Syria

John Baron MP secures House of Commons debate on Syria

July 3, 2013
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MP says there should be no arming of rebels without the consent of Parliament Today it was confirmed that John Baron MP and supporting Colleagues have secured a Back Bench Committee debate on Syria, scheduled for Thursday 11th July. The motion to be debated is: “This House believes no lethal support should be provided...
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John Baron MP warns against knee-jerk reaction to US conclusion over Syria

June 17, 2013
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MP says we need not follow the US in helping Syrian rebels In response to news today that President Obama has threatened to set in train the ‘enormous consequences’ announced last year, following the claim that chemical weapons have been used by President al-Assad, John Baron MP has urged caution. He believes we do...
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John Baron MP delivers letter to PM over Syria

June 6, 2013
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John Baron MP delivers letter to PM over Syria

MP raises issue in House of Commons today  Today, Andrew Bridgen MP and John Baron MP delivered a letter to Number 10, signed by 80 other Conservative MPs regarding Syria. The letter was organised by Andrew Bridgen, and calls on the Prime Minister to give his assurance that there will be a Parliamentary debate...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister for debate and vote assurance over Syria

June 3, 2013
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MP wants Commons debate and vote before arming any Syrian rebels Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, made a Statement regarding the EU Council and the murder of Fusilier Rigby in Woolwich. John Baron MP took the opportunity to raise concerns about the lifting of the...
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John Baron MP: arming Syrian rebels could be a mistake of historic proportions

May 22, 2013
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MP opposes lifting of arms embargo Last night in the House of Commons, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alistair Burt MP, opened a debate concerning the EU arms embargo to Syria. During the debate, he announced that the Government would be looking to repeal the arms embargo at the...
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John Baron MP presses Foreign Secretary on arming of Syrian rebels

May 20, 2013
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MP questions control over weapons Today in the House of Commons, the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, gave a Statement on the situation in Syria. Although there is currently an arms embargo on sending weapons from EU countries to Syria, there are signs countries including Britain and France are considering whether the...
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John Baron MP warns Foreign Secretary over arming Syrian opposition

March 7, 2013
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MP suggests policy influenced by possible US change of stance   Yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons, the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon William Hague MP, made a Statement on Syria. This followed comments over the weekend which suggested a change in Government thinking and John’s Urgent Question in the House on Monday. The...
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