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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Alderdice: ...are a threat to the peace process. Why? Because what Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness and others demonstrated is that political progress is much more possible for them through the democratic political arrangements than through the barrel of a gun or through bombing. They are much more successful now than they ever were while using terrorist violence. So the likelihood of going back to...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Hywel Williams: ...the previous Prime Minister, David Cameron, several times to give me a guarantee that that sum would be made up in future—I pressed him several times on the issue—and he of course gave me no such guarantee. We are therefore looking down the barrel of a gun in losing £680 million every year. What does our exit from the EU mean for Wales? There are people in poor...

Kashmir: Holocaust Memorial Day (19 Jan 2017)

Andrew Percy: ...Tribunal for Rwanda for spreading anti-Tutsi propaganda that led to the slaughter of 1 million Rwandans. We all know very well the crimes against humanity committed by Radovan Karadžic. For us, standing up against intolerance does not involve imprisonment, staring down the barrel of a gun, or thinking that somebody is going to come and round you and your family up in the night, but it...

Environmental Audit: Royal Regiment of Artillery/Corps of Royal Engineers (4 Jul 2016)

Mark Lancaster: ...in recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the past year, as we have heard, the Gunners carried out a number of commemorative events, centred around a global relay. A unique baton was made, designed to replicate the barrel of a gun dating from 1716. The baton contained a message of loyal greetings to the Queen, their Captain General, written on a vellum scroll—as it...

Scottish Parliament: Charlie Hebdo (7 Jan 2016)

Chic Brodie: ...has been—that the pen is mightier than the sword, in word, drawings and pictures. That is the neutralisation of terrorism against the Charlie Hebdos of the world. The minds and hearts of those who wish to change others’ minds via the barrel of a gun will find ultimately that that barrel has a pen stuck in it. The greatest honour that we can pay to those who have lost their...

Backbench Business: International Human Rights Day (10 Dec 2015)

Anne McLaughlin: ...philosophies, religions and political systems. That in itself should be a positive and timely reminder of the values that we share right across the globe in the face of those who seek to spread division and discord from behind the barrel of a gun or from the top of a soap box. At its heart, the declaration is a recognition and codification of the inherent dignity and rights of all members...

Freedom of Religion and Belief — Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2015)

Baroness Howells of St Davids: ...groups across the globe, I am sure we shall see an increase in respect for human rights as a whole. Can man ever be truly free if he is not allowed to have his own thoughts? If a believer can stare down the barrel of a gun and state, “My belief shall not be shaken”, we must be brave enough to stand up and say to those oppressive governments, “It is time to protect your...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (28 May 2015)

Lord Triesman: ...any lurid account the media may produce about regulations demanding that we straighten our sausages. My late father used to remind me that in his youth the only times when he saw other young European men was looking down the barrel of a gun. The peace that has been achieved in Europe is one of the fundamentals of what we need. The gracious Speech set out the prospect for fundamental...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Ardoyne Fleadh (9 Sep 2014)

Jim Allister: ...of the raw nerve that those remarks touch for many in the unionist community.  Those remarks are an articulation of "Brits out".  For decades in the Province, "Brits out" was delivered down the barrel of a gun.  That is why unionists in this community are sensitive when they are told, "Brits out": we know what it is code for.  We know what those who were chanting and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: EU Council, Security and Middle East (1 Sep 2014)

David Cameron: ...and sovereignty. Decisions on Ukraine’s political and economic relationships should be for the people of Ukraine and no one else, but Russia appears to be trying to force Ukraine to abandon its democratic choices at the barrel of a gun. In the last two weeks we have seen a dramatic stepping up of Russian military support to the separatists in eastern Ukraine, including Russian troops...

Brown Hare (Protection): Ukraine (18 Mar 2014)

Henry Bellingham: I am grateful to the Foreign Secretary for giving way so early in his speech. Does he agree that any referendum that is held at the barrel of a gun and on an electoral roll that is manifestly not fit for purpose cannot be taken seriously?

Glenanne Gang Murders (12 Nov 2013)

Mark Durkan: ...by Father Denis Faul two days after a bombing in Killyliss in which two men, their sister and her unborn child were blown to pieces by a gang in which the HET believes a UDR man was involved. Only a few days after those murders, on 26 April 1975, Father Denis Faul said: “The Government are teaching a deadly lesson to the people: that power comes out of the barrel of a gun; that the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Murders and Security Alerts (14 Oct 2013)

Paul Givan: ...are carrying out what is, in their mind, a form of vigilante summary justice.  That is wrong.  People should be brought before the courts.  That is where judgement should be brought to bear, not at the barrel of a gun. The disruption has been an attempt to take away from the good news for this community of the investment conference and the work that has been done. ...

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Combat Troop Withdrawal (Afghanistan) (7 Nov 2012)

Caroline Lucas: ...their priorities, not to politicians who are asking soldiers to act as human shields for their political reputations. As Malalai Joya said on the eve of the 2009 election, “Democracy will never come to Afghanistan through the barrel of a gun, or from the cluster bombs dropped by foreign forces. The struggle will be long and difficult, but the values of real democracy, human rights...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Policing (24 Oct 2012)

Jeremy Browne: ...relevant to remind the House that the previous Government, having promised to abolish boom and bust, ended up presiding over an economy that went bust. The new Government came to office with our country looking down the barrel of a gun—we had a bigger deficit than Greece when we took office—and we had to make some difficult decisions to get to grips with that deficit. We have...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Zimbabwe (Blood Diamonds) (17 Jul 2012)

Jim Shannon: ...the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” I hope that Zimbabwe will have a free, democratic election and that Mugabe will be ousted, but I have some concerns, like the hon. Member for Vauxhall (Kate Hoey), that the elections will be changed by the barrel of a gun and money from blood diamonds. We must, I believe, burst the blister of blood diamonds. The British...

Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day]: Iran (20 Feb 2012)

Richard Ottaway: ...Rifkind) pointed out, in a speech of lucidity that I can only envy. It ill behoves anyone to quote Chairman Mao in support of their argument, but it was he who said that peace comes from the end of the barrel of a gun. That is particularly pertinent here, and we must keep the option on the table. There are four ways through the growing mess: diplomacy, sanctions, a military strike or...

Syria — Statement (6 Feb 2012)

Lord Triesman: ...of securing the safety of Syrians on the ground where they are being pursued to their deaths? President Assad has no future. He has lost the legitimacy to rule and he cannot reassert it through the barrel of a gun indefinitely. He is backed internationally at present by nations which should know better. Although I suspect that on balance it remains better to have a Syrian ambassador in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Fisheries Council (19 Dec 2011)

Richard Benyon: ...the hon. Lady for her warm welcome—I am attempting irony, which never quite works from this position. She really needs to understand that at the beginning of last week we were looking down the barrel of a gun at cuts that could have resulted from a penalty regulation introduced by the Commission. Its interpretation of the cod recovery plan could have resulted in between half and two...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Libya and the Middle East (28 Feb 2011)

David Cameron: ...about what our engagement with this region should be like. Where I agree with him is that what I call the rather naive, neo-con view that it is possible to impose democracy at the end of the barrel of a gun is not right, but it is also wrong to take a hardcore, realist approach of just saying, “We have to deal with what is there.” We should learn from our own history and...


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