Friday, April 23, 2010

Ilford North – Christian Peoples Alliance

Introducing Robert Hampson, the Christian Peoples Alliance candidate for Ilford North.

Robert Hampson is standing to oppose and reverse the de-Christianization of British public life.

Religious people whose chief desire is to serve God and live a decent life are increasingly made to feel awkward and even ashamed. Only recently a nurse after forty years was told she could no longer wear a small cross around her neck. The reason given was ‘health and safety’ but we all know the true reason. It is fear of upsetting non-Christians. Robert calls this ‘cultural suicide’. It is not only Christians who suffer, it is all religious people. It is no accident that Anti-Semitism is on the rise and Muslims are consistently portrayed negatively in the media. As Chairman of the East London Three Faiths Forum, a society of Jews, Christians and Muslims, Robert has worked tirelessly to build bridges and trust between the religious communities. However this is often an uphill struggle with religion so undervalued and often despised.

Where society does not respect Christian Faith it certainly does not respect other faiths. A more robust Christian identity will not undermine the position of other people of faith, rather enhance it. Robert seeks to put this squarely at the forefront of political debate.

Robert is a keen horse rider and married to Florence. He also teaches philosophy at Heythrop College, London, runs a small holiday company called ‘Luthertour.com’ which specializes in historical study tours in Germany and is a school governor. He enjoys being busy.

Revd. Robert Hampson, Vicar of Holy Trinity, South Woodford


Note: All the candidates for Ilford North have been offered 250 words on this blog. They will be published if and when they are received. Click the label below to see who’s in.

35 comments:

  1. "Robert is a keen horse rider and married to Florence."

    That could have been phrased better!

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    1. A keen horse rider and married to Florence. Good one. I have been to this church and these people give Christianity a bad name.

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  2. It's a pity Robert didn't have the courage to quote from his election address. Re: immigration "We face a collapse of British culture unless this issue is properly addressed. There is a culture in this land, it is Christian and British. To let this die would be a crime of human history". The next paragraph carries the headline "This is not racism"....Sound familiar?

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  3. Sound familiar?

    Yes, I think he said that [or similar] at the Hustings last Thursday - why not watch the video?

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  4. I don't think he caught your drift Roy... I get it. Its a dangerous line Robert is walking on. He seems quite extreme in his views and is merely using another name.

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  5. Oh I did get the drift, I just didn’t respond to it.

    The Rev is entitled to his views, as are the two remaining candidates, who if they submit their 250 words, WILL be published here.

    If you disagree, then please deal with the issues raised.

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  6. If Roy Emmett is attempting to suggest that the Reverend Robert Hampson is a racist, then I do not think that Roy appreciates the irony of such a suggestion.

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  7. I'm not a supporter of the Rev, nor am I a Christian, but flinging around wild accusations of racism and stifling rational discussion is precisely what has led many voters to believe their views are being ignored, hence the rise of the BNP.

    And I'm not a BNP supporter either.

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  8. Has Judith seen and read the Reverend's Election Address? I quoted his words and asked if they sounded familiar. Nowhere did I suggest a similarity to any other party, BNP, Labour, UKIP or whoever.
    What you read Judith are the Reverend's published words, and the interpretation is your own. And the responses raised is hardly stifling discussion. Rational or otherwise.

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  9. I live in the Barkingside/Clayhall area - during these elections, I have received one leaflet from the BNP and several from the Conservatives, about both the local and national elections.

    I have received NO literature or canvassing from the LibDems, the Greens, UKIP, Labour or any other minor Party.

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  10. Well, at least the Conservatives are trying to improve the Borough's recycling figures!

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  11. I am living dangerously: do I read right that Judith writes that the LibDem, the Greens, UKIP, Labour are all minor Parties or did I miss something when translating ?

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  12. So much for stifled discussion! I do believe this election has come alive at last. And thanks to a professed Christian. Move over Richard Dawkins.
    As for recycled Tories, we've got two of them in Hainault disguised as UKIP.
    Where next for Alan Hughes with no Plaid Cymru votes in Redbridge?

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  13. Il n'y a pas besoin de traduire, voyons! Vous habitez en Angleterre et devriez parler et penser la langue.

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  14. Roy - they were first recycled from Labour to Tory. A bit like somebody in Chadwell Ward and Ilford South who has travelled from Tory to Labour, and now emerges as Green.

    Chameleon Party the three of them.

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  15. "Where next for Alan Hughes with no Plaid Cymru votes in Redbridge?"

    When are we going to have an ENGLISH National Party?

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  16. Ex Cllr Emmett, thought you had hung up your slippers? Alan Hughes standing for Plaid Cymru appeals to me rather than have to suffer you as one of my ward Councillors as I had to in Loxford Ward betweeen 1990 and 1994. Do tell me why did you give up Loxford Ward? Did you walk voluntarily or were you deselected?

    Laurence Davies

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  17. My My Laurence! I do hope you're taking a large measure of gin with all those bitters gnawing away at you.

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  18. Cher Morris,
    You get away with this absolutely excellent comment copied below, because you wrote it in cut-glass French.
    [Il n'y a pas besoin de traduire, voyons! Vous habitez en Angleterre et devriez parler et penser la langue.]
    Were you to write that in English, oh, la, la!
    annesevant

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  19. My my Roy please do avoid the question!

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  20. No need to avoid a question based on incorrect facts. Laurence says I was a Loxford Cllr. from 1990 - 94. Wrong I'm afraid. I was elected in 1994, the year the Tories lost 22 seats (including, I believe, Laurence). Surely such happenings should lodge in the memory? Even a selective one?
    Perhaps instead of a large measure of gin he should take more water with it.

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  21. Morris, in French.

    Ever the diplomat,eh?

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  22. Roy, but you did move from Loxford to Fairlop in 1998, and then to Hainault in 2002, when you lost.

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  23. I will remember your comments, Roy, when completing my Hainault Ward postal vote. Nice to see, though, that you are still able to find supplies to top up your vitriol levels.

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  24. Hi Morris. Yes, tank still full. I know a man gets it wholesale for me. And don't forget you have three votes on the ballot paper.

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  25. Morris @ 29 April, 2010 17:21

    "Chameleon Party the three of them."

    Like these three?

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  26. When Morris writes in French, it is done beautifully and I am not surprised he wants to show off this skill on somebody who will appreciate it. (Me, not Roy, it seems!)
    Morris writes in German as well and I might sort of understand a bit but would not be able to appreciate the quality.
    Maybe Roy would?
    annesevant

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  27. In point of fact, Roy, nobody has three votes. In our case we may vote for not more than three candidates. Slightly different.

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  28. Still the same old Emmett. Correct, you were Cllr for Loxford from 94 to 98, my humblest apologies! You certainly represented the residents of Wingate Road regarding the removal of the planters I don't think! My memory is fine! Just the year's wrong. Now do tell us, did you walk away from the safe Labour Ward of Loxford in 1998 or were you deselected?

    Laurence (taking plenty of water with it)Davies

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  29. Jawohl, Anne - Sie haben recht. Ich kann auch auf Deutsch schreiben wann ich will.

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  30. Morris!
    Ich habe verstehen!
    annesevant who did not check anywhere so the German might be wonky!

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  31. Whenever I read exchanges of views between (ex-) local politicians, black pots and kettles spring to mind.

    Let he that is without sin ......

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  32. jawal1 - for Heaven's sake don't take them even more seriously than they take themselves!

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