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John Mann's voting record tells us he was all for the invasion of Iraq.
He even voted to give sole discretion to the Prime Minister of the day (Blair and Brown) in the matter of waging war! In other words, he was all for eliminating the need for Parliament's approval either to go to or continue to wage war.
John Mann's voting record tells us he was very strongly against having an an investigation into the Iraq war.
I say tell us the whole truth! Tell us who lied! Tell us who knew what was really afoot but didn't say!
John Mann's voting record tells us that, just like Blair, Brown and David Cameron, he was not interested in giving the British people the referendum on the Lisbon EU Treaty that the leaders of New Labour and the Tories both PROMISED.
I, like the vast majority of the British people, would have had held a referendum and argued for a strong trading relationship and general friendship with the rest of Europe. BUT I would not have had us being ruled from Brussels! I would have allowed the faceless, unelected bureaucrats of the EU NO POWER AT ALL to make laws and political decisions over the heads and beyond the control of the British people.
This, of course, is precisely the situation that has been brought about by successive treacherous Labour, Tory and New Labour governments. The Lib Dems, who have, historically, been the most pro-EU party, would have given away out sovereignty in exactly the same way if they had been in power.
John Mann voted for even more "racial and religious hatred" law.
Over the decades, these laws, along with the routine insults ("racist", "Fascist", "Nazi", "bigot") heaped upon them by the PC Crowd, have stopped the British people from complaining about the negative effects of the mass migration of huge numbers of alien peoples into their country. Even before John Mann voted for more of this kind of treacherous immigrant-enhancing, Brit-demeaning law, any of us could have been jailed for up to SEVEN YEARS for daring to say "boo" to the immigrant goose.
John Mann's voting record tells us that he was right behind New Labour's disgraceful treatment of the Post Office.
A good few MPs voted for all post offices to be saved and if necessary subsidised. I would have voted similarly.
John Mann's voting record tells us he was very keen on introducing ID cards and, thereby, broadening the scope of the already intrusive Big Brother surveillance state.
I wouldn't mind if immigrants and criminals were issued with ID cards but the law-abiding British majority should be left alone.
John Mann's voting record tells us he was very keen on the introduction of foundation hospitals.
In other words, John Mann was very keen to privatise the NHS by the back door. I say the NHS should never be regarded as a business and must be protected from the politician who wishes to sell it off to those who want to make a profit from it.
John Mann's voting record tells us he was very keen on the introduction of student top-up fees.
I received a grant when I went to college. So did Blair, Brown, Mandelson and Mann, himself, for that matter. Those who voted for top-up fees and, thereby, chose to saddle our brightest young people with EVEN MORE debt are a disgrace in my book.
John Mann's voting record tells us he was all for allowing unmarried and homosexual couples the right to adopt!
He also voted for gay marriage and the repeal of section 28. Local authorities are now allowed to PROMOTE homosexuality if they so wish.
I would not have voted for any of these things.
The Early Day Motion (EDM) is a device which provides publicity for and draws attention to the most heartfelt views and causes to which individual Members of Parliament (those without a Ministerial portfolio) adhere.
As such, the EDM is a great way to determine what Westminster's lesser lights really feel and think. An analysis of the EDMs an MP introduces and signs up to is just about the most effective way to determine if he is really going to do what he promised when we voted for him.
On 2 December 2002, the New Labour MP, Andy Burnham, introduced an EDM complaining that "despite the health benefits... only 10 per cent of the United Kingdom population receives a fluoridated water supply".
John Mann signed the above EDM. I would not have done so. I would, however, have signed this one, introduced by Jimmy Wray, on 5 December 2002:
“This House believes that… to fluoridate water supplies would mean THE MASS MEDICATION OF A POPULATION… that FLUORIDE IS ATTRACTED TO BONE STRUCTURES AND TEETH, WHICH IS WHY ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD DENTAL AND SKELETAL FLUOROSIS, STRESSES THE KIDNEYS AND IS THOUGHT TO BE CONNECTED TO ARTHRITIS; further believes that IT IS ETHICALLY UNACCEPTABLE TO SUBJECT THE PUBLIC TO A CONTAMINATING SUBSTANCE WHICH IS THE BY-PRODUCT OF A POISONOUS FERTILIZER USED FOR KILLING RATS… believes that water is essential for life and its purity should be sacrosanct; and urges the Government to prevent the contamination of water supplies; and recognises that REDUCING SUGAR IN THE DIET AND THOROUGH TEETH-BRUSHING ARE MORE EFFECTIVE WAYS OF TACKLING TOOTH DECAY IN THE POPULATION.”
I would also have signed this one, introduced by John Butterfill on 20 May 2003:
“This House considers that the only chemicals which should be added to public water are those which are essential for its purification for public consumption.”
Which would you prefer for your children, ladies and gents?
Mass medication, a 50 per cent certainty of mottled teeth and a distinct possibility of muscle weakness, interference with your testosterone levels, gastrointestinal disorders, kidney problems, osteoporosis, hip fractures, spinal cord-related diseases, bone cancer and paralysis, all courtesy of Big Brother?
Or fluoride-free water, fluoride-free toothpaste and a good toothbrush used frequently?
Fluoride, a chemical that was, not so long ago, considered to be a toxic waste, can have a soporific effect. It was used in both the Nazi concentration camps and the Soviet gulags to subdue the inmates.
