Posts in the category of: Foreign Policy

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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We can’t rush to war in Syria without a plan for peace – my piece in the New Statesman

by Liam Byrne | 25.11.15

Dear friends, I thought I would share a piece I have written for the New Statesman today on the situation in Syria. You can read the piece below:   We can’t rush to war in Syria without a plan for peace   As shock of the Paris lifts and the fightback starts, all eyes are […]

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The Frontline is Online – my piece in the Daily Mirror

by Liam Byrne | 06.10.15

  Dear friends,   You may have seen my piece in the Daily Mirror today; you can read it here below:   Whatsapp is a “disaster for the police” – how we are losing the fight against the digital Jihadis   David Cameron should think again about air strikes against Syria and focus on the […]

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