Posts in the category of: Foreign Policy

Tackling the Ivory Trade

by Liam Byrne | 12.07.17 | in: Foreign Policy

Recently, I received an email from a constituent who invited me to an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) event next week on Tuesday. Unfortunately, due to prior parliamentary commitments, I will be unable to attend the event. Nonetheless as an animal lover myself, I find any act of animal cruelty revolting. The Ivory Trade, […]

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Israel and Palestine talks in the House of Commons

by Liam Byrne | 06.07.17 | in: Foreign Policy

I recently received several emails from constituents about the Israel and Palestine debate on Wednesday 5 July. Unfortunately, due to other parliamentary commitments, I was unable to attend the debate. However, I will be writing to Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, as I too believe the UK must make further progress in their opposition to Israel’s […]

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Statement on unaccompanied child refugees – 25th April 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.04.16

  Liam Byrne today urged MP’s to support the ‘Dubs amendment’ to require the government to reach out and support 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees.   The Hodge Hill MP has been highlighting the plight of unaccompanied child refugees in Parliament and in the Council of Europe. He recently challenged the Prime Minister on the issue […]

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My speech on Unaccompanied Children to the Council of Europe – 19 April 2016

by Liam Byrne | 19.04.16

I am in Strasbourg this week taking part in the UK delegation to the Council of Europe. Although this means I wasn’t able to take part in this morning’s important Westminster Hall debate on Unaccompanied Children in Parliament. Instead, I’ve just made the following speech to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, you can […]

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Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne

by Liam Byrne | 21.03.16

**For Immediate Release**                                                                      Monday 21st March 2016 Prime Minister agrees to look again at plight of unaccompanied children in Calais following questions from Liam Byrne The Prime Minister has today agreed to look again at the plight of unaccompanied children stranded in Calais following a question from Liam Byrne MP in the House of Commons. […]

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Byrne demands answers on children stranded in Calais

by Liam Byrne | 09.03.16

**For Immediate Release**                                                 Wednesday 9th March 2016   Byrne demands answers on children stranded in Calais Liam Byrne MP has demanded answers from the Home Secretary on what the Government is doing to help those child refugees stranded in Calais on their own. There are currently around 150 unaccompanied children in the Calais camp with […]

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My speech in the Syria airstrikes debate

by Liam Byrne | 03.12.15

Last night Parliament voted in favour of airstrikes against ISIL in Syria. I voted against airstrikes. Watch my short speech in the debate below where I outline my reasons why:

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My question to the Prime Minister on air-strikes in Syria

by Liam Byrne | 02.12.15

  My question to the Prime Minister on air-strikes in Syria:   You can read my position on the proposed air-strikes against Syria here   I have asked the Prime Minister about his plans in the House of Commons today. See below:    

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My position on a possible vote on airstrikes against Syria

by Liam Byrne | 30.11.15

Dear friends, You can listen to a short piece by the BBC’s World this Weekend from yesterday featuring my views on a possible vote on airstrikes against Syria as well as those of my neighbour Jess Phillips MP for Birmingham Yardley.   You might also wish to read my piece in the New Statesman last […]

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My question to the Prime Minister on Syria

by Liam Byrne | 26.11.15

Today the Prime Minister gave a statement on his plan for defeating ISIL in Syria. Watch the video below to see my question to the Prime Minister:

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