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NEW DAWN OF NEW POLITICAL GOVERNANCE

MP scandal could spark revolution at Westminster

REMEMBER: You saw the beginnings equality of information, access and treatment in Political Participation and determining the Political Governance here just before last General Elections 05/05/05 and now with the Jury Team from March 2009

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Kuwait votes for first female MPs

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8053088.stm

I am glad to see this first dawn of the new beginning of the end of gender inequalities in the Arab World.

I hope other take an example from this.

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Who are the Gurkhas?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2786991.stm

Page last updated at 19:50 GMT, Thursday, 7 May 2009 20:50 UK


Joanna Lumley and Phil Woolas leave the BBC's office

Actress Joanna Lumley puts minister Phil Woolas on the spot over the Gurkhas after a highly charged chance meeting.


Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had a country more faithful friends than you
Sir Ralph Turner MC, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles, 1931

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LEGACY OF THE RAJ

  http://www.newstatesman.com/asia/2009/04/india-british-raj-pakistan

As last viceroy, Lord Mountbatten (in white dress uniform, centre
right) handed over to Jawaharlal Nehru (far right). It was Nehru’s work
that made secular democracy thrive in India


Asia

Legacy of the Raj

  • 23 April 2009

Born in Mumbai, Mihir Bose
has won numerous awards for his wide-ranging journalism over four
decades. Now the BBC’s sports editor, he reflects here on democracy in
India – and asks if the British really wanted their former colony to
survive

Looking back to my paper submitted to then Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott 4 December 2004:


"research in
Ethnic Pluralism & Social Cohesion
indicates that (i) Immigration
has not undermined national integrity (ii) Some immigrant groups have
progressed well, others not (iii) Labour market integration has been unwisely
downplayed (iv) Discrimination persists & thus affects social trust
(v) High risk, alienated, left behind groups are the priority (vi)
Building common glue is vital but so is the need to avoid overly prescriptive,
threatening answers. Promoting solidarity depends on underlying
(in)equality in a three-way triangular relationship thus solidarity
<> equality <> diversity.
Thus building greater & more explicit cohesion across ethnic lines depends
on (i) understanding recent history (ii) learning the lessons of how economic
integration has worked abroad and (iii) systematically tackling settled
disadvantage
."

The Deputy PM’s Community Plan has completely missed Community
Cohesion as a critical issue within it. I am arguing that where there is no
injustice, unfairness &/or inequality – there can be no strife,
dissatisfaction, disappointment, disaffection, complaint or grievance.

 

In order for Britain to effectively manage and address the
internal risks of communal violence and (putting it bluntly) threats of
terrorism
from left behind groups, it has to pay heed to my assertions
in the third paragraph (last page) that
Discrimination persists & thus affects social trust.

Rest is history.

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GHURKHAS ‘BETRAYED’ BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT

GHURKHAS ‘BETRAYED’
Britain stands accused of short changing the Ghurkhas. Tens of thousands of
them have fought for the British Empire forward. The government stands accused
tonight of reneging on an agreement to allow some 5,000 veterans to resettle
here. Instead, the qualifications of so doing are so high that only a hundred
are expected to make it here.


If I were consulted on whether I’d prefer thousands of uneducated, unwilling and unable to work, exclusivist illegal or even legal infiltrators/ immigrants hell bent upon fleecing the resources of this Country, committing crimes against citizens of this Country and the state rather than contribute to its social mobility and GDP compared to these exemplars who for generations have laid their lives on the line for this, I repeat this Country with second to none loyalty, bravery, dedication, courage and personal sacrifice – you very well know what my choice would be and more importantly what YOUR choice would be.

You may have voted for this unjust, uncaring and incompetent Government. You have a choice not to repeat the business their way. Exercise it with wisdom and understanding. I am, tonight, ashamed, like Joanna Lumley, to be British for we, the British, have failed these Gurkhas in discahrging our moral and legal obligations towards them. This is very hard for me to say this as my loyalty to Britain is beyond reproach.

If like me you think the Gurkhas and others like them have been treated unjustly – try the Jury Team and vote for us for imminent, indefinite and inevitable CHANGE.

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Aborigines angry a year after ‘sorry’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7909649.stm

The same shamefully inflicted disadvantage is also apparent in both Canadian and American indigenous Indians. So what’s new?

Latest: Helping Aborigines [gain social mobility] ‘to take time’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7912065.stm

Let this be the first hour of the first light of the new morning. Not a Rudd awakening but an over due obligation yet to be discharged.

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