Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Extraordinary Rendition, Indeed

Chagos is the infallible litmus test of being inside or outside the British Establishment. But Mauritius has also done damn all for the Chagossians over the years. They are very badly treated there.

What matters now is self-determination. Not only, but not least, because that would close a base that has been vital to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and to the practice of extraordinary rendition.  

In the person of David Miliband, the last Labour Government, to which most Labour MPs remain devoted, was so evil as to declare a "marine reserve" around the Chagos Islands, in order to prevent the return of the illegally and immorally exiled Islanders.

No one would ever do that to the Falkland Islanders. Google some images of them and of the Chagossians, and see if you can spot the difference. In the same vein is the view that there are somehow too many people in the world. Which people, exactly? We all know the answer to that one.

Another hung Parliament is coming, and we need our people to hold the balance of power in it. It has become a local commonplace that I am on 30-30-30 with Labour and the Conservatives here at North West Durham, so that any one of us could be the First Past the Post.

I will stand for this seat, if I can raise the £10,000 necessary to mount a serious campaign. Please email davidaslindsay@hotmail.com. Very many thanks.

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