19/06/2023 | 17:38:46 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Turkey is a complicated society and is a bridge between Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. These three different directions have either pulled or attracted Turkey for centuries. Since Ataturk and the foundation of the Turkish republic, the tendency has been for Turkey to become more and more European. As a democratic country it has been a keystone in the NATO alliance and joined the Council of Europe within a year of our foundation... 26/04/2023 | 19:17:12 Well Lord George FOULKES is a lovely man but I seldom agree with much of what he says. Of course, he is a fanatical pro-European – there is nothing wrong with that, he is entitled to his views – but he is constantly lecturing us about how the British people made a terrible mistake in leaving the European Union. Although, dare I say it, he is an unelected member of the unelected House of Lords, whereas I am elected by 75 000 people, 60% of my constituency voted to leave and 17 million people... 25/04/2023 | 17:27:41 Madam President. It is an honour to speak in this debate and as a United Kingdom Brexiteer, I never thought that I would speak in this vast chamber of the European Parliament, at least five times bigger than our more intimate chamber in the House of Commons, and summing up in its vast space-ness, the remoteness that many of us think characterises the European Union. But the Council of Europe, of course, and its Parliamentary Assembly is supposed to be very different, it is an inter... 26/01/2023 | 10:36:21 President, it is an honour to open this debate on behalf of my group and it is even more of an honour to follow the last speech. which was truly inspiring. It almost bought a tear to our eyes when we heard of that poor farmer. To the world, he may have been a farmer but to his family, he was the universe. And this explains the appalling, emotional and cruel impact of this war. And the other phrase that we heard in that inspiring speech was that Putin, in reality, is not afraid of NATO. That... 24/01/2023 | 19:14:51 The Council of Europe has got to concentrate on the important things and the most important thing at the moment, of course, is to resist Russian aggression, and to its credit, the Council of Europe very quickly after this appalling invasion kicked Russia out of this Assembly. Although our record before then was mixed and we all know that because we wanted the Russian subscription after the invasion and annexation of Crimea we did not move fast enough and we allowed them to stay in this...
13/03/2020 | Doc. 15093 | Report Modification of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure – follow-up to Resolution 2319 (2020) on the Complementary joint procedure between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations 29/09/2015 | Doc. 13886 | Committee Opinion Freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society
27/06/2023 | Doc. 15754 | Written declaration Palestinian Intelligence Services must cease political harassment of human rights lawyers 23/06/2023 | Doc. 15813 | Written declaration The need for a stronger Parliamentary Assembly stance against human rights violations by the Cuban regime 11/05/2023 | Doc. 15771 | Motion for a resolution On private military companies, mercenaries, foreign fighters and their impact on human rights 27/04/2023 | Doc. 15754 | Written declaration Palestinian Intelligence Services must cease political harassment of human rights lawyers 25/04/2023 | Doc. 15749 | Motion for a resolution Call for a change on rules relating to gender quota
26/04/2023 | Doc. 15738, vote on the draft text for resolution Political strategies to prevent, prepare for, and face the consequences of natural disasters 26/04/2023 | Doc. 15738, vote on the draft text for recommendation Political strategies to prevent, prepare for, and face the consequences of natural disasters 26/04/2023 | Doc. 15742, vote on the draft text for resolution Implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights 26/04/2023 | Doc. 15742, vote on the draft text for recommendation Implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights 26/01/2023 | Doc. 15689, vote on the draft text for resolution Legal and human rights aspects of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine