Syria

John Baron MP calls on Government to explain British military involvement in Syria

July 17, 2015
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MP says Parliament has made clear its views against military action This morning the media reported that British RAF personnel had been involved in military strikes against Daesh in Syria, despite Parliament making clear its view on multiple occasions that there should be no British involvement in military action in Syria. The RAF personnel...
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John Baron MP supports ‘Daesh’ campaign

July 3, 2015
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John Baron MP supports ‘Daesh’ campaign

MP says ‘Daesh’ preferable to IS, ISIS or ISIL John Baron MP has leant his support to the campaign to persuade the Government and the BBC to refer to the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (also known as IS, ISIL or ISIS) as ‘Daesh’. This would bring the BBC and Government...
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John Baron MP cautions against air strikes in Syria

July 2, 2015
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MP says questions remain about efforts to combat Daesh The Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, has suggested that MPs consider extending RAF air strikes to Syria. At the moment, following the Parliamentary vote on 26th September 2014, the RAF is only authorised to conduct anti-Daesh air strikes in Iraq....
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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister over Daesh strategy

June 29, 2015
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MP says better co-ordination required to defeat Daesh Today in the House of Commons the Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, gave a statement following the terrorist attacks in Tunisia. In the House of Commons, John asked, “Co-ordination, such as it has been, to combat Daesh has primarily focused on the military. We...
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John Baron MP speaks of ‘dilution of skills’ at Global Diplomatic Forum

October 30, 2014
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MP says Britain must learn from military interventions Earlier this week, John Baron MP was invited to join a panel for a round-table discussion organised by the Global Strategy Forum. The event took place in Parliament, and focused on the rise of the Islamic State and how the international community should react to it....
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John Baron MP questions Foreign Secretary over Iraq and Syria

October 16, 2014
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MP says Iraqi politics will be key factor in this battle Today the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, gave a statement to the House of Commons regarding IS in Iraq and Syria. He painted a realistic assessment as to the challenges facing those opposing the Islamic State. John said, “May I encourage...
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John Baron MP warns against mission creep in Iraq and Syria

September 23, 2014
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MP highlights pitfalls of US Syrian strategy Responding to news that the US and some regional allies have started to conduct air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, John Baron MP warns against possibility of mission creep and highlights the dangers of Western intervention. John said, “IS has to be driven out of...
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John Baron MP secures Urgent Question on IS strategy

September 12, 2014
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MP questions FCO Minister This morning John Baron MP secured an Urgent Question on the Government’s strategy against Islamic State (IS). The Minister for Europe, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, responded for the Government. This follows discrepancies between the Foreign Secretary and Number 10 regarding Government strategy on IS in the wake of President...
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John Baron MP presses Government for statement on President Obama’s IS policy

September 11, 2014
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MP says Parliament should be updated Overnight, President Obama set out US policy against the Islamic State (IS). This morning in the House of Commons, during Business Questions, John Baron MP asked the Leader of the House, Rt Hon William Hague MP, whether there would be a statement tomorrow to update Parliament on the...
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John Baron MP cautions against Obama IS strategy in Syria

September 11, 2014
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MP highlights dangers of Syrian intervention The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has outlined the US strategy to defeat the Islamic State (IS). This will see air strikes against IS targets, both in Iraq and in Syria; increased support for ground forces fighting IS (with the exception of al-Assad’s forces); increased counter-terrorist...
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