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WAR: Soldier's Father to Oppose Blair

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posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 07:07 AM
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Confirmation of mounting public dissatisfaction with "The War on Terror" was made further evident this weekend with the announcement that Reg Keys, 52, would be running as an independent in Blair's home district of Sedgefield in the May UK National Elections. It is noted that Mr Keys' campaign has the potential to gain significant credibility and votes due to the fact that his son, Thomas (age 20) was killed in Iraq while serving Coalition forces.
 



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"How does (Blair) think those families of dead Iraqis feel? How does he think I felt when I dressed my son for his funeral, combed his beautiful blond hair and tried to avert my vision from the side of his face that had been blown off?"

"I'm coming for you, Mr. Blair, but I'm going to do it in a civilized way," Keys said in a news conference at the London studio of music producer Brian Eno. "I want to get the troops brought safely home. Get them out and replace them with U.N. peacekeeping forces."


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Prime Minister Blair must be feeling some heat on this one, how can you possibly debate with a person holding this type of political wild card?



"I am a victim of this war," he said. "I made the ultimate sacrifice. I've lost my son."


This coming election will surely demonstrate the true level of public disatisfaction in the Governments handling of the Iraq Crisis and ensuing War. It will be interesting to see if Mr. Keys can capture the minds and, most importantly, the hearts of the people of Sedgefield.

-KiwiDave



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[edit on 21-3-2005 by KiwiDave]




posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 07:16 AM
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Ok Sanctum says I have bad Grammer, but does not state what exactly it is... I cannot utu him to ask becuase I don't have 20 posts yet...

Could someone please tell me what the problem is???

Thanks.



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 07:39 AM
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I can only see 1 spelling mistake, "Prime Minister".

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Aha, what are you going to do, vote for the conservatives? They would've done the same thing and went into Iraq.

Is there a Greens party? Vote for that, force the Labour government to join with a Greens coalition. That will teach Blair for his "New Right-Wing Labour Tactics".



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 08:22 AM
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IF FEEL SORRY FOR THIS GUY WHO LOST HIS SON...AS AN ENGISHMAN MYSELF I KNOW THAT THIS GUY ISNT GOING TO WIN MORE THAN 1000 VOTES



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 08:50 AM
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Hi Andy,

"This guy won't get more than 1000 votes"

Could you please give more details on why you feel Mr. Keys will not be able to sway significant voters to his cause?

Thanks,

-KiwiDave



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 05:49 PM
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Nice quoting skillz buddy


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posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 05:49 PM
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Nice quoting skillz buddy


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[edit on 21-3-2005 by CmptrN3rd5]



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 06:50 PM
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I hope this guy gets no votes

Imagine if he actually won and was elected. How would he represent the people of Sedgefield? Being a grieving father doesn't do anything for the constituency he'd be representing.

Yes, there are lots of people who don't support the Governments action in Iraq, but throwing away your vote in this way is just cutting your nose off to spite your face.



posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 07:10 PM
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Well having people like this run could help to raise awareness. Sure he won't get voted in, but he could really sting Blair's campaign. From what I hear Blair isn't all that popular, a bit like our Bush. So with proper publicity this man could be the death of Blair's campaign for Prime Minister.



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 05:26 AM
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Yes, there are lots of people who don't support the Governments action in Iraq, but throwing away your vote in this way is just cutting your nose off to spite your face.


Well stranger things have happened - take California for example...

Seriously, I understand what you mean; it can be disturbing for some to think of a simple "commoner" making it to parliment - maybe if he came from the right familiy and was educated at Eton it would be a different story...

I am a father as well and I could not imagine what I would do if my son was killed. A parent should never have to experience the death of a son or daughter.

-KiwiDave



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by KiwiDave

Well stranger things have happened - take California for example...


Hey, if i was in Kali, i would've voted for Arnie.

Could you imagine another state saying anything bad about California from now on?



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 05:58 AM
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I think even if this man can take the shine of any slick neo-Labour campaign Blair has up his sleeve then its a good thing! Nothing like holding people acountable fo their actions.

"I hope you left enough room for my fist because Im going to ram it into your stomach and break your goddamn spine!" - Arnold Schwarzenneger


How can you argue with that?



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 06:02 AM
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Originally posted by KiwiDave

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"I am a victim of this war," he said. "I made the ultimate sacrifice. I've lost my son."
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Whilst having every sympathy for Mr Keys, wasn't it actually his son who made the "ultimate sacrifice"??



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by AlfredENewman
Whilst having every sympathy for Mr Keys, wasn't it actually his son who made the "ultimate sacrifice"??


Good call
I am guessing it was Mr. Keys' son that decided to join the army and NOT Mr Keys' "giving" his son...



posted on Mar, 22 2005 @ 08:17 AM
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In West Virginia, the former governor Bob Wise gave up his re-election due in part to a local man running against him who was the husband of a woman Wise was having an affair with. Wise did not go through with a re-election campaign so there is no way to know if this man would have beaten him in the polls, but he did basically end Wise's governorship from creating a public scene to his personal problems that were in part due to Wise's actions.

Though I doubt Blair will end his bid for re-election as a result of this man's running. Here's to hoping Blair loses anyway.


[edit on 22-3-2005 by Frith]




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