Former Labour Peer
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My Lords, shortly after Israel's disengagement from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians launched rockets from there into Haifa, Israel's second largest city. An equivalent for us would be the Welsh Assembly suddenly deciding to launch rockets at Bristol. I do not think we would take too kindly to that. Israel's other major cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, are out of range from Gaza, but they...
My Lords, I have the greatest respect for my noble friend the Minister, so I regret supporting this amendment but I feel that I should do so. First, I declare an interest. I am a director of, and a shareholder in, Waddington Galleries, which deals in modern and contemporary art. Because of this interest, anything that I may say in objection to artists' resale rights will no doubt be met by...
My Lords, in a modest way, I have tried to improve Arab-Jewish relations in Jerusalem. I believe strongly that the Palestinians are entitled to live a secure and decent life in a state governed by their own people. The problem is how they can achieve that when they are faced by the realities on the ground. An article in the Guardian today, headlined Lawless in Gaza, gives an alarming and...
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 22 May 2000
Left the House of Lords on 13 April 2010 — Died
Positions held at time of appointment: Retired Television Executive and Chairman, Old Vic Theatre Trust (from Number 10 press release)
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