I don't often praise the liberal democrats, Peter Tatchell is a good friend and I am less forgiving than him and they seem to have moved sharply to the free market right but credit where credit is due...just noticed that Lord Avebury has been doing some splendid work on behalf of my friends in Peru.
Good thanks, this is very important.
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id=2009-07-06a.446.5 has the whole debate...Lord A started it off asking:
Lord Avebury (Liberal Democrat)
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the statement by the European Heads of Mission on the recent violence and loss of life in the Peruvian Amazon, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the Rights and Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples will investigate the background to those events.
so L Avebury if you come to the Exmouth Arms on thursday evening I will buy you a pint!
Just got this biog comment, had forgotten about the Orpington by-election, has to be said politically I am little closer to Hugo Blanco who like Lord Avebury remains an active political figure from the 60s!
Offer still stands by the way....
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Lord Avebury is of course Eric Lubbock of Orpington fame. ith outstanding record of action on Human Rights:Chair, Parliamentary Civil Liberties Group 1964-70; Parliamentary Human Rights Group, 1976-1997; Traveller Law Reform Unit; Peru Support Group, 2003-; Cameroon Campaign Group 2003- Conservation Society, 1973-83; ACERT (Advisory Council for Education of Romanies & Travellers) 2001-;TAPOL (Indonesian human rights); Kurdish Human Rights Project; Patron, Angulimala (Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy), 1992-; Founder, Parliamentarians for East Timor, 1988; Vice-Chair, Parliamentary Group for Tibet;