Cabinet (Meetings)

Part of First Minister's Question Time — Prime Minister (Meetings) – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:11 pm on 13 March 2003.

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Photo of Rt Hon Jack McConnell Rt Hon Jack McConnell Labour 3:11, 13 March 2003

As I said in this morning's debate, I had personal knowledge of the circumstances in Iraq 20-odd years ago, when Iraqi students in this country needed protection from the Iraqi secret services as they were persecuted and chased around Scotland. That matter is serious, but it is not as serious as the 15 th anniversary on 16 March of Saddam Hussein's horrific gas attack against his own people. That shows the nature not only of the man but—let us not be too personal—of the regime. Whatever our differences on the tactics for other issues of the day, we in this country need to be clear that we should stand united and say that, for him, enough is enough.