23 September, 2018

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Lord Naseby Has Misled The Lords Over Sri Lanka – He Must Withdraw His Allegations

By Peter Oborne –

Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne

Veteran political correspondents like me recall Michael Morris, Deputy Speaker of the Commons from 1992-97, with a great deal of affection.

He carried off the role with plenty of brio and style. Michael Morris has since been deservedly elevated to the House of Lords, where he has taken the name of Lord Naseby.

As sometimes happens, he has gone sharply downhill since entering the upper house. Most troublingly he has become an apologist for the Sri Lankan government.

There is nothing wrong with standing up for unpopular or controversial causes: indeed it is admirable.

Read more in the Daily Telegraph

*Peter Oborne is the Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator

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    Well said, Peter Osborne. I have met this Naseby chap several years ago and have my doubts about his credentials. Like Subramaniam Swamy
    the guy is available at a price – for anyone with the dough. He has some sickening and questionable local contacts; a willing political white-washer who will do anything for a fully paid-up fortnights stay in Sri Lanka during the English winter. To image the once sublime quality of British politics has declined to such poor standards is a pity.

    R. Varathan

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    Whoever reads this article must congratulate
    Sajin Vass Gunawaardena. The Chief Buying
    Officer of the UPFA. I will not mention his
    other titles which begin with the word P…
    Brits, once respected for their great standards
    and integrity, are dime a dozen. Some of them can
    be easily won over. Ask Sajin and he will tell you
    how that is done.

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    Oborne’s article carries a nice picture of Tamil Civilians engaged in everyday activities. Worth a look, and negates his whole essay.

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      Lord Naseby is talking about those armed men fighting the govt. How can it ”negate” the essay?

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        The machine guns are in the hands of ‘civilians’, the ones who allegedly were massacred.

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      To Ram,
      What activities do Tamils in UK engage in other than drug pedalling, people smuggling, prostituition, thuggery, credit card rackets?They are a disgrace to Sri Lanka and humanity.

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        Lal,

        Are you describing what is happening in Sri Lanka under the murderous family Rajapakse? What is happening in Sri Lanka is disgrace to BUDDHISM.

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        lal loo

        “They are a disgrace to Sri Lanka and humanity.”

        You should distant the country from these people, put out a big advert, these people are not Sri Lankans. They are Eelam Tamils from Tamil Eelam.

        That will do the trick.

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          I don’t have to put up a board. The world has distanced itself from (extremist)Tamils – the whining, lying bunch of criminals and no hopers. They have done themselves what you have asked me to do, therefore, no need for adverts.

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    Thank you Peter Oborne.
    There is another lord misleading the world – Rogan.

    http://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/ni-amnesty-criticises-lord-rogan-sri-lankan-president-fawning-over-regime-blood-its

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