Sir Iain Duncan Smith welcomes the Government’s decision to suspend extradition treaty arrangements with Hong Kong and calls on the Government to look at Magnitsky sanctions against Chinese officials responsible for the situation in Hong Kong and human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
Following the Foreign Secretary’s statement on the global human rights sanctions regulations and the announcement of the first individuals and organisations to be sanctioned under them, Sir Iain Duncan Smith urges the Government to sanction Chinese and Hong Kong Government officials complicit in stripping away the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong.
Sir Iain Duncan Smith calls on the UK to seek an independent inquiry at the UN on the mistreatment by the Chinese Government of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province for the UK to make its own legal determination.
Sir Iain Duncan Smith backs calls to relax the 2 metre social distancing rule as the economy is not just an economic tool, there's a danger unemployment, depression and increased illness will follow impacting the poorest in society the most.
Sir Iain Duncan Smith calls on the UK Government to take a lead to organise the free world to stand up against China's global military and economic ambitions, one manifestation of which is the proposed national security law for Hong Kong.
Speaking in a debate on employment support during the coronavirus crisis, Sir Iain Duncan Smith highlights the flexibility of universal credit to support people in work and calls on the Government to act now and lower the taper, change benefit rates and reduce the waiting time.
Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s statement to the House of Commons, Sir Iain Duncan Smith calls for more support for the voluntary sector who will need to support the community during the coronavirus crisis.