Wednesday, May 29, 2024

World Holocaust Memorial Day in Thurrock: UKIP councillor hopes President Trump will bring peace

Russell Cherry

THE Thurrock UKIP spokesperson for communities used his speech at World Holocaust Day to hope that the reign of US President Donald Trump will being harmony to the world political stage.

The theme of this year’s event was: “How can Life go on?”.

The mayor of Thurrock, cllr Cathy Kent, Conservative portfolio holder for public protection, cllr Sue MacPherson and Thurrock Labour leader, cllr John Kent all delivered speeches which reflected on the horrors of the Holocaust.

But UKIP councillor, Russell Cherry, as well as reflecting on the dreadful events in Nazi Germany, looked at the modern geopolitical landscape.

Cllr Cherry said: “It is very important that we continue to remember the many people who died in the Holocaust, their deaths should not have been in vain.

I have been to Auschwitz-Birkenau, I have seen film footage and seen images since I was a child of the atrocities that went on there, I found the experience of Auschwitz-Birkenau haunting, to say the least.

We must always be prepared to fight genocide wherever it occurs but in these modern not so straight forward times it is not always easy to identify who is the aggressor and who is the victim, who is in the right and who is in the wrong.

Where we in the United Kingdom are unsure we should leave well alone because flooding dangerous foreign countries with more arms and ammunition only leads to more civilian deaths and casualties.

I hope that from the inauguration of the new President of the United States of America Donald Trump, his support of NATO and his apparent wish to get on with Putin’s Russia will lead to a united front on terrorism instead of Russia and America fighting each other through proxy wars, and arming dangerous groups, who with their own agendas cause the loss of much human life and misery.

“We must hope that the world can become a better, safer and kinder place to share and I would also like to mention here that we not only share this world with our human kind, but with all the animal kingdom. Let us learn to be better, kinder and fairer to everything that has a right to live on this planet”.


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