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Alan Duncan is wrong

Brian Haw’s ongoing protest about the Iraq war may well be “vulgar” and, as Ben Brogan points out, it has rather made a mess of Parliament Square but Alan Duncan should consider his words more carefully. He is utterly wrong to suggest that the protest has “no justifiable purpose” and should be “moved on, permanently.”

Our politicians ought to be defending our civil liberties rather than attacking them and the “Mother of all Parliaments” ought to be agreed as being one of the most suitable places to make a protest. We do not want to end up like some banana republic with a tin pot dictatorship which ships protesters out of the way never to see the light of day again.

A little common sense ought to prevail (on both sides).

Would it be too much to ask that a small delegation of MPs, police, and Westminster Council officials meet with Mr. Haws and negotiate a scaling down of the protest and the removal of some of his “camp essentials”?

Isn’t this how we should agree the way forward in a democracy?

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Written by curly

August 19, 2008 at 11:28 am

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