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
Posted in International
Tagged Alexander Litvinenko, Assad, Boirs Johnson, Crimea, Eastern Ukraine, Foreign Secretary, Hansard Online, inferering in western elections, Montenegro, Nato, Parliament, Russia, Salisbury, sanctions against Russia, Sergeo Skripal, Skripal, Tom Tugenghat, Yulia
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
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
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
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Tagged Article 50, Brexit, European Union Bill, Gina Miller, Gisela Stuart, Joanna Cherry, Ken Clarke, Labour, Parliament, PM May, SNP, The Lords
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
Posted in National
Tagged ageism, Andrew Griffiths, anti-war campaigner, bombing of the Israeli Embassy, cash for the elderly, Corbyn, Glastonbury, Gogglebox, IRA links, MI5, MI6, Parliament, PRESS tv, private school boy, Sinn Fein, sixties dinosaur
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