My Latest Parliamentary Appearances

  • UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union | Business of the House (Today) | Commons debates
    Two years ago when we debated article 50 and I voted against invoking it, I said that we would go on to an escalator with no brake and no way of getting off. I now understand why the Prime Minister invoked it at that time. It was because she wanted… Read more »
  • Business of the House | Point of Order | Commons debates
    May we have an early debate on NATO and, in particular, on the work of those Members of this House and the other place who contribute to our country’s foreign policy by their participation in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly? Read more »
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Act | Business of the House (Today) | Commons debates
    Will the Prime Minister give way? Read more »
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Act | Business of the House (Today) | Commons debates
    On Gibraltar, can the Prime Minister confirm that well over 90% of the people of Gibraltar voted to remain in the European Union, and that if her deal goes down tonight it will be essential that Gibraltar continues to have as close a relationship as possible with the European Union… Read more »
  • Exiting the European Union | Commons debates
    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Read more »
  • Exiting the European Union | Commons debates
    While the Minister was speaking, the journalist Paul Waugh had on his website some of the documents. I went to ask in the Vote Office whether the documents were available. I was told no. They had been received electronically, but they had to be printed by the Journal Office. I… Read more »
  • Syria | Commons debates
    The Minister rightly referred to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, and the millions of refugees they have taken. Refugees from Syria have also gone to Iraq, and they were not mentioned in his statement. I understand the complexities of the Kurdistan Regional Government region and its relationship with Baghdad, but what… Read more »
  • Kashmir | Commons debates
    I welcome the tone and content of the Minister’s statement and of the remarks made by the Labour Front Bencher. That is very important at this time, when, as the Minister said, there has today been a terrorist attack on a bus stand in Jammu with a grenade. I understand… Read more »
  • Jammu and Kashmir | Commons debates
    While we should not exaggerate the influence that the British Government could have at this time, is it not nevertheless important for us, as a nuclear-weapon state, to do what Jack Straw did in 1999 during the Kargil crisis, when the role of the British Foreign Office was central to… Read more »
  • Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism | Business of the House | Commons debates
    I took part briefly in the debate in January a year ago, which was secured by my right hon. Friend the Member for Enfield North (Joan Ryan). It was very clear at that time that the Government were uncomfortable with the existing position. The Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan,… Read more »