Order. As we are fortunate to have the Prime Minister with us, and as the summer recess is approaching, which means this might be the last occasion upon which he is with us before the House rises, I am keen to accommodate the interest of colleagues, but if I am to have any serious chance of doing so, I will require brevity. Perhaps the textbook example can be provided by the author of “How to be a Backbencher”, Mr Paul Flynn.
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?
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.
The hon. Gentleman’s book must be due for a further reprint.
This Early Day Motion will appear on tomorrow's Order paper.
Newport NATO Declaration
That this House hopes the Newport Declaration from the 2014 NATO Summit will include a realistic non-triumphalist assessment on NATO’s role in Afghanistan and a welcome for the new strengthened unity of NATO nations in resisting the belligerence of Putin’s incursions into neighbouring states.