Saturday, 8 September 2012

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CAUSE calls on ALL people and parties including PSF to UNITE and support the immediate end to political internment without trial in British Occupied Ireland
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Dublin March to Free Marian Price
March in Dublin on Sat. 15th September at 2 p.m. Starting Garden of Remembrance, to O'Connell Bridge and back to the GPO, prominent speakers and some music.
Join and call for Freedom for Marian Price 

An Irish Times article;

Drink! Fecklessness! Partitionism! Shame! The Irish ideologies

07 September 2012|By Fergal Keane, Lonely Planet Traveller

Friday, 7 September 2012

A Modest Proposal to the Great, Great, Great, Grand Irish Vice-royal Villiers

A Modest Proposal to the newly crowned vice royal, Theresa Villiers, direct descendant of George William Frederick Villiers (1800-1870), Fourth Earl of Clarendon, who served as Vice Royal of Ireland, 1847–52, during the Irish holocaust that exterminated 6 million native Irish

Being that the Union of Britain and Occupied Ireland, is founded on the values of respect for the Monarchy, freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including rights of persons belonging to Irish minorities, I would like to make a modest proposal, in relation to the fair and reasonable distribution of food supplies, to lesser well off Irish natives, not unlike the victims of that Holocaust, which your great great great grandfather, presided over in Ireland.

This proposal has come to my mind, since I became aware that you're royal self, graduated and worked as a barrister and as a lecturer at King's College London. Driven by the sad object of your Irish sister being interned without trial, in solitary confinement for her political conscience and observing that you're bosses in the secret services, are hell bent in keeping her there, I concluded  while travelling through your god fearing colony to which you have just come, in places such as Banbridge, Ballymena, Lisburn, Shankill Road, etc, the great prosperous parts of the colony, the growth of flesh upon the loyal inhabitants there. Sad to say however, loyalists in Ireland these days, are more likely to wobble and ripple as they progress about their British marching business, rather than move in any brisk military way, in the hats their father wore. This growth in weight and stature, since your great, great, great grandfather's time of holocaust famine, treatedin a notoriously flippant fashion by the BBC and the great and good British media, as being the result of "Modern Life" rather than a stark mentored, priviliged, contrast, to places like Newry, Derry, Craigavon, etc.

Alas, the ghost of your great, great, great, grandfather's holocaust famine years of skeletal, spectres of the starving 1840's and the calculated Victorian, eugenics of ridding Ireland of 6 million of those native, Irish savages. Not to worry your royal Villiers, all traces of war crimes and systematic ethnic claasnisng, have been well and truly exorcised, by well paid revisionist historians, expensive quills, still updating and diligently revising, more recent events, as the shape and girth of their bodies blend, harmoniously in the loyal towns of your colony in Ireland, that I have just mentioned. Unfortunately in the present economic circumstance, our already hard pressed health system, is squeezed by the presence of this epidemic of loyal obesity. Fifty percent of adults in your loyal towns, now suffer this illness and its very existence, strikes at the core of any god fearing loyal subject. While in far-flung communities, like Newry, Derry, Lurgan, etc. people stretch out their hands, for food supplies and thousands of children suffer from malnutrition, while their so-called brethern of your great colony wear with pride, their well rounded abdomens and double layered spare tyres.

The solution, like the good solution of our dear Dean Swift, is breathtakingly simple. Special surgery for the removal of loyal body parts, would be a key role in the implementation of my proposal. To set up clinics testing individuals by measurement of body mass, followed by recommendation from medical experts, on whether a spot of internment or surgery would be appropriate. Naturally there would be much gratitude displayed by your loyal subjects, to be interned like Marian Price, rather than carved, as is the case presently, in the instance of Ms Price, who has the audacity, to question British royalty in Ireland The discarded loyal flesh would be cured and processed, using the expertise of the finest chefs, transformed into meat products, which could be distributed amongst the poor starving Irish dissident minorities.The fat matriarchs of Banbridge and Ballymena, could then keep Ms. Price company in solitary confinement, while they are force starved and she is force fed.

