Zimbabwe (Removals)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 27th June 2005.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation 3:32 pm, 27th June 2005

The humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe is very real, but it is increasingly clear that condemnation of Mugabe and his regime, whether by our Government or other hon. Members, is like water off a duck's back. The only way in which to secure political change in Zimbabwe is through other African countries applying pressure. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if we adopted a different approach to refugee applications from Zimbabwe, compared with those from other African countries, we would be less likely to build that team support, with African Governments putting pressure on Mugabe, which we need for an end to the humanitarian crisis?