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Gerald Howarth MP:
The GPS PO Box resides in Aldershot,
a run-down town on the Surrey/Hampshire border in the South-East
of England best known for being the home of the British Army.
Our local Member of Parliament is a Tory called Gerald Howarth.
We don't like him very much. In fact we think he's a fascist,
racist, homophobic wanker. Here are some of Mr Howarth's recent
- PPS to Margaret Thatcher 1991-92
- Actively opposed the extradition
of General Pinochet, responsible for the torture of thousands
in Chile during the Seventies.
- Supported the extradition of
two Sikh terrorists to India, despite concerns over their possible
torture in Indian prisons and the illegality of the extradition
under the European convention of human rights.
- Support for Neil Hamilton, the
discredited cash-for-questions former MP, with whom he successfully
sued the BBC over claims that they had links to neo-Nazi groups.
- Opposition to the repeal of
- Opposition to equality of age-of-consent
- Opposition to gays in armed
forces (do we sense a theme building up here?)
- Doesn't believe CJD and BSD
are linked (see http://www.tfa.net/ft/absurdity.htm)
- Member of the Thatcherite "No
Turning Back" Group
- Former council member of the
Monday Club, which disapproved of non-white immigration
- Tabled Questions in Parliament
asking when Kosovo refugees were to be repatriated
- Supporter of Apartheid South
- Attacked the conclusion of the
Macphearson report (into Stephen Lawrence's death) that the Metropolitan
police are institutionally racist as "a grotesque over-reaction."
Further comments in the parliamentary debate on the report were:
"I will leave aside whether people coming to this country
should be more sensitive to our customs and practices
than us having constantly duck and weave to every changing nuance."
- Was accused of trying to influence
Gerald James, chairman of Astra Holdings (to which he was once
consultant) before he gave evidence to the Supergun Inquiry.
In Mr Howarth's Hansard records
he frequently claims to be stating the views of his constituents.
Here's one constituent, at least, who is vehemently opposed to
the political views of Mr Howarth and his ilk. Mr Howarth's re-election
isn't too far away, 2001 maybe? I think we might have some fun.
In the meantime, we'll be watching your every move.