A particularly large Ballymena abdomen for example, carrying five stone of extra flesh, would after the necessary refinement, produce three hundred large sausages, five hundred best back rashers and lashings of well-seasoned, savoury meat-balls. No loyalist will be exempt from flesh testing. In a demonstration of leadership by example, I suggest that Ian Paisley be the first to step up to the podium, followed by Lord of Muck of Londonderry, to ensure there is no perception of discrimination. I believe Mr Paisley would effortlessly produce a great supply of best sausages, substantial rashers and greasy finger licking, meat balls. Mr Paisley would be showing great leadership, as in the the Lord Muck royal handshake, by pioneering a method of food provision, to starving, dissident, barstewards in North Belfast.Your vice royal, Ms Villiers, I make my modest proposal, that the over-indulgent part of you Irish colony, be absolved to sustain the other, in perfect British royal symmetry, with a dash of progressive internment without trial which a graduated and hardworking barrister and lecturer at King's College will hopefully appreciate.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Farcical Charges Against Marian Price Again !

Farcical Charges Against Marian Price Again !

category international | rights and freedoms | news report author Thursday September 06, 2012 07:44author by BrianClarkeNUJ - AllVoices Report this post to the editors
Ant-Internment March, Sat 15 at 2 pm, Garden of Remembrance, Dublin
Farcical charges ahead of an anti-internment March in Dublin, have been re-instated by the British against Marian Price again, creating further internment again by remand. Charges previously thrown out of court by a judge and dismissed against four people, including former hunger striker Marian Price have been re-instated by the Public Prosecution Service of British Occupied Ireland. Marian Price's lawyer said she was seriously ill and may not be fit to appear in court.The charges relate to a traditional Easter republican ceremony in Derry in April 2011.
British Law in Ireland is a Farse
British Law in Ireland is a Farse
In May, a judge dismissed the charges and said he would not return the four for trial as there were "no papers in front of him" and the charges were not proceeded with. However farcically the decision by the PPS means that the four will now face the original charges again and be on remand for yet many more years as a result. Three Derry men were freed but Ms Price continued to be held interned without trial.

Ms Price, under her married name of Marian McGlinchey was charged after holding up a piece of paper on a windy day at the ceremony, along with Paddy McDaid, 42, of Sackville Court, Frank Quigley, 29, of Elmwood Road and Marvin Canning, 50, of Glendara, all of Derry with taking part in a meeting in support of a proscribed organisation.They are due to appear in a preliminary enquiry at the city's Magistrate's Court on 27 September.

At the time of her first appearance on this charge in May 2011, it was announced that the secretary of state had revoked Ms Price's licence and she has remained interned ever since. Her licence was revoked by the British Vice royal Owen Paterson who was ordered back to England on Tuesday and is to be replaced Theresa Villiers MP who is direct descendant of George William Frederick Villiers (1800-1870), Fourth Earl of Clarendon, c. 1864 who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1847–52 during the Irish holocaust

The 44-year-old divorcee from Barnet in London takes over as British Direct Ruler following several nights of parades-related
sectarian loyalist rioting in north Belfast.Ms Villiers is a brother of the 4th 'Earl of Clarendon' George Villiers and has represented the constituency of Chipping Barnet, situated between Hertfordshire and Finchley in north London, since 2005.

She is a former barrister with an interest in aviation, and served in Tory leader David Cameron's shadow cabinet before being named Minister of State for Transport in 2010. While Villiers is a relative unknown in Ireland, the departure of Paterson, who becomes Cameron's Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will be welcomed. Detested among all people of justice and Irish republicans, Paterson will always be identified with the re-introduction of selective internment without trial, as well as
the criminalisation of Irish political prisoners.His high-handed British rule coupled with internment made him a highly unpopular figure across the political divide in Ireland.

The appointment of Villiers, the first woman in the post since the relatively more reasonable Mo Mowlam, may bring a more human outlook to British rule in Occupied Ireland and boost hopes for peace however with recent events, it is becoming clearer that justice is not possible in the sectarian statelet for ordinary Irish working people or people of no property. Villiers has a royal 'true blue' Tory background and is unlikely to help resolve sectarian problems created by her predecessors, resulting in riots and intimidation.

