22/06/2022 | 11:44:38 Can you hear me? Thank you very much for calling me in this debate. It's a great honour to speak in this debate, because the scourge of antisemitism is something that disfigures and has disfigured large parts of Europe and European history. I'm pleased to say that the only country I can speak of with any real knowledge, the United Kingdom, has enjoyed, over the last century, extremely good relations with our Jewish community. There was a large Jewish community in the United Kingdom at the end... 27/04/2022 | 20:23:17 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Today I have the great honour of having been officially sanctioned by the Russian government for opposing Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified attack against Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused me and 286 other British MPs of the “groundless whipping-up of Russophobic hysteria” aimed at “demonizing” Russia. Nothing could be further from the truth. At all times we have sought dialogue with Russia and encouraged Western... 26/01/2021 | 18:07:34 Thank you very much, dear colleagues. By introducing some modifications of a technical nature into the rules of procedure, my report concludes the work the Assembly started three years ago. In the report prepared by our colleague Mr KOX on behalf of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, we went through the numerous stages of drafting and the consultation process, given the importance of the procedure and the number of actors involved in the preparatory stage. Through this three... 29/01/2020 | 10:27:19 On behalf of the European Conservatives Group, I would like to say that we support this report and we believe in the concept of reasonable accommodation. In reply to the Socialist spokesman, reasonable accommodation does not mean that you take away the rights of other people. Let me just give you one example in a hospital, for instance. If you wish to require or have an abortion in a hospital, under the law of most countries in the world, you are entitled to receive that service. What we... 28/01/2020 | 11:41:47 Respect for democracy and the rule of law are of course fundamental to the Council of Europe. I believe that this report actually undermines the Council's ideals. I believe it fails to protect the pluralism that makes our continent so rich in its diversity. In both tone and content it seeks to replace pluralism by enforcing conformism with social liberal ideas. Now with the limited time I want to highlight just one example from this report. Paragraph 22 notes the results of the election for...
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
22/06/2022 | Doc. 15560 | Motion for a resolution The right to movement: addressing the challenges faced by Turkish citizens and other non-EU citizens in visa applications to Schengen Area States 03/02/2020 | Doc. 15066 | Motion for a resolution Widespread recurring violence against security, fire and medical services on New Year’s Eve: how to restore trust and the rule of law 31/01/2020 | Doc. 15065 | Written declaration Call for opinion on the Venice Commission regarding the situation of dismissed public servants in Turkey 28/01/2020 | Doc. 15046 | Motion for a resolution Follow-up to the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine 27/06/2019 | Doc. 14931 | Motion for a resolution Initiating Assembly contacts with the Somaliland Parliament, with a view to its possible eventual Partnership for Democracy with the Assembly
22/06/2022 | Doc. 15539, vote on the draft text for resolution Preventing and combating antisemitism in Europe 27/04/2022 | Doc. 15506, vote on the draft text for resolution Consequences of the Russian Federation's continued aggression against Ukraine: role and response of the Council of Europe 27/04/2022 | Doc. 15506, vote on the draft text for recommendation Consequences of the Russian Federation's continued aggression against Ukraine: role and response of the Council of Europe 26/04/2022 | Doc. 15495, vote on the draft text for resolution Beyond the Lisbon Treaty: strengthening the strategic partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Union 26/04/2022 | Doc. 15495, vote on the draft text for recommendation Beyond the Lisbon Treaty: strengthening the strategic partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Union