May 14th, 2010
12:09 PM ET

Member of U.K. parliament stabbed

U.K. parliament member Stephen Timms was stabbed, the Labour Party said.

A member of parliament in the United Kingdom, Stephen Timms of the Labour Party, has been stabbed, the party press office said Friday.

Timms was taken to a London hospital where his condition was described as "not life threatening," the press office said.

Police said a 21-year-old woman was taken into custody. Timms has represented West Ham since 1994.

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  1. Rich

    Common sense, how does everyone having a gun differ from no one having guns?

    May 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the rebel

    the people are rising,look at greece,look at thialand,now england,governments should respect the will of the people and this wouldnt happen,expect more,much more from the people,a responsible government should live in fear of its people,not the other way round.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Half an Half

    Here is how I see it being both british and american. (Dual-Citizen) Most the ignorant comments are probably posted by Americans, I've lived here my whole life, many of you are not exceptionally bright, the fact that the brits have continued this conversation shows their ignorance. (Americans are too hard headed to stop with their dumb, obviously not well thought out comments) In light of the situation I think we should all just be thankful that he is alive, and the comment about Americans being hardwired for violence, well Americans you are proving that now with your gun b.s. Guns are for killing, not defending or hurting, or crippling, and if you have ever seen our news, you would know we are violent! We kill each other everyday1

    May 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. shmoelle the US american

    The difference between everyone owning guns and no one having guns is this:

    The common man (everyone) should not need to feel comfortable with a gun. It's too easy and quick to pull the trigger. Time is everything.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. shmoelle the US american

    Half and Half makes a good point. I am just in favor of no guns. Unfortunately we Americans eat processed meat LOL and ther'e no need for hunting except for the thrill of it.

    May 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MF

    All these hostile comments from just 4 sentences... it don't take much! I like the usual Quick Draw McGraws saying "Wouldn't have happened if he was packin'", that is always the solution, isn't it? Also, in response to some previous comments, in the UK if someone is seriously injured in any kind of incident, they refer to them as being "ill". Crazy, huh? And they drive on the other side. And guess what else?? *They don't want to be like the US.*

    May 14, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ears

    It has come to this , that we must take classes in Knife handling and control, register all knives,serialize each blade, pay a registering tax, and be knife and finger printed. The criminal element is invited to this registry. Oh gee, who will fall victim to the first fork stabbing.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. shmoelle the US american

    Who's up for Fish and Chips?

    May 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    I've been to countries with bans on guns. Violent crime was about the same as it was in the U.S. Here the kicker though. The murder rate was actually higher than the U.S.!! Several sociologists have looked into this and hve come up with several theories. One of them being that if a would be murderer knows that a person is packing, they don't tend to mess with them. Same thing goes for other violent criminals. They leave the people who have the ability to kill them alone. Owning a gun can be a deterrent. The countries that ban guns, their murders are far more violent and I can promise you that the victims don't die quick. They endure very painful deaths, suffering until they draw their last breath. No offense but if someone is going to kill me, I'd be relieved to know they are going to kill me with a gun.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Half an Half

    Joe,

    Which countries? Cause if they are third-world and starving, then of course they are going to be more violent with or without guns, they are uncivilized and fighting everyday untill they draw their last breath.

    Second point, guns are legal here, but not everyone owns one, probably majority of people don't own guns.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JS

    Must have been a Tory getting a bit over-excited about cutting the fat out of the budget.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe

    Half and half, not every third world nation is gripped in perpetual civil war, starving, or uncivilized. Also, I never meant to imply that the UK does not have guns. I know they do but the regulations are INCREDIBLY STRICT!!

    May 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Half an Half

    Another thing I might add, we have lost the point of this article because of the non-sense. We should be giving out respects to his family and friends, wishing him well, and thank god it wasn't fatal. Not arguing about gun control. Ask yourself this, if one of your family members, or yourself was stabbed, shot, murdered, etc... Would you want people having this conversation about you? Oh well if his mom owned a gun, or lived in a different country, or walked down a different street, this wouldnt have happened, it was her fault.....

    May 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ratatatatatatat......

    isn't that cute...they just stab each other over there...how quaint...
    (the chicago typewriter)

    May 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. WHATEVER

    WHAT SILLY COMMENTS AND RESPONSES.
    EVERY ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO MAKE THEIR COMMENTS,HOWEVER WE DO NOT HAVE TO AGREE WITH THEM.
    NAME CALLING IS JUST SILLY.CRIME IS EVERY WHERE,REGARDLESS OF WHAT COUNTRY.BLAME CRIME ON PEOPLE NOT THE WEAPONS.

    May 14, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
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