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I am always confused when new logos are chosen. What I ask are the changers trying to say?
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I am of course upset by the Middle East situation. Like everyone I talk to, I am horrified at the destruction and loss of life, and the awful potential for escalation. I am looking for somewhere on your site to express my opinion that being "Friends of Israel" is a sure vote loser. Some might remember the awful set up of Israel, and the assassinations, and say with friends like these who needs enemies? But most would be looking for an unbiased solution. You are doing your best, but perhaps nailing some of your colours to the wrong mast. I would not be a good Conservative if I did not express my doubts.
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Glad to get a discussion on Scotland. We are working hard on our forthcoming Holyrood election. The grassroots are certainly important. By the way, nobody is happy about our expensive Scottish Parliament building. Even Annabel cannot save us from the excesses of El Collapso.
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Shane,This dialogue seems determined to misunderstand. I hate to see suffering in anyone - I was merely reporting a point of view of one group. I hate to see the infrastructure of a well set up country destroyed. I saw some of the destruction in London in 1944, and Beirut is worse. My uncle was involved in liberating Belsen, and I saw his horrific photographs before the press published any. Britain was horrified when these appeared - we still shudder! I don't like reading, as I have on this site, that the world did not believe. I hate to see Nazi like horror being handed out - in the form of wholesale destruction/
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I do not wish to bring in the IRA, or start an argument. But my Church Magazine "Life and Work" is much concerned about Israel's treatment of Palestine's Christians.These people, who had kept the original faith for 2000 years, are suffering. It seems they are also being bombed in Lebanon. I am sorry but I do not wish to see fellow Christians, of any denomination,"crucified" in this manner.
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You seem to have lost my message. I was trying to tell you that I was looking back over the times of the Mandate, when people I knew were coping with Irgun and the Stern Gang. I purposely did not name the IRA, who we could have cheerfully hanged. They did impinge on our lives, but we did not bomb any city. Now we are recovering from 7/7. Why do you think I mean England when I say Britain?
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Just a minute. We in Britain have put up with many years of terrorism. We were angry indeed, but we hope we did not over react when dealing with Nationalists. No one likes angry over reaction, it is the fastest way to dry up sympathy.
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A lot of dreadful youth crime might cease if kitchen knives had rounded ends - it used to be the case. Not easy to stab if all knives had blunted ends. Further it would help if alcohol was NOT sold in super markets. Alcohol in pubs and wine shops is much less likely to get into the hands of the wrong people.
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The possible Scots Prime Minister, would need to be re-elected by his Scottish constituency. Campaigning in Dunfermaline did not do him much good!!
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Our by-election campaigns were none too successful in Dunfermaline, and the Holyrood one in Moray. Moray, I may say, wasted an awful lot of time and money writing to people who said they were unable to help beyond a small donation. I know as I was one of them.
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