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  • Thursday, April 28, 2005

    Reg Keys calls on Blair to resign

    From the Reg Keys campaign website:

    'Michael Howard and the voters of Sedgefield now have an unprecedented opportunity to call Blair to account with the simple remedy of the ballot box. If Howard believes Blair to have lied over the war then I implore him to take this opportunity seriously. He is no longer obliged to be bound by the convention whereby one party leader does not expose another by withdrawing their candidate. He himself says Blair has lied, and this is his opportunity to show that he is serious and to expose him to the test of the ballot box. 'My plea extends to Charles Kennedy despite his party's opposition to the war. Our canvass results show clearly that Sedgefield has already become a two-horse race with myself and Blair running neck and neck amongst declared voters.' Martin Bell, former Independent MP for Tatton and the original 'white suit candidate', said tonight: 'The extraordinary situation has arisen whereby the Prime Minister is facing a crisis of confidence of unprecedented proportions at the same time as he is facing re-election as a member of Parliament. And even more extraordinary is that standing against him the best qualified opponent he has ever faced, who for the first time has turned a general election in Sedgefield from a procession into a real contest of national and international significance. A political miracle is within reach.'
    If the Tories and Lib Dems are serious about wanting to hold Blair to account, even though the hypocritical Tories were always in favour of the invasion of Iraq, then they should withdraw their candidates, to allow Mr Keys a clear run at Blair. It would indeed be an historic opportunity for the voters of Sedgefield to oust a serving prime minister, and would signal to the rest of the world the views of most of the British public. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


    At 4/28/2005 05:33:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Despite the hysteria in the UK and among leftists everywhere some are glad Iraq was liberated from the Ba'athists.

    At 4/29/2005 05:41:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Despite the glee among some rightists that Muslims got bombed, most Iraqis are opposed to the ongoing occupation.

    At 4/29/2005 06:21:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They might be opposed to the presence of foreign troops but I bet a large majority wouldn't want Hussein back.

    At 4/29/2005 12:13:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    You don't need to bet. You can be certain that they are on the whole happy the butcher of Baghdad is gone.

    At 5/02/2005 11:47:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Anonymous, the so called "justification" for invading Iraq was the supposed non compliance of Iraq (Hans Blix has said that Iraq was in compliance) and those so called weapons of mass destruction, the basis for the UN resolution argument.

    Both of those so called justifications have fallen apart, and politicians were told Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction before the illegal crime of aggression against the people of Iraq.

    At 5/03/2005 07:06:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Reg Keys' qualifications to be an MP are what ?


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