Results 1–20 of 228 for speaker:Hon. Harold Nicolson

League of Nations and Abyssinia. (19 Dec 1935)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I crave the indulgence of the House in intervening in a Debate of such importance. I wish to assure hon. Members that I do so with all modesty and that my reasons for rising are to say something on this side of the House and from these benches (as representing that very small but highly gifted group to which I belong)—to say something to show that even among supporters of the Prime Minister...

Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 2) BILL.: European Situation. (26 Mar 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: It is with some diffidence that I intrude, as a new and untried Member, in a Debate of such importance. I promise that my time will be very short. There are only certain considerations to which I wish specially to draw attention. The Foreign Secretary, in what I think must have been one of the most telling and effective speeches ever delivered in this House, drew special attention to what to...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Policy. (23 Jun 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: It is always difficult to disagree with the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Bow and Bromley (Mr. Lansbury) since we all in our hearts feel such respect for his venerable courage, and we all feel for his ideals such emotional sympathy. Yet we cannot in our hearts agree that the purposes which he has in mind are as easy to secure as he would have us suppose. In his speech he has indicated...

Orders of the Day — Foreign Policy. (23 Jun 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: An experiment.

Orders of the Day — Great Britain and France.: MR. Duff Cooprr's Speech. (29 Jun 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I shall intrude for only a few moments on the patience of the House, and I do so, not merely as representing the National Labour group, but as one who through a long and perhaps misspent life has devoted much study to the theory as well as to the practice of diplomacy. From that study I have derived many doubts, a few principles and one conviction. My conviction is that the personal mission...

Orders of the Day — Great Britain and France.: MR. Duff Cooprr's Speech. (29 Jun 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I apologise for having gone beyond the Motion. The Secretary of State for War made a speech which in certain points has aroused the indignation of hon. Members opposite, who claim that it is in conflict with the declared policy of His Majesty's Government. I think I have said enough to deny that implication. Hon. Members opposite cannot point to one statement made by the Secretary of State...

Orders of the Day — Great Britain and France.: MR. Duff Cooprr's Speech. (29 Jun 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I am unable to anticipate the Home Secretary's answer, but I should like to say to the right hon. Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd George) that I never said that the speech of the Secretary of State for War represents the policy of the Government. I merely said that the right hon. Gentleman's speech did not conflict with the policy of the Government and did not imply anything which...

Orders of the Day — Great Britain and France.: MR. Duff Cooprr's Speech. (29 Jun 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I am not questioning the right hon. Gentleman's intentions, which I know to be as sincere and as considered as our own. It is a question of responsibility that I am raising. Is it right that the Leader of His Majesty's Opposition in such a case should get up and question a speech regarding which, although he agrees with all that is amenable to himself, he disagrees with the points which he...

Orders of the Day — Great Britain and France.: MR. Duff Cooprr's Speech. (29 Jun 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I never said or suggested that the right hon. Gentleman had been sent on a mission to negotiate anything. My whole point was that he was not negotiating and not expressing a policy.

Orders of the Day — Great Britain and France.: MR. Duff Cooprr's Speech. (29 Jun 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: The Foreign Office did not in any sense approve or bless the policy. They merely vetted his speech.

Debate on the Address. (3 Nov 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: (in a uniform of the Diplomatic Service): In rising to second the Address so ably moved by my hon. Friend the Member for Dundee (Miss Horsbrugh) I wish to associate myself with her in expressing gratification that His Majesty was able this morning to attend his first opening of Parliament in person. I think that all of us who were present at this morning's ceremony realised that His Majesty...

Debate on the Address. (3 Nov 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: For many years they sent to Parliament the right hon. Gentleman the Member for the Scottish Universities, my immediate leader, a man who has had a long and arduous journey all his life; who has helped to create a great party and a great Coalition, a man who, when the acrid dust of controversy has settled down, will emerge as a statesman of peculiar vision, as a politician of unsullied...

Debate on the Address. (3 Nov 1936)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I did not say the German Government; I said the German people.

Foreign Affairs. (25 Mar 1937)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I intervene to support what was said by the hon. Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander) on the subject of propaganda. I should not have risen had it not been for what was said by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the Isle of Thanet (Captain Balfour). He spoke in such a manner as to confuse the mind of the House in regard to the suggestions made by the hon. Member for East...

Foreign Affairs. (25 Mar 1937)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: £30,000.

Situation at Bilbao. (14 Apr 1937)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I hoped that the hon. and gallant Member for Nuneaton (Lieut.-Commander Fletcher) was going to confine himself to the question of Manchukuo. He evidently realised that the point at issue regarding Bilbao was much too narrow and too technical for a Vote of Censure such as hon. Members opposite have moved. He knows about these matters and is aware from his own experience of the intricacies,...

Situation at Bilbao. (14 Apr 1937)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: If we sent the "Hood" into Bilbao Harbour we should be intervening, and I hope that we shall not.

Situation at Bilbao. (14 Apr 1937)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: Nobody, but the right hon. Baronet said we were denying rights to the Basque Government. It is they who have lost their rights.

Situation at Bilbao. (14 Apr 1937)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: I do not think so. I think that the right hon. Baronet is wrong. I would remind him of what I said at the beginning: that if it were not for the unfortunate fact that we hesitated to recognise both sides, this question would never have arisen. During the First Balkan War the Dardenelles were declared in the vaguest manner to be a dangerous zone, and as the Turks were recognised as...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army.: Spanish Refugee Children. (8 Jun 1937)

Hon. Harold Nicolson: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the hire of tents and other camp stores kindly lent by his Department for the use of the Basque refugee children's camp will cost the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief approximately 1,500; and whether, as an act of grace, he will be prepared to reconsider his decision conveyed on 3rd June last and to release the committee...


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