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Member of the House of Lords

House of Lords
GB - SW1A 0PW - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 26/06/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 26/06/2020 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 26/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 21/03/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 03/07/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 21/03/2022)
  • Alternate of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 03/07/2020 to 23/01/2022)


Last speeches

23/06/2022 | 16:31:34 Thank you, Chair. I need not detain the members who have been gracious enough to give me time beyond time for very long. I'd like to begin by a word of tribute to Mr John HOWELL for being there, and as our leader of the British delegation. A word of tribute because he's actually there, the only member of the Conservative governing party who's turned up. Those of us who have spoken from the United Kingdom are all from the Labour opposing side of the British Parliament, and it's a sad comment... 22/06/2022 | 11:36:41 Thank you, Madam Chair. I stand here as a recent National Church Leader and a more recent actor in the world of politics. From both sectors I recognise the capacities that exist that prove antisemitic attitudes have been bred into, hardwired into, the DNA of people in our public life. I am most grateful to Ms Petra BAYR for her report that has laid bare much of this and indeed to the rich speech that we had from the rabbi following her speech earlier. In Britain, though antisemitism is a... 20/06/2022 | 15:57:20 Thank you, Chair. To all who have taken part in this debate thus far, and particularly to Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW, for bringing before us material which I think is a reminder of what we have been, or ought to have been, and must continue to be. There is nothing radically new except the prise de position and a commitment to a future based on the values he describes. If I have a sadness with the report it is that it is largely reactive. Hate speech can only be dealt with when people have... 27/04/2022 | 20:09:11 Chair and Colleagues, It is a privilege to take part in this debate and I commend Mr Oleksandr MEREZHKO for his report but perhaps also the Chair of his Committee for so ably holding the fort in the circumstances. Perhaps I could also commend those who put this report together for their methodology. The readiness to use description and narrative as part of the case being made, making sure that we understand that it is illustrative rather than exhaustive, gives us a good entrée to the nature... 26/04/2022 | 18:38:54 Madam Chair and Colleagues, I want to say thank you for the report, or at least a great part of it, but not quite all of it. I am aware that the rapporteur herself – and I thank her for the report – made it clear that there is a legislative thrust to much of it. There I have no quarrel at all, but she also mentioned in her introduction, the fact that she was seeking something that was holistic. I believe that element of its being holistic lacks one essential element, which is the voice of...