It seems that politicians of the pro Iraq war pro Afghanistan war pro all wars far Right wing of the governing British Labour party are emulating their money grabbing “hero” Tony Blair and want a Britain as corrupt as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia, all suffering from the Western (and/or “pro Western“) “humanitarian intervention” which they love so much …
From the Daily Mirror in England:
By James Lyons 23/03/2010
Three former Cabinet ministers caught up in the lobbying scandal were dramatically suspended last night from Labour’s Parliamentary Party.
The ex-Transport Secretary has referred himself to Parliament’s sleaze watchdog but all three deny any wrong-doing.
Suspension is one step short of the ultimate sanction of removing the whip.
Chief Whip Nick Brown and General Secretary Ray Collins acted following the screening of the C4 programme last night.
All those filmed are expected to be investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, John Lyon. …
The Blairite trio were already hate figures for many in the party. Mr Hoon and Ms Hewitt jeopardised Labour’s poll fightback by trying to oust Gordon Brown earlier this year. Mr Byers tried to find someone to stand against him when Tony Blair quit.
Geoff Hoon is in the NATO commission for a new NATO strategy. If there is any justice in Britain, not only about this corruption scandal but also about Mr Hoon’s other affairs like his torture scandal, he will have to contribute to that commission from behind bars.
Gordon Brown on Thatcherism: here.
Mandelson’s memoirs: here.