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Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Julian Lewis: ...a bit more. Let us suppose that her party—the Labour party—gets its wish and there is a general election. Guess what? The Labour party wins and the right hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) becomes Prime Minister. Then, some of us who did not like the result set up a petition and get 6 million people to say, “No, we ought to revoke that result and do it again”. Would...

Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent (18 Jul 2016)

Julian Lewis: I have often had the pleasure of debating this topic with the right hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), both in and outside the House, but never in either of our wildest dreams or nightmares did we imagine that one day he would end up as leader of the Labour party. It only goes to show the unpredictability of political developments. After the Falklands war, opponents of our...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords]: Backbench Business — Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (9 Mar 2015)

Julian Lewis: I will do my best, Mr Deputy Speaker. I always like to start on a point of agreement with the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) where I can, and I can certainly agree with him that whenever there is a major conference of this sort coming up, it is only fit and proper that it should be debated in advance on the Floor of the House of Commons. Therefore, he can always count on me...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Backbench Business — US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement (6 Nov 2014)

Julian Lewis: It is a pleasure to contribute to the debate under your chairmanship, Sir Roger, and a pleasure, as always, to follow the eloquent case made by the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn). I am always happy to support him when he applies for debates such as this, just as he is always happy to support me when I apply for debates about nuclear deterrence. The reason why we are happy to...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Backbench Business — US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement (6 Nov 2014)

Julian Lewis: ...I will have the opportunity to speak after the hon. Gentleman, but I want to take him back to the point made by the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). The hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn)said that if nuclear weapons were used, there would be dire effects on the environment and on the planet, but does he not recognise that people who believe in deterrents believe...

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Egypt (29 Jan 2014)

Julian Lewis: I pay tribute to both previous speakers and, despite the friendly sedentary intervention of my friend, the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), I intend to follow in their footsteps. I congratulate in particular my hon. Friend the Member for Spelthorne (Kwasi Kwarteng) on introducing such an important subject. I am pleased that people have not gone automatically into a mode of...

Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Programme — [Jim Sheridan in the Chair] (12 Nov 2013)

Julian Lewis: ..., any more than anything could have been done to prevent Pakistan from acquiring nuclear weapons in the way that it did. I always refer to him as my hon. Friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), although we are on opposite sides of the argument. In his contribution, I believe that he was trying to suggest that Israel perhaps ought to give up its nuclear weapons and that that...

Business of the House: Trident Alternatives Review (17 Jul 2013)

Julian Lewis: In the past few months we have had several opportunities to debate nuclear deterrence. The hon. Members for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas) and I, from our respectively opposite sides of the argument, successfully procured a debate on 17 January. Strangely enough, I did not hear many of these Liberal Democrat midway positions articulated on that...

Backbench Business — Arms to Syria (11 Jul 2013)

Julian Lewis: ...opposition: we will want to have that debate if and when the Government propose to supply such lethal assistance. I have to say that some Members, though not the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), have made entire speeches that made virtually no, and in some cases absolutely no, reference to the terms of the debate. I shall indeed keep my remarks short—perhaps even shorter...

backbench business — Non-Proliferation Treaty (20 Jun 2013)

Julian Lewis: I sometimes think that the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and I missed our profession. We have both been arguing the merits and demerits of nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence—I would like to think passionately but also reasonably—for at least the last 30 years. Perhaps we should cast ourselves as the nuclear version of “Les Misérables”, but which one of us would...

Business of the House: Nuclear Deterrent (17 Jan 2013)

Julian Lewis: .... They are too numerous to list, but representations were made to the Backbench Business Committee by—as well as the hon. Member for Newport West and me—the hon. Members for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and for Brighton, Pavilion (Caroline Lucas), and my hon. Friends the Members for South East Cornwall (Sheryll Murray), for Crawley (Henry Smith), for Woking (Jonathan Lord), and for...

Trident (7 Dec 2011)

Julian Lewis: Before my hon. Friend the Minister moves on to the question of costs, I want to make a point about the alternative study. In response to the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), who has secured this debate, it is presumably reasonable to assume that, at the very least, a list of those alternatives to Trident that were considered and dismissed, as well as a rough idea of the...

Ministry of Defence (Procurement) — [Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] (19 Oct 2011)

Julian Lewis: ...that it will not be the last one that you or other hon. Members hear from me on the subject. I sometimes think that I should go into a sort of partnership with the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn). We have debated this subject many times over the years. He never changes his tune, and I never change mine, but the debate remains live. It relates to procurement, in addition to...

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 (21 Mar 2011)

Julian Lewis: ...my argument, I believe that the most likely result of such an approach—if it is what hon. Members want—would be not dissimilar to what was set out by the hon. Members for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn) and for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell). That might surprise some hon. Members. I shall come back to that point in a moment, but I wish people to think about it a little. It is...

Consolidated Fund Bill: Higher Education Fees (9 Dec 2010)

Julian Lewis: Normally when I am called immediately following the hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), it is to disagree with most of what he has said, but today is an exception. I endorse most of what he said. I begin with an apology to the House and the Business Secretary, in that an unbreakable commitment on the Intelligence and Security Committee prevented my being here for his opening...

Royal Assent (21 Jul 2009)

Julian Lewis: I begin by congratulating the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn). For the first time in living memory, he has made an entire speech without calling for the abolition of the British strategic nuclear deterrent. I shall try to follow his example and refrain from discussing defence issues in the course of my short contribution. I also pay tribute to the particularly impressive...

Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston (26 Mar 2008)

Julian Lewis: ...still left to run, in a debate that was due to last one and a half hours. One could never have envisaged that happening in the past, and I must say that the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) made a gallant attempt to explain this in advance—one might call it a sort of pre-emptive strike—by referring to the visit of President Sarkozy this afternoon. Dare I add that the...

Point of Order: Defence Policy (22 Jun 2006)

Julian Lewis: ...no longer a member of NATO? Was it the hon. Member for Leyton and Wanstead (Harry Cohen), who believes in such things, and has for many years? Was it the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn), or perhaps the hon. Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullin)? I have to say that it was none of those. It was, in fact, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Admittedly that was some years...

Non-Proliferation Review (8 Mar 2005)

Julian Lewis: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn), who, as he says, has had a lifelong commitment to the cause of the abolition of nuclear weapons. I have had almost as long a commitment to the cause of nuclear deterrence and this country's retention of nuclear weapons. We have debated the subject many times. Although it was styled as a debate on the nuclear...

United Nations (19 Jan 2005)

Julian Lewis: The contribution of the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) may have seemed a trifle long for the amount of time available, Mr. Gale, but I am sure that, compared with those speeches that he was telling us about that he had heard in various United Nations bodies, it was short. I shall endeavour to do even better. In response to the hon. Gentleman's observation that the nuclear...


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