Foreign Affairs

John Baron MP: The Key Lessons from Iraq

July 15, 2016
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MP says truth must be spoken to power and foreign policy must be properly informed This week MPs held a two-day debate on the findings of the Iraq Inquiry chaired by Sir John Chilcot. John Baron MP said there were a number of key lessons from Iraq, including the need for the legislative to...
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John Baron MP: ‘Generation Gloom’ must now retire to the sidelines

July 12, 2016
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MP presses Foreign Secretary over trade opportunities During Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions in the House of Commons this morning, John asked, “Is the Foreign Secretary heartened by the fact that, since we voted to leave the EU, a number of key countries and economies, including India, China and Australia, have already approached the...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary to admit Iraq invasion was a mistake to ‘heal wounds’

July 7, 2016
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MP says refusal does not bode well for the future The Iraq Inquiry, chaired by Sir John Chilcot, presented its report yesterday. Amongst its key findings was that peaceful options to disarm Iraq were not expended by March 2003, and that military action at that time was therefore precipitate. It also found that there...
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John Baron MP asks Prime Minister to admit war was a mistake

July 6, 2016
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MP expresses disappointment at Prime Minister’s response Today the Iraq Inquiry, chaired by Sir John Chilcot, published its report. One of the principal findings is that the peaceful options for Iraq’s disarmament were not exhausted at the time of the invasion in March 2003, and therefore that military action was consequently not the measure...
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John Baron MP: Chilcot Report – did No 10 intentionally deceive?

July 4, 2016
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MP hopes Report will address WMD claims Ahead of the publication on Wednesday of the long-awaited report of the Iraq Enquiry, chaired by Sir John Chilcot, John Baron MP hopes that it will address the issue of whether the Blair Government intentionally misled the country when making the case for war. John resigned from...
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John Baron MP: calm optimism is now needed

June 27, 2016
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MP: we are a great country with a bright future Following the response to the referendum result, John said, “In respecting the wish of the electorate to leave the EU, it is now incumbent on all Parliamentarians to roll up our sleeves and begin the long but exciting task of resetting our place in...
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John Baron MP: Prime Minister scaremongering about Brexit and War

May 9, 2016
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MP questions why Government offered referendum if risks so serious The Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, has stated that a vote to leave the EU risks leading to the breakdown of peace and stability on the Continent. However, as recently as February, before the renegotiation deal was struck, the Prime Minister said...
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John Baron MP: Leaving EU beneficial for City of London

May 3, 2016
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MP says City will go from strength to strength The former Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings, Michael Geoghegan, has argued that leaving the EU would ‘deliver benefits to the City, the rest of the country – and our partners abroad’. The EU will continue to need access to the world’s largest financial centre, and...
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John Baron MP: Treasury figures show EU costs households £4,600 each year

April 29, 2016
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MP says only leaving EU will free SMEs from red tape Recently released Treasury research shows that EU regulations cost the economy £125.2 billion each year. This is the equivalent of £4,600 per household, or £23,236 per company. The cost of business regulation, especially to SMEs, has long been a concern, but even pro-EU...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary on Libya

April 19, 2016
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MP asks what lessons have been learnt Today in the House of Commons, the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, made a statement on Libya following his recent visit to the country. He relayed the potential for progress in this war-torn country. John was the only Conservative MP to vote against the UK’s...
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