Anglo-Russian Relations

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:05 pm on 4th May 2016.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston 5:05 pm, 4th May 2016

The hon. Gentleman made a good point when he said that Russia fought on our side in the second world war. So did the Chinese. To illustrate the significance of this issue, Xi Jinping, on his visit to the UK, was very complimentary about British membership of the European Union. Although the Russian Government have not made an official statement about their position, President Putin is known to believe that the UK should be outside the European Union.