Scotty
Topic Author
Posts: 1846
Joined: Thu Dec 23, 1999 10:51 pm

Iain Wilson - Britain Salutes You

Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:58 pm

Last night, a daring young Briton, working alone and unarmed, smuggled himself into the inner sanctum of a large group of hand picked party supporters who stood in thunderous applause in support of their leader, unquestioning in their homage to their Government's leader. As their leader spoke, young Mr Wilson, amidst tight security, dared to do the unthinkable, in a near suicidal act of patriotism and selflessness.

In spite of being surrounded by large numbers of security personnel, police officers, minders and party apparatchiks, he stood up, faced the great leader and at point blank range...... dared to PUBLICLY question him over his policy on Iraq.

He was promptly manhandled out of the meeting, after being told by the great leaer - not Kim, not Saddam, not Milosevic, but Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a democracy, I believe)

"I am making my speech now and you can go and make yours somewhere else"

Mr. Wilson later told Channel 5 News: "The British people can't be silenced over opposition to a war with Iraq. At least it gets people talking about it and realising that we're not going to be silenced by Labour spin,"

"I think people are just sick of not having a voice"

Maybe his act was naive but I salute Mr. Wilson for trying to make a point on behalf of the silent majority of the British people. You have my respect young fella. With none of the main parties in the House of Commons appearing to adequately represent the 77% of the British public who oppose unilateral military action against Iraq, there must be other ways found to make our voice heard and to give Blair a wake up call.


Scotty
 
apathoid
Posts: 887
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2001 3:19 pm

RE: Iain Wilson - Britain Salutes You

Sat Jan 25, 2003 8:20 am

Here we go again...if a leftie does this, he's an "activist." If someone on the "right side" does it, he's a "radical." Give me a break.

You salute him only because you agree with him. Yet, if I were to protest outside an abortion clinic because I think abortion is murder, you label me a religious nut.

Get off your high horse. Free speech applies to us all, so unless you can applaud my bravery for standing up for what I believe in, even though you feel I am wrong, then you really don't have anything valid to say.
 
GDB
Posts: 12679
Joined: Wed May 23, 2001 6:25 pm

RE: Iain Wilson - Britain Salutes You

Sat Jan 25, 2003 8:36 am

While this guy is speaking for a majority at the moment, it's a bit rich to compare him being gently removed to the torture and death he'd face in Iraq.
Personally, I think Blair is absolutely sincere in his intentions, that may make him foolish, or it may not.
If Wilson is so concerned about life in poor countries generally, well the Voluntary Service Overseas is short of people.
But ultimately, despite my own reservations about policy on Iraq, despite the dumb inappropriateness of comparing Saddam to Hitler, I cannot help thinking that if Iain Wilson had been around in the 1930's, he'd have been one of those Oxford University types declaring that he 'would not fight'.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DocLightning, Flighty and 28 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos