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2 hours ago, Anna B said:

Yes, it was always referred to as a 'Conflict.'

I believe legally that makes some sort of difference, so it may be relevant.

 

Am I right in thinking no civillians were killed in the Falklands?

Whereas over 200,000 civillians were killed in Iraq

Over 100,000 were killed even after Blair left office, are Gordon Brown and David Cameron war criminals too, the deaths went on for a further 14 years.

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21 minutes ago, El Cid said:

Over 100,000 were killed even after Blair left office, are Gordon Brown and David Cameron war criminals too, the deaths went on for a further 14 years.

Sir Tony Blair started it off.

 

Brown and Dodgy Dave just inherited the mess.

 

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4 hours ago, Jack Grey said:

The petition is rapidly approaching 800,000 signatures

 

Would be great if it hit 1 million  

It'll not make a scrap of difference.  This Knighthood is made at the behest of the Queen not the Govt & she's not going to back down.  As it's an award from the Queen, it stops MP's from struggling with their consciouses by agreeing to award a Knighthood. 

 

Plus as its standard practice to award previous PM's such honours, until Blair is given such an award, its holding up Knighthoods & a Damehood to Brown, Cameron & May. 

 

Let's also not forget that great 'Socialist', (Lady) Cherie Blair will be all for it. 

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2 hours ago, El Cid said:

Over 100,000 were killed even after Blair left office, are Gordon Brown and David Cameron war criminals too, the deaths went on for a further 14 years.

The plan was to destablise the middle east, and Blair and Bush managed that in spades.

Almost everything since hangs on that, including all the terrorism.

 

If Tony Blair had any honour left, he would let Queenie (or advisors)off the hook and politely decline the Knighthood.

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I’ve signed the petition to try and block Blair’s Knighthood, but I agree with Baron99  it won’t make any difference.  

The only way he won’t be knighted is if he refuses to except it and I can’t see him doing that.  

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Just now, hauxwell said:

I’ve signed the petition to try and block Blair’s Knighthood, but I agree with Baron99  it won’t make any difference.  

The only way he won’t be knighted is if he refuses to except it and I can’t see him doing that.  

Of course he wont refuse it

 

I mean he ignored this didnt he

 

 

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Just now, Jack Grey said:

Of course he wont refuse it

 

I mean he ignored this didnt he

 

 

Yes he did.  The man’s thick skinned.

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Can anyone explain why Kate Garraway got a MBE?she said it wasn't for caring for her Derek but Journalism,is she that good?

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Just now, ukdobby said:

Can anyone explain why Kate Garraway got a MBE?she said it wasn't caring for her Derek but Journalism,is she that good?

Dont even get me started on her 🙄

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15 hours ago, Jack Grey said:

Of course he wont refuse it

 

I mean he ignored this didnt he

 

 

He did, and I think that has done a lot of long term damage because it undermined the power of protest. If that many people protest and it makes no difference, then why bother. I think it has led to more disruptive forms of protest such as those used by Extinction Rebellion, and the Tory response to those means that we all have fewer freedoms than before. Way to go Tony, you insufferable prick. Anyway, here's an article reminding us what an arse he is.

 

Also worth remembering this, given the current events in Kazakhstan

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21 hours ago, Anna B said:

Yes, it was always referred to as a 'Conflict.'

I believe legally that makes some sort of difference, so it may be relevant.

 

Am I right in thinking no civillians were killed in the Falklands?

Whereas over 200,000 civillians were killed in Iraq. 

There were very sadly three civilian deaths in the Falklands, caused by British naval gunfire.  The point you make however is entirely apt - the Falklands conflict was an entirely justified event with minimal impact on civilians and was necessary to liberate British nationals and British sovereign territory from an aggressive invader.

 

In total contradiction to our involvement in deposing Saddam Hussein, which was a personal grudge by the Bush administration and an opportunity for international posturing and aggrandizement for Blair.

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