The Loyalist UVF and UDA orchestrated clashes with the detested PSNI in the Carlisle Circus/Denmark Street area of Belfast. The PSNI used water cannon and fired plastic bullets on the Loyalist rioters placing more pressure on the Parades Commission
ahead of a giant sectarian parade planned later this month. The article below explains the saga of the long running debacle of the internment without trial of Marian Price and the type of British injustice feeding the violence, that poisons young Irish minds and hearts with injustice.

What Civil Rights ?
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands ... is the definition of tyranny."

- James Madison

The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.

Winston Churchill as, In The Highest Degree Odious : Detention Without Trial in Wartime Britain by A. W. B. Simpson

Dublin Sept 15th at 2pm, Garden of Remembrance Free Marian Price

Forty years ago Marian Price marched for civil rights, with her friend Moira Drumm in British Occupied Ireland after being inspired by the Black Civil Rights movement lead by Martin Luther King in the US. Over 40 year later on a windy day, she reached up and held a script, to prevent it being blown away, while a masked man read the traditional IRA’s “Easter Message.” She was arrested on May 13th 2011 and charged with encouraging support of an illegal organisation. Marian appeared three days later in court in Derry, where she was granted bail but as she left the courthouse, she was re-arrested, as per order of a document, signed by the Vice royal Owen Paterson and taken to high-security, solitary confinement in the all male Maghaberry jail. The court case was meaningless, because Paterson’s contempt for justice and due process was trumped by his order to override the bail decision of the Judiciary.

Now, as a result of sensory deprivation torture, she is seriously ill and has been transferred to a Belfast hospital, like her former friend Moira Drumm whom the British shot dead in a Belfast hospital many years ago. Marian is under armed guard with locked bolted doors, barred windows and under 24 hour surveillance. She is gravely ill with pneumonia, while probably being held until she dies in one way or another. Paterson’s order for Marian to effectively die in a British prison, was based on “intelligence” information from his secret services, who have a vested interest in the internment of traditional Irish republicans and political dissidents.

In July, Marian was then charged with “providing property for the purposes of terrorism” allegedly having bought a mobile phone which the British maintained was subsequently used in the killing of two British soldiers at Massereene barracks, back in early 2009. Marian was held then, for two days, questioned about this specific allegation, before being released without charge. No evidence was found in the interim or proffered to the court on this matter. The Judge looking at precisely the same lack of evidence, again granted Marian bail. But yet again as she left the court, another unelected vice royal Paterson order, took precedence over the judge and the court.The Massereene charge was meant to discredit her and associate her with the shootings to undermine a public campaign for her release which attracted considerable support, from people not politically aligned, who could not fathom what crime she had actually been committed, at the traditional Easter Commemoration. Since then the British have orchestrated several personal whispering campaigns, against Marian and her supporters.

A year after her original arrest, the charges relating to the commemoration were thrown out of a Derry court by the judge, who was told, preliminary papers were still not ready. Judge McElholm declared every citizen was entitled to a fair trial, in a reasonable period and that the British had clearly not met this criteria. But again Marian was imprisoned by an order from Paterson. This was the third time a court ordered her released and the third time the unelected English Vice royal in British Occupied Ireland, overruled the court and said no. Further to overruling the judiciary, he also overruled his own Queen. Marian Price was previously given a full royal pardon by the Queen of England or the royal Prerogative of Mercy.Cardinal O'Fiach the head of the Catholic Church bore witness to the fact. Vice royal Paterson again claimed that this document, which would set Marian free, had been lost or shredded by his colleagues. This is a rather serious matter, because perverting the course of justice, is a very serious matter carrying a life in prison for ordinary mortals.

Patrick Ramsey, a Social Democratic Labour member of the elected British Assembly recently wrote to Paterson about this "lost" pardon and formally asked;

-- Where would Mrs. Price-McGlinchey's pardon have been held?

-- How many staff are currently seeking the document and in what departments?

-- Are those looking for it doing so on a full-time basis, if not, why not?

-- Has the Northern Ireland Office received comment from the judiciary on the apparent loss of the document?

