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. Billy

    "Texas Pete, think of all the murders in the UK that would have happened if people carried as carelessly as they do in the United States."

    LOOOOOOOOOL....last I checked the UK still has it's fair share of gun crime.

    Also, the majority of people who use guns to commit crimes do so with ILLEGALLY OBTAINED GUNS. The number of LEGAL gun owners that commit crimes is almost non-existent.

    So try again...

    May 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sheilia

    Taking the toys away is not the issue.
    Governments could take away the guns, knives and slippery butter,
    after all, you could push someone into slippery butter and they
    could break their neck. So, liets take everything away. Then, maybe
    people who want to hurt others will remember how their own hands
    can strangle, maim. Oh, forgot, lets take away hands ......
    1. Direct educatoin to teach self-value and self-regard.
    2. People who like themselves like others. People who value their
    safety and freedom, normally value that of others.
    Americans have guns but millions are not shot each day.
    Thats because Americans used to be taught self-value and self-regard
    so they didnt waste their time hating everyone else.
    3. People found to have hurt, maimed or murdered others are almost
    always also found to be self-haters. Teaching self-value is the first
    step in protecting us all.
    4. End political correctness which forbids we say what we really think
    about many things. Like politicians, welfare immigrants, muslims.
    Saying what we really think without censure makes us feel better.
    It may make the politicans, welfare immigrants and muslims feel
    angry, but the majority will cease to feel so angry and will be a whole
    lot less dangerous.
    5. Honesy is important to most things, including to inner calm.
    Political correctness demands that people lie. No wonder some get
    so bound up that they suddenly get out their gun, knife or whatever
    Honesty is key to peace because its enables people to be peaceful inside..

    May 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dssad

    hey, you all, when is the world coming to an end?

    May 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. david

    oh yeah like no one gets stabbed in the us :=)

    May 14, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nik

    Had the woman been able to get a gun, Mr. Timms would have been much more likely to have died. Had Mr. Timms also had a gun and tried to pull it out to protect himself, she would have fired immediately. He wouldn't have even had the chance to pull it out all the way.

    Anyway, glad to hear Mr. Timms is doing well.

    May 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mr Nasim Awan

    I wonder if the politicians actually took time to listen to the public, if this anger would have spilt over. stabbing anyone is no excuse. But it is time that the Government start respecting the wishes of the UK public and not be the weak, impotent puppies under the control of the White-house. I wonder will there be now open debates on Israel nuclear arms? I suggest we also focus on Israel as well as Iran if there is new politics.

    I fear another 200 million USD for a new missile program for Israel is not the way to get Middle East peace. I suggest we stop these double standards while we can before there is more damage to the world peace.

    It looks like our and US Government are subservient the the Jewish Lobby. I am sad to see any criticism of Israel abuses are then rebuffed and called anti semitic. We complain about UK and USA Government but thats never about being anti Christian

    stop double stanadrds and being bought by money rather then having principles.

    May 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. prsurg

    27 million Russian lives was the price for WWII victory over Nazi Germany.
    I dare any nation to beat that!
    Russians beat the Germans in WWII – rest were mere spectators.
    Bunch of delusional jokers!

    May 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pete D

    She was obviously a Millwall fan...

    May 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mabel floyd

    i hope the man will be alright.
    as for those gun toting people so afraid of each other that they even need a gun in church–they are a sad bunch that sane people just have to put up with. their inbred panic is so fundamental to their psyche that when columbine happened they never said, "oh my God the children"-instead they screamed,"they can not have my gun."
    they are beyond help–no point in trying to speak with them - they will not listen. their fear is too deep and will never be quelled .

    May 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. John

    Sorry for Mr. Timms injury, hope he will be O.K. Is it possible that with this world wide recession getting worse maybe some people have become so desperate as to commit crimes simply to go to prison as a means of survival? I know that it is happening here in the U.S. When people have nothing, they have nothing to lose.

    May 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. IF

    Texas Pete: You've got to be joking... What are you suggesting? That the MP would start shooting madly if he glimpsed the knife??? I do hope you are joking. I want to keep my stats of liking quite a few americans.

    May 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mike

    In 2009, there were over 9,000 people in the U.S. killed with handguns. In the UK, there were 14 – so clearly the message is that we need MORE people in the U.S. to have guns, cause then we'd be safer – right?

    May 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Knife -FAIL

    How about murder rate per capita, per country MIKE. Typical liberal fact twister. How many more people live in the U.S? DUH!

    May 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Knife -FAIL

    And of that gun crime MIKE, how many were committed with LEAGALLY purchased guns?

    May 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. minister Brown, B.

    People! People! Oh My God,Where is the love of "GOD" in each of us IN today society... what is this world coming too,mabe "HELL" is knocking at the doors of many people and the rest is justing waiting to see what the ended will be at last... God make everything and what he make was good indeed but we as a group of people have just turn "GOD's" good work into some bad's mishaps in life,and he isn't pleased with what is going on in this world now b/c we as people are surposed to be showing love to all man kinds on earth,but rest assurance that eternal life is free to all,who fear GOD Almighty,and the holy bible tells us that we shall not kills,God is the only one that can give and take a life so people,it isn't where we are from U.S. Nor U.K.. Life is a Gifts from God,So people,we need to get it together at once people and start showing more love forward each other so we may have a right to the tree of life after all leaving here in hell and dieing and goin to hell and burning forever isn't fun at all,i wouldn't like to burn enternal...So,Why not do the right thing in life and live forever with GOD in peace and in harmory... Let's STOP the killings now!!! People.... LOVE! LOVE!! LOVE!!!...

    May 15, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
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