Covert Bailey - christiansquoting.org.uk/
English Christian male who is not backward in coming forward with opinions.
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Conservative MP Stewart Jackson told the Commons he would vote for the motion "with a heavy heart" and "take the consequences", which may mean losing his position as parliamentary private secretary to Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson. He said he wished there could have been a well-informed reasonable debate, instead of "heavy-handed whipping" and "catastrophic management" by his party.'
From 1990 to 1998 Stewart Jackson and I were colleagues on Ealing Council. On the opposite benches were Hilary Benn and Steve Pound who is now my MP and a friend. Stewart used to sit next to me in council meetings and I knew him to be no fan of the EU. So I congratulate him on nailing his colours to the mast against the whips, being a man of principle above party. Well done my friend.
"However, the government has to do what is in the national interest. The easy thing to do would have been for us to have avoided expressing a view. It was important to take a strong lead - because Britain's best interests are served by being in the EU."'
What arrogance form politicians who think they know best but cannot trust the people to be convinced by their arguments. If we can have a referendum over what for most people was no burning issue, the voting system, why can we not have one over that which has most affected our national life?
But as ever, like with capital punishment and immigration, the politicians know best and will not vote according to the will of the people.
All Conservative, Lib Dem and Labour MPs have been instructed to vote against the motion calling for a public vote on the UK's place in the EU.'
The government wants for once to be conservative and not rock the EU boat. For most of MPs, there is no memory of an independent sovereign UK except from our history which seems despised. We went into the then EEC under Heath after the 1970 election. Voters than had no choice, Lab and Lib's manifestos said we will go in. Cons said they would try and negotiate favourable terms. In we went. Life separate from Europe, started under Henry VIII, ended with Heath, Wilson et al. People under 60 have no memory of an independent UK. Is it any surprise that all three parties are where they were in 1970? They want us lost in the EUSSR. It is clearer now and more dangerous. Do we really want that little Frenchman to tell us to mind our own business because we are not in the Euro mess? Yes we do. We should listen, pack our bags and leave the Germans and French to sort out the continent. The previous two centuries are the history of their desire to rule Europe. Let them and let them pay the price of empire; bailing out your poor relatives if you cannot exploit them for profit.
Our legislators are frightened by the prospect of an uncharted future in an independent UK where they have to take responsibility for government. They want the soft life with a sinecure on the EU gravy train when they have to depart from Westminster.
Click on the title and read how according to the BBC, "Mr Hague, a prominent eurosceptic, wrote: "As a Conservative, I want to bring powers back from Europe, as we set out in our election manifesto. But a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, especially at this time of profound economic uncertainty, is not the answer."
If this is prominent euroscepticism it is worthless. Hague is like a eunuch in the Brussels harem. He has not got the ability to tackle anything there. It is not only hair he lacks.
There are two reasons not to have a referendum. The principled one is that we believe in representative democracy. Yesterday I heard an ignorant lib-dem saying we had a referendum on entry and approved. Historical ignorance or a lie? The referendum was after entrance and about an economic union called the Common Market, not the political EU. No. Lying politicians got us into this without our consent and they cannot be relied upon to get us out. They are men who have emasculated themselves.
The other and real reason not to have one is that the politicians would be told to get out of the EU and start governing in the name of Her Majesty.
The fate of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani now lies in the hands of Iran’s ultimate political and religious authority. CSW has mobilised mass international prayer and action on behalf of the pastor, who is facing execution for apostasy.
After several weeks of intense international scrutiny, Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s death sentence for apostasy has been referred to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni Khamenei, the highest political and religious authority in the country. Referral of court cases to the Supreme Leader is rare, and will almost certainly cause a further delay to the issuing of the written verdict from Pastor Nadarkhani’s recent trial.
CSW’s Advocacy Director, Andrew Johnston, said “no conclusions can be drawn from the latest developments in the case, and the pastor’s life remains in the balance. We therefore urge continuing petitions for his release. Until a written verdict is issued, there should be no let-up in international pressure.”
This week CSW welcomed the EU Foreign Affairs Council’s appeal “for the immediate and unconditional release of ... Yousef Nadarkhani”, which was contained in a statement commenting on the prevailing human rights situation in Iran,
On 9 October, Archbishop Desmond Tutu also spoke out on behalf of the pastor, appealing “to the Iranian authorities to free Yousef Nadarkhani, and allow him and all other members of minority religions in Iran to worship God … forcing anybody to renounce his or her faith is an utter violation of our universal human and religious values, and a renunciation of God.”
CSW coordinated an international Day of Prayer for Pastor Nadarkhani on Sunday 9 October, releasing prayer resources in English, Spanish and Portuguese to meet great demand from churches across the world. As part of CSW’s urgent international campaign, over 57,000 emails have been sent to the Iranian authorities petitioning for Pastor Nadarkhani’s release.
My name is Rekha. I am from Bangladesh. My father got me married but my husband was not a good person. He don’t give me food. He won’t speak to me. We were staying at my father’s place. My husband’s brother came. He said he can get me a job. I asked him what kind of job? He said, ‘a good job.’ His name is Sagar.
He brought me to the boarder. There another girl was also there. Along with the other girl, he brought us to Pune. He took us to Pramila Didi’s house and kept us there. I was at Pramila’s house for one month. Pramila didi told me I have to do dirty work. I told her, ‘No I’ll do good job here. That is why Sagar has brought me here.’ She said no one does good job here. You’ll have to do dirty job here. If you do the work you’ll get money. I said I will not do this dirty work. She asked if you will not do this, why did you come here? I cried a lot. After 10 days I started doing the work, forcefully. Pramila didi forced me to do it.
After a month, police came in civil dress. There is a girl named Poppy and police came to her. Poppy told them that she is a Bengali. The police took both me and Poppy. There were two lady police and three civil dressed police. They took us to the police station. There they spoke to us in Bengali. I told them the truth. From there we were taken to a government home. We were there for 3 months. We were taken to the doctor. While we were there, eight more girls from Bangladesh were brought there. All of us were sent back to Bangladesh. Then after these past few years, I was called to the office (Rights Jessore) and I came back here and went to the court.
I saw Pramila there. I saw Sagar also. I was overcome with anger even after so many days. I spoke/testified against them.
How do you feel now?
I feel good now. When I spoke about them, Pramila and Sagar got angry with me. They asked me why did I speak like that? The lawyer, Pramila’s lawyer said I am lying. Nothing like that happened. Nothing happened. I replied it happened. I am telling the truth. Now I feel good. I am with sister social worker now. I am feeling very good.
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