Witham: MP pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

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Witham MP Priti Patel has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela

Ms Patel, who is the UK Indian Diaspora Champion, said: “Nelson Mandela was the last of the truly great 20th century figures, a global icon who transcended race barriers, who had a unique ability to forgive, unify and embrace his former opponents and became an inspiration for a generation.

"He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today.

"He inspired love as much as respect, and became regarded by hundreds of millions of people as a political giant who helped bring humanity closer together.

"I send my condolences to the family members of the late President Mandela and to the people of South Africa.”

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6:01pm Fri 6 Dec 13

pierre-pierre says...

hadnt a clue what Diaspora meant so looked it up

The term derives from the Greek verb διασπείρω (diaspeirō), "I scatter", "I spread about" and that form διά (dia), "between, through, across" + the verb σπείρω (speirō), "I sow, I scatter". In Ancient Greece the term διασπορά (diaspora) hence meant "scattering" and was inter alia used to refer to citizens of a dominant city-state who emigrated to a conquered land with the purpose of colonization, to assimilate the territory into the empire.

does that mean that the indians conquered us?
hadnt a clue what Diaspora meant so looked it up The term derives from the Greek verb διασπείρω (diaspeirō), "I scatter", "I spread about" and that form διά (dia), "between, through, across" + the verb σπείρω (speirō), "I sow, I scatter". In Ancient Greece the term διασπορά (diaspora) hence meant "scattering" and was inter alia used to refer to citizens of a dominant city-state who emigrated to a conquered land with the purpose of colonization, to assimilate the territory into the empire. does that mean that the indians conquered us? pierre-pierre

8:15am Mon 9 Dec 13

Bhudeeka says...

so politicians now publicly glorify terroritis and gets away with it - Mandela was nothing but a terrorist and the honours he keeps receiving in life and death are an insult
so politicians now publicly glorify terroritis and gets away with it - Mandela was nothing but a terrorist and the honours he keeps receiving in life and death are an insult Bhudeeka

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