Wednesday May 22, 2013
Calling Ministers to Account, or Trying ToStuart Littlewood Salem-News.com
So I've written to my MP Henry Bellingham, who recently lost his job as a Foreign Office minister, asking him to kindly table these two written questions.
(LONDON) - Here's an easy test of our much vaunted western democracy... you know, the kind we want to impose on everyone else, especially those nasty uncivilised regimes in the Middle East that go around attacking other nations instead of quietly minding their own business like the US and Britain.
Every so often MPs at Westminster are allowed to put Parliamentary Questions to ministers. On Tuesday of this week there is a session for questions to Foreign Office ministers, and I have been told by several people that they are asking their MP to challenge ministers about the continuing injustice in Palestine.
I hope they will also suggest questions about the sabre-rattling and bully-boy tactics that are designed to hurt the Iranian people economically, for no good reason any of us can see.
Whether or not MPs will agree to table those questions remains to be seen. And whether or not they receive an intelligent reply is anyone's guess. Let's see if democracy works to the extent of our servants in Parliament respond at least in word if not action to ordinary peoples' concerns.
So I've written to my MP Henry Bellingham, who recently lost his job as a Foreign Office minister, asking him to kindly table these two written questions (which require written answers)...
If I get a reply I'll let you know.
28 October 201
Stuart Littlewood’s book Radio Free Palestine, with Foreword by Jeff Halper, can now be read on the internet by visiting www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk
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Stuart Littlewood’s book Radio Free Palestine can now be read on the internet by visiting www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk
___________________________________Stuart Littlewood is author of the book Radio Free Palestine, which tells the plight of the Palestinians under occupation. Stuart's articles are serious and revealing; they address the pertinent issues regarding Israel and Palestine and sixty years of conflict that have devasted millions of human beings. For further information please visit: http://www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk/
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