Comments on: HoL discussion on Forced Marriage Bill http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987 Current affairs for a progressive generation Mon, 05 Feb 2007 03:24:49 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.2 by: William http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53397 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 19:54:23 +0000 http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53397 Great work GB to actually go along and take notes so that people can know the latest progress. Great work GB to actually go along and take notes so that people can know the latest progress.

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by: Global Voices Online » Blog Archive » South Asia: Forced marriages in the UK http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53392 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 18:36:11 +0000 http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53392 [...] A House of Lords discussion in the UK on forced marriages covered at Pickled Politics. “Lord Lester said that on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, it was scandalous that we were turning a blind eye to the sexual and domestic slavery of women; he said is was fully 30 years since he called for the protection of minority women, and regretted how little had been achieved.” Neha Viswanathan [...] […] A House of Lords discussion in the UK on forced marriages covered at Pickled Politics. “Lord Lester said that on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, it was scandalous that we were turning a blind eye to the sexual and domestic slavery of women; he said is was fully 30 years since he called for the protection of minority women, and regretted how little had been achieved.” Neha Viswanathan […]

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by: Jagdeep http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53389 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 18:23:51 +0000 http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53389 Thank you GB. Thank you GB.

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by: Galloise Blonde http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53384 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 18:05:46 +0000 http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53384 No bother (but I should have proof-read it, OMG, or even a spell-check)... So far as I know only that baby-faced Sadiq Khan Sunny quoted the other day, but the Bill's been pretty low profile so far, perhaps the opposing forces have yet to mobilise against it. I did noticed that in the CiF piece Martin Bright strolls into the comment thread at the end and rather blithely asserts that FM is on the decline anyway...which is unfortunately not true, due mostly to the demographic bulge of youth reaching marriageable age right about now and communities that are a wee bit stressed. Is this just guessing rather than doing the proper research, or has he been briefed by someone hostile even to this modest bill, which is why he is coming up with all this guff about divisions? (Or am I just being overly cynical?) No bother (but I should have proof-read it, OMG, or even a spell-check)…

So far as I know only that baby-faced Sadiq Khan Sunny quoted the other day, but the Bill’s been pretty low profile so far, perhaps the opposing forces have yet to mobilise against it. I did noticed that in the CiF piece Martin Bright strolls into the comment thread at the end and rather blithely asserts that FM is on the decline anyway…which is unfortunately not true, due mostly to the demographic bulge of youth reaching marriageable age right about now and communities that are a wee bit stressed. Is this just guessing rather than doing the proper research, or has he been briefed by someone hostile even to this modest bill, which is why he is coming up with all this guff about divisions? (Or am I just being overly cynical?)

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by: sonia http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53383 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 18:04:32 +0000 http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53383 Yeah good work GB! Very useful to have - it's good to see some consensus as well. Yeah good work GB! Very useful to have - it’s good to see some consensus as well.

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by: Don http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53380 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:37:28 +0000 http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53380 Quite a relief to read such a lot of good sense and seriously considered views. Has there been an opposing voice? This is what the second chamber should be doing, why we need it. Thanks for the report, Galloise Blonde. Quite a relief to read such a lot of good sense and seriously considered views. Has there been an opposing voice?

This is what the second chamber should be doing, why we need it. Thanks for the report, Galloise Blonde.

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by: Galloise Blonde http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53379 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:36:41 +0000 http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53379 I reckon so. It's got a long way to go through parliamentary procedure but it has such a broad base of support that nothing can stop it... but I think that all these many and varied supporters have got to keep harping on about the necessary wherewithal to make it work as a tool as well as a gesture. I reckon so. It’s got a long way to go through parliamentary procedure but it has such a broad base of support that nothing can stop it… but I think that all these many and varied supporters have got to keep harping on about the necessary wherewithal to make it work as a tool as well as a gesture.

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by: Sahil http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53372 Tue, 30 Jan 2007 17:14:26 +0000 http://www.pickledpolitics.com/archives/987#comment-53372 Thanks for this Galloise Blonde, it sounds like it could be implemented. Thanks for this Galloise Blonde, it sounds like it could be implemented.

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