Tag Archives: Parliament

Boris takes questions on the wild life trade, Nazanin and the visit of President Trump

Speaking in Parliament today, a genial and relaxed Foreign Secretary was taking questions on the wild life trade, other illegal trafficking, Nazanin and the forthcoming visit of President Trump.  Ex Prez Obama has been bumped from the Royal Wedding guest list. 

The illegal wild life trade 

Boris Johnson said:  Tackling the illegal wildlife trade is a massive priority for this Government. To that end, we will host a high-level conference in London this October to drive further progress. I can assure the House that the Government raise the issue of illegal wildlife trade consistently at all levels with our friends and partners around the world. Continue reading

Brexit cannot be stopped, Gisela Stuart tells SNP member Cherry

Because of the furore created by Gina Miller, Parliament was given a vote on whether PM May should trigger Article 50.  The  result was an overwhelming vote in favour of signing Article 50.

The majority by Parliament was a massive 384 votes in favour of Brexit going ahead.  This is now impossible to overturn.

They backed the government’s European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114.  Continue reading

How can antisemite Corbyn be allowed to lead Labour?

Added to his many failings,  Jeremy Corbyn can’t take pressure or abuse.  He histrionically lost his temper in Parliament yesterday at Tory whip Andrew Griffiths, a wag, who when Corbo was demanding more cash for the elderly, yelled “You should be be in care!” Corbyn went bananas, shouting, pointing and yelling about ageism. 

I frequently take the p….. out of Corbyn about his age, calling him a wacko wild eyed grandpops,  and when he misses the point in an argument, which he frequently does, it seems relevant to point out he forgot to plug in his hearing aid. Continue reading

Our Foreign Office is working with UN for human rights in Burma

Statement by Baroness Goldie on violations against Rohingya, made in Parliament in July 2017, and reported in Hansard. 

The British Government played an instrumental role in securing the UN Human Rights Council Resolution in March 2017 which established the Fact Finding Mission to assess alleged human rights violations in Rakhine. We will now work to ensure the Mission has a robust mandate and strong composition and will be urging the Burmese authorities to cooperate fully with it.  Continue reading

The UK is sending £100M aid and monitoring Myanmar daily

In spite of the accusations on twitter of non-action in Myanmar, the UK is hugely concerned about the suffering of the Rohingya in Myanmar.  An in depth debate on the situation was held in Parliament and the Hansard report is here

The UK budget for 2017/18 for Burma as detailed on the link is £95, 023, 747.

Nearly 125,000 Rohingya people have now fled Burma, also known as Myanmar, to seek safety in Bangladesh, often walking for more than a week, and the exodus shows no sign of abating. Continue reading

A historian’s view of North Korean problem is surprisingly upbeat

Historian Dr. Julian Lewis, MP for New Forest East,  made a surprisingly optimistic prediction regarding the very serious situation in North Korea.

Speaking in Parliament, during the debate on the Korean Peninsula, Dr. Lewis said:  Continue reading

The Beijing connection! Boris’s plan to solve the N. Korean crisis

In Parliament yesterday, Boris emphasised how strongly the entire UN, as well as the US, want a peaceful diplomatic solution to the current crisis with N. Korea. He made short shrift of the Trump bashing from the likes of Labour’s Emily Thornberry and Green Caroline Lucas, and categorically rejected attempts to criticise the US approach.  The Boris strategy to solve the crisis is to deepen the bond with Beijing. 

Remainers want to see us helpless in the clutches of the EU.  President Trump’s outstanding victory in the Presidential elections and his stalwart support for the will of the British people was met with fury by everyone who wants to foil Brexit. Continue reading