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Holocaust Memorial Day

Part of Wuhan Coronavirus – in the House of Commons at 2:18 pm on 23rd January 2020.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate 2:18 pm, 23rd January 2020

I share my hon. Friend’s recollection of that time. I have not had the privilege of travelling to Bosnia as she has, but I was special adviser to the Defence Secretary and then the Foreign Secretary during that period. The failure of the United Nations and the troops there to prevent that appalling massacre, which undoubtedly amounted to genocide given the thousands of people concerned, is something that must continue to disturb us. It must concentrate our minds on peacekeeping and on the necessity of having the capacity to ensure, when we are engaged in peacekeeping, that as an international community we are not responsible in any way for being party to such events.