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John Baron MP votes to reduce Britain’s EU budget contribution

October 14, 2010
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In a debate last night on the draft EU Budget for 2011, John Baron MP voted for an amendment which expressed concern at the above-inflation increase being made to Britain’s EU budget contribution, and called on the Government to reduce our EU contribution. The amendment was defeated by 252-42....
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John Baron MP votes to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in historic Parliamentary debate

September 14, 2010
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Parliament votes for the first time on Afghanistan Today there was historic debate and vote in the House of Commons as to whether Britain should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. In his speech, John Baron MP highlighted past errors, over optimistic assessments, an unsuccessful counter insurgency-campaign, a poor economy and corrupt Government, and high...
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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister and Defence Secretary over Congress Report on Afghanistan

September 14, 2010
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MP suggests pyrrhic victory if we lose the propaganda war Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned both the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence during Prime Minister’s Questions and then during a statement on Afghanistan about the propaganda war being won by the Taliban. John said: “A...
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John Baron MP presses for Ministerial statement over Afghanistan

September 14, 2010
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MP highlights recent poor news flow On the day four further soldiers have been killed because of a road accident, John Baron MP requested a Ministerial Statement on the latest developments in Afghanistan during Business Questions today in the House of Commons. John opposed our initial deployment to Afghanistan and has since questioned both...
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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister over Afghanistan

September 14, 2010
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MP presses need for political settlement Today in the House of Commons during a statement on Afghanistan by the Prime Minister, John Baron MP again questioned Government policy regarding objectives and the need for a political settlement as part of an overall solution. Recent news has included the resignations of two key Ministers within...
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John Baron MP votes to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in historic Parliamentary debate

September 9, 2010
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Today there was historic debate and vote in the House of Commons as to whether Britain should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. In his speech, John Baron MP highlighted past errors, over optimistic assessments, an unsuccessful counter insurgency-campaign, a poor economy and corrupt Government, and high civilian casualties as to reasons why the West...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over Afghanistan discord

July 12, 2010
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MP highlights concerns over unity of purpose Yesterday in the House of Commons during the Prime Minister’s statement on the G8 and G20 conference, John Baron MP raised the issue of disunity regarding strategy and purpose in Afghanistan. John said: “I’m sure the Prime Minister will agree that if we are to succeed in...
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John Baron MP questions Minister over Hamas

July 12, 2010
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MP: you make peace with your enemies, not your friends   During this week’s debate on the Middle East in the House of Commons, John Baron MP urged the Government to persuade the Israelis to negotiate with Hamas. John asked the Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt MP, this: “The proverb suggests that ‘To a...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over mixed messages on Afghanistan

November 25, 2009
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MP highlights contradictory statements during PMQ’s Today during PMQ’s, John Baron MP questioned the Prime Minister about his recent contradictory statements as to the reason for our presence in Afghanistan. John said: “Whatever our individual positions on Afghanistan, it is important there is clarity regarding the mission. The Prime Minister has said that we...
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