All 13 results for russia speaker:Ian Austin

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Ian Austin: My hon. Friend makes a really important point. She is also showing why comparisons between Israel and Russia are utterly fatuous. In 1967, Israel was invaded, but it managed to deal with the invasion. That was when the west bank and Gaza came under Israel’s control. That is the issue that both sides ought to be sitting down to try to resolve at the moment.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: BBC World Service: Russia (2 Dec 2016)

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to increase the funding made available for BBC World Service broadcasting in Russia.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Television: Russia (2 Dec 2016)

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many complaints Ofcom has received on Russia Today's reporting of the US Presidential election in 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Television: Russia (2 Dec 2016)

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many open investigations Ofcom has into the impartiality of Russia Today.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Journalism: Russia (2 Dec 2016)

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many times (a) Russia Today and (b) Sputnik has been found to be in breach of its legal requirement to report news with due impartiality in the last three years.

Chilcot Inquiry and Parliamentary Accountability (30 Nov 2016)

Ian Austin: ...modesty or the capacity for self-examination are among them. Let us look at his record and judgment on international issues. In 2014, as Putin’s tanks massed on the border of Crimea and after NATO had warned that Russia “threatens peace and security in Europe” and had criticised “President Putin’s threats against this sovereign nation”, he said he...

Chilcot Inquiry and Parliamentary Accountability (30 Nov 2016)

Ian Austin: It was not just Hans Blix who thought that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Even countries that thought we should not go to war—Russia, France and Germany—thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, too. In fact, the only way Saddam Hussein was able to enslave the people of Iraq was by leading them to believe he had weapons of mass destruction.

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism: [1st Allotted Day] (13 Jul 2016)

Ian Austin: ...his people. His refusal to co-operate with UN inspectors led intelligence services right around the world to believe that he did, in fact, possess those weapons. Even countries that were opposed to military action, such as France, Russia and Germany, believed that he had those weapons. The debate in 2003 was not about whether Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction, but about how to...

Litvinenko Inquiry (21 Jan 2016)

Ian Austin: Well, they’ll be quaking in their boots in the Kremlin today, won’t they? Putin is an unreconstructed KGB thug and gangster who murders his opponents in Russia and, as we know, on the streets of London, and nothing announced today will make the blindest bit of difference—nothing at all. We need much tougher measures to target Putin and the people around him, and those...

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

Ian Austin: .... The tragedy is that the democrats who looked to us for support have been slaughtered. They were starved of the resources, weapons and support they needed. They were killed on one side by Assad, supported by Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, and by extremists on the other, supported by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. As a result, the only people not involved in Syria have been those of the western...

Brown Hare (Protection): Ukraine (18 Mar 2014)

Ian Austin: ...to the Budapest memorandum, because when we and the Americans signed it in 1994, we gave assurances to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and security. The Prime Minister has said that Russia has committed a “flagrant breach of international law”, that what has happened is “unacceptable”, and that this is “the most serious crisis in Europe this...

Brown Hare (Protection): Ukraine (18 Mar 2014)

Ian Austin: Is it not also the case that just last year, opinion polls showed that only 23% of people in Crimea wanted to be part of Russia?

[Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Manufacturing (West Midlands) (15 Jan 2013)

Ian Austin: ...and into the black country, where we have the largest concentration of manufacturing companies anywhere in western Europe. Let us extend the runway at Birmingham and have more direct flights to India, China and Russia. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Warley (Mr Spellar) said, let us sort out procurement, to support the regional economy. As Britain emerges from recession and the...


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