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John Baron MP votes against air strikes in Iraq

September 26, 2014
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MP says key questions remain unanswered Today in the House of Commons, the Government laid out its case for air strikes against IS targets in Iraq. The vote was won by the Government 542-43. John voted against intervention. John said, “We always knew the result of the vote, but key questions remain unanswered which...
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John Baron MP: Questions remain over UK’s proposed air strikes in Iraq

September 25, 2014
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MP says past errors suggest caution and better scrutiny Following news of the recall of Parliament tomorrow, and despite all three main Party leaders advocating military intervention in Iraq, John Baron MP cautions that key questions will still need answering before the UK should commit to air strikes. John said, “The urgency of the...
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John Baron MP warns against mission creep in Iraq and Syria

September 23, 2014
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MP highlights pitfalls of US Syrian strategy Responding to news that the US and some regional allies have started to conduct air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, John Baron MP warns against possibility of mission creep and highlights the dangers of Western intervention. John said, “IS has to be driven out of...
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John Baron MP visits Eastgate Art Gallery WW1 Exhibition

September 12, 2014
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John Baron MP visits Eastgate Art Gallery WW1 Exhibition

John Baron MP congratulates artists and exhibitors Today John Baron MP visited the Eastgate Art Gallery’s World War One centenary exhibition which was opened this week to the public. John said: “This is a great exhibition with many poignant drawings, paintings, sculptures and memorabilia including period postcards. We are lucky to have so many...
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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister on Army Reforms

September 8, 2014
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MP references report by Public Accounts Committee In the House of Commons today, the Prime Minister gave a Statement following last week’s NATO summit in Wales. The Government’s Army reforms will see 20,000 Regulars replaced by 30,000 Reservists. John asked, “At the NATO summit, the Prime Minister was absolutely right to emphasise strong defence....
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister on defence spending

September 1, 2014
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MP says talking loudly but carrying a small stick is quickly found wanting Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister gave a Statement on the recent EU Council, the situation in Ukraine, new anti-terrorist proposals and developments in the Middle East. John asked, “Talking loudly but carrying a small stick is usually...
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John Baron MP: New study highlights extent of nuclear test veterans’ health anguish

September 1, 2014
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MP says photograph bolsters recognition campaign John Baron MP and the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association (BNTVA) are campaigning on behalf of those veterans who took part in our nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s in Australia and the South Pacific. As part of the campaign, the BNTVA has very recently conducted a...
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John Baron MP blasts latest Army Reserve recruitment figures

September 1, 2014
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MP says recruitment failures are disastrous John Baron MP has opposed Government plans to replace 20,000 Regulars with 30,000 Reservists, fearing such plans will create unacceptable capability gaps and false economies. The MoD is having severe trouble recruiting Reservists and is throwing more money at the problem. This has so far included doubling the...
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John Baron MP cautions against mission creep in Iraq

August 22, 2014
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MP says Iraqi Army is ‘elephant in the room’ John Baron MP has cautioned against mission creep by the West in Iraq. He has called for more urgent action to get the Iraqi Army ‘fit for purpose’, and support from Gulf allies if necessary. John said, “Talk of further military involvement by the West...
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John Baron MP hosts Parliamentary screening of Nuclear Test Veterans film

June 20, 2014
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MP promises further evidence of ‘shameful’ indifference On 25th June the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association (BNTVA) and John Baron MP will host a film screening in Parliament. The 40-minute film, entitled Nobody told us Anything, documents the test veterans’ participation in the British nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific in the...
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