9/11 MIGRANTS DEREK THOMAS MP
There follows copy correspondence with Derek Thomas MP regarding the matter of the 9/11 attacks on its fourteenth anniversary and the huge issue of mass migration now facing Europe in particular. Not content with all the death, destruction and chaos imposed on countries of the region, the British Prime Minister is apparently now in support of the two-fold illegal act of bombing another sovereign state without justifiable cause - a defined 'war crime' under the UN Charter - and also assassination of British citizens abroad, without trial or due process. Meanwhile he is prepared to entertain the Israeli Prime Minister, under a blanket of media secrecy, presumably with the co-operation of British press and television, timed to coincide with major events and other news stories, presumably intended to divert attention. The fact that it has taken place on the anniversary of 9/11 is beyond parody.
Monday 7th September, 2015.
Derek Thomas. MP.
House of Commons.
Dear Mr Thomas,
Thank you for your E-mail on the subject of 'Migrants at Calais'. I think it is a good example of 'not seeing the wood for the trees' or perhaps more oppositely, quoting text without context, arguably making it into a pretext, for doing little or nothing to help desperate people in their hour of need.
In 1972 I played a very small part in the resettlement of some of the 30,000 of the Asians expelled from Uganda. They were initially housed in disused army camps, one being in Honiton where I worked. Why can this not be repeated now? And why not regard such an humanitarian response as temporary and conditional on a presumption of resettlement to the country of origin when stability returns?
But perhaps more importantly you fail to acknowledge, though you surely must appreciate, that this is not an issue primarily of 'illegal people smuggling' but the result of British foreign and military action (with others) over at least the last decade and a half. The desperate refugees flee from the death and destruction we have directly and indirectly brought about in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, to name but three, in which both Labour and Conservative administrations are deeply implicated. To talk about 'migrants' without acknowledging this fact, in fact denying it as Mr Cameron and Mr Blair do, is deeply disingenuous.
Nor can it be ignored that Britain has followed an essentially American/Israeli policy to destroy all the countries in the region that might pose a threat to Israel. This continues with illegal raids by British air and ground forces in Syria, so-say targetting 'ISIS' assets but actually aimed against the Assad regime. So Israel has not only achieved its objective vicariously with American money and military power, but it is now rubbing its hands in glee as hundreds of thousands of displaced persons land on the European financial doorstep. It repeats the strategy of 1948. Mr Cameron's stated whole-hearted support for Israel's devious and inhuman policies of domination and expansion, particularly against Gaza and the Palestinian people, put him on the wrong side of history and Christian morality, of which I understand you are an active observant.
Your forerunner may well have been fairly ineffective but at least he showed glimmers of independance from the party line. We have all witnessed the recent and unexpected phenomenon that is Jeremy Corbyn. He articulates what I believe to be the true feelings of the British public to both domestic and foreign policy, so long unrepresented by Parliament and its MP's. Independence of mind may not bring political favours but with luck it may bring respect and a clear conscience, which are the only things that really matter.
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:20
You may have already received a response to your email about the refugee crisis. Please accept my apologies as this was sent in error.
I want to thank you for contacting me regarding the Middle East refugee crisis. News reports, showing the plight of refugees in their desperate attempt to cross the Mediterranean to reach European shores, continue to shock and sadden me and I understand why people feel helpless as they read and watch the news and are urging the Government to do more to help.
What started as the Arab Spring and an opportunity for oppressed people to secure democracy for their countries has led to the greatest refugee crisis since records began.
Since 2011, in Syria alone, 4m refugees have fled and found shelter, often in refugee camps, in neighbouring countries. However, these camps are now crowded and underfunded and as the conflict has dragged on refugees are losing hope of returning home. The same is true for people fleeing other conflict areas such as Afghanistan and Somalia. As a result, in this year alone, about 270,000 people have reached European shores. Others have lost their lives in the attempt.
The United Kingdom can do more. However, it is important to note that the UK has not been slow to help. Since 2011 £920 million of the UK Aid Budget has been used to support the refugee camps. Thousands of the most vulnerable refugees have been housed and cared for in the UK and our Navy has rescued nearly 7,000 people from the Mediterranean.
However, as the crisis deepens it is right that the UK increases the aid given to the refugee camps. Improving the conditions of refugees in the Middle East has to be the most effective way to meet people at their point of need and to tackle this crisis.
I also believe we share a moral responsibility to receive asylum seekers and receiving refugees directly from the camps in the Middle East is the responsible approach. The Royal Navy will continue to assist the Italian-led search and rescue effort until somehow the international effort takes away the need for families to risk the treacherous crossing of the Mediterranean.
There is a refugee crisis, so more must be done. Thousands of innocent refugees are in peril and more people than ever need help. Yet, it is true that, until recently, wealthy countries seemed reluctant to help. Hopefully the images we continue to see on our screens will trigger the united international response that is so desperately needed.
I am proud to live in a country that is quick to act when people are in need both at home and abroad. It is often the case that the General British Public are the most generous when the need arises. This is also true of our Government. Please be assured that I will support every effort being made to ease the suffering of refugees and support positive action to encourage the appropriate global response to this crisis.
Thank you once again for contacting me regarding this important matter.
Thank you for contacting me about the British Bill of Rights. This Government was elected with a mandate to reform and modernise the UK human rights framework.
The UK has a proud tradition of respect for human rights which long pre-dates the Human Rights Act 1998. We remain committed to defending Britain's tradition of liberty. Under the last Conservative-led Government, we scrapped identity cards and reduced the period of detention without charge. But, equally, the Human Rights Act opened the system to abuse, damaging the credibility of human rights. That's why the Government is bringing forward proposals for a British Bill of Rights, which will replace the Human Rights Act. This Bill will protect fundamental human rights, but also prevent their abuse and restore some common sense to the system.
You may find it interesting to know that the majority of the members of the independent Commission on a Bill of Rights, set up in 2011, concluded there was a compelling argument for a Bill of Rights. However it was not possible to secure Coalition agreement on how to proceed. However, now is the right time to make changes and the new Government is committed to reforming human rights.
Ministers have said they will fully consult on proposals before introducing legislation and will announce further details in due course. I believe the argument for reform of the human rights framework is compelling and I support the Government's plans.
Member of Parliament for St Ives
On the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 cataclysmic events in the United States, it has become increasingly clear this was a criminal fraud imposed on the people of the United States and world. It ushered in, and was used to excuse, the subsequent war and chaos that has ensured, of which the current migrant crisis is only the most recent consequence.
The following article by an ex-high level US official is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics or world affairs and who wishes to gain a true understanding of what happened on that day. It should be essential reading for all MP's.
You will realise that your leader not only rejects all the scientific and other evidence of the events but even threatens to make it illegal to repeat them. This position is as immoral as it is untenable. Only when western governments are prepared to admit and prosecute those responsible, will public trust be restored to government and the chance of stability being restored.