Eleanor Laing pays tribute to "remarkable and admirable" man

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Eleanor Laing has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela Eleanor Laing has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela

Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing has described Nelson Mandela as 'remarkable'' and someone who put his country before himself.

She said: “I have been in his presence and was quite overwhelmed by his charisma and his command of the situation.

“There aren’t many people who really make a difference to the history of the world but Nelson Mandela was one of those few remarkable and admirable people.

“He was willing to put the future of his country first before any personal considerations and he changed attitudes and he changed the course of history.

“I sincerely hope that future generations learn from Nelson Mandela.”

Nelson mandela died yesterday, aged 95.

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11:43am Fri 6 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Nelson Mandela fought for what he believed in without vast expenses as a carrot to make a million quid tax free at taxpayers expense unlike some Politicians without morals.
Nelson Mandela fought for what he believed in without vast expenses as a carrot to make a million quid tax free at taxpayers expense unlike some Politicians without morals. Billy Yerache

5:10pm Fri 6 Dec 13

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

There aren't many people who change the world but terrorists clearly do , witness Mandela and Gerry Adams.
I do feel sorry for all his fellow blacks murdered by Nelson's wife and associates. .To die by the so called necklaces must have been awful---- a burning rubber tyre placed around the neck.
There aren't many people who change the world but terrorists clearly do , witness Mandela and Gerry Adams. I do feel sorry for all his fellow blacks murdered by Nelson's wife and associates. .To die by the so called necklaces must have been awful---- a burning rubber tyre placed around the neck. MICHAEL MCGOUGH

11:07pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote:
There aren't many people who change the world but terrorists clearly do , witness Mandela and Gerry Adams.
I do feel sorry for all his fellow blacks murdered by Nelson's wife and associates. .To die by the so called necklaces must have been awful---- a burning rubber tyre placed around the neck.
The country did seem to fall apart but let us not forget that he spent 27 years in gaol and in this country people murder and get out after about 5 years?

Incidentally there are some events this weekend up the south bank in recognition of the achievements and fun raising and I urge all those affected to attend and shed unison tears of grief and woe.

Take Bill Clinton's lead

You cannot go wrong.
[quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: There aren't many people who change the world but terrorists clearly do , witness Mandela and Gerry Adams. I do feel sorry for all his fellow blacks murdered by Nelson's wife and associates. .To die by the so called necklaces must have been awful---- a burning rubber tyre placed around the neck.[/p][/quote]The country did seem to fall apart but let us not forget that he spent 27 years in gaol and in this country people murder and get out after about 5 years? Incidentally there are some events this weekend up the south bank in recognition of the achievements and fun raising and I urge all those affected to attend and shed unison tears of grief and woe. Take Bill Clinton's lead You cannot go wrong. Billy Yerache

9:43am Sun 8 Dec 13

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

Billy Yerache wrote:
MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote:
There aren't many people who change the world but terrorists clearly do , witness Mandela and Gerry Adams.
I do feel sorry for all his fellow blacks murdered by Nelson's wife and associates. .To die by the so called necklaces must have been awful---- a burning rubber tyre placed around the neck.
The country did seem to fall apart but let us not forget that he spent 27 years in gaol and in this country people murder and get out after about 5 years?

Incidentally there are some events this weekend up the south bank in recognition of the achievements and fun raising and I urge all those affected to attend and shed unison tears of grief and woe.

Take Bill Clinton's lead

You cannot go wrong.
Fair point about sentencing.
[quote][p][bold]Billy Yerache[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: There aren't many people who change the world but terrorists clearly do , witness Mandela and Gerry Adams. I do feel sorry for all his fellow blacks murdered by Nelson's wife and associates. .To die by the so called necklaces must have been awful---- a burning rubber tyre placed around the neck.[/p][/quote]The country did seem to fall apart but let us not forget that he spent 27 years in gaol and in this country people murder and get out after about 5 years? Incidentally there are some events this weekend up the south bank in recognition of the achievements and fun raising and I urge all those affected to attend and shed unison tears of grief and woe. Take Bill Clinton's lead You cannot go wrong.[/p][/quote]Fair point about sentencing. MICHAEL MCGOUGH

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