-- How many Royal Prerogative's have been lost (or destroyed) that the government has record of?

-- Who is ultimately responsible for the care and maintenance of the building where these documents are kept?

-- What communication [has Paterson] personally had with this person/Department?

-- Can [Paterson] confirm the Department is still seeking the document and will do so until it is found?

Again the unelected English Vice royal Paterson in Ireland contemptuously dismissed the elected Irish Assembly member Ramsey's inquiry, stating that "unfortunately the Royal Prerogative of Mercy was not recovered but had no bearing on current circumstances. Patterson has now even gone further and is now demanding, the local elected Assembly be downsized and it's 'peace process' structures be dismantled.

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez and two leading criminologists, Dr. Phil Scraton of Queen’s University and Dr. Linda Moore of the University of Ulster, have visited Marian with all three calling for her release both on the grounds of her civil rights, basic due process and for humanitarian health reasons before she dies. Both academics and authors of several official reports on prisons in Occupied Ireland, stated: “Given the concerns expressed locally and internationally regarding her continued detention and declining health, we urge you to release her on humanitarian grounds. Marian Price has been imprisoned…without trial in circumstances which may amount to administrative internment and which we believe to be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

Vice royal Paterson the horsey blood sport enthusiast, married into British royalty, sniffed his stiff Tory upper lip and overruled their recommendation once again. Internment without trail, like all things experimented with in British Occupied Ireland, in the last 40 years of British war on the Irish people, is now being introduced in England itself. While Patterson was overruling his British judiciary and Queen, his Tory party colleagues are introducing a Bill to give it's Ministers power, to use secret service gestapo evidence in secrecy, under “Closed Material Procedures.” Such evidence would not be produced in court, for “national security” reasons, preventing even the accused, the right of defence or the right to know what charge exactly is being made against them..

When Marian was 19, she was one of nine members of the Provisional IRA, who planted four bombs in London, which included the Old Bailey almost 40 years ago in March 1973. Despite a two hour warning, a man died from a heart attack. The IRA team, included Gerry Kelly now a Minister at the Stormont parliament and she was also under orders of several current leading Irish politicians, involved in the peace process, a peace process undermining justification for huge secret service, British taxpayers budgets in Ireland. Marian Price was freed more than 30 years ago in 1980, suffering from tuberculosis, anorexia and weighing just five stone. She and her sister Dolours spent 200 days on hunger strike, demanding political status. They were force-fed three times a day for 167 of the 200 days, with a tube forced down their the throats into their stomach, which almost murdered Marian several times. The resulting trauma and psychological damage of ongoing torture then and now, led to a 1980 royal pardon because of imminent death.

Marian has insisted from the moment arrested in May last year, that she was released in 1980 on a Royal Prerogative of Mercy, which Paterson does not have the authority to override. Paterson claims its terms, which he has not seen, authorizes him to override his queen. Marian's lawyers have repeatedly asked that the pardon be produced, so the terms can be checked by a judge. One does not have to be particularly bright, cynical or subjective, listening to the contradictions in Patterson's waffle subsequently, to conclude who precisely should be spending the rest of their life in prison for perverting the course of justice in British Occupied Ireland. The cause of peace in Ireland is not served by the denial of justice. The only cause served by keeping Marian Price and other political prisoners of conscience interned without a proper trial Maghaberry, is the cause and coffers of the bloated secret service British taxpayers budgets. There is a call for those who genuinely want peace in Ireland, to work for justice and protest in Dublin on Sept 15th at 2pm, from the Garden of Remembrance.

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Wednesday, 5 September 2012


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Theresa Villiers

A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe

 Theresa Anne Villiers was born on 5 March 1968. She is the daughter of George Edward Villiers and Anne Virginia Threlfall.2 She married Sean Wilken on 19 June 1999.She held the office of Member of the European Parliament for Greater London.1 From 19 June 1999, her married name became Wilken. She lived in 2003 at 32 Abdale Road, London, England.

