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Sussex MPs unhappy at Dalai Lama warning

Two Sussex MPs have claimed they were pressurised by Number 10 and the Foreign Office not to meet the Dalai Lama.

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton claimed on a Channel 4 documentary shown on Monday, December 3 that he and Lewes MP Norman Baker were warned not to meet the Tibetan leader this summer during his tour of the UK.

The two MPs then wrote a letter of complaint to David Cameron after deciding against attending a dinner organised by the Tibet Society and warned the Prime Minister against being too heavily influenced by China over their approach to Tibet.

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9:25am Wed 5 Dec 12

Charismatic Andrew says...

Funnily enough Tim/Norm I don't think you were top of the Dalai Lama's list of people he wanted to meet anyway.
Funnily enough Tim/Norm I don't think you were top of the Dalai Lama's list of people he wanted to meet anyway. Charismatic Andrew
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9:41am Wed 5 Dec 12

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

Quite right too, can't upset the Chinese can we?
Quite right too, can't upset the Chinese can we? Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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9:46am Wed 5 Dec 12

HJarrs says...

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit wrote:
Quite right too, can't upset the Chinese can we?
Or the Russians or the Middle East.

Anything to make a quick buck!
[quote][p][bold]Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit[/bold] wrote: Quite right too, can't upset the Chinese can we?[/p][/quote]Or the Russians or the Middle East. Anything to make a quick buck! HJarrs
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10:47am Wed 5 Dec 12

Ballroom Blitz says...

If either of them had any kind of a backbone they would have told Cameron to sod off, and attended anyway. But they are politicians. What did you expect? Men of principle?
If either of them had any kind of a backbone they would have told Cameron to sod off, and attended anyway. But they are politicians. What did you expect? Men of principle? Ballroom Blitz
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12:25pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Isaac Rinkfern says...

I'm not hearing any disappointment from the Dalai Lama's side that he was gutted about not having The Lought's face put him off his lunch.
Loughton's extremist xtian views would clearly judge His Holiness to be nothing more than a colonial heathen anyway, why is he whinging, was he hoping to convert him to xtianity?
I'm not hearing any disappointment from the Dalai Lama's side that he was gutted about not having The Lought's face put him off his lunch. Loughton's extremist xtian views would clearly judge His Holiness to be nothing more than a colonial heathen anyway, why is he whinging, was he hoping to convert him to xtianity? Isaac Rinkfern
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1:24pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Cyril Bolleaux says...

Isaac Rinkfern wrote:
I'm not hearing any disappointment from the Dalai Lama's side that he was gutted about not having The Lought's face put him off his lunch. Loughton's extremist xtian views would clearly judge His Holiness to be nothing more than a colonial heathen anyway, why is he whinging, was he hoping to convert him to xtianity?
I'm sure the Dalai Lama would much rather meet a decent Christian than an ignorant bigot like you.
[quote][p][bold]Isaac Rinkfern[/bold] wrote: I'm not hearing any disappointment from the Dalai Lama's side that he was gutted about not having The Lought's face put him off his lunch. Loughton's extremist xtian views would clearly judge His Holiness to be nothing more than a colonial heathen anyway, why is he whinging, was he hoping to convert him to xtianity?[/p][/quote]I'm sure the Dalai Lama would much rather meet a decent Christian than an ignorant bigot like you. Cyril Bolleaux
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2:40pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Isaac Rinkfern says...

Cyril Bolleaux wrote:
Isaac Rinkfern wrote:
I'm not hearing any disappointment from the Dalai Lama's side that he was gutted about not having The Lought's face put him off his lunch. Loughton's extremist xtian views would clearly judge His Holiness to be nothing more than a colonial heathen anyway, why is he whinging, was he hoping to convert him to xtianity?
I'm sure the Dalai Lama would much rather meet a decent Christian than an ignorant bigot like you.
OOOOOH! name calling time is it Mr Stinky?
I never said a mentioned any "decent Christians", Lought's views are on the ugly side of extreme Xtianity that involve far too much hate towards minorities and people that don't share his views of what "God" is all about.
[quote][p][bold]Cyril Bolleaux[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Isaac Rinkfern[/bold] wrote: I'm not hearing any disappointment from the Dalai Lama's side that he was gutted about not having The Lought's face put him off his lunch. Loughton's extremist xtian views would clearly judge His Holiness to be nothing more than a colonial heathen anyway, why is he whinging, was he hoping to convert him to xtianity?[/p][/quote]I'm sure the Dalai Lama would much rather meet a decent Christian than an ignorant bigot like you.[/p][/quote]OOOOOH! name calling time is it Mr Stinky? I never said a mentioned any "decent Christians", Lought's views are on the ugly side of extreme Xtianity that involve far too much hate towards minorities and people that don't share his views of what "God" is all about. Isaac Rinkfern
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10:39pm Wed 5 Dec 12

getThisCoalitionOut says...

This government just gets worse and worse - disgusting, they're all so corrupt
This government just gets worse and worse - disgusting, they're all so corrupt getThisCoalitionOut
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8:34am Thu 6 Dec 12

mimseycal says...

They decided not to attend a Tibet Society dinner and then complained to Cameron?

I'd have thought more of them had they attended the dinner anyway and then wrote to Cameron.

The Dalai Lamas' tragedy is that industry doesn't run on Yak milk. The reality is that politically humanitarian ideals only work when there is muck that can be turned into brass.
They decided not to attend a Tibet Society dinner and then complained to Cameron? I'd have thought more of them had they attended the dinner anyway and then wrote to Cameron. The Dalai Lamas' tragedy is that industry doesn't run on Yak milk. The reality is that politically humanitarian ideals only work when there is muck that can be turned into brass. mimseycal
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