Edward Leigh Addresses Council of Europe

Speech Highlights the Plight of Christians in Iraq

Edward Leigh MP raised the subject of Iraq’s persecuted Christian minority in a speech to the Council of Europe on 27 January 2011. Mr Leigh, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Gainsborough was speaking in his capacity as a British delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Representing the European Democrats Group, Mr Leigh pointed out that “while there is pressure on Christians throughout the Middle East and there have been some serious incidents – notably, of course, the tragic incident in Egypt – the real problem lies in Iraq.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Edward Leigh's Office | January 27th, 2011


Speech to the Council of Europe

The following is the text of the speech deliver by Edward Leigh MP to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, assembled at the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg, 27 January 2011:

Mr President, it is a great pleasure to be asked to speak to this motion on behalf of the European Democrat Group. We very much share the sentiments expressed by other speakers on the rights of men and women to live their faith in peace. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Edward Leigh's Office | January 27th, 2011





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