Libya

John Baron MP calls for Libyan ceasefire and negotiations with no pre-conditions

July 19, 2011
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MP highlights NATO discord  Today John Baron MP highlighted a recent statement by the French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet who has said that there is no solution through force and that we should now sit around the table with all sides.  John said:  “The French Defence Minister’s statement represents a major U-turn. It is...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary over longest assassination attempt in history

June 29, 2011
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MP questions NATO’s targeting and UN Resolution 1973   Today in the House of Commons during a Statement on North Africa and the Middle East by the Foreign Secretary, the Rt. Hon. William Hague MP, John Baron MP questioned the legality of NATO’s targeting. John asked: “In what appears to be the most protracted...
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John Baron MP quizzes Minister over attack helicopter deployment in Libya

May 25, 2011
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MP says actions go beyond Parliament’s mandate   Yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons a Statement was made by Nick Harvey MP, Defence Minister, on the possible deployment of Apache attack helicopters to Libya. This follows claims by the French that, having decided to commit their own helicopters, the British would soon announce...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary for further debate and vote on Libya

April 26, 2011
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MP says the mission has changed sufficiently for a further vote   Today in the House of Commons the Rt. Hon. William Hague MP, Foreign Secretary, made a Statement on the Middle East and North Africa. John Baron MP highlighted the change in the mission in Libya and suggested that this warranted a further...
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John Baron MP calls for recall of Parliament

April 15, 2011
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MP says fundamental mission change warrants further scrutiny   Today John Baron MP has called for the recall of Parliament given that it is not due to sit for a couple of weeks. This follows a joint statement by the Prime Minister, President Sarkozy and President Obama stating that regime change in Libya is...
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John Baron MP: Foreign Secretary does not deny Libya could last years

April 5, 2011
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MP suggests drift in timeframe and handling of Musa Kusa indicates desperation   Yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons, during a Statement on Africa and the Middle East from the Foreign Secretary John Baron MP pressed the Rt. Hon. William Hague MP about the drift that was apparent in the expected length of...
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John Baron MP says British foreign policy at crossroads over Libya

March 28, 2011
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MP highlights intervention aimed at regime change   Today, John Baron MP has highlighted the events over the last week clearly show regime change is the aim of our intervention in Libya. Recent comments by Cabinet Ministers have made it clear that our targeting of military assets on the ground in Libya will only...
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John Baron MP votes against Libyan No-Fly Zone

March 22, 2011
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MP suggests Arab allies should have put it in and questions what is the end game   Last night John Baron MP voted against a Government Motion supporting the Libyan No-Fly Zone. The Government won the vote 557 – 13. During the Debate he questioned the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition....
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over Libyan no-fly zone

March 14, 2011
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MP advises caution   Today in the House of Commons in a Statement by the Prime Minister on the Middle East and North Africa, progress was outlined about the plans for a no-fly zone. John asked: “May I suggest a note of caution about a no-fly zone. Our record of intervention in this region...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary over Libyan intervention

March 7, 2011
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MP: You can only preach democracy from the moral high ground Today in the House of Commons, during a Statement on Libya, John Baron MP pressed the Foreign Secretary over events over the weekend. John said: “Apart from the irony of sending a warship named after a pork sausage to rescue Brits from a...
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