This is a modest contribution to the election campaign, designed to keep
debate focused on the issue of Iraq and Tony Blair's foreign policy. Please
consider forwarding this to likeminded people, activists, and local media
Try directing your web browser to http://www.ILiedAboutIraq.com
It directs you straight to? Tony Blair's personal election campaign
homepage! This says it all, succinctly highlighting what for millions of
voters is the key issue of this election.
This was arranged by Dr Nick Megoran, a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College,
Cambridge. He issued the following statement to explain his actions:
"I welcomed Mr Blair's election victory in 1997, looking forward to seeing
his promised 'ethical foreign policy' implemented. Instead, we have
witnessed the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, undertaken at the
behest of the USA and by the wilful deception of parliament and people."
"As someone who, in the course of my work, travels frequently in Muslim
Central Asia, I have been struck by how respect and admiration for Britain
a decade ago has been transformed into scorn and loathing. This
squandering of such goodwill, and the generation of such antipathy, is
solely due to Mr Blair's reckless foreign policy. It cannot but be harmful
for the UK, but the consequences will be felt long after Mr Blair has
departed the political scene."
"I cannot in all conscience vote for the party I once supported, and will
cast my ballot for a candidate who has opposed this ghastly military
misadventure. I urge others to do the same."
Dr Nick Megoran, 29/4/2005. For immediate release.
Dr Nick Megoran,
Research Fellow in Political Geography,
Sidney Sussex College,
Cambridge CB2 3HU,
tel: +44 1223 338813 (work) 07905 731768 (mobile)
email: [log in to unmask]
Date of issue: 29/04/2005. Dr Megoran can be contacted on the above
numbers, but only by mobile from April 30th until the evening of May 1st.
Clarification: Dr Megoran has worked on the politics and geography of
nationalism in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan for over a decade, and speaks both
Uzbek and Kyrgyz. He has also conducted research on the September 11 2001
attacks and Britain's role in the subsequent 'war on terror.'