Results 141–160 of 800 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:George Galloway

Romania (28 Jun 1990)

George Galloway: In opening this debate on the Government's policy on Romania, I should make a couple of declarations. First, although I have no pecuniary interest in Romania, I am writing a book on the history of the Romanian revolution. I am advised that I should declare that as a potential interest; I certainly hope that it will become one. Secondly, I should give a political health warning. Although I...

Romania (28 Jun 1990)

George Galloway: How is it that it can be business as usual with Peking after the gunning down there of thousands of students, yet we are freezing out the Romanians in response to the events that we are discussing tonight?

Points of Order (4 Jul 1990)

George Galloway: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I seldom trouble you with points of order and hon. Members with the seniority of my hon. Friend the Member for Midlothian (Mr. Eadie) are seldom ordered out of the Chamber. Those facts demonstrate that the credibility of Scottish government was called seriously into question at Question Time. That must be a matter for you, not only because of the disruption...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (18 Oct 1990)

George Galloway: As the Prime Minister knows, there is an election next week in Pakistan. Does she accept that there is now a real fear in Pakistan that, having failed to find a legal case against Benazir Bhutto and, largely thanks to President Bush, having failed to have the elections called off, Miss Bhutto's enemies may have concluded that the only way to stop her becoming Prime Minister again is to kill...

Middle East (28 Nov 1990)

George Galloway: The Foreign Secretary was elected this lunch time the Spectator parliamentarian of the year. That accolade is well deserved and I congratulate him upon it. Will he accept that he cuts an unlikely figure in favour of war, war rather than jaw, jaw? Yet the words he has delivered this afternoon amount to an ultimatum, so that it is more rather than less likely that our constituents—young...

The Gulf (15 Jan 1991)

George Galloway: I very much admire the hon. Gentleman. This is one of the best speeches that I have heard this evening, not least because I did not get to make mine in this, the third of the Gulf debates. So magnificent a speech is it that I am bound to ask the hon. Gentleman a question. I shall go into the Lobby to vote against a war and against the Government. Will the hon. Gentleman and the Scottish...

The Gulf (15 Jan 1991)

George Galloway: No war in the Gulf.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: The Gulf (16 Jan 1991)

George Galloway: When I was leafing through the list of the legitimate Government of Kuwait I discovered that 11 out of the 12 top Ministers and three out of the four provincial governors had the same surname—as-Sabah. That is not so much a one-party state, more a family business. I was wondering whether the Secretary of State had any plans, if—it is a big if—there is any Kuwait after the war which was...

The Gulf (17 Jan 1991)

George Galloway: Is the Prime Minister aware that every one of the news correspondents based in Baghdad and broadcasting throughout the night said that they did not see a single aeroplane—so high were the aeroplanes flying that were dropping the ordnance on the streets of Baghdad? Does he not realise that the concepts of pinpoint bombing, surgical strikes and quick and clean bombing actions are a fantasy of...

The Gulf (21 Jan 1991)

George Galloway: It is being widely speculated, especially in the United States, that a deal has been struck with Israel: that, in exchange for it not getting involved in the war, America will soft-pedal on European efforts to bring Israel to the negotiating table after the war is over. Will the Prime Minister give us an assurance that, notwithstanding Israel's decision so far not to retaliate, the British...

The Gulf (22 Jan 1991)

George Galloway: Further to that point of order, Mr. Speaker. That is exactly the point. The entire world this evening is discussing the incredibly dramatic developments in this affair. There are flames from Tel Aviv to Saudi Arabia. There are dead people in the streets from Tel Aviv to Saudi Arabia. Why cannot the House of Commons hear from the Government their perception of what has happened, and debate it,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: The Gulf (13 Feb 1991)

George Galloway: On day two of the war, I described the aerial bombardment of cities as, by definition, mass murder. I was ridiculed by the Prime Minister and later by the Foreign Secretary. As the Foreign Secretary watched the television screen at lunchtime and saw the charred ribbons of women and children swept out of the air raid shelter in Baghdad, did it occur to him that some of the blood of those...

The Gulf (28 Feb 1991)

George Galloway: The Prime Minister's remarks about the centrality of the Palestinian question to the many crises in the area will be welcomed. Has he heard, as I have, from the media throughout the day disturbing reports, notwithstanding the martial law now in place in Kuwait, of armed bodies of men not connected with the armed forces sweeping the streets and picking up Palestinians and driving them off in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (13 Mar 1991)

George Galloway: The Secretary of State said earlier that the Palestinian representatives must be representative. He is not seriously suggesting that the position of the PLO has been weakened within the ranks of the Palestinian population, is he? We may disagree, as his Government certainly do, with what the PLO said—I thought that he caricatured the PLO position on Saddam Hussein's aggression—but he...

Prayers: The Gulf (Ecology) (15 Mar 1991)

George Galloway: To her credit, the hon. Member for Torridge and Devon, West (Miss Nicholson) may well have listened carefully to the powerful exposition of my hon. Friend the Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell), but sadly the Government Whip did not listen with quite the same respect. The man whose cynicism has deepened with the length of time that he has spent on the Treasury Bench could say only at the...

Prayers: The Gulf (Ecology) (15 Mar 1991)

George Galloway: I can be accused of many things, but seeking to distort the truth is not one of them. I am about to say, if the hon. Gentleman will let me, exactly what I said throughout the months after the invasion of Kuwait on 2 August and what I have been saying for 15 years, which is a hell of a lot longer than the hon. Gentleman has been talking about the regime in Baghdad. Perhaps we can consult the...

Prayers: The Gulf (Ecology) (15 Mar 1991)

George Galloway: Anyone who knows my opinion of the Labour party's performance over the past few months would not accuse me of playing party politics in this matter. If the hon. Member for Gravesham (Mr. Arnold) thinks that the environment includes only oil. ducks, drakes, trees and plants and not human beings, he has a strange idea of the environment.

Prayers: The Gulf (Ecology) (15 Mar 1991)

George Galloway: I was about to refer to the plight of the Palestinians who are trapped in their ghetto in Kuwait city. A day or perhaps two days after the war, the Prime Minister gave me a courteous answer and has acted on the problem in the intervening days. I referred to the dangers of a new pogrom—a new Sabra and Shatilla-type massacre—occurring in Kuwait city. A couple of days after I raised that...

Local Government Review (Scotland) (21 Mar 1991)

George Galloway: The Dalai Lama obviously got it wrong in thinking that he was the reincarnation of the Buddha as the Dalai Walker from Tayside, North is clearly the fount of all wisdom on this earth. Now that the poll tax law has been seen to be an ass, can the Secretary of State find it within himself to congratulate the people of Scotland, who showed more wisdom than the politicians? Some of them argued...

Clause 3: Sale of Unpackaged Cigarettes (19 Apr 1991)

George Galloway: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Have you had any notification of the Government's intention to make a statement today on this morning's publication of the Amnesty International report on the position of Palestinians and others in Kuwait? Twice in the past few weeks and three times through letters to the Prime Minister, I have raised the issue of the imminent danger of a murderous...


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