posted on Jan, 16 2003 @ 08:56 AM
"The fact is the UK accepts more than its fair share of refugees, this is dangerous as any number of people with terrorist connections can and will
So what are you trying to say?Stop immigration?All immigrants should be treated as potential terrorist?Put them in concentration camps on arrival?Pray
tell me,What is your prefered option?
"I don`t see in the respectable press anyone blowing this out of proportion. The government don`t seem to desperate to me (they have a huge majority
and can do what they want without serious opposition) and the media far from hysterical unless you read the gutter press."
Point one,It may sadden you to realise this but the vast majority of people do not buy the "respectable"press in the UK.As a consequence twice as
many people bought The Mirror(With it's skull and crossbones front page with the words "It's Started")as bought The Times,Telegraph,and Guardian
on that day combined.
Point two,When you are reading your respectable Guardian today did it not say that about 50% of Labour back benchers are against a war against Iraq
without UN aproval,That at least two cabinet members are likely to resign if Blair goes ahead regardless,That the Foreign Secretary and the Defense
Secretary are obviously divided if not on how to act at least in terms of retoric,That polls are regulally showing Labour membership against war and
the vast majority of the public also against war(See tonights Channel 4 news poll 7pm)I buy and read The Times and Telegraph everyday(I hope they are
respectable enough for you)and for the last week at least they have been reporting the desperate corner Blair has been painting himself into by
backing Bush without the support of his party.
Perhaps your have a different source on the people arrested and charged in North London last week under the terrorism act?
No, I have no other source,but to quote your link to the "respectable" Guardian.
"While the detention of an Algerian asylum seeker was the purpose of the operation in Manchester, detectives, including a liaison officer from
Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist branch, became intrigued when they discovered two other north Africans in the flat."
As I said in my previous post nothing but an immigration raid that developed into a fishing trip that when it went wrong was blamed on international
Finally I'd just like to say that I have nothing against The Guardian I do,however resent your inference that my sources are from the "gutter
press".Also your belief that only broad sheet newspapers have any influence.Why is it ,do you think ,that the Labour Party invested so much time and
energy on wooing Rupert Murdoch's Sun?(answers on a postcard and placed in a self addressed envelope)