Results 61–80 of 678 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

[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?

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

Adam Holloway: Does my hon. Friend not agree that the reason for the northbound back-up is that we have a tunnel bore? According to Highways Agency staff, the problem is caused by dangerous goods vehicles backing up. It takes seven minutes to reverse one. Should he not concentrate on fixing the problems at Dartford, rather than creating problems for people living elsewhere?

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

Adam Holloway: It is the problem.

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

Adam Holloway: It is the main one.

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

Adam Holloway: That is the point. If my hon. Friend wants to protect his constituents from respiratory problems, he has to have a way of stopping those great build-ups at Dartford. Of course the multi-billion-pound answer is to build another crossing, but another bridge at Dartford going northbound will help his constituents much more quickly.

Business of the House: ISIL in Syria (2 Dec 2015)

Adam Holloway: Since I was 18, I have spent a large portion of my life as a soldier, television reporter and MP in some of the more unhappy places in the world. What has struck me is the blindingly obvious point that war and conflict are the result of broken politics. Over the past 15 years or so, our country has made some disastrous decisions that have left tens of millions of people in the middle east and...

Business of the House: ISIL in Syria (2 Dec 2015)

Adam Holloway: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Business of the House: ISIL in Syria (2 Dec 2015)

Adam Holloway: I do not know whether my hon. Friend agrees with me, but so often we have gone into these places with minimal knowledge of the realties on the ground. For example, most of the people whom we call Daesh in Syria and Iraq are the ordinary Sunnis. We have to give them a more meaningful choice than living under either ISIS or Shi’a militias.

Sgt Alexander Blackman (Marine A) — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (16 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: Aside from the points about this case, do hon. and gallant Members agree that it remains extremely important that our soldiers behave with the highest possible standards, and that we do not abuse or execute prisoners of war?

Opposition Day — [6th allotted day]: Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe (9 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: I greatly admire the Prime Minister’s attempt to help the maximum number of people in this desperate position in the fallout from the Syrian war. The amount of money that he is spending to help as many people as possible is a huge credit to our country. But I also admire the fact that he clearly understands that there are hundreds of millions of people in impoverished states in the...

Opposition Day — [6th allotted day]: Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe (9 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: As a television reporter, I lived in the Sangatte camp in Calais and joined people who were being ethnically cleansed in the Balkans. There is an enormous difference between an economic migrant and a refugee. Surely the Prime Minister is absolutely right to focus our cash on places where we know people are refugees and on looking after them, rather than exposing our borders to hundreds of...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: So rather than quibbling, will the hon. Lady tell me how many people we should be taking in her constituency and for how long?

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: People across Britain, including one of my constituents who was on the phone, wept when they saw that little boy’s body on the beach. Good people, such as the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford (Yvette Cooper), scream out in empathy that we should be doing something to help these people and assimilating more refugees to help the desperate. I completely agree on...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: Give me a couple of minutes. Just let me get into my stride. Instead, those who are refugees should be offered a well-resourced place of safety—perhaps in Europe, but more probably in a safe place in the region where they live—and if it turns out that someone is an economic migrant, they should be taken home. This is not xenophobic: it is moral, practical, fair and sustainable...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: The hon. Gentleman did not listen to what I said. I said that those people had been through dozens of safe countries by the time they get to Calais. It is quite possible to be a refugee and an economic migrant. [Interruption.] One of the appalling truths about the Syrian bodies washed up on the beaches is that they previously got to safe countries and are now choosing to come to Europe....

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Adam Holloway: We will not get anywhere unless we are clear that there is a difference between a refugee and an economic migrant. [Interruption.] I said it was possible to be both. Australia used to have a big migrant crisis, but does not have one now. Why? Because the Government took bold action. As Tony Abbott said—[Interruption.] Opposition Members should not laugh; this is true. Tony Abbott said:...


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