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Rhodesia (2 Aug 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: I think that it has always been common ground in the House that the only possibility of averting bloodshed was a negotiated settlement. It is a truism that there can be no negotiated settlement without talks. Therefore, it seems to me that anyone in the House or outside who in any way inhibits the possibility, however slight, of talks taking place does a grave disservice to the possibility of...

Rhodesia (2 Aug 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: It may well be that they were informed, but may I say, without breaching private conversations, that these are matters, obviously, which one has wished to discuss with Mr. Sithole and with Bishop Muzorewa, and I chose my words very carefully when I said that I should be very surprised if Bishop Muzorewa had been consulted before the Mozambique strike? I do not wish to breach any private...

Rhodesia (2 Aug 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: How credible a partnership is this internal settlement if the whole question of the right and desirability of pre-emptive strikes by the security forces is within the hands of Mr. Smith's existing white military commanders-in-chief, without any elected or appointed representatives there to monitor them? It seems to me that it is a situation in which there is even more power to the white...

Rhodesia (2 Aug 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Does the hon. Gentleman believe that the fact that there has been no dramatic advance in African appointments to the army, air force and police can be attributed simply to the fact that the British Government have not given support to the internal settlement?

Shcharansky and Ginzburg (Ussr Trials) (10 Jul 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: In so far as diplomats and journalists from the western world have to date been excluded from both trials, is it not pertinent to remind ourselves that, when the European Court of Human Rights was looking into an allegation made by the Irish Republic against this country, the largest press corps present was from the Soviet Union? Is it not extraordinary that they should show so much interest...

Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions: Africa (Soviet Activities) (28 Jun 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Does the Foreign Secretary consider this to be the right moment to test the intentions of the Soviet Union, to see whether it will back a ceasefire across all the frontiers of Rhodesia as a prelude to useful negotiations with all parties?

Rhodesia (British Missionaries) (26 Jun 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the whole House will share the feeling of horror which he has expressed at these senseless atrocities and will wish to be associated with his expres- sions of sympathy to the relatives of those who have been murdered? May I also be associated with the right hon. Gentleman's admiration of the Pentecostal Church and its decision to stay on? Does the right...

TUVALU BILL [Lords] (13 Jun 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: I wish to intervene briefly on behalf of my Liberal colleagues to express our good wishes and support for this Bill as the people of Tuvalu advance towards the courageous and daunting prospect of nationhood. There was some difference of opinion in another place as to the exact population of Tuvalu. Clearly it is under 10,000. When one considers that Members of this House represent anything...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (8 Jun 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: The right hon. Member for Fulham (Mr. Stewart) said that this might be the last speech that he would make in a foreign affairs debate. Without wishing to probe too delicately into his prophecies and into the knowledge that he has, may I say that I hope that it is not and that between now and October we shall have other foreign affairs debates in which we shall hear him speak. I agreed with...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (8 Jun 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Yes, I may shout—so that the hon. Gentleman can not only hear but comprehend. I say to the Under-Secretary, for whom I have respect and regard, that fortunately his speech was a lecture in monotone as opposed to oratory in technicolour. If it had been the latter, it might have been more damaging in its references to the United Nations than it was. Many parts of his speech were...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (8 Jun 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: I can only say to the hon. Gentleman that if one speaks to those who have come out of the Soviet Union—people like Bukovsky, Ludmilla Alexeyva and Amalrik, all those people who have been within the Soviet Union—one finds that there is no case that has been made more difficult as a result of pressure from without. In almost every case, they say that public opinion from abroad was...

Foreign Affairs (7 Jun 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: The right hon. Member is right to concentrate on the political and economic stability. But in a significant passage he said that there must be protection for Africans and Europeans alike. I accept that we have seen certainly a Cuban and possibly a Russian involvement, the presence of Belgian and French troops, an American airlift and a Chinese interest in Zaire, but what form of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Belize (24 May 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Will the hon. Gentleman confirm the view expressed by the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary that there can be no independence without the wholehearted consent of the people and Government of Belize? Will he also confirm that it is their current view, which is unlikely to change, that the question of sovereignty over existing Belizian territory is not negotiable?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Misha Voikhansky (24 May 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Does the Minister agree that it is helpful at all levels to bring to the attention of the Soviet Union the disgust that we feel at the continuing breaches of the Helsinki agreement? Does he agree that it would be helpful if youth organisations, such as those of the National Council of Churches, Methodist churches and other organisations, which have accepted an invitation to go to the World...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Treaties) (23 May 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Further to that point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. How seriously do we take the need for research by an hon. Member who orders the papers only five minutes before the debate begins? It is outrageous and makes a farce of the whole process.

Bill Presented: Rhodesia (4 May 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: . The right hon. Gentleman has mentioned the need for an independent chairman. Are we to assume that there is now agreement that he would be backed up by a neutral United Nations force as well? This was a great matter of difference between the Patriotic Front and the internal settlement.

Bill Presented: Rhodesia (4 May 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that it is not without significance that both Bishop Muzorewa and Mr. Sithole have expressly said that they do not expect to see sanctions lifted, nor are they pressing for sanctions to be lifted, until independence has been granted after an election?

Bill Presented: Rhodesia (4 May 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: If the hon. Member for Warley, East (Mr. Faulds) will allow me to say so, I do not think his final remarks are likely to bring about harmony and a settlement in the peaceful Zimbabwe that we all wish to see. I speak as one who has listened to every debate on Rhodesia ever since UDI, and I can claim, somewhat immodestly, to have participated in each one. There is nothing unusual in there...

European Community (Enlargement) (2 May 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: Why does the Minister say that? Am I not right that all the IMF is prepared to do is to give a loan of up to $50 million, with disciplines attached? If that is successful, there will be a European line of credit, but there is no question of the IMF backing it up to the extent that Portugal requires.

European Community (Enlargement) (2 May 1978)

Mr Jeremy Thorpe: This is a very important point. It is all very well for the Minister to say what he would like the IMF to do. My point is that the IMF is prepared only to extend a line of credit to the tune of $50 million, plus certain disciplines about cutting back public expenditure, bank rate and so forth, so that it is no good the Minister saying that he would like to see it. We must deal with reality....

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