APPG on Hong Kong condemns arrest of Joshua Wong, declaring it a “shocking violation of basic freedoms”. In commenting on the National Security Law, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary says he “expects China to live up to its international responsibilities.”

APPG on Hong Kong condemns arrest of Joshua Wong, declaring it a “shocking violation of basic freedoms”. In commenting on the National Security Law, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary says he “expects China to live up to its international responsibilities.”

High profile pro-democracy activist and Hongkonger Joshua Wong was arrested today by the Hong Kong Police Force for “participating in an unauthorized assembly” in October 2019 and violating the city’s anti-mask law. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong...

Hong Kong Poll shows growing support for the pro democracy movement; a majority in favour of universal suffrage; nearly two thirds against Beijing’s Security Law; and the BBC publish a summary of the key events of the past year.

  Hong Kong Poll shows growing support for the pro democracy movement; a majority in favour of universal suffrage; nearly two thirds against Beijing's Security Law; and the BBC publish a summary of the key events of the past year. Reuters have published a new...

In describing the courageous Jimmy Lai as a contemporary “man for all seasons” – the Wall Street Journal says that ” When a billionaire becomes a dissident, the takeover of Hong Kong is complete”. Hong Kong Free Press carries a defence of free speech and press freedom – History tells us that regimes die from their own poison after gagging the press.

https://hongkongfp.com/2020/08/18/history-tells-us-that-regimes-die-from-their-own-poison-after-gagging-the-press/   History tells us that regimes die from their own poison after gagging the press by LORD...

Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express support for democracy and free speech.

Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express support for democracy and free speech.

Jimmy Lai’s arrest vividly illustrates the way in which the  Chinese Communist Party will use its new Security Law to drive a stake into the very heart of Kong Kong’s freedoms and liberties, most notably the freedom of the press and anyone who dares to express...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name ================================================= Extract: What word comes into your mind when you hear evidence of  a State  complicit in the destruction of a people’s identity; complicit in...

Stop Organ Harvesting In China

Stop Organ Harvesting In China

As the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill Bill comes to be discussed in Parliament, at its Report Stage in the House of Lords these speeches on forced organ harvesting were made by members from all sides of the House. Second Reading: ...

Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 – Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading “Journey of the Magi”, Read J.R.R.Tolkien’s, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton’s “The House of Christmas” and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson’s ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas?

Christmas 2020 - Listen to T.S.Eliot and Hugh Laurie reading "Journey of the Magi", Read J.R.R.Tolkien's, Noel, and G.K.Chesterton's "The House of Christmas" and Liverpool poet, Stewart Henderson's ,new 2020 Christmas poem, What did you get for Christmas? The...

The Place In Which We Work

The Place In Which We Work

The Houses of Parliament We all see the place where we work very differently. At the end of another very long day, at 8.30 pm tonight, I was alone in the House of Lords cafeteria - where the wonderful (mainly Polish) staff were living out Napoleon‘s maxim that armies...

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

With Andy Li During The Hong Kong Elections In the U.K. Parliament I have again asked the U.K. Government what information they have on the wellbeing of the 12 young prodemocracy activists from Hong Kong, arrested by China. I asked whether the U.K. has asked China to...

Chris Patten says “We cannot forget that the Chinese Communist party hates open societies and wishes to bury them. In looking for ways in which we can share to our mutual benefit a peaceful planet with China we cannot forget in liberal democracies the importance of standing up for ourselves and for what we believe in.”

https://www.ft.com/content/29c9774d-ae89-483f-8f38-848966c8844f Chris Patten “We cannot forget that the Chinese Communist party hates open societies and wishes to bury them. In looking for ways in which we can share to our mutual benefit a peaceful planet with China...

Protecting, Respecting and Valuing Life –  from it’s very beginning. (Lord) Yehudi Menuhin, the renowned violinist once said he first learned his love of music in his mother’s womb. His mother was once told, “Madam, your womb is a veritable conservatoire.”

Protecting, Respecting and Valuing Life – from it’s very beginning. (Lord) Yehudi Menuhin, the renowned violinist once said he first learned his love of music in his mother’s womb. His mother was once told, “Madam, your womb is a veritable conservatoire.”

Yehudi Menuhin - Lord Menuhin Monday January 25th 2021Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB) My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Stroud, for raising this crucial issue. There are four amendments in this group, and I would like to speak to Amendments 15 and 172. Amendment...

UK Government says it is concerned by reports that “Eritrean troops have entered Ethiopian refugee camps in Tigray and forced a number of refugees to return to Eritrea”  and responds to reports of a mass killing  at the Mariam of Zion church in Aksum, Ethiopia. Meanwhile, (UNHCR) say that more than 58,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring countries to escape the conflict

UK Government says it is concerned by reports that “Eritrean troops have entered Ethiopian refugee camps in Tigray and forced a number of refugees to return to Eritrea” and responds to reports of a mass killing at the Mariam of Zion church in Aksum, Ethiopia. Meanwhile, (UNHCR) say that more than 58,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring countries to escape the conflict

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL11957): Question:To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to end the forced repatriation...