Foreign Affairs

John Baron MP raises Parliamentary sovereignty and EU negotiations in PMQs

January 20, 2016
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MP chases request for meeting on behalf of Colleagues At Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons this afternoon, John Baron MP asked the Prime Minister about Parliamentary sovereignty against the background of the EU negotiations. In the Chamber, John asked, “The Prime Minister will be aware a number of Colleagues and I...
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John Baron MP welcomes IAEA conclusion of no Iranian nuclear weapons programme

December 18, 2015
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MP recalls 285-6 Commons defeat when advocating greater diplomacy This week the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) closed its 12-year investigation into possible nuclear weapons development in Iran. The IAEA concluded that Iran conducted work towards nuclear weapons in 2003, and to a lesser extent in 2009, but that no evidence of this...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary on anti-Daesh strategy

December 16, 2015
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MP highlights unanswered questions Today the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, gave a statement regarding Government policy against Daesh. This is in line with the Government’s commitments during the debate over Syria on 2nd December, in which it committed to regularly updating Parliament as to progress against the terrorist organisation. John asked,...
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John Baron MP questions Rt Hon Tony Blair on Libya

December 14, 2015
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MP believes key questions remain unanswered As part of its inquiry into the Libyan intervention in 2011, members of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee today questioned Rt Hon Tony Blair on Libya and his relationship with Colonel Gadhafi. As Prime Minister, Mr Blair was instrumental in bringing the Libyan régime ‘in from the cold’,...
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John Baron MP questions Rt Hon Tony Blair on Libya

December 11, 2015
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MP believes key questions remain unanswered As part of its inquiry into the Libyan intervention in 2011, members of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee today questioned Rt Hon Tony Blair on Libya and his relationship with Colonel Gadhafi. As Prime Minister, Mr Blair was instrumental in bringing the Libyan régime ‘in from the cold’,...
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John Baron MP responds to Parliamentary vote on Syria

December 3, 2015
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MP says Parliamentarians will continue to scrutinise the Government Last night the Prime Minister’s motion was passed by MPs, who supported it by 397 votes to 223. On an earlier vote, an amendment tabled by John Baron MP and representatives from five other parties was defeated by 390 votes to 211. John...
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John Baron MP highlights Foreign Affairs Committee’s resolution

December 2, 2015
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MP tables cross-party amendment against military action The Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) issued a report on British air strikes in Syria at the beginning of November, setting out members’ concerns about the nature and extent of the mission, and with the Government’s overall strategy. The Prime Minister himself responded to the Committee’s report directly...
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John Baron MP highlights Foreign Affairs Committee’s resolution

December 1, 2015
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MP tables cross-party amendment against military action The Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) issued a report on British air strikes in Syria at the beginning of November, setting out members’ concerns about the nature and extent of the mission, and with the Government’s overall strategy. The Prime Minister himself responded to the Committee’s report directly...
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John Baron MP speaks in British Council debate

November 27, 2015
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MP says cuts risk organisation’s work John Baron MP recently spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on the British Council. Founded in 1934, the Council promotes and promulgates British culture worldwide, and is estimated to interact with 300m people in over 100 countries each year. It is a key element of British ‘soft power’,...
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John Baron MP cautions against Prime Minister’s Syrian statement

November 26, 2015
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MP opposes air strikes in Syria Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister responded to the recent report of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, and set out the Government’s case for extending military strikes against Daesh into Syria. In the House of Commons, John asked, “Having just returned from the Middle East,...
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