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John Baron MP cautions against air strikes in Syria

July 2, 2015
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MP says questions remain about efforts to combat Daesh The Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, has suggested that MPs consider extending RAF air strikes to Syria. At the moment, following the Parliamentary vote on 26th September 2014, the RAF is only authorised to conduct anti-Daesh air strikes in Iraq....
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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister over Daesh strategy

June 29, 2015
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MP says better co-ordination required to defeat Daesh Today in the House of Commons the Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, gave a statement following the terrorist attacks in Tunisia. In the House of Commons, John asked, “Co-ordination, such as it has been, to combat Daesh has primarily focused on the military. We...
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John Baron MP questions Sir John Chilcot over Iraq Inquiry

February 5, 2015
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MP says an authoritative report is all-important Yesterday, John Baron MP questioned Sir John Chilcot over the much-delayed report of the Iraq Inquiry into the 2003 invasion and its aftermath. Sir John appeared before the Foreign Affairs Select Committee following recent announcements that the report would not be published in time for the General...
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John Baron MP raises evidence publication during Chilcot Inquiry debate

January 29, 2015
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MP presses Rt Hon Jack Straw MP over Iraq During today’s debate in the House of Commons regarding the delay in publishing the Chilcot report, John Baron MP raised the question as to why evidence cleared for publication has not been released since 2012, and also pressed Jack Straw [Foreign Secretary at the time...
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John Baron MP welcomes expansion of UK training mission to Iraq

December 15, 2014
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MP says Iraqi soldiers must take the fight to Islamic State Over the weekend, the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, announced that hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq in the New Year. They will join the roughly 50 British troops already stationed there, and will be...
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John Baron MP speaks of ‘dilution of skills’ at Global Diplomatic Forum

October 30, 2014
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MP says Britain must learn from military interventions Earlier this week, John Baron MP was invited to join a panel for a round-table discussion organised by the Global Strategy Forum. The event took place in Parliament, and focused on the rise of the Islamic State and how the international community should react to it....
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John Baron MP questions Foreign Secretary over Iraq and Syria

October 16, 2014
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MP says Iraqi politics will be key factor in this battle Today the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, gave a statement to the House of Commons regarding IS in Iraq and Syria. He painted a realistic assessment as to the challenges facing those opposing the Islamic State. John said, “May I encourage...
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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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