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News - 6 November 2004
|14th Century litigation|
Council move to impeach Prime Minister
The Green Party on Brighton & Hove Council are spearheading a Council motion to impeach Tony Blair and remove him from office.
A motion has been tabled for the next full council meeting on November 25th for Brighton & Hove’s inclusion in the “city for impeachment” campaign that seeks to force MPs to vote to remove Tony Blair over his alleged conduct in the Iraqi war. Apparently a 14th Century law allows for such an eventuality, which will prompt a debate in the House of Lords if the majority of MPs support the idea. Twenty have already signed up including the MP for West Worthing.
Despite consistently voting against the war, Pavilion MP David Lepper has already indicated that he would not support such a motion regardless of the outcome of the council debate. He points out that there are a series of public inquiries dealing with the government decision and a more important issue now is the forthcoming election in Iraq. The Leader of the Labour Group – Ken Bodfish – was scathing about the motion insisting that the Council chamber should not be used as a “student debating society” at a time when there were many pressing concerns closer to home such as providing basic services for the city.
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