Tag Archives: Parliament

Our issues with Russia are very serious, said Boris Johnson in Parliament

Boris Johnson described in detail the issues we have with Russia. The attempted murder of Skripal is still being investigated.  His words are recorded in Hansard Online     The Foreign Secretary said:

I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) for raising this important matter. Although he asks a general question about Russia, let me immediately say that there is much speculation about the disturbing incident in Salisbury, where a 66-year-old man, Sergei Skripal, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were found unconscious outside The Maltings shopping centre on Sunday afternoon. Police, together with partner agencies, are now investigating.  Continue reading

It could affect World Cup if Russia found to have committed murder, says Boris

It’s too early to speculate, said Boris Johnson in Parliament today as to the precise nature of the crime that has taken place in Salisbury.   But if suspicions are proved right, we will take whatever action is necessary to protect the lives of the people in this country, our values and our freedoms, whatever the cost. 

A fired up Foreign Secretary made it plain we were taking no nonsense from the Russians and should it be proved they are responsible for attempted murder,  there would be a robust response whatever the consequences.  Continue reading

The EU plans to demote our Parliament during transition period

John Redwood has issued the following warning on twitter.   EU Chiefs are planning to reduce the power of our Parliament in the ultimate humiliating snub.

We cannot let this happen.      Continue reading

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 cannot accept that Jeremy Corbyn is fit to comment on other politicians.  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