officers in the military are against racism, but in the lower ranks there is less concern about dealing with this problem.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown decried Harry’s remarks but expressed the feeling the prince was truly sorry for his choice of words. Many experts interpret Harry’s remarks as a symptom of racism that is prevalent among lower level officers and NCO who deal on a daily basis with troops. Prince Harry most probably does not realize how his words are symbolic of deep seated issues of prejudice.

British Police Denounce 42-Day Detention

Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Great Britain has been pushing for power to extend the time period in which “suspected terrorists” so they can be detained up to 42 days. Some of Britain’s senior police officers broke ranks with their colleagues by denouncing these plans. Four senior police officers told the Guardian they had concerns regarding the new legislation among which were:
1. It would damage relations with Muslim communities from whom intelligence it counter terrorism is needed.
2. It would pressure police officers to obtain “evidence” any way they could in order to prove the detention was a valid one.
3. It damages the integrity of the police by placing them in a position where they might interfere in the rights of detainees.

A police officer, Rob Beckley went public with his concerns in a speech to a Muslim Safety Forum conference a few weeks ago when he said: “I, and know other chief officers, do not see the necessity of 42 days; we c an see the desirability, but at this stage I do not see the professional necessity.”

Rumors are flying around Parliament that a defeat for Prime Minister Brown on this controversial bill might lead to his resignation and replacement by another member of the Labor Party.

Mugabe Denounced At UN

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lashed out against the brutal regime of Robert Mugabe who has refused to accept the verdict of the people of Zimbabwe that they seek change in government. Leaders of nations from throughout the world expressed dismary at what is happening in that unfortunate country where the dogs of war have been unleashed on the population to ensure Mugabe retains power. Many leaders were particularly upset at the cowardly behavior of President Mbeki of South Africa who continues defending Mugabe and insists there are no problems in Zimbabwe. Mbeki tried to keep the topic of Zimbabwe off the agenda but was thwarted by the UN. “A stolen election would not be a democratic election at all, “thundered Gordon Brown. “Let a single clear message go outfrom here in New York that we ..stand solidly behind democracy and human rights for Zimbabwe.

Most UN speakers avoided specifically denouncing President Mbeki for fear he would continue his stubborn defense of Mugabe. However, Jacob Zuma, who will become the next president of South Africa, blasted Mbeki and urged his nation to take a stand in defense of Zimbabwe.

Sarkozy-Brown Announce African Education Venture

President Nicola Sarkzoy and Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced a joint British/French fund to improve education for over 16 million children in Africa by 2012. The two leaders discussed a range of topics including consruction of more nuclear facilities in Britain by the French utility company, EDF and a conference for non-nuclear nations interested in developing civilian atomic programs. Their meeting may well mark the birth of a new French/British axis in the world. Sakozy addressed Parliament and outlined ways in which the two nations could become a force for peace in the world. He also promised to reform the Agricultural Program which has been a major British concern for years.

The French president also urged the two nations to work with America and persuade that nation to become more environmentally pro-active. Sarkozy’s talk deeply impressed many members of Parliament and pointed the way to a new era of cooperation between the nations.

The world is witnessing the emergence of new power configurations such as a British-French alliance as well as France’s alliance with Germany. One can expect in the coming years these nations will become an unoffiical bloc exerting pressure on the United States. Senator McCain has already indicated if he is elected president there will be a new American desire to seek cooperation with the world and abandon the unilateral philosophy of George Bush who wants to be the decider-in-chief.

No Time For Darfur At EU-African Summit

Most leaders of European countries and members of the Africa Union met to discuss important issues impacting the continent of Africa, but for some surprising reason, there simply wasn’t enough time available to discuss such minor issues as the genocide occurring in Darfur or the brutal regime of Mugabe who has plunged Zimbabwe into
complete chaos and stagnation. Forty MPs from across Europe and Africa published an open letter saying “they were surprised and disappointed to note that at a two-day summit of the leaders of two continents there will be no time alloted to discuss the continuing crisis in Darfur that has claimed over 200,000 lives.” A coalition of 50 human rights groups from Europe and Africa also protested the summit for turning its back on human suffering on the continent of Africa. They also supported the action of Prime Minister Brown of England who refused to attend if Mugabe was allowed to participate in the summit meeting.

Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission rejected Brown’s complaint on the ground “if you are an international leader then you are going to have to be prepared to meet some people your mother would not like you to meet.” Sarcasm has a place, but not when it brushes off the suffering of millions of people in Zimbabwe. The attendance of Mugabe at the summit meeting will be used by him as justification for his policies. That is the issue.

Republican Blasts Bush In Tehran Times

Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan, sharply criticized President Bush in an article appearing in the Tehran Times. He accused Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown of hypocrisy in decrying violence in Burma, but continuing unabated violence in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Indeed, Bush and Brown, as commanders in chief, are on a killing spree that makes the government of Burma look extremely restrained in comparison…. what is the difference between Bush and Brown on one hand, and the murderous Burmese government on the other?” Roberts notes Brown and Bush are always claiming they seek democracy and use that expression to justify killing innocent people while at least the thugs running Myanmar have never hidden their contempt for democracy and freedom.

Paul Roberts, a conservative Republican, is contemptuous of Bush for claiming debasing constitutional rights is the price Americans must pay for safety, and in so doing, “Bush has sunk the United States to a new low in human intelligence and morality.” It is rather remarkable that a conservative Reaganite must assume leadership in the fight against Bush’s violation of civil liberties. Imagine if a liberal wrote such an article that appeared in the anti-American Tehran Times