Bolton MPs to attend Gaza campaign event

Palestinians carry their belongings after salvaging them from their destroyed house in the heavily bombed town of Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border

Palestinians carry their belongings after salvaging them from their destroyed house in the heavily bombed town of Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border

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BOLTON MPs will attend a public meeting to discuss the devastating Gaza conflict, which has claimed the lives of 1,900 Palestinians — more than 400 of them children — plus 67 Israelis.

Bolton West MP Julie Hilling and Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi have accepted an invitation to attend the Gaza campaign event, called by local groups and individuals who are calling for justice and peace in the area and the end to the siege of Gaza.

The two MPs will be joined by Afzal Khan and Julie Ward who are both MEPs for the North West.

They will address the meeting before taking a question and answer sessions from the audience with constituents being able to quiz their MPs directly on the issue.

Susan Haworth, who is helping to promote the meeting, said: “We were very keen to get elected representatives involved in this meeting. The public can ask questions and become more knowledgeable about the problems in Gaza and an understanding of Parliament’s stance on it.”

She added: “People have been let down by the current Foreign Secretary.”

Ms Haworth said that both MEPs had an interest in the issue, given Ms Ward has visited the area and Mr Khan sits on the subcommittee on security and defence.

“There has been a clamour for justice for the Palestinians, and the elected representatives can do something about it, the MEPs can call on Europe to take a stance,.” said Miss Haworth who added: “We are encouraging as many people to attend as possible.

“We are so pleased that four of our elected representatives are attending.”

The meeting will take place on August 29 at BCOM in Vicarage Street, starting at 6.45pm.

This Saturday, a "peaceful and respectful demonstration", called by Bolton Stop The War and Friends of Al Aqsa, to remember the dead will be held in Victoria Square.

A message from Ms Ward will be read out at the event, starting at 2pm.

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9:53am Sat 16 Aug 14

The Squire In Residence says...

Will the organisers of this event also be convening a meeting, and protest, with regards the Yazidi population - or is it bury your head in the sand again?
Will the organisers of this event also be convening a meeting, and protest, with regards the Yazidi population - or is it bury your head in the sand again? The Squire In Residence
  • Score: 23

10:35am Sat 16 Aug 14

pradagucci says...

You remember the dead on remembrance day, so it's the same here. If you want to talk about stuff irrelevant to children being killed then also on remembrance day talk about all the civilians our forces kill also......
You remember the dead on remembrance day, so it's the same here. If you want to talk about stuff irrelevant to children being killed then also on remembrance day talk about all the civilians our forces kill also...... pradagucci
  • Score: -5

11:06am Sat 16 Aug 14

thomas222 says...

Most people know that we should be standing up for the Christian type Minority,s being Slaughtered in the Middle East by Islamist lunatics and these people say not one word but prefer to support another gang of Islamist lunatics in the form of Hamas. Lets thank them by not voting for them next time out. They only have contempt for the Electorate and have lost all credibility.
Most people know that we should be standing up for the Christian type Minority,s being Slaughtered in the Middle East by Islamist lunatics and these people say not one word but prefer to support another gang of Islamist lunatics in the form of Hamas. Lets thank them by not voting for them next time out. They only have contempt for the Electorate and have lost all credibility. thomas222
  • Score: 15

12:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mrs philainsy says...

thomas222 wrote:
Most people know that we should be standing up for the Christian type Minority,s being Slaughtered in the Middle East by Islamist lunatics and these people say not one word but prefer to support another gang of Islamist lunatics in the form of Hamas. Lets thank them by not voting for them next time out. They only have contempt for the Electorate and have lost all credibility.
Well said Sir.
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Most people know that we should be standing up for the Christian type Minority,s being Slaughtered in the Middle East by Islamist lunatics and these people say not one word but prefer to support another gang of Islamist lunatics in the form of Hamas. Lets thank them by not voting for them next time out. They only have contempt for the Electorate and have lost all credibility.[/p][/quote]Well said Sir. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Sat 16 Aug 14

IvanCamposHair says...

thomas222 wrote:
Most people know that we should be standing up for the Christian type Minority,s being Slaughtered in the Middle East by Islamist lunatics and these people say not one word but prefer to support another gang of Islamist lunatics in the form of Hamas. Lets thank them by not voting for them next time out. They only have contempt for the Electorate and have lost all credibility.
It may have escaped your notice but the American, British, French, Czech, Dutch and basically every Government capable are arming the Kurds and supporting the Christian minority.

