Results 61–80 of 400 for iraq speaker:Jeremy Corbyn

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

Jeremy Corbyn: ...have supplied the equipment that oppresses the democratic wishes of people in the first place? I say that as an example; there are many others that can be used. We can learn lessons from the Iran-Iraq war, which took place some years ago. At the time, as now, the west was fairly obsessed with supporting Iraq against Iran because of the presence of the ayatollah in Iran. I am not in any way...

Backbench Business — Arms to Syria (11 Jul 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...the Executive require a vote in the House of Commons before any major decision can be taken that would have enormous implications for our foreign policy. Indeed, the vote on whether to intervene in Iraq was not the first consideration of the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He came to that conclusion somewhat later, and I expect as a result of expediency on his part, because he wanted to...

Backbench Business — Arms to Syria (11 Jul 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...being recalled in January 1991 to support the Government’s intervention in the Gulf war, at which time a large number of British and American troops were already in the area preparing to go into Iraq, so the die was already cast. We do not want to be brought back here in August when the Government have arranged large shipments of arms to go to the Syrian opposition, which will all be...

Backbench Business — Arms to Syria (11 Jul 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: .... Finally, I want to make two brief points. First, on the refugee question, there are a very large number of Palestinian refugees in Syria who have made their way there from Nakba in 1948, from Iraq after its invasion, and at many other times. They are now being driven out, being treated very badly by many of the opposition groups in Syria, or ending up in Lebanon with very little support...

Backbench Business — Iraq War (10th Anniversary) (13 Jun 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...movement. We thank him for that, and for all the other great things he achieved during his life. This debate falls 10 years on from that desperate, fateful time when this country went to war with Iraq. I remember the debate on that here as if it were yesterday. The Chamber was full. We were told there was an ever-present threat from weapons of mass destruction. We were told that there were...

Backbench Business — Iraq War (10th Anniversary) (13 Jun 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...dragged back to the House on false pretences. The same is true of Colin Powell’s address to the UN that September, when he claimed that chemical weapons were hidden in ice cream vans all over Iraq. I received hundreds of messages, e-mails and so on from people who were involved in the anti-war movement, and I spoke at 200 anti-war meetings in this country and others before the decision...

Backbench Business — Iraq War (10th Anniversary) (13 Jun 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: The hon. Lady is right to highlight Iraq’s appalling human rights record during that period, but will she reflect on the fact that Britain was selling arms to Iraq throughout it? Even after Halabja, Britain took part in the Baghdad arms fair of 1989, and continued to supply weapons right up to the start of the Gulf war.

Backbench Business — Iraq War (10th Anniversary) (13 Jun 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: My hon. Friend will have heard earlier interventions on the need for a war crimes Act in this country. The vote on Iraq was unprecedented, but the royal prerogative prevails, so the Prime Minister could take the country to war without a parliamentary vote. Does my hon. Friend believe it is now time for a war powers Act?

Backbench Business — Iraq War (10th Anniversary) (13 Jun 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Minister must be aware of the massive refugee problem that the war created. There are still 450,000 Iraqi refugees living in Jordan. Palestinian refugees who went to Iraq from the Gulf states were expelled from Iraq after the invasion. The refugee crisis in the region is enormous as a result of that war and the Syrian war. Does he have any comment to make on that?

Backbench Business — Iraq War (10th Anniversary) (13 Jun 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: Does the hon. Lady recall that the weapons inspectors were not allowed to go back to Iraq because of the decision of the British and US Governments in January 2003?

European Union Documents: Syria (EU Restrictive Measures) (21 May 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...very selective memory on this. There was a time when western Governments were happy to co-operate with President Assad on many issues. The Assad regime received very large numbers of refugees from Iraq—mainly Palestinians driven out of Iraq after the US invasion. One thinks of the plight of Palestinian people who have been driven from country to country for the past 60 years. The anger...

Backbench Business — Death Penalty (India): Kurdish Genocide (28 Feb 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: .... He and I have shared platforms at Kurdish events and I have no doubt that we will again in the future. He made a very good case for the recognition of what was a genocide of the Kurdish people in Iraq in 1988 and I absolutely support what he said. Next month will be Newroz, the Kurdish new year, which will be celebrated across a wide range of communities both in this country and all over...

Backbench Business — Death Penalty (India): Kurdish Genocide (28 Feb 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...both the Foreign Office and the Department of Trade and Industry to suggest that we should not take part in the Baghdad arms fair in 1989? We suggested that they should suspend all arms trade with Iraq and were rebuffed by Ministers on that occasion.

Backbench Business — Death Penalty (India): Kurdish Genocide (28 Feb 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Kurdish people in all countries. Will he reflect for a moment on the fact that, although what happened in 1988 was genocide and was appalling, this country, to its shame, continued to sell arms to Iraq, and indeed took part in the Baghdad arms fair less than a year later, and that the weaponry it continued to supply might well have been used in the oppression of the Kurdish people?

Business of the House (31 Jan 2013)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...what could become an unpleasant, long, drawn-out, guerrilla-like conflict into which this country, inevitably, will be sucked deeper and deeper? The precedent for holding a vote was set before the Iraq invasion in 2003 and it is now the norm that the significant deployment of British troops in a war requires the consent of Parliament. I hope that the Leader of the House will recognise that...

Written Answers — Home Department: Deportation (12 Jul 2012)

Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were deported under immigration law to (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c) the Democratic Republic of Congo and (d) Somalia in each month since April 2011; and how many people are awaiting voluntary or enforced removal to each such country.

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Child Detention (Immigration Centres) (21 May 2012)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...what response she has given to the Refugee Council’s “Not a minor offence” report, which describes the detention of unaccompanied children arriving in this country from Afghanistan, Iran or Iraq? These children arrive deeply disturbed and very frightened, and they find that their first interaction with this country is to be put in detention and kept there. Will she please guarantee...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Foreign Affairs and International Development (15 May 2012)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...of anti-terror laws that are draconian to say the least. We have to learn a lesson about what intervention means and what the war on terror, inspired by George Bush in 2002, means for Afghanistan, Iraq and the whole policy narrative that we are following. I opposed the war in Afghanistan and strongly opposed the war in Iraq because I could see no good end to them. It was not that I and...

Israel and the Peace Process — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (27 Mar 2012)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...oppression and with a sense that, for many generations, whole lives have been lived in limbo. I recall meeting those who were removed from Palestine in 1948 and who went to the Gulf states and Iraq. They were eventually moved out of Iraq into Syria, and I met them languishing on the border between Iraq and Syria. Have a thought for how they feel, think and look at the world. Have a thought...

Somalia (9 Feb 2012)

Jeremy Corbyn: .... The rest of the world has finally woken up to that fact, and to the need for aid and recognition. Fortunately, so far in this debate and the others that I have heard, no one is talking about an Iraq-type or Afghanistan-type western military intervention. People are talking about a process to bring about political change, recognition and respect for all the different traditions in...


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