Socialist Party


PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE PRESS RELEASE - 16th November 2003


Jim Barbour calls for boycott of Bush

Jim Barbour, Socialist Party candidate for South Belfast has called for a protest at the US consulate on Thursday 20 November @ 1.00pm to oppose the visit of US President George Bush to London.

Mr. Barbour said,

"This visit by the warmonger Bush is an insult to the people of this country who have suffered from violent conflict for decades. The occupation of Iraq is opposed by the vast majority of people, both here and abroad. Bush is wasting the lives of innocent Iraqis and Coalition soldiers in the quest for oil and profit.

It is a disgrace that Northern Ireland politicians plan to have tea with Bush and Blair in London. I call on them to boycott the Bush visit and join the protest at the consulate instead."

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Jim Barbour will hand in a letter of protest to the US Consulate at 1pm on Thursday 20th November.

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