Posts Tagged ‘Lord Pearson’

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Lord Pearson: Free Speech| Geert Wilders

February 23, 2010
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Lord Tebbit compares Sharia law

June 11, 2009

Lord Tebbit compares Sharia law with Kray twins’ arbitration system

Lord Tebbit, the former Conservative chairman, has compared Sharia law with the system of arbitration run by the Kray brothers in London’s East End.

By Chris Irvine
Published: 7:00AM BST 05 Jun 2009

The former Cabinet minister used the example of the twins – Ronnie and Reggie – who ran an underworld empire in the 1950s and 60s, to highlight the problem of women precluded from access to British law by some cultures.

At question time in the Lords, Lord Bach had told peers that individuals have “the option to use religious councils or any other system of alternative dispute resolution” but that English law would prevail if there was any conflict.

But Lord Tebbit said: “A few years ago in the East End of London there was a system of arbitration of disputes that was run by the Kray brothers.

“Are you not not aware that there is extreme pressure put upon vulnerable women to go through a form of arbitration that results in them being virtually precluded from access to British law?

“That is a difficult matter, I know, but how do you think we can help those who are put in that position?”

Responding, Lord Bach acknowledged that the problem “undoubtedly exists”, but added: “The fact is any decision made by anybody that is in fact outside English law cannot stand against English law. So if consent is sought, for example, for some issue around children or to do with family assets, then the English courts decide. “Other councils – not courts – can, if the parties themselves want to make that agreement, make that agreement and that applies across the board. But always behind that is the fact that those agreements can’t be enforced except by an English court.”

Lord Bach later said that Sharia law is “not part of the law of the United Kingdom” and the Government he “no intention” of changing the position.

Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation said Lord Tebbit’s comments were “out of touch with reality”.

“This system is a way of life,” he said. “If you were to attack Christianity or Judaism in the same way you can imagine the uproar.”

Sharia law in Britain has attracted controversy in the past, most notably when the Archbishop of Canterbury said the adoption of some aspects of the Islamic law were “unavoidable”.

Dr Rowan Williams said other religions enjoyed tolerance of their own laws, and called for “constructive accommodation” with Muslim practice in areas such as marital disputes. His remarks sparked a national debate and led to calls for his resignation.

His comments were subsequently backed by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the former Lord Chief Justice, and Stephen Hockman QC, a former chairman of the Bar Council who said it was “inevitable that Sharia law will become part of British law.”

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Lord Pearson Interview

April 28, 2009

Free Speech Summit: Lord Pearson Interview

Interview courtesy by: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

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Video/Photos: Free Speech Summit: Lord Pearson on Wilders

April 27, 2009

FREE SPEECH SUMMIT: LORD PEARSON VIDEO SPEECH, ECHOES OF CHURCHILL

As posted on: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

One can understand how Britain was once the world’s most powerful nation when listening to a great statesman like Lord Pearson.

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It was at the invitation of Lord Pearson that Wilders was to speak and screen Fitna in the House of Lords. But the British government, the horrid Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, that Wilders was banned from entering Britain. Lord Pearson would not tolerate the “mother of all parliaments” giving in to threats to Lord Nazir Ahmed (who threatened riots by tens of thousands of Muslims). Hence he decided to reinvite Mr. Wilders. Black Rod, the head of security at the House of Lords, has ordered extra security for the event.

That ban united in opposition Lord Pearson, the Dutch Government—unusual allies.

WILDERS: “Threat to society? I’m an elected member of Parliament; I have done nothing wrong,” “I’m a normal, law-abiding democrat. You might agree or disagree with my political point of view, but I’m no threat to anyone.”

Despite being banned from once Great Britain, “Fitna” was shown to a private gathering at the House of Lords sponsored by Lord Pearson and Baroness Cox.

Pearson is fearless in his remarks. Much thanks to Pamela Hall for cleaning up the video – lightening it up.
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