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Member of U.K. parliament stabbed

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posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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A member of parliament in the United Kingdom, Stephen Timms of the Labour Party, has been stabbed, the party press office said Friday.

Timms was taken to a London hospital where his condition was described as "not life threatening," the press office said.

Police said a 21-year-old woman was taken into custody. Timms has represented West Ham since 1994.



news.blogs.cnn.com...




posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:08 PM
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Can anyone identify this man's politics? Why would he be targetted?



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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Let me start by saying I find it hard to understand why anyone would stab anyone but nonetheless here are some facts about Timms.

"Timms was the Financial Secretary to the Treasury between 1999 and 2001, 2004 and 2005 and again between 2008 and 2010. Timms has the largest majority out of all the Members of Parliament."

"He was highly regarded by finance professionals (despite slip-ups)”

"He describes himself as a "Christian Socialist"."

This has all been taken straight from wikipedia and it took me all of 3 minutes, in future I would suggest you commit as little effort as I before speculating on the mundane.

Timms was and still is heavily involved in the UK's finance, allot of people in the UK are not doing so well at the moment financially speaking and are fairly upset about it. Therefore it doesn't take a member of the Giga Society to work out some of the potential motives involved.

Remain Vigilant.



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:26 PM
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Well thanks for the information and the personal insult.


I don't find a politician being attacked mundane, thus my post.



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:30 PM
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Seems to be just a run of the mill politician, with no known enemies, he's 'Labour' thats like a Democrat in the days when such things used to matter.

The UK is like most places where simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can get you in some terminal trouble. The 'businessman' look or carying a briefcase, or something that may be a laptop simply clinches the deal.

I hate my own phrase though...wrong place time etc, but its just the way of things and that sums it up quickly.

Dont think the perp will turn up as some deranged petrol attendant, crazed by the likely fuel tax hikes under the new govt, just another thug robbing someone the old fashioned way.

Peace!



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:35 PM
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Thank you. That is what I was asking, though I did make a lousy OP.


[edit on 14-5-2010 by InvisibleAlbatross]



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:40 PM
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Interesting news event, but too early to speculate, there could be multiple reasons:

Mugging gone wrong.

Marital problems.

Drink/drug involvement.

In all likelihood it's probably quite innocent on his part.

perhaps.



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:49 PM
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You're right, I jumped the gun



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:51 PM
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Although, it could be something completely salacious...

Was he admitted to hospital with an orange in his mouth?



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 12:52 PM
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I nearly choked on my breakfast



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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Seems to me a stabbing of a member of parliament, or a congressman or senator is certainly newsworthy.

In this day and time one never knows what or who may be behind something like that. I would be interested in knowing something about the woman that did it and why.



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:32 PM
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news.sky.com... os=UK_News_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15632162_Stephen_Timms%2C_Labour_MP%2C_Stabbed_During_Constituency_Surgery_In_Beckton%2C_East_London__




"Police believe there were a number of people who wanted to discuss constituency matters," Brunt said. "According to the source she was talking to the MP, she had clearly been let in to see him. "She then leant over and stabbed him in the stomach. According to the source, Mr Timms was stabbed twice in the abdomen." Brunt added: "It appears it was the first political surgery since the election. Officers believe there were a number of witnesses to what happened."


it said that the woman leaned over and stabbed him twice in the stomach

[edit on 14-5-2010 by jumpingbeanz]



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by jokei

In all likelihood it's probably quite innocent on his part.

perhaps.


Innocent? A finance minister's job is to pander to the profit-lust of the bankers who hold his leash. Perhaps this woman has discovered the fact that Sovereign Nations have the power and authority to create and issue their own money yet elect to borrow fiat money from banks who get it from...

thin air!

And that at interest!

God knows I considered some well-placed knives and bullets when I discovered this truth. But then I soon after discovered the truth that all humans have the right to be fooled and tricked as long as they choose to remain ignorant of the workings of the world.

Poor saps. The people of earth have the government they deserve, because they have chosen sleep over freedom.



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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It is believed the former Treasury minister was stabbed twice in the stomach.
Police say a 21-year-old woman is in custody after the incident which happened at about 3.15pm today.
There is no known motive for the attack but there are believed to have been a number of witnesses.

LINKwww.dailymail.co.uk...
So there in no known motive as yet time will tell.

Keith



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 01:57 PM
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Personally I wouldn't advocate violence - even against an MP (maybe a Catholic priest though :lol
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Innocence is relative of course, in this case I meant innocence in a more mundane non-conspiratorial sense.



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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Not the first time this has happened The price you pay for open democracy?



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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Originally posted by bonsaisert

Let me start by saying I find it hard to understand why anyone would stab anyone


For the comedy??





Korg



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 02:24 PM
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pitty it wasnt brown. or some of the other twats that have left this country a shell of its former glory (by no means resrticted to just labour) kill em all!



posted on May, 14 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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p.s were's my jhon lewis kitchen and duck mansion.



posted on May, 15 2010 @ 11:51 AM
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I'd be careful cos you never know when they will start taking jokes and empty threats like that seriously.

I completely oppose violence, everyone says stupid stuff when they are angry but very few mean it when they say they want someone dead. But those that do mean it will ruin it for the rest of us by making these rightfully paranoid MP's even more paranoid and placing even more restrictions on our liberty.

Or maybe this was someone paid by the government to carry it out on their behalf in order to have an excuse to restrict us more.



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