Glenda Jackson MP
Working hard for Hampstead and Kilburn
Glenda was delighted to support "Little Hands Design", a local Community Interest Company on Belsize Lane, in their Campaign as part of Save the Children's 'Race Against Hunger' Campaign. Glenda visited the group on Saturday 4th May and was presented with a beautifully hand made jigsaw quilt (pictured). The group...more...
IRAQ WAR TENTH ANNIVERSARY DEBATE
Glenda Jackson MP has today spoken in the House of Commons Chamber to express her disgust at the Iraq Invasion of 2003 and the importance of not repeating these mistakes with Iran and Syria.
Glenda spoke in the Iraq War Tenth Anniversary Debate, citing the event as the “worst foreign policy decision in my lifetime, if ever”. She began by refuting the term 10 year ‘anniversary’, explaining that an anniversary was something to be celebrated, whereas this war was “an example of how absolute power corrupts absolutely”. She continued:
“I don’t want to rerun the dodgy dossiers and hard truths, which are in the public domain already, for what was a border-line illegal, and still ongoing war. The true tragedy was that no-one sat down and seriously discussed how we were going to win the peace after the bullets stopped and bombs ceased falling. You cannot invade somewhere without a plan of how justice, peace, prosperity and happiness can be built following a war.
“I vividly remember the day the news emerged that 52 British Ambassadors had written to the Prime Minister’s urging him not to invade Iraq back in 2003. We must listen to the expert people around us and within countries who understand their own homes.
“The most important thing now is that we learn from this “horror”. We must never ever go down that road again. This is incredibly important with the ongoing conflict in Syria, and I hope the Prime Minister will take heed. We must draw a red line in the sand.
“The screaming message that comes out of this is that it is desperately easy to kill and to destroy, but it is much harder to rebuild”.