Lilli Marleen

Lillis place for rants and musing about life, universe and the whole rest. Mostly left, mostly sarcastic, sometimes in german, sometimes in Lilli-english.

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different

German Blogs I read:

Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
(the german magazine)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet



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Dienstag, April 22, 2003
Did a Brit MP get money from Iraq?
Yes, we here in germany interprete the right of free speech of the press sometimes a bit harsher than it's done in the UK. Press can state whatever they want as long as they can back up and proove it when asked. In the UK, so it seems here, press can state whatever they want and noone cares if it isn't true. So, I take everything I read from the UK press with an extra grain of salt (in addition to the salt for press in general). The Daily Telegraph reports today from the Labour MP Galloway that he is said to have gotten about 375.000 British Pounds (a bit more than 500.000 EUR - I prefer the civilized currency ;-)). So what is it? A Brit (note: it was a Brit and not a french, a german or a russian) who was on the paylist of Iraq. That follows the question for what he was paid? Or is it just a newspaper trying to damage some lefties? As it's said here, he will sue the newspaper for it. And he gave a statement, which is to read in full here. For not just having one side of it all, we can also see, what the Independent is writing about this. We also have an opinion about this from the Express, the Mirror, The Sun. I won't go digging through german ones, for not to stress your Babelfishes too much. I hope, truth will win. If Galloway is right and all this is a campaign either by the press or by someone who uses the press, it must be asked who wants to damage a man so much, he doesn't hesitate to use such a campaign.