Syria

John Baron MP urges the Foreign Secretary to be cautious on Syria

October 13, 2016
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MP raises Brexit and Syria in Foreign Affairs Session Today the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, gave evidence on ‘developments in UK foreign policy’ to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. John Baron MP has been a member of the Committee since 2010. During the session, John asked, “Despite the talk from alarmists...
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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 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 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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John Baron comments on FAC Syria report

November 3, 2015
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MP says coordination with Russia and Iran essential Today the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC), the group of cross-party back bench MPs who scrutinise the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, published its report into military action on Syria. The report cautions against extending RAF air strikes to Syria absent a full strategy to...
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John Baron MP: Syrian ‘Embed’ programme shows Government insensitivity to Parliament

August 3, 2015
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MP says the trust of Parliament is paramount Today the Secretary of State made a Statement in the House explaining how it had come about that British RAF personnel have been involved in military strikes against Daesh in Syria, despite Parliament making clear its view on multiple occasions that there should be no British...
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