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Topic: Re:Re:Drone strike
Posted by: Cllr Sam Hearn
Date/Time: 08/09/15 14:11:00

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."

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Drone strike08/09/15 12:03:00 Brian Coyle
   Re:Drone strike08/09/15 12:07:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:Drone strike08/09/15 12:32:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
         Re:Re:Re:Drone strike08/09/15 12:36:00 Paul Corcoran
         Re:Re:Re:Drone strike08/09/15 12:43:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike08/09/15 13:07:00 Colin Jordan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike08/09/15 13:58:00 Paul Corcoran
   Re:Drone strike08/09/15 13:06:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Drone strike08/09/15 14:11:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
         Re:Re:Re:Drone strike08/09/15 16:32:00 Joe Conneely
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike08/09/15 17:59:00 Andrew OSullivan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike09/09/15 09:40:00 Paul Corcoran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Drone strike09/09/15 10:08:00 Jonathan Bingham
   Re:Drone strike08/09/15 19:14:00 Penelope Battrick

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