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Results 881–889 of 889 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kwasi Kwarteng

UK Policy on the Middle East: Emerging Economies (14 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: I have been privileged to hear maiden speeches by my hon. Friends the Member for South Thanet (Laura Sandys) and for Hereford and South Herefordshire (Jesse Norman), who illustrated very well the nature of the threats that we face. My hon. Friend the Member for South Thanet talked about carers, and about the particular character and fortitude of the people of her constituency. The House...

UK Policy on the Middle East: Emerging Economies (14 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: May I retort that Mussolini was originally a socialist? He was a left-wing journalist. It is no accident that those people had many shared ideas. However, whether PerĂ³n was a socialist or a syndicalist is neither here nor there. The hon. Member for Rhondda alluded to our problem as a country. He suggested that we had problems with education. He rightly mentioned that many people in this...

UK Policy on the Middle East: Emerging Economies (14 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: That is the whole point-that happened because of grade inflation. The results reached a high every year for 13 years. One must conclude that either students are getting much cleverer or exams are getting easier. You take your choice. [Interruption.]

UK Policy on the Middle East: Emerging Economies (14 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: I am happy to take them.

UK Policy on the Middle East: Emerging Economies (14 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: I was making a broad point about 13 years of Labour failure, which is central to the debate. If we are serious about competing with China and India, we must have much more rigour and a little more discipline and focus in our education system. Those are obvious facts, but Labour Members seem to ignore them completely.

UK Policy on the Middle East: Emerging Economies (14 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: With respect, I am talking about the emerging economies, and the point about education is central to the debate. If the country is to improve and compete with other countries, we need much more rigour and discipline. That was palpably lacking in the Labour Government's actions in the past 13 years. We must approach the problem much more broadly. Britain was so successful in the past because...

Speaker's Statement: Economic Affairs and Work and Pensions (8 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: It is a great honour to be called to deliver my maiden speech. First of all, I want to give hearty thanks to David Wilshire who, amidst difficulties and press distortions, managed to keep up his work as a fine constituency MP. Very often, people would open the door to me and say, "Ah, so you're the new David Wilshire," and I would reply, "Well, sort of, but I want to continue his traditions...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Budget Deficit (8 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: What steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of the budget deficit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Budget Deficit (8 Jun 2010)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Has the Chancellor received any more correspondence from the former Chief Secretary?


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