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Fitzpatrick: Silly season for Labour

PUBLISHED: 01:37 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:44 05 October 2010

Dear Ed, THEY say August is the silly season’ and the Labour MP for Poplar & Canning Town has certainly

been living up to this

Dear Ed,

THEY say August is the 'silly season' and the Labour MP for Poplar & Canning Town has certainly been living up to this (East London Advertiser and website, August 13).

What sort of person goes to the wedding of someone he admits he doesn't know, only to walk out because he doesn't approve of the arrangements-then blabs about it to the press as an example of where multicultural Britain is going wrong?

Not only is this behaviour rude but also incredibly out of touch. Is it really the case that after being the MP for 12 years Jim Fitzpatrick has only just decided to speak out about the problems facing multi-cultural Britain?

I have attended the weddings of friends with faiths different to my own and believe that on this, the most important day of their lives, guests should celebrate the day in the manner of the couple's choosing, or decline the invitation.

Cllr Tim Archer (Con)

Tower Hamlets Council

Parliamentary Candidate for Poplar & Limehouse

Saundersness Road, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs


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