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All 14 results for boris speaker:Emily Thornberry

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: Border Arrangements (28 Feb 2018)

Emily Thornberry: ...installation of cameras. As I have pressed the Foreign Secretary repeatedly to tell us, how on earth is that possible, or is it just another addition to his ever-growing list of fantasies from ‘Boris island’ to the ‘channel bridge’? I welcome the fact that the Foreign Secretary has already promised the media today to publish his leaked memo in full, and I hope that will provide...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: ...Relief and Works Agency has supported those refugees and their descendants. UNRWA’s budget last year was $760 million. We could fund its work for the next 220 years with the cost of just one “Boris bridge” across the channel, and it would be a far better use of the money. Thanks to UNRWA, 500,000 Palestinian children receive schooling every day and millions more receive healthcare....

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: I have not asked the question yet, Boris. Which is it: the Telegraph article or the Florence speech—the lion roars or the lion wants to stop this malarkey? Apart from his own fading ambitions, what exactly does the Foreign Secretary believe in?

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Emily Thornberry: ..., my hon. Friend the Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne), and I have to admit that I felt what can only be described as a pang of jealously, because I thought to myself, “When is Boris going to try and wrestle me?” But I am very glad that he is involved in the debate today. It is also good to see so many new Members present for this important debate. We have had some...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Emily Thornberry: ...versus Bozza; Tarzan versus the Zip-Glider; the Dog-Killer versus the Dave-Slayer. We were denied a true fight, but we were left with these immortal words from Lord Heseltine: “When I listen to Boris…he has turned the art of political communication into a science” of using “waffle charm, delay, anything to stop actually answering questions.” In the rest of my speech, I intend to...

Yemen (12 Dec 2016)

Emily Thornberry:’s agricultural infrastructure destroyed, millions of Yemeni children facing starvation. Let us be clear: the Foreign Secretary was absolutely right on this, and we say, “Good for you, Boris.” Yet he has still been slapped down by Downing Street and forced to go to Riyadh to “clarify his remarks”—and he has sent his junior Minister here today to support Saudi Arabia’s...

Aleppo and Syria (11 Oct 2016)

Emily Thornberry: May I start by welcoming the right hon. Member for Witham (Priti Patel) to her new position? I also welcome to his post the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), whom I have not seen in this place until today. I hope that they will both find their new roles fulfilling. I pay tribute to the right hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell) for securing this...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Affordable Housing (4 Mar 2015)

Emily Thornberry: ...give best value to that community. Providing homes to my local community in Islington is best value as far as we are concerned, which we hope a Labour Mayor would understand. I will always give Boris Johnson the benefit of the doubt, and I will be completely converted if he comes back with this, but I want him to say, “Emily, I understand that ‘best value’ means affordable homes on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Royal Mail (1 Apr 2014)

Emily Thornberry: .... An independent viability report says that 50% of the site could be used for affordable social housing, but what are the developers saying? They are saying that they can afford only 12%. Boris has stepped in and will presumably come down in favour of the developers. If the Secretary of State is not prepared to apologise, will he at least condemn these greedy spivs?

Child Care (London) — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair] (19 Mar 2014)

Emily Thornberry: costs increased by 11% in 2012. Life is being made harder and harder. It is not right that the London child care strategy, which developed affordable and flexible child care, was closed when Boris Johnson was elected. It is right that we have extended schools and that we increase the number of free hours of child care for three and four-year-olds, but I agree with those who have...

Post Office Museum and Post Office Railway (27 Feb 2014)

Emily Thornberry: ...same day, the council will not be asked to discuss the plans for Mount Pleasant above ground because the developers have decided to bypass local opposition and go straight to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. They hope that they will get a better hearing from him than they would get locally, where we are all against the development. We are not against the British postal museum and...

[Mr George Howarth in the Chair] — Housing (London) (5 Feb 2014)

Emily Thornberry: .... We appeal to the Government—although the Minister is not listening to me—to listen to what we are saying: invest in real social housing, give up on the nonsense of affordable rent and tell Boris Johnson that that is no solution. We must find a real solution and we must have a plan. The Opposition have a plan: a Labour Government will build 200,000 homes every year. The question is...

[Joan Walley in the Chair] — Housing and the Credit Crunch (16 Jul 2009)

Emily Thornberry: Will the hon. Lady join me in condemning Boris Johnson for changing the mix of affordable housing in London from a 70:30 split- 70 for social-rented housing and 30 for intermediate ownership-to 60:40? If she joins me in that, will she join me also in condemning Islington Liberal Democrats, who in their planning strategy consultation favour a 50:50 split?

Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day]: Heathrow (Third Runway) (28 Jan 2009)

Emily Thornberry: ...challenge of realising that goal. The motion speaks of "full consideration of alternative solutions" to Heathrow expansion in a week when the most powerful Tory in the land, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, sailed up the Thames on a dredger to show us two islands on which he wants to build four runways for the biggest airport in Britain. That "alternative" to Heathrow is an airport four...

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