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Iran’s Nuclear Programme (30 Jun 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: me equally important. It is also worth remembering that the Iranian people have lost relatives and thousands and thousands of soldiers in conflict since 1979. The appalling and disastrous Iran-Iraq war, which ended up achieving hardly anything for either side, cost hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides, wrecked both economies and has led to a continued economic problem for both...

Easter Adjournment (31 Mar 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: our health service, education service and so many other things. It is a crying shame and a crying waste. There are victims of other wars in which we as a country have been involved. The war in Iraq created many refugees. The constant bombing in Palestine by Israel’s occupying forces also creates refugees in that region, in Libya and around the world. In Yemen, which is now the...

Nationality and Borders Bill: After Clause 56 - Age assessments: restrictions (22 Mar 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: any measures to welcome them to this country, because of the trauma they have suffered and because of this awful war; the same should apply to victims of wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq or elsewhere. Those people are just as traumatised and their lives are just as damaged. Secondly, the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Sir Iain Duncan Smith) made a number of...

Refugees from Ukraine (16 Mar 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Obviously, I totally condemn the Russian actions in Ukraine; huge numbers of people are now forced to flee. Does he recognise, though, that many people from other parts of the world—Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Eritrea and elsewhere—are also seeking asylum or a place of safety, and should absolutely be treated the same as anybody else seeking refuge in this country? There should not be a...

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: After Clause 54 - Accountability of public authorities: duties on police workforce (28 Feb 2022)

Jeremy Corbyn: I want to refer to two parts of the Bill: on protests and on Travelling communities. I was one of the organisers of the huge 2003 demonstration against the war in Iraq. It was obvious that whatever restrictions the police or the Government wanted to put on that demonstration, they could not because the numbers—1 million in Hyde Park and hundreds of thousands more in the streets—were so...

UK Defence Spending (24 Jun 2021)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...with some degree of hope? For many around the world, that is not a possibility and they suffer grievously. Looking at the causes of wars that have happened over recent years in Afghanistan, in Iraq and in Libya, they have all been followed by non-state actors getting more and more active and thus more and more dangerous. There are consequences to every military conflict that we involve...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (11 May 2021)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...they are the symptom, not the cause. Refugees undertake dangerous journeys because they are desperate and they are in a dangerous situation. We have to look at the causes. The wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the oppression of the Rohingya people in Myanmar, the way in which militia groups in the Congo have driven people off their land to make way for mining corporations, and...

Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (9 Feb 2021)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...else show that they absolutely did not do that. The introduction to that report quite rightly says, on page 3, that we should look at the “drivers” of conflict. The wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and now Yemen have led to an unprecedented number of refugees around the world. Some 65 million people—fellow citizens of this planet—have no home of their own and no secure place...

Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Mar 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...sitting a suitable distance apart to avoid cross-fertilisation of this horrible disease. I also want to join the Prime Minister in paying tribute to Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon, who was killed in Iraq last week. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Today people are mourning the loss of loved ones, and many more will be suffering from the effects of coronavirus, including those...

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Jan 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: sending our thoughts to the friends and families of those who sadly died in the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Tehran last night. Following last night’s attack on the United States bases in Iraq, will the Prime Minister confirm that, in this situation, he opposes any further retaliation or escalation in violence, as the region is at real risk of going into a full-scale war?

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Jan 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Iraqi Parliament passed a resolution calling for foreign troops to leave its country. Can the Prime Minister confirm that the British Government will respect any decision made by a sovereign Parliament and Government in Iraq that may make such a request in the future and will respect the sovereignty of Iraq as a nation?

Prime Minister: Engagements (8 Jan 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: My question was whether the Government would respect the sovereignty of Iraq, its Parliament and its Government, and the Prime Minister did not answer that question. The actions of the United States have undoubtedly escalated the risk of a dangerous conflict in an already destabilised region, putting civilians, UK troops and nationals at risk and leaving the Iran nuclear deal in danger of...

Middle East: Security (7 Jan 2020)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...would be telling Washington that the onus was entirely on the US to de- escalate. We talk about this as a conflict between the US and Iran, but the worst consequences are likely to be felt by Iraq, a country on the brink of further terrible violence and instability. President Trump has threatened Iraq with “sanctions like they’ve never seen before” after its elected—yes,...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...friend Paul Flynn—a fiercely independent, passionate, very kind and very principled Member of this House. I remember him reading out in this House the names of those who had died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—two wars to which he was opposed. He briefly served in our shadow Cabinet, and I think the whole House was enlivened by his performance. He joked at the first meeting of the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Members ought to be in possession of all the facts. In 2007, the Prime Minister then argued, and I absolutely agreed with her, that the full legal advice should have been made available before the Iraq war. Why did she push it right to wire here and lose two votes in the House in order to try and prevent the publication of the legal advice, which is so necessary to inform us in our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Nov 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...advice in full”. The Government today say they will ignore the sovereign will of Parliament. In 2007, the Prime Minister wrote to the then Prime Minister saying that the legal advice for the Iraq war should have been published in full to Cabinet and MPs. So why does the Prime Minister not practise what she preached?

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...principle must now be enshrined in law. Indeed, the tombstone of the former Foreign Secretary, our friend the late Robin Cook, who warned so eloquently in this House against the decision to invade Iraq, records his words: “I may not have succeeded in halting the war, but I did secure the right of Parliament to decide on war.” I am sorry to say that the Government are now attempting to...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: an established convention, and I fear that the Government were trying to breach that convention with their actions yesterday. I welcome the parliamentary convention that has developed since the Iraq war, whereby the Government are expected to seek the approval of the House before they commit forces to action.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: have ordered airstrikes without parliamentary approval. I urge Members of this House not to forget the duty placed on us by the Chilcot inquiry. The Chilcot inquiry was the result of the war in Iraq. It was the last of many inquiries held into that process. It was the most thorough and painstaking inquiry that there had ever been. I would have thought that it provided a salutary lesson...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval (17 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford East (Imran Hussain) for his intervention. He is quite right: we have to learn the lessons of the past. The Iraq war is seared on the memory of every Member who was in this House at the time, and on the memories of all those millions of people outside this House who expressed the deepest concern about what was going on. It is for this House to...

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