On 5 June 2009, Andy Burnham, who introduced the EDM “underlining the importance of water fluoridation”, was appointed the Health Secretary of the United Kingdom by Gordon Brown.
BASSETLAW IS ONE OF THE FEW BRITISH CONSTITUENCIES WHICH IS ALREADY IN RECEIPT OF “MASS MEDICATION”.
Fluoride is currently being ingested by the population of Bassetlaw at the maximum permitted level.
I sent the following email to John Mann in mid-December 2009.
It has never been responded to.
"Dear Mr Mann,
I'd like to take issue with this recent statement of yours:
'It’s absurd to give the BNP any space. This is how Hitler came to power and these people have got the same objectives.'
I'm afraid the second sentence comes across as little more than a rather nasty, New Labour smear, typical of the party that introduced the word "spin" to the language.
About six months ago, a friend of mine who happens to be a BNP member, (a former England footballer's brother as it happens) invited me to meet some BNP folk.
Sitting around the table in the pub that night, apart from myself, there was a Foreign Office civil servant of quite high rank; two well-off businessmen, one of whom was a very proud Queen and country ex-serviceman, an out-of-work builder and a taxi driver. They were most definitely NOT Nazis. They were, if anything, old-fashioned, salt-of-the earth, true-British types. I mean, did you see the list of BNP members that was released a while back? I seem to recall that there were 5 clergymen on it!
You know, the British people want straightforward, they don't want bull. If the BNP are doing well, it's because New Labour has been doing badly. After 17 years of Thatcherism the last thing the working-classes expected was another 12 years of it under Tory Blair. Cuddle up to greedy bankers and businessmen for 30 years and it's odds on another Wall Street crash is going to happen.
And it did, didn't it?
If you seriously don't understand why the BNP are doing well right now, apart from the fact that the people the public are meeting on the door are, for the most part, NOT Nazis but the salt-of-the-earth folk previously described, check out this statement from Frank Field, MP:
"HIS (Gordon Brown's) CLAIM TO HAVE PROVIDED BRITISH JOBS FOR BRITISH WORKERS IS AS HOLLOW AS IT COULD BE... Foreign firms can win a contract and import their own labour TO THE EXCLUSION OF BRITISH WORKERS.
I have been calling on ministers for years to cut down on the number of people coming here to work. NO GOVERNMENT HAS HAD MORE WARNINGS. OF THE THREE MILLION JOBS CREATED IN THE LAST DECADE, NINE OUT OF 10 HAVE GONE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT BRITISH.” (Daily Express - 1 February 2009)
New Labour, and the other mainstream parties for that matter, have put the foreigner a long way before the indigenous British working-classes for some time now. The statement above, from one of your own, proves it.
I think that if the BNP had been excluded from Question Time, when they had fulfilled all the required criteria, it would have been undemocratic. Just less than a million people, almost all of them native Brits (one presumes) voted for the BNP in the Euro elections. Would you have all of them disenfranchised?
To my way of thinking, you're either a democrat, warts and all, or your not.
As you may have guessed, I will NOT be voting for the Labour Party (New or Old) again.
I look forward to your reply.
PS. I've never belonged to any political party (much less the BNP) and will not joining one any time soon."
What do you think, ladies and gentlemen, was it right to allow the British National Party on Question Time?
Would it have been undemocratic to ban them from the programme?
Was John Mann right to compare them with Hotler?
Was he right to want them kept off the show?
In my opinion, Tony Blair is the greatest traitor that ever held power in the UK.
In may opinion, Gordon Brown is the second greatest.
John Mann has voted the same way as both of them 100 per cent of the time since he entered parliament.
John Mann is the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism.
The folks that Mann, an MP who represents a working-class community, is happy to fight the good fight on behalf of, represent 0.5 per cent of the British population. This particular percentage contains a good many of the richest, most powerful, most politically influential (See Peter Oborne's courageous documentary, The Israel Lobby) and well protected people in the UK.
I wonder why he would wish to bodyguard such a comparatively well-off section of the British populace? Personally, I think it would have been nice if he had set up an All-Party Parliamentary Group against anti-Britishness. There isn’t one, you see, and there is lots and lots of it about, isn’t there?
There isn’t a group that speaks up for the working-classes either. I wonder why Mann didn’t bother to invent one? I wonder why he would rather spend his precious time sniffing out "antisemitism" when, according to the 12 February edition of The Jewish Chronicle, “he has only ever come across one Jew in his Bassetlaw constituency”!
Thing is, it wasn’t the Jewish community that Thatcher, Major, Blair and Brown spent so much of their precious time kicking the proverbial out of, was it? It was those that the Labour Party was formed to represent who suffered the most at their hands, Mr Mann. It was those who got you into Westminster in the first place! The working-classes!
In the 15 April 2002 edition of The New Statesman, John Kampfner gave us all a bit of a clue as why Mann would rather Chair his Anti-Semitism group than make a similar effort on behalf of the British lowly.
“At Blair's first party conference as leader, Labour Friends of Israel assembled in a huge turnout for its main meeting of the week. EVERY ASPIRING YOUNG APPARACHIK FELT THE NEED TO ATTEND. THEY DID THEN. THEY STILL DO."
Ladies and gentlemen, do you think John Mann chose to become the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Anti-Semitism because he was interested in defending the meeek, the mild and the defenceless?
Or do you think he did so because he is an “aspiring young apparachik”?
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