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Martin Horwood: We will continue to support Arab Spring

September 21, 2011 10:22 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee on International Affairs, Martin Horwood, said:

"Liberals first championed world-wide human rights in the days of Gladstone.

"We have never accepted that human rights or democracy were too good for some parts of the world.

"Conference welcomes and will continue to support the continuing Arab Awakening, and the Government's policy of restrained intervention in Libya but we're also urging Western Governments to learn the lesson that repressive regimes need to be kept at arms length."