Results 61–80 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

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:...

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

Adam Holloway: Absolutely, and I think we have a deep moral obligation to people who find themselves caught up in the wreckage of warring nations, or who find themselves persecuted. During the Balkan wars, I posed as a deaf and dumb Bosnian Muslim in Serb territory—from the Kosara valley, Banja Luka and over the bridge at Bosanska Gradiška. We travelled down in a great big convoy of escaping...

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

Adam Holloway: Well, I think it is completely bonkers. In my view, it is also immoral because we will see more and more bodies washed up. We are just going to have to disagree on this. I think we could help a lot more people if the international community behaved a bit more like my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, by trying to support as many Syrian refugees as possible through helping the many, as...

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

Adam Holloway: I myself wonder how many people have not drowned because of those policies, but, again, we shall have to differ. We must return those who are not entitled to claim asylum to their countries of origin, and—as we heard from the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford—try to find mechanisms to help the very, very large numbers of refugees in the region. We must...

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

Adam Holloway: They absolutely deserve our protection, and that is where I am coming from in this debate. We have to be hard-nosed and realistic. It is all very well to try to make oneself feel better, but we must do what is sustainable, moral and right in the long term. Unless the message gets through to people in these countries, we are inviting hundreds of millions to seek a better life in Europe and...


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