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All 8 results for brexit speaker:Baroness Helic

Brexit: Peace and Stability - Question for Short Debate (18 Oct 2016)

Baroness Helic: My Lords, I welcome this timely and important debate. Much of the Brexit discussion has focused on the economy and immigration, not on the implications for our foreign policy or for stability in Europe. At times, it felt as if the referendum debate was taking place in a parallel universe in which the world was at peace, Russia was a prosperous, benign power and Afghanistan, the Middle East...

Brexit: UK International Relations - Motion to Take Note (26 Jan 2017)

Baroness Helic: ..., and the agreements and principles that we risk sacrificing at the altar of this new, skewed reality. I therefore welcome the Prime Minister’s visit to Washington, particularly in the light of Brexit, and her desire to reinvigorate US and UK leadership internationally. But I caution against allowing ourselves to be taken for granted or used to defend some rather dubious policies. For...

Middle East (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2017)

Baroness Helic: ...nationalism, corruption and secessionism, it is becoming a growing threat to security in the region—and, by extension, a danger for this country, too. The Government have their hands full with Brexit and counterterrorism efforts, but the world has not stopped and we cannot afford to ignore it. I therefore hope that we can rediscover both our focus and our ambition to defend Britain’s...

United States: Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note (18 Jan 2018)

Baroness Helic: ..., it would be a development welcomed with glee by our adversaries. On this side of the Atlantic, we ought to admit that we have been distracted by our own difficulties, including but not limited to Brexit, which has contributed to an atmosphere of “each country for itself”, rather than joint thinking and common purpose. However all-consuming the demands of Brexit, we cannot put on...

UK and the Western Balkans (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (24 May 2018)

Baroness Helic: ...but because of the belief, justified in certain cases, that other issues demanded more attention from us: first Afghanistan, then Iraq, then the spread of international terrorism, and perhaps now Brexit. These competing priorities have driven the western Balkans down the agenda of the international community at a time when other negative trends and influences are on the rise in the region....

Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy Missions and Operations (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

Baroness Helic: ...on leaving European Union. I hope this will be matched by continued leadership. The committee concluded that there is a lack of clarity over how we will work with our EU allies in the post-Brexit era. I hope the Minister will be able to reassure us that the Government are looking into all options available to us. In particular, I hope they are studying the model presented by EU-NATO...

UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (21 May 2019)

Baroness Helic: ...a vision of the world as we wish it to be—what my noble friend Lord Hague of Richmond eloquently described as idealism tempered by realism. It seems to me that one of the harmful effects of the Brexit debate is that it has clouded both our idealism and our realism. I fear that we lack a clear vision of where our interests lie and are inconsistent in our defence of human rights and...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (16 Oct 2019)

Baroness Helic: ...of the role of NATO and the building of international treaties and institutions, from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty to the International Criminal Court and the Arms Trade Treaty. However, Brexit has consumed our foreign policy for the last four years and profoundly affected the way we think and the manner in which we engage with other countries—which I hope will be only temporary....


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