Also who is stopping you from organising such a thing and I am sure all the people you speak of would be happy to attend, as would many of the above politicians.

Seems to me that you do not actually care and want to engage in a bit of predictable Labour bashing to slyly promote your UKIP agenda.
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Most people know that we should be standing up for the Christian type Minority,s being Slaughtered in the Middle East by Islamist lunatics and these people say not one word but prefer to support another gang of Islamist lunatics in the form of Hamas. Lets thank them by not voting for them next time out. They only have contempt for the Electorate and have lost all credibility.[/p][/quote]It may have escaped your notice but the American, British, French, Czech, Dutch and basically every Government capable are arming the Kurds and supporting the Christian minority. Also who is stopping you from organising such a thing and I am sure all the people you speak of would be happy to attend, as would many of the above politicians. Seems to me that you do not actually care and want to engage in a bit of predictable Labour bashing to slyly promote your UKIP agenda. IvanCamposHair
  • Score: 2

1:28pm Sat 16 Aug 14

thomas222 says...

IvanCamposHair wrote:
thomas222 wrote:
Most people know that we should be standing up for the Christian type Minority,s being Slaughtered in the Middle East by Islamist lunatics and these people say not one word but prefer to support another gang of Islamist lunatics in the form of Hamas. Lets thank them by not voting for them next time out. They only have contempt for the Electorate and have lost all credibility.
It may have escaped your notice but the American, British, French, Czech, Dutch and basically every Government capable are arming the Kurds and supporting the Christian minority.

Also who is stopping you from organising such a thing and I am sure all the people you speak of would be happy to attend, as would many of the above politicians.

Seems to me that you do not actually care and want to engage in a bit of predictable Labour bashing to slyly promote your UKIP agenda.
I pay MPs to do that for me but this lot dont do it they are to busy looking after Islamic terror group Hamas so i will help vote them out. Thank goodness the Western World have woken up and it will now wipe out ISIS. You happy with that Ivan ?
[quote][p][bold]IvanCamposHair[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: Most people know that we should be standing up for the Christian type Minority,s being Slaughtered in the Middle East by Islamist lunatics and these people say not one word but prefer to support another gang of Islamist lunatics in the form of Hamas. Lets thank them by not voting for them next time out. They only have contempt for the Electorate and have lost all credibility.[/p][/quote]It may have escaped your notice but the American, British, French, Czech, Dutch and basically every Government capable are arming the Kurds and supporting the Christian minority. Also who is stopping you from organising such a thing and I am sure all the people you speak of would be happy to attend, as would many of the above politicians. Seems to me that you do not actually care and want to engage in a bit of predictable Labour bashing to slyly promote your UKIP agenda.[/p][/quote]I pay MPs to do that for me but this lot dont do it they are to busy looking after Islamic terror group Hamas so i will help vote them out. Thank goodness the Western World have woken up and it will now wipe out ISIS. You happy with that Ivan ? thomas222
  • Score: 1

2:14pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Ancient Boltonian says...

Look at our MP's.
Bolton West MP Julie Hilling
Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi
MEP's Afzal Khan and Julie Ward.

Whose side do they seem to be on?

Clue; they all said they would support this demo.
Look at our MP's. Bolton West MP Julie Hilling Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi MEP's Afzal Khan and Julie Ward. Whose side do they seem to be on? Clue; they all said they would support this demo. Ancient Boltonian
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