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Results 221–240 of 800 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:George Galloway

The Gulf and RAF (21 Jan 1993)

George Galloway: The hon. and learned Gentleman knows that I have the greatest respect for him. He is right: Israel would not see sense if it were bombed. Why then would he expect Iraq to see sense if it were bombed?

The Gulf and RAF (21 Jan 1993)

George Galloway: It was said of the Bourbons that they learned nothing and forgot nothing. We should have learnt from the treaty of Versailles of the dangers of treating with the humiliation, partition, reparation and fear of dismemberment with which the allies are pursuing the defeated enemy Iraq—a defeated enemy whose military potential has been crushed and whose ability seriously to make war is no...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Israel (10 Feb 1993)

George Galloway: Since I have just returned from the area, will the Minister accept from me that people in the occupied territories are in the depths of despair about the failure of the powers to do anything about making Israel implement resolution 799? The fine words that he has spoken today are all very well, but when will the Governments and powers do something about it? Is the Minister aware how isolated...

Scottish Government (White Paper) (9 Mar 1993)

George Galloway: They might be dancing in the streets of Raith this evening at the news, but certainly not anywhere else. The proposals will be treated with derision and disgust by the majority of the Scottish people, including a considerable number of Scottish Conservatives, according to a poll in The Scotsman this morning. Scotland deserves better than that —better than the ridiculous raft of proposals...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (10 Mar 1993)

George Galloway: While I welcome the Government's decision yesterday to resume ministerial contacts, may I ask the Minister to make it clear to the United States that a similar sign from the United States Administration to the secular, moderate Palestinian leadership would be even more valuable in getting the talks back on the road? I, too, was recently in the area. The position of Hannah Ashrawi, Faisal...

Bosnia (19 Apr 1993)

George Galloway: Notwithstanding the gibes about the news industry that have been made by hon. Members on both sides of the House, the Foreign Secretary should be warned that the impression that there is a consensus of complacency while genocide goes on is strong among the people of Britain. The political leadership on both sides of the House of Commons should take that on board. May I ask the Foreign...

Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill: Considered in Committee [Progress, 19 April] (21 Apr 1993)

George Galloway: Before my hon. Friend leaves the issue of the test of opinion, will he comment on today's extraordinarily important decision by the Scottish TUC in Glasgow? Labour Front-Bench spokesmen made much of the Labour conference decision taken seven months ago or more on an emergency resolution after half an hour's debate and only eight speakers. Not a single constituency Labour party or trade union...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: "Scotland in the Union" (5 May 1993)

George Galloway: Is not it true that the White Paper "Scotland in the Union—a Partnership for Good" has been received in our country with all the joy that a paperback edition of "Satanic Verses" might have been received had it arrived in down-town Tehran? Is not it also true that the long labour to produce that White Paper has been followed by what looks to be an equally long period of "due course"—as the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: "Scotland in the Union — a partnership for good" (9 Jun 1993)

George Galloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what further steps he has taken to assess public opinion in Scotland on his White Paper "Scotland in the Union—a partnership for good".

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: "Scotland in the Union — a partnership for good" (9 Jun 1993)

George Galloway: The dogs in the street are laughing at that answer. As the Secretary of State surveys the sea of. troubles in which his unrepresentative rump is floundering, does he ever gaze across the water to Barcelona, where the Catalan conservative party, Convergence in Union, is outstandingly successful notwithstanding its conservative free-market views? It is successful because it flies its free...

Iraq (28 Jun 1993)

George Galloway: Does the Secretary of State accept that he cut an uncharacteristically unconvincing figure when he made his opening remarks? The Secretary of State, who knows the middle east very well—and the British Foreign Office, which knows it even better—will know the consequences of 23 Tomahawk cruise missiles landing on an Arab capital. One of the collateral damages was the death in her sleep,...

Points of Order (7 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: Further to that point of order, Madam Speaker.

Points of Order (7 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: Yes, Madam Speaker. It deals with the associated question on the Order Paper tabled by the hon. Member for Colne Valley in which he explicitly uses the words corruption in local government in Scotland In the House—on the Order Paper—I too have accused someone of being corrupt. That was the late Robert Maxwell—I was ahead of the pack in doing so before he died—and he was indeed...

Local Government (Scotland) (8 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: Does not the document represent a kind of "electoral cleansing" —a desperate effort by a discredited Government to sweep together as many Tory voters as can possibly be found to form a kind of East Renfrewstan, as we have in Eastwood? Would it not be better if the Government went the whole hog and allowed Tory voters to opt out of the local authority in whose area they live and to choose...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Baghdad (US Attack) (14 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with representatives of the United Kingdom's Arab allies about the United States' attack upon Baghdad; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Baghdad (US Attack) (14 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: I thank the Minister for that answer, although it did not answer my question. In their discussions, did his allies tell him that when the 1,000 lb of explosives landed on the house of the celebrated Iraqi artist Leila al-Attar, killing her, her husband, and a member of her staff, and cruelly maiming her children, they had any idea what would arise from the ashes of that disaster? What rises...

Social Policy Protocol (Confidence Motion) (23 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: I intend to be brief and to confine my remarks to a relatively narrow section of the debate. However, notwithstanding the rather uncharacteristic ire of the hon. Member for Stafford (Mr. Cash), it would be churlish of me to follow him without paying tribute to the indefatigable pursuit that he and his fellows have made over these long months of what they thought was right for this House and...

Social Policy Protocol (Confidence Motion) (23 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: I hope that the hon. Lady will forgive me if I do not give way; I have only just begun. That possibility is not believed in Dublin, a fraternal capital and a Government close to us with whom we have warm relations and share membership of the European Community. It is not believed in other capitals of the European Community, and it is not believed in Washington, that is for sure. When I saw...

Social Policy Protocol (Confidence Motion) (23 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: As a less honourable lady once said in a less honourable place than this, "They would say that, wouldn't they?" The point that I was making was that nobody believed that statement, notwithstanding the gusto with which it was made. Without being told what deal was done, one can only speculate what deal could possibly have been done. One must surely disregard the wilder speculations. One of...

Social Policy Protocol (Confidence Motion) (23 Jul 1993)

George Galloway: I now refer to that point. I turned to the BBC this morning for elucidation of what deal might have been done. I was glad to hear the hon. Member for Upper Bann (Mr. Trimble), who is the intellectual of that bunch of grim-faced men, say, "No deal was done as such"—he repeated that thrice—"but what we made"-1 wrote it down—"was a small investment for the future." I do not know who the...

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