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  • Welcome to Committee Corridor, the podcast that brings together Members of Parliament from the different select committees in the House of Commons to interview experts and discuss the most pressing political, social and economic matters facing the UK today. In this new series from the House of Commons, join Tom Tugendhat MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and his fellow colleagues from across the political spectrum to gain a deeper insight into the issues that the cross-party select committees are considering and how they’re working to make a difference in Westminster.
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  • Jun 22 2022

    Author and investigative journalist Oliver Bullough joins host Tom Tugendhat MP to discuss ‘dirty money’, the illicit wealth stolen by kleptocrats and criminals which is then laundered and invested in the UK. They consider whether the UK Government has done enough to tackle money laundering, illicit finance and the organised crime which the money enables.

    In the second part of the episode, fellow parliamentarians Chris Bryant, Labour MP for Rhondda and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Kevin Hollinrake, Conservative MP for Thirsk and Malton and a member of the Treasury Committee, discuss how the laundering of ‘dirty money’ in the UK affects individuals and how the war in Ukraine has had a clear impact on political will to action change.

    The Foreign Affairs Committee will publish a report on illicit finance by the end of June 2022.

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    32 mins
  • Jun 8 2022

    In the third episode of Committee Corridor, host and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Tom Tugendhat (@TomTugendhat) speaks with Jaushieh Joseph Wu, Taiwan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, about the dangers to democracy in Taiwan, how the situation has changed since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the potential global economic impacts of a Chinese attack on Taiwan.

    In the second part of the episode, fellow parliamentarians Darren Jones MP (@darrenpjones), the Labour MP for Bristol North West and Chairs of the House of Commons’ Business Committee, and Lord Stirrup, former Chief of the Defence Staff, cross-bench Member of the House of Lords and member of the Lords’ International Relations and Defence Committee, Tom Tugendhat MP to consider the implications for the UK and wider world.

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    35 mins
  • May 25 2022

    On this episode of Committee Corridor host and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Tom Tugendhat (@TomTugendhat) examines the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, and will be discussing how the Government engages with the country now and going forward.

    How has the situation changed since the withdrawal of British and American forces in the summer of 2021? How should we respond to the Taliban’s takeover of the country and the resulting humanitarian crisis?

    And what does it mean for our security in the UK?

    Tom is joined by Michael Semple, who served as deputy to the European Union special representative for Afghanistan and has incredible expertise on the country. He’s currently a professor at Queen's University in Belfast. Michael gave evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee as part of their inquiry into Government policy on Afghanistan in October 2021.

    Also on the podcast is Sarah Champion (@SarahChampionMP) Labour MP for Rotherham & Chair of the International Development Select Committee and Royston Smith (@Royston_Smith) MP for Southampton Itchen and member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

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    36 mins

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