Anne Virginia Threlfall is the daughter of Cuthbert Raymond Forster Threlfall. She married George Edward Villiers, son of Algernon Edward Villiers and Annie Augusta Merewether Massy, on 25 August 1962.
      From 25 August 1962, her married name became Villiers.
Children of Anne Virginia Threlfall and George Edward Villiers
Edward Richard Villiers+2 b. 6 Jul 1963
Henry Raymond Villiers2 b. 1 Nov 1965
Theresa Anne Villiers2 b. 5 Mar 1968

George Edward Villiers  25 August 1931
 George Edward Villiers was born on 25 August 1931. He is the son of Algernon Edward Villiers and Annie Augusta Merewether Massy.2 He married Anne Virginia Threlfall, daughter of Cuthbert Raymond Forster Threlfall, on 25 August 1962.

Theresa Anne Villiers (born 5 March 1968) is a British Conservative Party politician. She is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Chipping Barnet and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.She was appointed as a Privy Counsellor on 9 June 2010.
Villiers was born in London in 1968, the daughter of George Edward Villiers and Anne Virginia (née Threlfall). On her father's side she is a descendant of the Honourable Edward Ernest Villiers (1806–1843), brother of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon,Thomas Hyde Villiers, Charles Pelham Villiers and Henry Villiers.[4] She is also a distant relative of the actor James Villiers.
Growing up in North London, she was educated at the independent Francis Holland School. Villiers gained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with first class honours in 1990 from the University of Bristol, and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from Jesus College, Oxford, in 1991. After graduating she worked as a barrister and as a lecturer at King's College London (1994–99).
[edit]Member of the European Parliament

She was elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the London constituency in 1999, and was re-elected in 2004. She stood down after the 2005 general election when she was elected as the Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet.[5]
As an MEP, her main interests were finance and financial services, the preservation of London's green belt, Cyprus, animal welfare and campaigning against the Euro and the European Constitution. She served as Deputy Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament between 2001 and 2002. She also served as a member of the governing board of the Conservative Party during this period.

Now is a crucial time for the talks and it is important that everyone who is a friend of Cyprus makes their support clear in the push for a just, lasting and balanced settlement in Cyprus which will see the whole island united again with a single sovereignty, a single international personality and a single citizenship.
—Theresa Villiers at Conservative Party Conference on Cyprus.
[edit]Member of Parliament

In 2003, following Sir Sydney Chapman's announcement that he would retire at the following election, Villiers was selected as the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Chipping Barnet. Although Chapman's majority at the 2001 general election was only 2,701 Chipping Barnet was considered a "safe" Conservative seat, and in the 2005 general election she held the seat with an increased majority of 5,960. She resigned her seat as an MEP, which under the list system was filled by the next candidate on the Conservatives' London regional list, Syed Kamall. She lives in the constituency, in Arkley.
[edit]Shadow Cabinet
In December 2005, following the election of David Cameron as Conservative leader, Villiers was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet after just seven months in Parliament, as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. In July 2007, Cameron promoted her to Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.[citation needed]
[edit]MPs' Expenses: Second London home
The Daily Telegraph reported on 11 May 2009 that Theresa Villiers bought a £345,000 property in Kennington. In 2007-08 she claimed a total of £18,181 in parliamentary allowances for this second London home.
She also has a house in Arkley in her north London constituency of Chipping Barnet. The house, a semi-detached property that she bought for £296,500 in May 2004, is an 8 minute drive away from High Barnet tube station, from which commuters can reach Westminster in about 45 minutes.[6]
[edit]Political positions

Villiers supported the temporary suspension of Ken Livingstone by the Adjudication Panel for England, who examined the case after a complaint from the Board of Deputies of British Jews to the Standards Board for England.
Since late September 2008, Villiers has dedicated a considerable proportion of her public announcements to aviation policy, specifically the expansion of airports in the South East of England. There has been considerable debate within Conservative Party grassroots membership about her policies. Many commentators have defended her policies as environmentalist and politically expedient (given the high number of marginal constituencies around London Heathrow Airport), while others have criticised her for putting businesses and even family holidays at risk by undermining Heathrow as a major international hub airport and intentionally supporting higher costs for flights. Criticism of Villiers's aviation policy was heightened when she spoke out against the Mayor of London's proposals for a new London airport based in the Thames Estuary, and alternative expansions at Gatwick and Stansted airports, favouring a high speed rail link from London to Leeds as an alternative policy.

