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Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (19 Jan 2018)

Terms of Withdrawal from EU (Referendum) Bill - 2nd reading – Geraint Davies. Legislation

Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber (19 Jan 2018)

Clean Air Bill - 2nd reading – Geraint Davies. Legislation

Pension Equality for Women (14 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: My hon. Friend is making a marvellous speech and I do not want to disagree with him. Does he agree, however, that the equalisation of the pension age for this group of women is not fair? In the era in which they worked, many were responsible for the children and had to undermine their career; they had lower wages and did not make allowances for their pensions. Some have since suffered divorce...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: International treaties and agreements (13 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: I shall speak to amendment 352, which seeks to maintain for future trade deals the EU rights and protections that are currently enjoyed in other trade deals. A problem that has already been mentioned is that we are going to move away from the comfort zone of the EU, a massive trading bloc which, on 8 December, agreed the key provisions for a trade deal with Japan that will embrace 30% of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: International treaties and agreements (13 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: It is an interesting idea that foxes have been eating chlorinated chicken. As the right hon. Gentleman says, the concern is that the International Trade Secretary, even at this early stage, will look to undermine consumer standards, health standards and other standards in order to fix a deal and have something on the table to avoid the humiliation we see coming. As has been pointed out, it is...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: International treaties and agreements (13 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: People will know that the EU has enormous capacity for negotiating trade deals, and we have been relying on it for the past 40 years. Over the past few years the EU has had an intricate dialogue with the United States on TTIP and with the Canadians on CETA to try to bring about some sort of harmonisation and agreement. TTIP has hit the buffers and is not going forward, but my point is that we...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: International treaties and agreements (13 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: That is precisely right. What we are now seeing with the Japan deal, as with CETA, is that it will now explicitly protect the right of states to set higher regulatory standards than their treaty partners; public services; the precautionary principle; labour rights; and sensitive economic areas. The deal will also make an explicit commitment to the Paris climate agreement and will safeguard...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: Will the Minister give way?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: In the event of a no deal, people are concerned about falling into World Trade Organisation rules and tariffs, but will my hon. Friend confirm that, of course, the WTO does not cover services, which are the majority—in fact, 80%—of our exports and which require intricate, detailed negotiations? In the case of a car, two thirds of it are now services and often parts of the car go...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: rose—

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: As I explained at the time—the Minister has probably forgotten—I was in Strasbourg, making a speech on how disastrous Brexit would be. If those people who voted in good faith for Brexit now find that, because of the €40 billion, they have less money, rising inflation, higher costs, lost jobs and lower prospects and therefore change their mind and say, “Look, I was...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: The hon. Gentleman likened the situation to a court making a decision, and mentioned the process. Surely the other issue is fresh evidence, and an abundance of evidence is emerging every day that people will pay more and more jobs will be lost. Now that people are realising what the evidence is, they are changing their minds.

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: Thank you for calling me to speak, Sir David. It is a joy to speak about this issue at the same time as the Prime Minister, and to follow the hon. Member for Cleethorpes (Martin Vickers), on the day that I published my Terms of Withdrawal from EU (Referendum) Bill, which calls for the people to have the final say on the exit deal. In the event that they rejected it, we would stay in the EU,...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: The Labour party is a democratic party and the nuances of its position on Brexit have evolved over time, but my position has been clear and consistent throughout. Other people in the Chamber and beyond have their own views, and I respect those views. Obviously, I would change my view if the facts suggested that I should do so, but I have already anticipated the emerging facts of economic...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: Let me say this before the hon. Gentleman comes back in. If the people, with the facts at their disposal, vote in principle to leave, as they did, that is fine. Having ordered a product, as it were, they now need to look at whether what they received reasonably represents what was described and what they were promised. If they still want to go ahead, I am happy that we leave. However, if the...

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: I know; I am just talking about an individual case.

Brexit Deal: Referendum — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (11 Dec 2017)

Geraint Davies: I will take the intervention of the bacon eater over there.


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