MP hopes Nato declaration will tackle 'major' global issues

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THE declaration made by world leaders at the end of the Nato summit should include a promise to resist Russian 'land grabbing', a Newport MP has said.

Paul Flynn has tabled an early day motion asking that the Newport Declaration, as he believes it should be known, includes an assessment of Nato's role in Afghanistan and a "strengthened unity" of Nato members in resisting Putin's "incursions into neighbouring states".

The motion, which Mr Flynn hopes will gather signatures from other MPs, was submitted on Monday (July 21) ahead of the last day of Parliament before the summer recess.

Mr Flynn said: "By the start of September, these issues will be big issues particularly how we line up against Putin.

"After these summits, there are declarations and there might well be some decision taken of major importance. The purpose of it is to make sure it becomes known as the Newport Declaration.

"We're all concerned about the land grabbing in Russia and this is the last chance to mention it in Parliament before the summit in September."

The early day motion says "this house hopes that the Newport Declaration from the Nato summit to be held in South Wales in September 2014 will include a realistic non-triumphalist assessment of Nato's role in Afghanistan and a welcome for the new strengthened unity of Nato nations in resisting the belligerence of President Putin's incursions into neighbouring states".

The Newport West MP also questioned Prime Minister David Cameron in the House of Commons on Monday (July 21) about the Nato summit.

Mr Flynn asked: "Will the Prime Minister use the Newport Nato summit to galvanise the new-found unity of Nato states to act strongly against the belligerence of Putin?"

Mr Cameron replied: "It is good that the Nato summit will be held in Newport. I think that the opportunity to demonstrate the unity of Nato and indeed its original purpose, which was to provide collective security, could not have come at a better time."

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7:42pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Mr Holder says...

As opposed to E.U imperialist expansionism , eh Paul?
As opposed to E.U imperialist expansionism , eh Paul? Mr Holder
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10:09pm Tue 22 Jul 14

coalpicker says...

Per haps Paul would also like to put on record the reason for the whole
mess ? the fact that a petrol bomb throwing mob ousted the legitimate
government because they wanted to ride on the EU gravy train which the UK is paying about fifty million a day to keep rolling . Start the story at the beginning Paul, to much propaganda is being fed to Brits slanted away from the truth .You are now pedalling the same distortion that has destroyed Iraq and hung the albatross of Islam around our necks .
Per haps Paul would also like to put on record the reason for the whole mess ? the fact that a petrol bomb throwing mob ousted the legitimate government because they wanted to ride on the EU gravy train which the UK is paying about fifty million a day to keep rolling . Start the story at the beginning Paul, to much propaganda is being fed to Brits slanted away from the truth .You are now pedalling the same distortion that has destroyed Iraq and hung the albatross of Islam around our necks . coalpicker
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10:33pm Tue 22 Jul 14

KarloMarko says...

A Paul Fynn...."makes all other wind bags seem empty". "A must have" - B. Obama.
A Paul Fynn...."makes all other wind bags seem empty". "A must have" - B. Obama. KarloMarko
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10:46pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

One would have hoped that any politicians considering themselves to be progressive would also have by now condemned the Putin regime's anti-LGBTQ laws together with its encouragement of violence against gay and transgender people too - plus the attempts to silence the voices of those who believe in gender equality. Instead they trotted off to Sochi to lend credence to the legitimacy of the regime that hosted it.

Now Putin has near enough rendered EU power impotent via control of gas supplies and it's oh soooo late in the day for the bland sea of greysuits to wonder what they're a' gonna do about it. Appeasement; hmmm...it doesn't work, does it?
One would have hoped that any politicians considering themselves to be progressive would also have by now condemned the Putin regime's anti-LGBTQ laws together with its encouragement of violence against gay and transgender people too - plus the attempts to silence the voices of those who believe in gender equality. Instead they trotted off to Sochi to lend credence to the legitimacy of the regime that hosted it. Now Putin has near enough rendered EU power impotent via control of gas supplies and it's oh soooo late in the day for the bland sea of greysuits to wonder what they're a' gonna do about it. Appeasement; hmmm...it doesn't work, does it? Katie Re-Registered
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10:55pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Mr Holder says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
One would have hoped that any politicians considering themselves to be progressive would also have by now condemned the Putin regime's anti-LGBTQ laws together with its encouragement of violence against gay and transgender people too - plus the attempts to silence the voices of those who believe in gender equality. Instead they trotted off to Sochi to lend credence to the legitimacy of the regime that hosted it.

Now Putin has near enough rendered EU power impotent via control of gas supplies and it's oh soooo late in the day for the bland sea of greysuits to wonder what they're a' gonna do about it. Appeasement; hmmm...it doesn't work, does it?
Well Katie if the U.S and E.U had not been playing geopolitical shenanigans in the Ukraine we would not be in this mess we find ourselves in now with Russia, nor would those poor people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 all be dead.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: One would have hoped that any politicians considering themselves to be progressive would also have by now condemned the Putin regime's anti-LGBTQ laws together with its encouragement of violence against gay and transgender people too - plus the attempts to silence the voices of those who believe in gender equality. Instead they trotted off to Sochi to lend credence to the legitimacy of the regime that hosted it. Now Putin has near enough rendered EU power impotent via control of gas supplies and it's oh soooo late in the day for the bland sea of greysuits to wonder what they're a' gonna do about it. Appeasement; hmmm...it doesn't work, does it?[/p][/quote]Well Katie if the U.S and E.U had not been playing geopolitical shenanigans in the Ukraine we would not be in this mess we find ourselves in now with Russia, nor would those poor people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 all be dead. Mr Holder
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