Friday, September 02, 2005

UK: Kenneth clark speach in full, his reason for not supporting war

Conservative leadership hopeful Ken Clarke gives his first speech since announcing his intention to stand. Read it here.

I had previously supported every war embarked upon by a British Government of whatever party throughout my Parliamentary career.
This was not such a case. The reasons given to Parliament for joining the invasion were bogus

read the full speach Here

2 Comments:

Anonymous somethingsphishy said...

I like this guy. I love this part;

"What has been done, has been done. The Prime Minister responsible has made himself accountable to the public in a General Election, which he won."

Is that the jab to the head I think it was?

September 02, 2005 11:10 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

yes , it is a jab ... this is the guy i talk about in "my voting dilema"


he is one of the few people to be able to take the moral high ground as he has not changed his mind and he actually voted agaisnt the war

he is not seen as pacifist due to supporting every previous war

so he has credentials

but he is from the "right wing party"

so i would disagree with him on every domestic policy i am sure

but he is the first British senior politician ( george galloway is small time) to stand up and say this stuff , and he can't be shut up by the usual cries of "you voted for the war" etc

the right wing leader is standing down (as he lost the election) so the right wing party are going to choose a new leader to challenge Blairs party , and he is one of the front runners , so it could be him

straight talk from a british right wing party has not been seen here for some time

it could make things interesting . esp as tony blair has already said he will step down at some point before the next election

September 03, 2005 12:41 am  

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