Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Armenian Genocide: Reaction to Bill in British Parliament regarding Armenian Genocide

PanARMENIAN.Net - John Torosian, the leader of the Armenian community of Cardiff, said the measure on the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day was brought to the British parliament at the wrong time.

“This Bill could not have come at a worse time as an election is due to be called very soon and there will not be enough time to pass this Bill. Once Parliament is suspended and an election is called that will be the end. Worse than that even if one MP shouts "object" the bill will fail without it going to a debate. This is the weakness of the system,” he told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

“There is no domestic way of bringing the recognition vote to the commons unless the Liberal Democrats are voted in to Parliament as part of a coalition government. Unfortunately even in the unlikely event that the Liberal democrats come in to power we should be aware that their position on the Armenian genocide will go the same way as Obama. On a purely objective view the chances that an election will not be called in the next few weeks is ZERO. If the Bill gets to Parliament the chances that a Turkophile MP will not shout object is ZERO,” he said, adding that the other weakness of the Parliament is that there are quite a few key political figures who are Jewish and they have no desire to "Upstage" the holocaust.

“We are the subject of political ping pong once again. The previous bill and the new bill which is very similar is bellow for your information,” he concluded.

* Would have been nice if he had avoided jingoistic rhetoric

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