"The European Union has been one of the greatest offenders in excluding developing countries from participating in European markets. There is simply no way that impoverished African farmers can compete with the subsidies given to farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy"
"The (European) Constitution is designed to create a country called Europe and give ever more power to Brussels at the expense of nationally elected governments. I think that's bad for democracy, bad for Britain and bad for Europe"

Voting Record — Theresa Villiers MP, Chipping Barnet (11500)
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From To Party Rebellions (explain...) Attendance (explain...) Teller
6 May 2010 still in office Con 3 votes out of 498, 0.6% 498 votes out of 599, 83.1% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 23 votes out of 881, 2.6% 881 votes out of 1288, 68.4% 0 times
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Interesting Votes
Votes in parliament for which this MP's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this MP was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

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House Date Subject Theresa Villiers Con Vote Rôle
Commons 11 Jul 2012 United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Thursdays) (9.30 am to 5.00 pm) Majority no Rebel
Commons 11 Jul 2012 United Kingdom Borders — Sittings of the House (Tuesdays) (11.30 am to 7.00 pm) Majority no Rebel
Commons 9 Sep 2011 Prayers — Clause 1 — Duties of the Secretary of State Majority aye Rebel
11 May 2010 Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Transport
House Date Subject Theresa Villiers Con Vote Rôle
Commons 29 Oct 2008 Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day — Second Part] — Canterbury City Council Bill (By Order) minority aye Rebel
Commons 22 Oct 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Third Reading Majority no Rebel
Commons 22 Oct 2008 Deferred Divisions — Clause 68 — Commencement Majority aye Rebel
Commons 22 Oct 2008 Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin Majority aye Rebel
Commons 22 Oct 2008 Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] Majority aye Rebel
Commons 22 Oct 2008 Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] Majority aye Rebel
Commons 20 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 22 weeks — rejected Majority aye Rebel
Commons 20 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected Majority aye Rebel
Commons 20 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Change abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks — rejected Majority aye Rebel
Commons 19 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Sibling compatibility only regenerative tissue — rejected Majority aye Rebel
Commons 19 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for sibling tissue compatibility Majority aye Rebel
Commons 19 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Testing for gender-related illness Majority aye Rebel
Commons 19 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo Majority aye Rebel
Commons 19 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Cannot use gametes or pronuclei — rejected Majority aye Rebel
Commons 19 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses Majority aye Rebel
Commons 12 May 2008 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading Majority no Rebel
6 Jul 2007 Stopped being Shadow Chief Secretary To the Treasury, Treasury
6 Jul 2007 Became Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Transport
Commons 19 Mar 2007 Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Majority no Rebel
Commons 7 Mar 2007 House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Majority no Rebel
Commons 7 Mar 2007 House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 5 (60 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minority no Rebel
Commons 7 Mar 2007 House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 4 (50 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minority no Rebel
Commons 14 Mar 2006 Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails — Working dogs minority no Rebel
18 Jan 2006 Stopped being a member of the Environmental Audit Committee
16 Dec 2005 Became Shadow Chief Secretary To the Treasury, Treasury
14 Jul 2005 Became a member of the Environmental Audit Committee
Commons 13 Jul 2005 Committees — Administration Committee — Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees minority aye Rebel
Commons 13 Jul 2005 Committees — Administration Committee — Pay for Chairmen of Standing Committees minority aye Rebel
Policy Comparisons
This chart shows the percentage agreement between this MP and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

Agreement Policy
10% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
99% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Pay and Conditions
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
81% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
100% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency
28% European Union - For
64% Fully Elected House of Lords
100% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
71% Homosexuality - Equal rights
0% Identity cards - For introduction
100% Increase VAT
100% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
69% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
50% Nuclear power - For
30% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
100% Privatise Royal Mail
75% Promote Occupational Pensions
0% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
50% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
42% Right to strike
96% Schools - Greater Autonomy
21% Smoking ban - In favour
82% Stop climate change
0% Termination of pregnancy - against
31% Terrorism laws - For
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
50% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
100% University Tuition Fees - For
0% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary

