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> Did the UK sign the treaty on landmines and if so, > how can Tony Blair go along with the use of these > mines in the comming war? Yes. In fact, it was one of the countries proposing the treaty. But that's not all - Tony Blair himself, told the House of Commons on the 21st of May 1997: "I can tell my hon. Friend that the Government will announce later today that we will ban the import, export, transfer and manufacture of anti-personnel mines. We shall also phase out the United Kingdom stocks of anti-personnel land mines and ban the trade through the United Kingdom of all such land mines. They have caused enormous carnage, often to wholly innocent civilians, including children. The sooner that Britain gives a lead in this the better. It is the right and civilised thing to do. " Remember that this was only 20 days after labour was elected, and we pledged to ban anti-personnel mines during their election campaign of 1997. (I havn't resigned - yet - waiting so that I can help get rid of the fascists (Blair and Blunkett) as soon as possible) Alun Harford __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Web Hosting - establish your business online http://webhosting.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk