Persecution of Christians Overseas

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:42 pm on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford 2:42 pm, 18th July 2019

I very much thank my hon. Friend for what he is saying. Does he agree that we should approach all this in a real spirit of humility, because we ourselves in this country have seen religious persecution over the centuries? However, we know what it is to put that behind us, and the advantages it brings to our society when we do not do it any more. I myself come from a Huguenot background: we fled to this country because of religious persecution elsewhere. British people have had to flee to the low countries—the Netherlands—because of persecution here. We need to approach this in a spirit of humility, as well as of upholding the name of Jesus Christ.