Foreign Affairs

Crimes against Christians

The atrocities committed by Daesh against Christians and other minorities, as well as the majority Muslim population in Iraq and Syria must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Britain has been at the forefront of efforts to rally wider international support against Daesh. Work with international partners must continue

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UK death penalty strategy

I  understand the concern, and can assure that the UK Government is opposed to the use of the death penalty under any circumstances as a matter of principle. It undermines human dignity, there is no evidence that it works as a deterrent and any miscarriage of justice in capital cases is

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Military action in Syria

A number of constituents have got in touch with me to share their views on whether the UK should take part in military action against ISIL in Syria. The scenes we are seeing across the Middle East are very worrying indeed and I think it is important that we keep

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