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Mike questions Home Secretary on Russia's suitability to host the World Cup following violence in France

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Watch Mike question the Home Secretary on Russia's suitability to host the World Cup following violence by Russian fans at the France European Championship and irresponsible remarks made by a Russian MP Transcript -- Mike Gapes MP: "Following the Home Secretary’s answer to my hon. Friend Mr Betts, may I ask her whether she has read the remarks of Mr Igor Lebedev, a Member of the Russian Parliament who is also a member of the executive of the Football Union of Russia? He has actually said, “Well done, lads—keep it up,” to those thugs and hooligans. Given that he is a member of the so-called—apologies—Liberal Democratic party, which is a fascist party in Russia, does that not indicate that there is a wider political problem that calls into question whether Russia should host the World cup?" Theresa May MP (The Secretary of State for the Home Department): "I have seen a newspaper report of those remarks, which were utterly irresponsible and not remarks that we would expect to hear from anyone. I would not expect anyone to support the violence that was perpetrated by Russian fans against England fans, or to express any belief that that was in any respect the right way to behave. I think that it was an utterly appalling statement. I have indicated that there are issues to be addressed in the future in relation to football in Russia, given everything that has been seen."

Posted by Mike Gapes on Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Watch Mike question the Home Secretary on Russia's suitability to host the World Cup following violence by Russian fans at the France European Championship and irresponsible remarks made by a Russian MP

Transcript --

Mike Gapes MP: "Following the Home Secretary’s answer to my hon. Friend Mr Betts, may I ask her whether she has read the remarks of Mr Igor Lebedev, a Member of the Russian Parliament who is also a member of the executive of the Football Union of Russia? He has actually said, “Well done, lads—keep it up,” to those thugs and hooligans. Given that he is a member of the so-called—apologies—Liberal Democratic party, which is a fascist party in Russia, does that not indicate that there is a wider political problem that calls into question whether Russia should host the World cup?"

Theresa May MP (The Secretary of State for the Home Department): "I have seen a newspaper report of those remarks, which were utterly irresponsible and not remarks that we would expect to hear from anyone. I would not expect anyone to support the violence that was perpetrated by Russian fans against England fans, or to express any belief that that was in any respect the right way to behave. I think that it was an utterly appalling statement. I have indicated that there are issues to be addressed in the future in relation to football in Russia, given everything that has been seen."

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