Senior backbencher Julian Brazier said: “We have caused disproportionate turbulence with a couple of policies like Lords reform and gay marriage that we are not committed to under the coalition agreement.”
A quote from the evening standard, which is also available else where, now originally I had intended to do an obscure Tory duffer type posting, prompted as I was by firstly seeing a rare if not unique appearance of Julian Brazier, on BBC news channel yesterday as well as a posting on promote Thanet blog.
Further motivated having typed out a comment which either I managed not to submit to Dons blog or since I had been rather forthright might well have been evaporated, basically for what it's worth I was taking exception to Julian Brazier's and others suggestion that reforming the house of Lords is not a priority to the public, my self suggesting that continuation of the house of Lords as it stands today is a throwback to the middle ages and an endorsement of a feudal past and serfdom.
Anyhoo as always before I post one of my own cliche ridden rambles, I generally have a quick google, just to reinforce my preconceptions, and while I don't entirely agree with his remark as quoted by the standard a quick scan into the internet reveals a politician who might be little more than the bland stereotypical Tory toff I was going to refer.
Notably I see that recently he has controversially dared to question, Israels settlement activity, no surprise to me, he has been heavily criticised in the Israeli media as an Israel basher (this is a term used to discredit honest critics), interestingly the Jewish Chronicle, reports how the MP made himself available to discuss his views with Israeli activists and representatives.
So having intended as I mentioned earlier, to write off Julian Brazier as a typical right winger, I have to say that he doesn't fit my narrow vision, and I have to say that it is refreshing to see someone willing to stand up against the enormous Israeli propaganda machine, which continues to cover up its wide ranging abuse of people in Israel's occupied territories.
I've mentioned Israel's abuses in the past and have rarely been surprised at the Israeli basher crap from activists, or of course anti-Semitic allegations, refusing children medical care, confiscation of homes and land, fencing people in, has nothing to do religion more a case of crime.
Anyhow although most in the west accept Israelis right to exist it doesn't give them carte blanche to run rough shod over human rights and normal humanity and many of us are not happy with Israeli abuse, and we need people like Julian Brazier to stand up and calmly oppose hypocrisy.