Foreign Affairs

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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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister over Syria

November 17, 2015
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MP says anti-Daesh strategy must also include non-military measures Today the Prime Minister gave a Statement following last weekend’s meeting of the G20 in Istanbul, during which he also responded to the recent attacks in Paris. The Prime Minister set out his continuing belief that Britain should play its part in the international coalition’s...
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John Baron MP cautions against PM’s response to Paris attacks

November 16, 2015
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MP says grand strategy needed to defeat Daesh, not just air strikes Following the attacks in Paris on Friday, the Government is once again raising the issue of air strikes against Daesh targets in Syria. However, many Parliamentarians are cautious about the use of air strikes, believing instead that an overarching strategy is needed...
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