The Gulf — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:50 am on 4th May 2016.

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Photo of Gerald Howarth Gerald Howarth Conservative, Aldershot 9:50 am, 4th May 2016

The hon. Gentleman is concentrating on human rights, but does he not attach any importance to the key role that the nations in question play in the battle against tyranny, and the long-standing support that they have given us and we have given them, historically? They are important allies of the United Kingdom and the hon. Gentleman is sending out the message that stability counts for nothing and that the only thing he is interested in is abuses by the authorities. I remind him that we have our own history. We took out 14 people on the streets of Northern Ireland. Does he regard that as a human rights abuse as well?