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There are currently two open Early Day Motions concerning military action against Iraq listed on the UK Hansard web-site. EDM 927, expressing 'deep unease ... at the prospect that Her Majesty's Government might support United States military action against Iraq' currently has 161 signatories. Less well-know is EDM 1238, which 'calls on the Prime Minister to make a full statement to the House outlining [the existing] preparations for an attack on Iraq; and reiterates that any offensive military action against Iraq can only be morally justified if it carries a new and specific mandate from the United Nations Security Council.' The latter currently has 35 signatories. If you've got an MP, and you haven't already done so, it'd be worth contacting them and asking them to sign. Full details, including a list of signatories, are listed below. Best wishes, Gabriel voices uk ************************************* EDM 1238 IRAQ AND THE PRIME MINISTER 07.05.02 That this House notes with concern reports of Pentagon sources briefing that the United States is planning a massive air-led military campaign against Iraq of up to 1,000 bombing strikes a day, followed by a ground invasion involving at least one United Kingdom army brigade, and that plants producing so-called smart bombs are currently working overtime in preparation for a military campaign in the autumn or next spring as reported in the Herald on 29th April; further notes the remarks of the Prime Minister in the House on 10th April in relation to Iraq that 'no decisions on action have been taken'; believes that these positions are mutually inconsistent; calls on the Prime Minister to make a full statement to the House outlining preparations for an attack on Iraq; and reiterates that any offensive military action against Iraq can only be morally justified if it carries a new and specific mandate from the United Nations Security Council. Salmond/Alex Corbyn/Jeremy Mahon/Alice Marsden/Paul Thomas/Simon Jones/Lynne Ewing/Annabelle Barnes/Harry Llwyd/Elfyn Jackson/Glenda Taylor/David Marshall-Andrews/Robert Drew/David Doughty/Sue Gerrard/Neil Simpson/Alan Efford/Clive Best/Harold Hancock/Mike Hopkins/Kelvin Cryer/Ann Wareing/Robert N Caton/Martin Etherington/Bill Lewis/Terry Cohen/Harry Vis/Rudi Hamilton/David Dalyell/Tam Marris/Rob Wood/Mike Austin/John Pollard/Kerry Sawford/Phil Singh/Marsha ***************************************************** EDM 927 MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAQ 04.03.02 That this House is aware of the deep unease among honourable Members on all sides of the House at the prospect that Her Majesty's Government might support United States military action against Iraq; agrees with Kofi Annan that a further military attack on Iraq would be unwise at this time; believes that such a course of action would disrupt support for the anti-terrorism coalition among the Arab states; and instead urges the Prime Minister to use Britain's influence with Iraq to gain agreement that United Nations weapons inspections will resume. Mahon/Alice Dalyell/Tam Jackson/Glenda Kilfoyle/Peter Cryer/Ann Gibson/Ian Hopkins/Kelvin Wray/Jimmy Gerrard/Neil Barnes/Harry Cohen/Harry Wareing/Robert N Best/Harold Abbott/Diane Simpson/Alan McCafferty/Chris Sedgemore/Brian Campbell/Ronnie Cook/Frank Corbyn/Jeremy Iddon/Brian Jones/Lynne King/Oona Austin/John Galloway/George Clapham/Michael McDonnell/John Taylor/David Marshall-Andrews/Robert Mitchell/Austin Lewis/Terry Turner/Desmond Smith/Llew Cryer/John Shaw/Jonathan Hinchliffe/David Chaytor/David Marris/Rob Sawford/Phil Trickett/Jon Ewing/Annabelle Wyatt/Derek Lawrence/Jackie Davis/Terry Berry/Roger Drew/David Connarty/Michael Thomas/Simon Davey/Valerie White/Brian Morgan/Julie Caton/Martin Lepper/David Marsden/Paul Pollard/Kerry Williams/Betty Llwyd/Elfyn Salter/Martin Wood/Mike Cummings/John Singh/Marsha Illsley/Eric Banks/Tony Carmichael/Alistair Dobbin/Jim Davidson/Ian Robertson/Angus Hamilton/David Green/Matthew Fisher/Mark Ruddock/Joan Daisley/Paul Begg/Anne Buck/Karen Palmer/Nick Heath/David Flynn/Paul Walley/Joan Owen/Albert McNamara/Kevin Cox/Tom Vis/Rudi Clark/Helen Luke/Iain Efford/Clive Prentice/Gordon Sarwar/Mohammad Burden/Richard Wishart/Pete Salmond/Alex Weir/Michael Savidge/Malcolm Coleman/Iain Sheridan/Jim Marshall/Jim Jones/Nigel Shipley/Debra Brennan/Kevin Naysmith/Doug Murphy/Denis McKechin/Ann Williams/Hywel Price/Adam Truswell/Paul Brown/Russell Marshall/David O'Hara/Edward Humble/Joan Dean/Janet Cunningham/Jim Olner/Bill Wright/David Challen/Colin Perham/Linda Francis/Hywel Doughty/Sue Anderson/Janet Calton/Patsy Rapson/Syd Smith/Chris Williams/Roger Moffatt/Laura Hepburn/Stephen Lyons/John King/Andy Lazarowicz/Mark Worthington/Tony Prosser/Gwyn Pike/Peter L Mallaber/Judy Donohoe/Brian H Heyes/David Edwards/Huw Etherington/Bill Skinner/Dennis Curtis-Thomas/Claire Osborne/Sandra Harvey/Nick Godsiff/Roger Cousins/Jim Taylor/Richard Lucas/Ian Jackson/Helen Organ/Diana Reid/Alan Opik/Lembit Foster/Don McWalter/Tony Borrow/David Rendel/David Taylor/Matthew Strang/Gavin Baker/Norman Hamilton/Fabian Willis/Phil Thurso/John Stewart/David Mahmood/Khalid Smith/Geraldine Clarke/Tony Cable/Vincent _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. 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