Member of Parliament for Brigg and Goole
Hi Andrew the “Fool” here again, seeing as you have blocked me on Twitter because I have asked you a couple of simple questions I have decided to write a quick blog to ask you a few questions and let people see what has happened.
You then followed it up by this gem of a Tweet, without waiting for any kind of response from me.
Then when Paul Hampton a friend of mine, who is a Conservative, asks the following question you give him and me another clas comment calling us both Fool. Good job on re-enforcing why normal members of the public have such a low opinion of their members of parliament.
In fact it seems you just block anyone that asks a question that you don’t like to answer or cannot answer. The questions remain by the way, no matter you block or not, trying engaging people instead of blocking, its not politics to just ignore people and hope they go away, they don’t go away and also they think less of you for it.
I have laid it all out so everyone can see the time line of events.
So to my Questions:
1/ You mentioned in your tweet that on “previous trips we’ve met the PA”? When did you last me meet members of the PA in Israel or anywhere else?
2/ How many times have you been to Israel since you have become a MP?
3/ How many times did you go there to “help” the peace process?
4/ How many times did you go there to work for the Conservative Friends of Israel?
I am just quoting your website here and I don’t see anything there about your work on behalf of the Conservative Friends of Israel and in fact all I can see is your comments on working on behalf of “local Matters” as can be seen below, taken straight of your website.
“Andrew believes the most important role of an MP is to represent their constituents and to work hard to resolve local problems. That’s why Andrew is engaging with residents at a very local level to help fight for the local community on the issues that matter to them.
Andrew is also a supporter of a number of pressure groups including, the Countryside Alliance, The National Trust and The Campaign Against Political Correctness. He is also a member of the teaching union VOICE (Professional Association of Teachers).”
Correct me if I am wrong but I don’t believe you hold any official governmental positions when it comes to Israel or the Middle East? So why are you having meetings in Israel with “various officials, academics and think tanks on the Iran situation” what exactly qualifies you to be having these meetings with these people? Which part of your parliamentary duties or remit are you trying to quantify with your work in Israel?
Do your electorate realise that you are doing all this other work in their name as their elected representatives? Its obvious that you are not using any public money for this work. It can clearly be seen who is paying by your own declarations here
You are a Member of Parliament you are meant to be a representative of the people, you are also a representative of the UK as one of its MP. So when I asked you if you had seen any Palestinians on your visit, I don’t think it is asking too much to get a straight answer without being called a “Fool”.
The “problem-situation” of Iran is that is being run by a tyrant regime that feeds on the work that AIPAC and other organisations such as Conservative Friends of Israel are committed too. In fact between the work of these above organisations, the work of the Israeli government and the work of the IRI (Islamic Republic of Iran) leaders nothing is ever going to change, and all that is going to happen is that the Status Quo will be maintained with hate being multiplied to the Nth degree.
If you want to help try the following:
Bring the region together, change the policies and allow the people of Israel and Palestine to find peace, its not hard if you really want peace. Do that and you will have taken out the single largest piece of ammunition that is being used by every single jihadist in the world today.
Work out how to get a orthodox Jew and a Muslim to love each other instead of feeding hate to both sides. I use the word “Love” not “respect” because one is infinitely more powerful than the other. Get them to see the commonality between them instead of the differences.
While all that is being discussed is how to kill each other then nothing will change. I truly feel that is exactly what the regime in Iran wants and it suits the agenda of Israel as well. The two regimes can be pitted against each other by the relevant leaders and fill the minds and souls of Iranians and Israeli with animosity and hatred, so long as business can continues as usual, this only suits elites in both countries. The average Iranian, Arab and Israeli could not care less for your wars and just want to be able to to live in peace to trade and prosper.
This status quo will never change while the regional leaders are dancing the same dance every single day, so try changing the tune and you will have done good Andrew.
The “Fool” signing out