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Aleppo/Syria: International Action (13 Dec 2016)

George Osborne: begin to draw my remarks to a close, because I know many Members want to speak. The last time I spoke from the Back Benches was in 2003, from the Opposition Benches, when we were debating intervention in Iraq. We all know the price of intervention. My political generation knows the price of intervention: the incredibly brave servicemen and women who gave their lives in Iraq and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jun 2015)

George Osborne: the past couple of days. If those reports are correct, it is a very welcome step forward in the global fight against terrorism. The right hon. Gentleman is absolutely right; ultimately, the Iraqi Government and the Syrian people are going to have to find a way to take greater control of their own security. In Iraq, we work with the legitimate Government there. In Syria, we support the...

Ways and Means: Financial Statement (18 Mar 2015)

George Osborne: ...brave British servicemen and women who served in Afghanistan. We will provide funds to the regimental charities of every regiment that fought in that conflict, and we will contribute funding to the permanent memorial to those who died there and in Iraq. In the 75th anniversary year of the battle of Britain, we will help to renovate the RAF museum at Hendon, the Stow Maries airfield and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Autumn Statement (3 Dec 2014)

George Osborne: ...cost of our overseas military operations. The end of our operations in Afghanistan allows us to save an additional £200 million this year from the special military reserve. I join the rest of the House in saluting the brave men and women of our armed services who for more than a decade have risked their lives for our security in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even as we speak, they are...

Ways and Means — Financial Statement (20 Mar 2013)

George Osborne: ...millions more in the private sector, have seen pay frozen or even cut. I know that is tough, but it is fair. In difficult times with the inevitable trade-off between paying people more and saving jobs, we should put jobs first. Today is also the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. The awarding of a posthumous Victoria Cross to Lance Corporal James Ashworth this week reminds us...

Amendment of the Law: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (22 Mar 2007)

George Osborne: My right hon. and learned Friend returns to the familiar theme of Iraq, and perhaps we should save it for a later debate. However, he is right to say that people at home listening to the Chancellor must have assumed that they would be better off as a result of a tax-cutting Budget. What the Chancellor did not tell them was that it was a con trick—that the cut in the standard rate of...

UK Forces (Iraq) (21 Oct 2004)

George Osborne: Of course we must see the job through in Iraq, but is it not unfair to ask regiments such as the Black Watch, or my local regiment, the Cheshires, to serve with such bravery and distinction in Iraq, and then face them with abolition on their return?

Iraq (7 Sep 2004)

George Osborne: One of those personnel is my brother-in-law, who was on leave in August and told me about the good work that the British armed forces are doing in Iraq. Will the Minister join me in paying tribute to my local regiment, the Cheshire regiment, for their work? I agree that we must stay the course, but is he satisfied that the British Army is in a position to deal with a sudden upsurge in...

Armed Forces Personnel (13 May 2004)

George Osborne: The Minister was speaking about the progress in Iraq. When sovereignty is handed over on 30 June, will the new Iraqi Government have exclusive responsibility for Iraqi detainees, for whatever reason they are picked up?

European Council/Libya (29 Mar 2004)

George Osborne: How did the Prime Minister get on with Spanish Prime Minister-elect Zapatero? Has he convinced him that the Iraq war was not a war based on lies? Has he changed the rather unflattering and unrepeatable assessment of him by some of the Spanish Prime Minister-elect's closest advisers?

Libya (5 Jan 2004)

George Osborne: Does the Foreign Secretary remember that some hon. Members argued that action against Iraq would encourage proliferation, as rogue states sought a nuclear guarantee against American and British intervention? Has not Libya's action and indeed the willingness of Iran and North Korea to engage in dialogue demolished yet another anti-war argument?

International Affairs (27 Nov 2003)

George Osborne: That action in Iraq took place without the support of many European Union countries. I welcomed the fact that the Government decided to proceed with the United States in defiance of those European countries. Does the Foreign Secretary agree that on the current draft of the European constitution it would be almost impossible for the UK to take similar action in future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Iraq (3 Nov 2003)

George Osborne: The death of American troops over the weekend has increased the domestic pressure on President Bush to reduce the civilian and military commitment by the United States to post-war Iraq. Does the Secretary of State agree that it is very important that the United States and Britain resist that pressure? What we started in Iraq, with my support, we should now finish.

Iraq (Judicial Inquiry) (22 Oct 2003)

George Osborne: I very much enjoyed the speech I just heard, not least because the hon. Member for Bexleyheath and Crayford (Mr. Beard) put an excellent neo-Conservative case for the action that was taken in Iraq. Sadly, he has been a lone voice in much of the debate, certainly in terms of Back-Bench contributions, because we have largely heard from people who opposed the war and voted against it, whose...

Iraq (Judicial Inquiry) (22 Oct 2003)

George Osborne: ...with my right hon. Friend, as I agree with him on so many other matters, but he seems to be saying that the House would have come to a different decision in respect of military action against Iraq if hon. Members had examined matters more carefully and had had access to more documents. I do not believe that that was the case. There was an overwhelming majority in the House for military...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iraq (14 Oct 2003)

George Osborne: When he last discussed the situation in Iraq with the US Secretary of State.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iraq (14 Oct 2003)

George Osborne: What the Foreign Secretary says is welcome news, but does he agree that attempts to reconstruct Iraq continue to be overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the decision to go to war? I know that he is a keen student of political diaries, so what does he make of the diary of the former Foreign Secretary, the right hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook), and his claim that the Prime...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Iraq (8 Sep 2003)

George Osborne: When he last discussed the security situation in Iraq with the US Secretary of Defence.

Household Waste Recycling Bill: New Clause 1 — Power to Apply Section 45A to Welsh Waste Collection Authorities (11 Jul 2003)

George Osborne: .... I take this opportunity to pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Mid-Bedfordshire (Mr. Sayeed), who did speak for the Opposition on this issue but resigned from the Front Bench over the issue of Iraq, on a matter of principle. He left a real legacy by getting the Conservative party to take an even greater interest in green and environmental issues. That said, we very much welcome...

Intelligence and Security Committee (3 Jul 2003)

George Osborne: .... Friend seen the interview with Paul Wolfowitz, which reveals that WMD became a sort of bureaucratic reason to bring together the different agencies in Washington to make the case for war against Iraq? That supports my right hon. Friend's argument.

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