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. Stabby McStabby

    I think the fact that she got close enough to stab him says thay the British people haven an open forum for debate and enough freedom to willingly pull this off.

    Anyone could have done this it just requires comitment. Doesnt deserve policy change or comment really, some crazy lady stabbed him..

    Stabbings are common as anything else.. And guns are not banned handguns are. you can own longrifles and shotguns.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sam

    Sorry from this American to my British cousins. I live here–you cannot imagine a stupider nation than the us. Just look at the posts. If the media told Americans that the moon really was made of green chese, they'd believe it. The saddest day in this country's history was that moronic "revolution."

    May 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alireza

    The women probably a Muslim, and she did it in response to "everybody draw mohammad day"

    May 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. xdxd

    Hah funny, i can see alot more of this stuff happening. If they continue to ingnore the public and destroy our standard of living.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Alan

    Hey- you gun carrying red-necks... what do you think would have been the result if this crazy lady would have been 'carrying'?

    Morons- every last one of you who think more guns in the hands of more people is a good idea. Get your heads out of your holsters!

    May 14, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stabby McStabby

    I dont think that an arbitrary test indicated a nations intelligence lvl. When comparing a nation of 300mil to anything less it not a just comparison. You would have to compare apples to apples.

    I dont think Americans are stupid either. We are full of stupid people, but i dont consider my self one of them. Sure no one would admit this. But even the term stupid is subjective. Stupid compared to what...

    I think the entire continent of Africa is stupid. Why dont you compare America to some of the African nations. Some of the oldest countries on the planet and the cradle of man. Dont you think that area would be the most developed, educated, and civil.

    This stabbing is a direct response of a cultural shift in the way the governing body is elected. People are up set.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr JP

    Really Knife control are you guys bonkers.
    What are they going to do raid kitchens for your knives. You can make knife out of a tooth brush for gods sake.

    Just because you control a dangerous item does not mean it will stay out of the hands of criminals.

    Orwell is rolling in his grave laughing at you.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jbone

    Indisputable proof that guns, knives, and religion are the root of all the evils in society today.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Laurel

    I hope Stephen Timms makes a complete recovery.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BH

    "Guns=more deaths. "

    "Morons- every last one of you who think more guns in the hands of more people is a good idea. "

    Liberalism 101- if you don't agree with me, you're inbred/retarded/stupid/etc.

    Actually, concealed carry laws are associated with less crime, but thanks for playing. Ask DC and Chicago how well their arcane gun control laws have worked- both cities are consistently at the top of the murder rolls every year.

    Cars kill more people than guns and knives combined, but you don't see car control.

    May 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mr JP

    Sure we have car control what do you think your drivers license is.

    DC lifted its gun ban not that long ago. Its violent crime rate dropped significantly. You forgot to mention the charms of California.

    May 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I Eat Cannibals

    Get well, Stephen. The rest of the ambient and spurious noise around this incident is inconsequential! Guns are THE greatest evil ever. And, useless, too! At least automobiles are useful in that they take you from place to place. Sure. people die in crashes, but motorists do not aim at and crash into someone or something at will!

    May 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hare Krishna sucks

    Put that crazed woman away for life with no parole, whatsoever!

    May 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Marc

    Ok, I eat cannibus? People who take drugs dont get an opinion on the matter. Stephen needs armed protection, prefferably by men carrying M4's, so knife carrying drug addicts like yourself dont him or his colleagues.

    May 14, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. RMC3

    I am American but I want to apologize to the Brits for the incredibly ignorant idiots in our country who support gun rights to the point of not enacting common sense solutions to gun violence. It is really sad that these 2nd amandment yahoos believe they are defending something that is good for America...when in fact they are accomplices to the senseless murder of thousands of people. If gun control is so bad why does England (and other countries with less gun ownership) have such a lower murder rate...PERIOD....They have been a country like 5 times as long as us and have progressed morally....We are complete bufoons to them.

    May 14, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
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