Chingford and Woodford MP says farewell to Nelson Mandela

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A local MP has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Chingford and Woodford MP, and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, said: "It’s a sad day for us all now that Nelson Mandela has died.

"He was a remarkable man in every way, a man who was prepared if necessary to die for his beliefs, battling against an injust system.

"And yet when he was released from prison after 26 years, he showed the world that through humanity and a desire for reconciliation you can build a peaceful society.

"He taught us that a man armed with only humility, determination and a concern for others can achieve anything."

Local MPs, councillors, and church leaders have all paid tribute today to the former South African president who passed away peacefully at his home in South Africa.

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5:13pm Fri 6 Dec 13

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

What about his terrorism.Many blacks died at the hands of Nelson's associates with a burning. Rubber tyre around their necks..
What about his terrorism.Many blacks died at the hands of Nelson's associates with a burning. Rubber tyre around their necks.. MICHAEL MCGOUGH

11:21pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

MICHAEL MCGOUGH wrote:
What about his terrorism.Many blacks died at the hands of Nelson's associates with a burning. Rubber tyre around their necks..
It did seem to get worse after he closed shop
[quote][p][bold]MICHAEL MCGOUGH[/bold] wrote: What about his terrorism.Many blacks died at the hands of Nelson's associates with a burning. Rubber tyre around their necks..[/p][/quote]It did seem to get worse after he closed shop Billy Yerache

10:09am Sat 7 Dec 13

UKIP-local says...

Mandela sought one man one vote in a democratic country. Some of the methods used by the ANC were not justifiable but one can understand the frustration of being ruled by a separate caste of people not by the majority.

We need a Mandela here because we have no control over our affairs. We are controlled by others not of our nationality not living in our country who tell us what to do. How long before we rise up against it, or will we betray the freedom and democracy that most of us were born with.
Mandela sought one man one vote in a democratic country. Some of the methods used by the ANC were not justifiable but one can understand the frustration of being ruled by a separate caste of people not by the majority. We need a Mandela here because we have no control over our affairs. We are controlled by others not of our nationality not living in our country who tell us what to do. How long before we rise up against it, or will we betray the freedom and democracy that most of us were born with. UKIP-local

11:05am Sat 7 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

Ceding power and sharing power are not the same things.

As for terrorism, often this is just an emotive label oppressive goverments stick on the oppressed when they fight back in the only way they can.

Its time for our leaders to stop telling us what was great about Mandela and start behaving like he did.
Ceding power and sharing power are not the same things. As for terrorism, often this is just an emotive label oppressive goverments stick on the oppressed when they fight back in the only way they can. Its time for our leaders to stop telling us what was great about Mandela and start behaving like he did. stickmanny

9:24pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

stickmanny wrote:
Ceding power and sharing power are not the same things.

As for terrorism, often this is just an emotive label oppressive goverments stick on the oppressed when they fight back in the only way they can.

Its time for our leaders to stop telling us what was great about Mandela and start behaving like he did.
Don't think 'Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
eeee,
Eric Morleeeeeeeeeey has the same effect though.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Ceding power and sharing power are not the same things. As for terrorism, often this is just an emotive label oppressive goverments stick on the oppressed when they fight back in the only way they can. Its time for our leaders to stop telling us what was great about Mandela and start behaving like he did.[/p][/quote]Don't think 'Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee , eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeee, Eric Morleeeeeeeeeey has the same effect though. Billy Yerache

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