Foreign Affairs

John Baron MP says 1972 EU Act is biggest ‘Henry VIII’ clause in history

September 11, 2017
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MP supports Government in EU Withdrawal Bill votes John Baron MP will tonight be supporting the Government as the EU Withdrawal Bill faces its first Commons test. The legislation is an essential part of the Brexit process, repealing the 1972 Act which took us into the EU and incorporating existing EU law into UK...
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John Baron MP questions Government on humanitarian support for Mosul

July 20, 2017
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MP says international community must learn from mistakes Today in the House of Commons, during a Statement given by the Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, John Baron MP asked, “The Government has previously acknowledged that the cutting of the food coupon system in the summer of 2013 in...
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John Baron MP presses Government on Royal Navy capabilities

July 20, 2017
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MP says strong Armed Forces can make conflict less likely Having recently launched his foreign policy report examining the negative effects of cuts in diplomatic and defence spending over successive governments , John Baron MP asked during defence questions yesterday, “What assessment the Defence Secretary has made of whether...
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John Baron MP warns of dire consequences if no coherent strategy on Syria

April 10, 2017
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MP again criticises West’s strategic short-sightedness Commenting on the West’s overtures to Russia following President Putin and Iran’s hostile response to the US’ bombing of the Syrian airbase, John Baron MP has warned of dire consequences should the international community be incapable of pursuing a cohesive policy, and has again criticised the West’s strategic...
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John Baron MP remembers Blair’s last ‘mission’

February 17, 2017
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MP says Commons has endorsed Brexit plans This morning the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, gave a speech in support of Britain remaining in the EU, saying he was on a ‘mission’ to persuade voters to change their minds on Brexit. John said, “As an MP who voted against the Iraq War, I well...
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John Baron MP welcomes Commons Article 50 vote

February 9, 2017
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MP says Peers should pass Bill unamended Yesterday the House of Commons voted to pass the Government’s Article 50 Bill by a majority of 494 votes to 122 – a majority of 372, with John Baron MP supporting the Prime Minister and voting for the Bill. Having completed its passage through the House of...
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John Baron MP welcomes PM’s break with failed interventionist policies

January 27, 2017
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MP supports new era of pragmatism in foreign policy Yesterday the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, addressed a gathering of Republican Congressmen in Philadelphia. During her speech, she said there must be ‘no return to the failed policies of the past’ that saw Britain bogged down in questionable overseas conflicts. The Prime Minister...
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John Baron MP responds to Supreme Court Brexit Decision

January 24, 2017
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MP says Parliamentarians must respect referendum result Today the Supreme Court upheld the High Court ruling that the Government must hold a Parliamentary vote on the decision to invoke Article 50. John said, “Now that the Supreme Court has also ruled that legislation is required, it is essential that Parliamentarians do not frustrate the...
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John Baron MP questions Foreign Secretary on business post-Brexit

October 18, 2016
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MP criticises pessimists who talk country down During Foreign and Commonwealth Office Questions this morning, John Baron MP asked the Foreign Secretary, “Given that 170-odd countries outside the EU trade successfully with it – some having trade deals, some not – what does he say to those pessimists who continue to talk the country...
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John Baron MP urges the Foreign Secretary to be cautious on Syria

October 13, 2016
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MP raises Brexit and Syria in Foreign Affairs Session Today the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, gave evidence on ‘developments in UK foreign policy’ to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. John Baron MP has been a member of the Committee since 2010. During the session, John asked, “Despite the talk from alarmists...
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