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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: Let me start by welcoming the Minister back to his role deputising for the Prime Minister. The last time he did so was in December 2016, when the Conservative party was 17 points ahead in the polls, and he told the House that the Labour party was “quarrelling like” in the film “‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ as re-shot by the ‘Carry On’...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: If the Conservative party is so proud of having a female leader, why are so many of them trying to get rid of her and why has she had to run away to China to get away from them? However, I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that answer and I totally agree with his sentiments. Let me ask him about the first right that I mentioned, a right that millions of women received 100 years ago this...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: The right hon. Gentleman makes international comparisons, but I have to say to him that it was this country and a Labour Government that led the way in Europe and the English-speaking world in reducing the voting age to 18 in 1969. Where we led, others followed, and it will be the same here. Let me move on to a second question that I would like to ask the right hon. Gentleman. I have listened...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: The right hon. Gentleman mentions a range of restrictions that we have until the age of 18, but those are for the most part to do with public health, public safety and the prevention of crime. They are not the same as the basic right to vote on issues that affect your life once you are considered old enough to make other independent decisions about your life, such as leaving school, leaving...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. I want to give the right hon. Gentleman a specific example to illustrate what I am talking about. According to the Government’s own figures, the number of 16 and 17-year-olds receiving carer’s allowance for looking after disabled relatives at home has risen by more than 50% over the past four years, so last year, over 2,000 16 and 17-year-olds gave...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: I am genuinely surprised at the Minister’s response. This is what he said two years ago, speaking to the Youth Parliament: “When the voice and the vote of young people is absent, decisions are taken that affect young people’s lives that they have not always chosen”. Not for the first time in these exchanges, I have to say that I agree with him—all of us on the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: The Minister says that he was only talking about 18 year olds, but you were there, Mr Speaker; he was talking to 370 under-18s. These discussions have revealed that there is no logical principled objection to votes at 16. That is why the Welsh and Scottish Governments support it and why every single political party in the House supports it, except, of course, the Conservative party and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (31 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: I was talking about cavemen, Mr Speaker. Why does the Minister not realise the lesson that we women taught his predecessors 100 years ago? When change is right it cannot be resisted forever, and this is a change whose time has come.

Taliban and is/Daesh Attacks: Afghanistan (29 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting this urgent question. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth (Stephen Doughty) for securing it. Saturday’s attack on Kabul’s Chicken Street area was one of horrific savagery and soullessness. To use an ambulance as a weapon of terror against innocent civilians shows—and not for the first time—that there are...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: Aren’t children in Yemen dependent on aid?

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: I beg to move, That this House believes that conflict resolution, climate change and the protection of human rights should be at the heart of UK foreign policy and that effective action should be taken to alleviate the refugee crisis and calls on the Government to lead international efforts through the United Nations and other international organisations to ensure that human rights are...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. I will develop those arguments later and look forward to listening to his speech, if he gets an opportunity to be heard.

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: Particularly given its current role in Bangladesh, because of the distress of the Rohingya refugees, it is clearly important to put renewed focus on that organisation. It is also unfortunate that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is not given a greater role in Bangladesh. In my speech, I shall talk about each of those five challenges and the countries they...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: The right hon. Gentleman advises the House simply to give up. We do not give up. We must work in a multilateral way, within the United Nations, and fight our corner. We should be a force for good. We should not allow the difficulties that we face make us say that it is all too hard and that we should simply walk away. Let me make some progress. There no shortage of state persecution in our...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: My hon. Friend, having visited the region himself, is a great expert in that area. He echoes many of the things that the shadow Minister for Africa, my hon. Friend the Member for Heywood and Middleton (Liz McInnes), has been telling us. My hon. Friend the Member for Edmonton (Kate Osamor) will sum up the debate, focusing particularly on the humanitarian situation in Africa. We know that...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: My hon. Friend is a mind reader: that is exactly what I was about to suggest. The concern is that this money could trigger a domino effect. Given that most of UNRWA’s costs are local staff salaries, cuts would mean severance payments and severance payments would mean further cuts, and the vicious cycle goes on. UNRWA could face a Catch-22 situation in which it cannot afford to maintain...

Refugees and Human Rights (24 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: The hon. Lady is quite right. Unfortunately, far too many journalists around the world are killed for reporting abuses of human rights. I join her in paying tribute to them. I was talking about Thurgood Marshall’s anniversary, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate the life of this great human rights hero. In three days’ time, we are going to mark another anniversary....

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: Just answer the question!

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (9 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: Mr Speaker, happy new year. I welcome the Foreign Secretary back to his place and I hope that the Prime Minister today recognises how important it is that he continues to have the support of a talented Front-Bench team in ensuring that his work is done properly. On boxing day, the Saudis launched two separate airstrikes in Yemen, killing a total of 68 civilians and at least eight children....

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Human Rights (9 Jan 2018)

Emily Thornberry: I thank the Minister for that answer, but surely airstrikes by the Saudis, who are our allies, that are this indiscriminate are just as indefensible as attacks by the Houthis. He has mentioned the Houthis. More widely, how are we going to end the conflict? We have a proposal from the former Minister for the Middle East, the right hon. Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), currently a...


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