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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: My right hon. Friend has rightly made reference to yesterday’s debate on anti-Semitism. I sat in the Chamber and listened to that debate, including the two appalling testimonies from the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) and particularly from the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth), which were deeply moving. They were horrifying in the sense of the...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: rose—

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend; I know she wishes to make progress. I was struck by the intervention by the hon. Member for Nottingham East (Mr Leslie) on his leader when he asked the very specific question about whether, under the motion, any change in embedded forces, for example, would deliver the necessity of a parliamentary vote. May I connect that with the question raised about...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: It is. Following the intervention by the hon. Member for Cardiff West (Kevin Brennan), I wish to clarify the difference between this most recent operation and what happened in 2013—

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: indicated dissent.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: In 2013, America and Britain had not gone to the UN and were planning to; with this most recent operation, we had been to the UN and it had been vetoed.

Syria: Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: I am going to keep my remarks brief, Mr Speaker, as previous speakers have done justice to a huge range of subjects. I shall try to stick narrowly to the subject of the Government’s role. First, I should like to compliment the hon. Member for Wirral South (Alison McGovern) on securing the debate. I listened with great interest to her speech and will make a couple of comments about some...

Syria: Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: I am not going give way. The hon. Lady is my constituency neighbour, but—

Syria: Syria (16 Apr 2018)

Iain Duncan Smith: I am going to answer it myself, if the hon. Lady does not mind. I always find that they are the best answers. I simply say to the hon. Member for Wirral South—this is exactly the point—that we come back to realpolitik. The Russians are sitting right at the heart of the problem and, while they are still able to control it, the Prime Minister is left with having to make this kind of...


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