|Posted by:||Cllr Sam Hearn|
|It happened and we need to discuss it. |
I make no apologies for quoting from Enoch Powell's speech in the HOC in July 1959 about the murder of Mau Mau prisoner in British Colonial custody in the Hola Camp in Kenya.
"It has been said that these 11 men were the lowest of the low; subhuman was the word which one of my honorable Friends used. So be it. But that cannot be relevant to the acceptance of responsibility for their death . . . In general, I would say that it is a fearful doctrine, which must recoil upon the heads of those who pronounce it, to stand in judgement on a fellow human being and to say, "Because he was such-and-such, therefore the consequences which would otherwise flow from his death shall not flow."
Nor can we ourselves pick and choose where and in what parts of the world we shall use this or that kind of standard. We cannot say, "We will have African standards in Africa, Asian standards in Asia and perhaps British standards here at home." We have not that choice to make. We must be consistent with ourselves everywhere."
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Drone strike||08/09/15 12:03:00||Brian Coyle|
|Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 12:07:00||Loraine Pemberton|
|Re:Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 12:32:00||Cllr Sam Hearn|
|Re:Re:Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 12:36:00||Paul Corcoran|
|Re:Re:Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 12:43:00||Huw Burford-Taylor|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 13:07:00||Colin Jordan|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 13:58:00||Paul Corcoran|
|Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 13:06:00||Richard Greenhough|
|Re:Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 14:11:00||Cllr Sam Hearn|
|Re:Re:Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 16:32:00||Joe Conneely|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 17:59:00||Andrew OSullivan|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike||09/09/15 09:40:00||Paul Corcoran|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike||09/09/15 10:08:00||Jonathan Bingham|
|Re:Drone strike||08/09/15 19:14:00||Penelope Battrick|