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I pay tribute to the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve). He and I disagree on a wide range of issues, but his fairness and scrupulousness in holding to account both his own Government and others, such as me, is a credit to the entire House. The Russian Government’s greatest victims are their own people, with human rights abuses, and human rights and democracy...
On behalf of the Scottish National party, may I be the first Scottish MP to welcome you to your place, Mr Speaker? On 16 October, the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the hon. Member for South Derbyshire (Mrs Wheeler), told the Foreign Affairs Committee that the UK was failing to attend meetings to discuss the situation in Syria, not least the increase in...
I am glad to hear that. The Brexit Secretary told us that the UK would only attend meetings of the EU Council where there was “a significant national interest in the outcome of discussions, such as on security”. The situation in Syria strikes me as something that affects security as well as foreign policy, so I ask the Foreign Secretary again: will he change his mind, given that there are...
Former Scottish National Party MP for North East Fife
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Stephen Gethins campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.