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In 1847, Major Denis Mahon paid £4,000 for the emigration of one thousand tenants to Canada. Nearly a quarter of the emigrants died enroute, many of t [...]
A few emigrant ships sailed directly from Ireland, as is illustrated here. However, the majority of emigrants had to first cross to Liverpool.
The emigrant ship Peru leaving Cork for Melbourne, Australia ca. 1847.
The South Street quay in New York was the main point of entry for Irish immigrants in the 1840s.
Quebec was the main port of entry for Irish famine immigrants in 1847.
Many emigrant ships took up to three months to cross the Atlantic. The crowded ship's hold was a breeding ground for diseases like dysentery and typhu [...]
ERIN-In forty years I have lost, through the operation of no natural law, more than Three Millions of my Sons and Daughters, and they, the Young and t [...]
'Scalp of Brian Connor, near Kilrush Union House'. December, 1849.
A cartoon showing Robert Peel struggling with the problems posed by potatoes and corn, and he is surrounded on all sides by political opponents.
Government sale of Indian corn at Cork, April 1846.
This photograph shows British Army officers as they would have looked during the famine.
In a scene not very different from one of the famine period: men break stones and women carry stones on relief works at An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe), Co [...]
More than half a century after the famine, the houses of the poor had changed little. The cottage show here has earthen floors and little furniture. T [...]
Three bare-foot children photographed in their cottage on Gorumna Island, Co. Galway. The ragged children lean against a straw bed which rests on an e [...]
The bottom of the page reads: ‘What did they do to your mother in the poorhouse, Eliza?’ ‘They trampled on her and killed her, Sir.’
During the Famine, isolated towns such as Schull were usually the last to receive much needed relief. By 1849, the population of Schull parish had dro [...]
Dr. Robert Traill was Rector of Schull, at the time of the famine. The town suffered exceptionally high casualties from famine and disease. By 1849, t [...]
Sir Charles Trevelyan, Assistant Secretary at the Tresury. He was in charge of all famine relief in Ireland. Trevelyan has been associated with the in [...]
Sir Charles Wood, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Russell's government and responsible for keeping relief to a minimum.
In August 1847 Lord Clarendon wrote coldly to Lord John Russell: "We shall be equally blamed for keeping them[the Irish] alive or letting them die and [...]
Sir Robert Peel, Conservative Prime Minister in 1845-6. His secret purchase of Indian corn helped prevent widespread famine in the first year of the p [...]
'Ballinaboy School [Co. Galway], near the monastery, 10th August, 1850', established by the Rev. Dallas.
In this heart rending scene, an infant seems to be dying in the arms of its helpless mother.
Potatoes often appeared to be perfectly sound when lifted from the ground but were later found to have rotted in store, with disastrous consequences t [...]
The correspondent for the Illustrated London News describes the scene in the winter of 1849: 'Another Sketch follows (of Miss Kennedy), which shows th [...]
Recipes for numerous varieties of soup appeared frequently in the national newspapers, all claiming to be nutritious and generally aiming at the produ [...]
One of Achill's most famous landmarks is that of the Achill Mission or 'the Colony' at Dugort. In 1831 the Protestant Reverend Edward Nangle founded a [...]
By a Joint Resolution of Congress 3 March 1847, the 36 gun frigate Macedonian and the sloop‑of‑war Jamestown, were placed in civilian hand [...]
Contemporary Lithograph of Charles Trevelyan.
Village of Keel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo.
A contemporary lithograph; 'The Protestant missionary settlement at Isle of Achill'
Quakers in England and Ireland responded quickly and generously to the need for direct food relief. The Quaker ironmasters Abraham and Albert Darby of [...]
A chromolithograph showing Erin wrestling with the spectre of famine while the Chief Secretary of Ireland, Arthur Balfour plays golf. Attributed to th [...]
This chromolithograph depicts a wealthy landlord with his female companion seated on a chaise-longue. The table nearby is laden with food and drink. T [...]