11 February 2019
Andrew Bridgen condemns Stop the War Coalition for praising Daesh

Andrew Bridgen condemns Stop the War Coalition’s praising Daesh for its “internationalism” and “solidarity”. 

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

The Leader of the Opposition is a former national chairman of the Stop the War Coalition. Under his chairmanship, the coalition issued a statement praising Daesh for its “internationalism” and “solidarity”. Does my right hon. Friend agree that although we might have many words to describe Daesh, those are certainly not two of them?

Mr Hunt

I agree wholeheartedly. I think that it is a terrible mistake when people misjudge the atrocities that organisations such as Daesh are capable of just because they happen to share their own anti-western worldview.