Iain Duncan Duncan Smith condemns the Venezuelan Government for turning away aid lorries at the border

9th April 2019

Speaking in a debate on sanctions against Venezuela, Iain Duncan Smith condemns the Venezuelan Government for turning away aid lorries at the border.

Following the intervention the hon. Member for Ilford South (Mike Gapes), a fact that I find most harrowing is that aid lorries are now being turned away from the Venezuelan border because the Government are worried that they will lose their grip. That and the point he made exactly define an absence of humanity.

Order. May I just remind the House that we have quite a lot of other speakers?

Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I hear your guidance and I know that there is much pressure on our time.

I encourage the Government to enact this statutory instrument on sanctions for Venezuela and to ensure that, while we are still a member of the EU and while we have reach through the United Nations, we ensure that the sanctions regime targets those in the military and the senior members of the Maduro and Chávez regimes who have stolen billions from Venezuela, in order to get that money back to the people where it belongs.

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