All 2 results for speaker:Lord Darroch of Kew

Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note (18 Aug 2021)

Lord Darroch of Kew: My Lords, the outcome in Afghanistan is a tragedy for the Afghan people and a humiliation for the West. The immediate priorities are clear. We must honour our obligation to those Afghans who worked for us, a category that we should define widely. I agree with noble Lords who have called for a more generous resettlement scheme, delivered over months rather than years and with the appropriate...

European Union (Future Relationship) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages): Amendment to the Motion (30 Dec 2020)

Lord Darroch of Kew: My Lords, I shall be voting in favour of this Bill. This is not because it is a great outcome—far from it—but because we are faced with a binary choice here between a poor deal and a no-deal outcome, which would be catastrophic for British interests. I want to make two brief points about why I think it is nevertheless a bad deal for British interests; the first concerns trade. The...

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