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Green Party Leader blames London terror attack on Britain

Green party leader tells LondonLovesBusiness that the attacks on Britain are the consequence of our interventions around the world

by The Commentator on 23 May 2013 15:49

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An interview with the Green Party's leader Natalie Bennett has revealed that she believes the British government is to blame for the horrific terrorist attack in London yesterday afternoon.

Bennett, who was interviewed by Asa Bennett (no relation) of the LondonLovesBusiness website, claimed that similar attacks could still happen unless Britain stopped regarding itself as "the world's policeman".

Instead of blaming the hateful, morally bankrupt ideology of jihadism, Bennett claimed: 

“It’s absolutely tragic what happened in Woolwich and you’ve got to feel not just for the family of the serviceman but also for the people and bystanders that saw it happen and the emergency services that had to deal with it afterwards. But if we’re going to stop that happening again in the future, one of the biggest things we have to do is stop regarding ourselves as the world’s policeman.”

Her comments came to light shortly after counter-terrorism expert and former radical Dr. Usama Hasan of the Quilliam Foundation described the British military as "moral" and "brave" in an interview with Sky News.

Many, including London Mayor Boris Johnson, have insisted that the attacks should not be blamed on British foreign policy, a sentiment echoed by Dr. Hasan, even though, as he stated, he opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who recently made excuses on behalf of the Boston bombers, also stated the UK had become a "target for terrorist attacks" because of the Iraq intervention. 

Speaking about the ongoing Syrian conflict, Natalie Bennett told LondonLovesBusiness, “We need to stop regarding ourselves us as having the right to stick our oar in around the world.”

Bennett's Green Party however, backs government interventions on issues that it claims are important, such as disputed climate models, a "living wage" and the nationalisation of public services. It's 2010 manifesto claims that it wishes to increase foreign aid and "ensure that UK companies operating abroad adhere to environmental and human rights standards."

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