Salisbury Incident

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:58 pm on 12th September 2018.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire 2:58 pm, 12th September 2018

I start by thanking Nick Thomas-Symonds for the robustness and clarity of his condemnation of the Russian Government for their part in these outrages. It would be wrong for us to pry into private grief, but what he said from the Dispatch Box bore very little resemblance to what his leader had said during the statement two weeks ago. That, of course, was corrected by his spokesman afterwards, but at the time he used weaselly words. I thank and congratulate the hon. Gentleman for laying out the real stance of the Labour party: that it strongly condemns the Russian Government for this appalling outrage on the streets of Salisbury.