Tories like Iain Duncan Smith are wrong to want to exclude nations from Queen’s funeral

Uh-oh: once again, public opinion should be against the man whose policies caused the deaths of untold thousands of benefit claimants.

After his persecution of people who are sick, disabled and unemployed at the Department for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith simply has no right to criticise other nations for causing deaths.

He has criticised the decision to invite the Chinese government to the Queen’s funeral, saying it was “extraordinary” that the “architects” of genocide against the Uyghur minority had been invited.

But there is a strong diplomatic reason to do so. Here’s Professor Tim Wilson:

Prof Wilson thinks Vladimir Putin should be invited as well, and it’s a good idea; get him here and we can quietly suggest face-saving ways to end the war in Ukraine, for example.

Now Boris Johnson is no longer in charge and is unable to derail peace proposals, we might actually make some progress.

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  1. Hecuba September 15, 2022 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Typical response from the fascist tory hypocrites! The ones who should be denied attendance at funeral of late Queen are convict duck johnson and his gang of crooked cabinet ministers who are all responsible for the deaths of over 200,000 women, children and men from the coronavirus pandemic!

  2. mohandeer September 15, 2022 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Well met Vox Mike. China has elevated 800 million Chinese from poverty and Putin has ensured that Russia’s PPGDP is now 6th in the world with China 1st. Meanwhile Britain has seen a growing gulf between productivity and typical workers pay with income going to the top 20%(it’s grown as more chiefs outnumber the Indians)while many millions of families are living in debt servitude, poverty, or homeless in what was the fourth largest now 6th economy in the world. Who are we, with our Imperialist and Colonialist self righteousness, to tell other countries that their policies towards their populations are “wrong”. Would that we had a government, any government, who would put people and social care first and foremost.

  3. James September 15, 2022 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Amid the demonisation of China (is it really any worse than USA, Canada – UK…?) it might be instructive to take a look at this, from 3 weeks back, but interesting… “The Big Business And Politics of Uyghur Genocide and Slave Labor Claims” (note the fully justified use of the word “claims”)

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