Results 41–60 of 677 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Adam Holloway

Technical and Further Education Bill: M25: Dartford (14 Nov 2016)

Adam Holloway: I am sure you are not thinking in the old way, Madam Deputy Speaker. My hon. Friend the Member for Dartford may be thinking in terms of six years of disaster, building new bridges and so on. I am not an expert on tunnelling, but I would have thought that, where a tunnel is being built, there is inconvenience from things such as ventilation shafts. However, where a tunnel is being started to...

Technical and Further Education Bill: M25: Dartford (14 Nov 2016)

Adam Holloway: A13. Where that is being done, there are an awful lot of large fields for the large equipment, and all that expertise that we currently have in Britain as a result of the building of Crossrail is available, all in the cause of swallowing up the traffic and rescuing constituents—whether 40% or 12%, if we believe Highways England, or whatever the number is. Why is this going so...

Technical and Further Education Bill: M25: Dartford (14 Nov 2016)

Adam Holloway: I thank my hon. Friend for that, and that point has been made by Bob Lane, who has been chairing the opposition to the proposal in my constituency. Understandably, early on, when someone raised the prospect of yet another crossing at Dartford, local residents were concerned that it would lead to more traffic, but they were not aware of the tunnel option. Indeed, I think that there are a few...

Technical and Further Education Bill: M25: Dartford (14 Nov 2016)

Adam Holloway: I completely agree with my hon. Friend. People in my constituency have spoken about him—people from Gravesham speaking about the Member for Dartford—and have said what an amazing fight he has put up over the years for his people, as has, more recently, my hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock. I am not disputing that at all. He is to be commended for that. However, we now have a...

Iraq Inquiry Report (14 Apr 2016)

Adam Holloway: I completely agree with my right hon.—and gallant—Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) that it is unconscionable to continue to delay the publication of this report. National security checking of the Iraq inquiry is holding up publication of a report that is critical to our national security. Only by understanding how we got involved in this gigantic...

Iraq Inquiry Report (14 Apr 2016)

Adam Holloway: I entirely agree with the hon. Gentleman in the sense that the original invasion of Afghanistan was highly effective and that the Afghan people essentially removed al-Qaeda and the Taliban, but unfortunately it was the disastrous NATO deployment to Afghanistan that whipped up the insurgency. I shall come on to that point in a minute if I may. As I was saying, people do not get promoted for...

Iraq Inquiry Report (14 Apr 2016)

Adam Holloway: I thank my hon. Friend for that interesting intervention. To continue my theme of the inexperienced political class ignoring the experts, Britain’s one ambassador who actually understood what was going on and expressed it to politicians now works for HSBC. On Syria, we have not taken advice from officials who have been deployed forward with the Syrian opposition, as was. They argue...

Iraq Inquiry Report (14 Apr 2016)

Adam Holloway: I drove down with my friend Leo to the frontline at Ajdabiya. The armoured vehicles that had been hit on the edge of Benghazi were still warm. I completely agree that if the vehicles had got into town it would have been enormously serious, but to proceed with regime change, when some of our officials did not accept that there were tribal issues in Libya, was a big mistake, for which the...

Migration into the EU — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Feb 2016)

Adam Holloway: In summary, we have got to do what is right, what works, what is sustainable and what is moral, not just what makes us feel better about things. A good example of what I am talking about could be the case mentioned by the hon. and learned Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Keir Starmer), of someone from Kurdistan in Dunkirk whose town had been taken by ISIS. The rest of Kurdistan is...

Migration into the EU — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Feb 2016)

Adam Holloway: I see where the hon. and learned Lady is coming from, and I appreciate the great good will that she shows to all these people, but in law they are not refugees. Someone is a refugee until they find refuge in a safe country, and at that point, although apparently they can later be designated as a refugee, they are an economic migrant. My other point is that just because someone comes from,...

Migration into the EU — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Feb 2016)

Adam Holloway: I am sure that the hon. and learned Lady’s constituents would like to know what percentage of the populations of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya she thinks should come to live in this country if they want to do so.

Migration into the EU — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Feb 2016)

Adam Holloway: How many?

Migration into the EU — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Feb 2016)

Adam Holloway: I beg to move, That this House has considered migration into the EU. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Rosindell. When I stood in this place last year and said that I thought that Germany was bonkers to give permanent residency to all the migrants arriving on the shores of Europe, that was met largely with derision. I stressed the importance of refraining from doing what...

Migration into the EU — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Feb 2016)

Adam Holloway: Absolutely. I read an excellent piece in The Guardian, I think, by Nick Cohen, who said that if we really want to help people who find themselves in difficulties, we have to understand that there is a difference between economic migrants and asylum seekers. Indeed, the vast majority of people who come to live in this country are the former. A friend told me earlier that 90% are economic...

Migration into the EU — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (10 Feb 2016)

Adam Holloway: Absolutely. That was a great bit of foresight, so I completely agree with my hon. Friend. Some years ago, as a television reporter, I experienced the plight of refugees—as opposed to the economic migrants whom I met in the Sangatte camp—when I was covering the wars in the former Yugoslavia and I lived undercover as a deaf and dumb Bosnian Muslim in Serb territory. I joined Bosnian...

UK-EU Renegotiation (3 Feb 2016)

Adam Holloway: rose—

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Adam Holloway: I am sure that my hon. Friend would agree that this motion is actually embarrassing to the UK and makes us look intolerant and totalitarian. I feel that we should almost apologise to the people of the United States. It is for them to decide on Mr Trump’s views, not us, and I think we should also remind those in America that these people over here on the Opposition Benches represent less...

[Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] — Donald Trump (18 Jan 2016)

Adam Holloway: You are talking about a candidate for the presidency of the United States. It is up to the American people to decide whether his views are objectionable, not you guys.

Dartford Crossing: Congestion — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (13 Jan 2016)

Adam Holloway: Does my hon. Friend agree that we need to be a lot more creative if we are to rescue the people of Dartford and prevent the blight on 15,000 homes? We have to think about things such as using the tunnel for local traffic and anticipating the huge future effects of driverless cars. We also need to do pretty straightforward things such as running freight trains—rather than unloading them...

Dartford Crossing: Congestion — [Sir Alan Meale in the Chair] (13 Jan 2016)

Adam Holloway: I thank my hon. Friend for securing the debate. It strikes me that we need to fix the appalling problem at Dartford—I was not aware of the awful statistics he mentioned on respiratory illnesses—but is not the answer, therefore, to fix the problem at Dartford, rather than unnecessarily create a whole range of problems for 20,000 people to the east of Gravesend?


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