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Part of Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 12:49 pm on 20th January 2015.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Conservative, New Forest East 12:49 pm, 20th January 2015

In return, I acknowledge the seriousness of the hon. Gentleman’s point about not finding anybody prepared to kill millions of people, but the logical conclusion of that standpoint is that we remain pacifists —[Interruption.] Let me explain. It would mean we could never declare war on any country, whatever the circumstances, because when we do, millions of people inevitably die. The question is, therefore: how do we prevent war? We do it by showing someone that they cannot attack us with these weapons without suffering similar retaliation.