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Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 Jan 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: Who does the hon. Gentleman think took the extraordinary decision to destroy the whole of the state structures in Iraq after the invasion, dismiss all the armed forces and the police and leave chaos behind?

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 Jan 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: ..., rather than racing headlong into spending £100 million on Trident, developing more weapons and yet more weapons for our armoury, that will be something. We have had inquiry after inquiry on Iraq. Parliament showed itself to be a failure and could not do it, and then there was the Butler inquiry and a Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry. We ended up with the Chilcot inquiry. In 2006 I...

Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry (29 Jan 2015)

Jeremy Corbyn: The right hon. Gentleman and I have been involved in all the debates on Iraq. Does he recall that a number of us, maybe including himself, felt that the whole inquiry process was wrong, and that there should have been a judicial inquiry that could have been seen to be totally independent of what has been revealed by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis), which is,...

Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment (18 Dec 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...subjects that might look very different but in fact have a link from the national to the international. In questions to the Leader of the House today, and earlier this week in questions concerning Iraq, I asked why Britain had just announced that it was going to build a new military base in Bahrain. I have also just tabled an early-day motion on the subject. It will be the first new base...

business of the house (today): Clause 2 — Temporary exclusion orders (15 Dec 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: .... Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) talked about that. I have encountered young people who have been attracted to what ISIS is doing. They say that what the west did in Iraq and Afghanistan was appalling, and was questionably legal in the case of Afghanistan and definitely illegal in the case of Iraq. We are living with the consequences of the war on terror of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: UK Armed Forces (Iraq) (15 Dec 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: In 2003, there was massive opposition to Britain going into Iraq. Those concerns are still there, yet we have now heard that more British troops are going back into Iraq and that a British base is being built in Bahrain. Is the Secretary of State not presiding over an expansion and an extension of British military activity in the whole region? Is he really sure where all this will lead, what...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Arms Exports and Controls (30 Oct 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...only for Britain, but for other countries—and that seems to have an enormous impact on foreign policy relations with Saudi Arabia. However, the arms that have now appeared among ISIL forces in Iraq and Syria have all come from somewhere. They were not bought at the Defence Security and Equipment International exhibition, or anywhere else; they were bought from people who imported them...

Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL (26 Sep 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: This is the third time during my lifetime in Parliament that I have been asked to vote to invade or bomb Iraq. I have voted against on previous occasions, and I will not support the motion today. I ask the House to think a little more deeply about what we have done in the past and what the effects have been. We have still not even had the results of the Chilcot inquiry. The current crisis...

Government Strategy Against IS (12 Sep 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: Odious as ISIL is, it did not come from nowhere. Is it not a product of our past policies in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya and of the vast number of arms that we have supplied to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region? That gives it highly sophisticated weaponry. Do we not need a slightly more nuanced view of the world that does not automatically lead to intervention everywhere and...

Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security (10 Sep 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...would at least send a significant political message. My final point in my remaining minute is simply this. I have been a Member of this House long enough to have discussed the Afghanistan war, the Iraq war, the Libya conflict and indeed, before that, the Gulf war. I am no supporter, sympathiser, apologist or whatever for ISIL—for what it stands for, what it does, what its methods are or...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: NATO Summit (8 Sep 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: The west went into Afghanistan 13 years ago, Iraq 11 years ago, and now a massive NATO summit agrees to spend yet more money on defence around the world. What consideration was given to why there has been such an increase in terrorism since those two wars, and to why ISIL has grown as such a big force? Should the NATO summit, and indeed all leaders, be looking at the causes of war, and at the...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Human Rights: Saudi Arabia (24 Jun 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ..., the hon. Gentleman must be aware of the very deep concern expressed by many about the volume of funding—some, apparently, from Saudi sources—that has become available to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant forces. Again, those forces have incalculable levels of funding compared with many other groups; I am sure that the hon. Gentleman has raised the involvement of Saudi Arabia...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Iraq and Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict (16 Jun 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: Does the Foreign Secretary accept that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the subsequent destruction of all the structures of civil society there have led to this implosion? Does he also accept that the current crisis is being exacerbated by the arms in the region? He has confirmed that there will be no military intervention by Britain or the USA, but what discussions has he had with Saudi...

Overseas Territories (Sustainability) (8 May 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...island of the Chagos group and, as I explained, is some considerable distance from the archipelago. It became a base from which the United States has launched military operations to Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so on. The US lease on the base runs until 2016. We are told that the base is well run, yet there are reports of considerable and disturbing levels of pollution caused by...

Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day] — UNHCR Syrian Refugees Programme (29 Jan 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...on his speech, and on the work that he has done on behalf of Palestinian refugees. Is it not also the case that tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees have recently arrived in Syria, mainly from Iraq but also from other countries, and that they are in a very dangerous and very vulnerable situation? Some have not even received permanent settlement in Syria, and are therefore particularly...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Syrian Refugees (29 Jan 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...the Home Secretary back to the points made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman)? Many of the Palestinian refugees in Syria are themselves refugees from Iraq or, before that, other countries in the region. I hope that she will look very carefully and sympathetically at the plight of people driven from pillar to post by the travails and history of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: UN Syrian Refugees Programme (20 Jan 2014)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...refugees—we have no problem with that and fully understand the need. Syria as a whole, however, has hosted a very large number of refugees in the past, particularly Palestinians coming from Iraq, and as my right hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) pointed out, they are being bombed in al-Yarmouk refugee camp. Will the Minister think again and join in a UN...

Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Programme — [Jim Sheridan in the Chair] (12 Nov 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...under the Shah, which paralleled the behaviour of the secret police under the Ayatollah after the revolution. At the time, though, they were seen to be a step forward. Then there was the Iran-Iraq war after the break with the USA, in which the west supported Iraq against Iran. That terrible conflict cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people—possibly 500,000 people. It was an...

First World War Commemoration (7 Nov 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...peace—a world where we can settle grievances and differences, rather than feeding an arms race all around the world that can lead only to another war, such as the tragedies of the Congo, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Let us try to look to a world of peace and hope, not another war.

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench business — UK Trade & Investment (12 Sep 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...the other hand, serious human rights concerns that the Foreign Office has drawn attention to, and countries with human rights records that it thinks we should be concerned about. Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are among the UK’s biggest customers for arms purchases, and Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Libya, which were not on the list in...


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