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Dominic Raab insisted that whole-life tariffs for criminals were a matter for the British Parliament to decide and accused the European Court of Human Rights of trying to further its “aggressive agenda”. “I think it’s a matter of policy.... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield Chris Grayling is not unaware of his place in history, and for good reason. As the first non-lawyer to be appointed Lord Chancellor for more than 350 years explains: “Most of the people ... Continue to article
Dominic Raab called for a threshold to stop "militant" unions creating disruption. "The point is the right to strike is an important part of our tradition but it shouldn’t become a licence to wreak havoc and that is what the militant uni... Continue to article
Mark Reckless argued insufficient time had been set aside for MPs to debate the Immigration Bill in general, and Theresa May's 'stateless' amendment in particular. "There was some suspicion that it was intended to prevent a debate and vo... Continue to article
Jacob Rees-Mogg said Tory ministers’ abstention on Dominic Raab’s amendment showed the Prime Minister took his constitutional responsibilities more seriously than Nick Clegg. “He’s got a very difficult balancing act that he is prime mini... Continue to article
Nigel Mills said that Dominic Raab’s amendment to the Immigration Bill, and his own amendment calling for transitional controls on Romanian and Bulgarian immigration, went to the heart of the primacy of the UK Parliament over Europe. “Ob... Continue to article
Yasmin Qureshi said Conservative ministers had shown “complete weakness” by abstaining on Dominic Raab’s amendment to the Immigration Bill despite claiming it was illegal. “It was complete weakness. You had the Home Secretary saying – an... Continue to article
Dominic Raab said today’s vote made the differences between the Coalition parties very clear and demonstrated to voters what a Conservative majority government would be able to achieve. "I don’t think we [the Conservatives] were divided.... Continue to article
David Hanson said the Government were split three ways over Dominic Raab's amendment to the Immigration Bill. “Today we’ve got the Government in three places: we’ve got the Government voting for Dominic Raab’s amendment, we’ve got the G... Continue to article
Nick de Bois said consensus had "materialised" amongst the Conservative party on Dominic Raab's amendment to the Immigration Bill currently being debated in the House of Commons. "It’s quite clear the vast majority of the parliamentary... Continue to article
Graham Brady said Dominic Raab's amendment to the Immigration Bill designed to make it easier to deport foreign criminals would have widespread public support. “I think they are important amendments. There’s an enormous amount of public ... Continue to article
The Home Secretary appears to have ruled out backing a backbench Tory amendment to the Immigration Bill aiming to speed up deportation of foreign criminals. Theresa May argued that the amendment by Dominic Raab to ignore human right... Continue to article
Nigel Mills said he would be disappointed if the Government's last minute amendment to the Immigration Bill derailed a potential debate on immigration. "I think it would be a big mistake for the Government to try and procedure these thin... Continue to article
Lord Howard said Conservative backbenchers had to some "self-discipline" over the issues of the immigration and human rights. "I’m not responsible for allocating time for the amendments in the House of Commons. I’ve great respect for Dom... Continue to article
Dominic Raab indicated that he would not compromise over his amendment to the Immigration Bill and employed a phrase from Billy the Kid to make his point. "As Billy the Kid used to say, there's many a slip between a cup and a lip. The co... Continue to article
Dominic Raab said his amendment to the Immigration Bill, which would prevent foreign criminals from avoiding deportation on grounds of right to a family life, would solve the “biggest human rights problem” facing the UK. “It would be man... Continue to article
David Blunkett, Hazel Blears and Frank Field among six former Labour ministers supporting Dominic Raab Immigration amendment ...
Dominic Raab argued the European Court of Human Rights was stepping outside of its remit by declaring whole life prison sentences without the possibility of review to be unlawful. “I think there’s a moral point and a legal point. The mor... Continue to article
The UK will make “no compromises” on its border security, the Immigration Minister will say later today. In a speech to the Royal United Services Institute, Damian Green will also say the e-borders programme will be “genuinely secure, fluid and complete”.
Meanwhile a Conservative MP has hit out at plans to allow all European Union nations to access the UK's DNA bank. Dominic Raab told the Daily Mail the move could mean Britons "risk finding themselves mistakenly dragged into criminal investigations abroad".
Tory MP Dominic Raab has accused judges at the European Court of Human Rights of being inexperienced and unelected, and of acting beyond their powers. The MP said they risk triggering a constitutional crisis by acting outside of their remit, and claimed the court had staged a “judicial coup” by overturning the ban on prisoner voting.
Conservative MP Dominic Raab has been accused of trying to make it difficult for constituents to contact him by trying to remove his parliamentary email address from websites. Mr Raab claims he removed his address because lobby groups "swamp MPs with automated emails".
MPs have asked the Government to impose sanctions on Russian officials allegedly involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Mr Magnitsky, who was killed after apparently uncovering corruption among senior Russian officials, was part of "a noble Russian tradition of dissidents", according to Conservative MP Dominic Raab - who suggested asset freezes and travel bans for those linked to the killing.
His motion was unopposed, and supported by three former Foreign Secretaries; Jack Straw, David Miliband and Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
Society is "blind" to "flagrant" discrimination against men and should end "'soft' feminist bigotry," Conservative MP Dominic Raab has warned. In an article for PoliticsHome, he claimed men were getting a "raw deal" despite tough equality legislation, saying "it is almost taboo for a man to question the assertion that the rapidly dwindling pay gap is the result of discrimination, rather than genuine choice." His comments came as the Government was accused of wasting money on Equality Act initiatives which force organisations to prove their policies are not discriminatory. Labour have said the article shows "the Tories are out of touch". Raab defended his piece saying 'equality cuts both ways'.
Conservative MP Dominic Raab has defended asking a campaign group to remove his email from their website, insisting he had "finite time and resources" and saying that the campaign group, 38 degrees, encouraged others to "deluge" his inbox.
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