The Duke of Somerset

Crossbench Peer

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  • Brexit: Movement of People in the Cultural Sector (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 15 May 2019

    My Lords, it is the evidence from those on the front line—the experts, whose names are published at the back of this report—that goes to the nub of the Brexit problem: the ending of free movement of people. That is particularly true in the cultural sector, as the report demonstrates very well. Quotes such as “a big risk to the country’s soft power and creative reputation” are...
  • Brexit - Motion to Take Note 25 Mar 2019

    My Lords, “I’m 16 … Your Vote, My Future”. That was a placard photographed on the front of the Evening Standard and published on Friday. One headline said that 1 million people “marched to stop” the Brexit “madness”; another one said that over 5.5 million people had signed the petition to revoke Article 50. I do not imagine that Mrs May even noticed these headlines, or looked...
  • Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) 6 Dec 2018

    My Lords, I draw attention to my receipt of agricultural subsidies from the EU. It seems that taking back control of our borders and migration swung the Brexit vote. The Prime Minister said that net migration had to fall below 100,000; overseas students would be unwelcome and a hostile environment towards workers from the EU and the rest of the world would be created. Now, we learn that to...

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Entered the House of Lords on 17 December 2014

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