• Meg Hillier MP : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    Meg Hillier MP : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    I think what is interesting for me as an MP representing a lot of Kurdish people and people from the region in Hackney and of course, other colleges from North East London, some of whom will be here tonight, know that we have been aware of some of these issues for some time, some of the challenges faced by the Kurds.

     
  • Lord Clement-Jones : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    Lord Clement-Jones : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    We in this country and more broadly amongst the western allies need to recognise the vital importance to us of the Kurds as allies, because I believe that they are bastion of civilisation, democracy and pro-western sentiment in the Middle East.

     
  • Gary Kent : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    Gary Kent : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    I have been lucky enough to go to Kurdistan region several times. We have a very active group. It is clear that the security crisis facing the Kurdistan region is huge. The ISIS came very near to Arbil in August, but were rebuffed.

     
  • Lord Glasman : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    Lord Glasman : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    I visited the refugee camps when I was there, so I can bear witness as the refugees were arriving. It is simply impossible to cope with the scale of human grief, let alone the scale of human need. It is vital that we organise ourselves and move into a position of solidarity immediately.

     
  • Bill Park : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    Bill Park : ‘The Crisis in Iraq'

    First of all, what is it that we are confronting? I think we need to be very careful when we think about ISIS and talk easily about military defeat. ISIS is a number of things, it is a set of ideas that reflect radicalisation especially of Sunni Islam in our world.