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British MP urges boycott of Sri Lanka goods

[TamilNet, Friday, 2 October 2009 13:05 No Comment]

Mcdonah01 Siobhain McDonagh MP, Mictham & Morden, UK, during the Labor Party conference held Thursday appealed to the delegates, and to the millions of live TV viewers, to shoulder their own commitment on the Sri Lanka issue, urging that a boycott of goods and avoiding holidays in the unsavory state would ensure their money would not “prop up that government.”

Siobhain McDonagh’s statement at Labor conference

“Next time you want to buy underwear from Marks & Spencer, you want to buy a t-shirt from Next, you want to go on a holiday of a lifetime in a beautiful island off the coast off India – Do you really want to spend your money on a government that chooses to lock 300,000 people up behind barbed-wire.

A country that is the most dangerous in the world to be a journalist.

A country where we can see on Channel 4 News, young men, naked and bound shot at close range.

Is that what we want for our money, for our democracy?

I ask you to not only support the emergency resolution on Sri Lanka but to use your money and not prop up that government," the MP said.

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