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It is difficult to mount any form of attack on the noble Earl who is so gentle and so apparently reasonable that we are all disarmed at the end. But there is a long-standing belief that no plan survives the first engagement with the enemy. Since the SDSR was published last year, we have had the Brexit referendum, with profound implications for the direction of British defence policy....
My Lords, let me start by paying just a moment of tribute to Lord Lyell, who died yesterday. He was the secretary of the All-Party Defence Group and a formidable and energetic supporter of Britain’s Armed Forces. He will be greatly missed by the House and by many of those whom he met. This is a very timely debate—never more so to those of us who watched yesterday’s press...
Entered the House of Lords on 24 August 1999
Previously MP for Hamilton South until 23 August 1999 — Became peer
Entered the House of Commons on 31 May 1978 — unknown
Party was Labour until 23 Aug 1999; Other until 2 Feb 2000; Crossbench until 28 Jan 2004
Also represented Hamilton South; Hamilton
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