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MP in Ukraine to monitor election

Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale has been in Ukraine to help monitor the troubled country’s presidential election. He visited the site of the Maidan protests which erupted in Kiev at the start of 2014 and captured news headlines around the world. He said: “It was a very powerful and moving experience. To stand on the spot where so many …

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Ukraine’s cruel reminder of my political awakening

Gale’s View by your MP Sir Roger Gale I was, before I became an MP, a television producer and director. One of the questions that I find myself frequently asked is why I gave up this “glamorous” and over-paid profession to seek election to Parliament. Events in Ukraine have a bearing upon the answer. In 1956 Imre Nagy became, for …

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