Results 1–20 of 2019 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Emily Thornberry

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: At our last session of questions, the Foreign Secretary agreed with the hon. Member for Kettering (Mr Hollobone) that if the EU demanded a single penny in the Brexit divorce bill, then they could “go whistle”. A month later, the Foreign Secretary said—[Interruption.] I appreciate that accountability is difficult for the right hon. Gentleman, but he ought to listen. He said:...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: I do not think that has really cleared up a great deal, but let me try another question. Again at our last session, the Foreign Secretary told this House—[Interruption.]

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: Let me just quote again from the last session of Foreign Office questions, when the Foreign Secretary told the House: “There is no plan for no deal”.—[Official Report, 11 July 2017; Vol. 627, c. 141.] Five days ago, he said that “we must make the right preparations…for a no-deal scenario.” We know that the Cabinet cannot stop fighting about the Brexit that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: I have not asked the question yet, Boris. Which is it: the Telegraph article or the Florence speech—the lion roars or the lion wants to stop this malarkey? Apart from his own fading ambitions, what exactly does the Foreign Secretary believe in?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (17 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: I do apologise, Mr Speaker.

Iran (16 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the future of the joint comprehensive plan of action with Iran.

Iran (16 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: Thank you for granting this urgent question, Mr Speaker. While I am, as always, grateful for the Minister’s presence and his opening remarks, I must say that it is a matter of deep regret that the Foreign Secretary did not consider this worthy of his attention today. For a man who so desperately wants to run the country, he shows surprisingly little interest in running his own...

Race Disparity Audit (10 Oct 2017)

Emily Thornberry: When?

Hurricane Irma: Government Response (12 Sep 2017)

Emily Thornberry: Let me thank the Minister for advance sight of his statement. I join him in commending the British personnel who are playing such a typically superlative part in leading the relief effort. I also join him in sending my thoughts and those of everyone in the House to those individuals in the British overseas territories and beyond who have lost their lives as a result of the hurricane, and to...

Korean Peninsula (5 Sep 2017)

Emily Thornberry: Before I respond to the Foreign Secretary, I am sure the whole House will join me in sending our thoughts to the families of all those killed over the summer in the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and across the world, including seven-year-old Julian Cadman. Given the subject we are discussing, it does us all well to remember that some 8 million children like Julian, under the age of 10, live...

EU Exit Negotiations (5 Sep 2017)

Emily Thornberry: We’re over here.

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: First, let me welcome the First Secretary to his new role. By my reckoning, in the 20 years since he first joined this House he is the 16th Member to represent his party at Prime Minister’s questions, so how about I give him until the end of this session to be able to name all the others? In the meantime, I am sure he and the whole House will join me in congratulating Jo Konta and the...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: I mentioned at the outset that the right hon. Gentleman is the 16th Member to represent his party in Prime Minister’s questions since 1997. Only three of those have been women and the last one before the current Prime Minister was 16 years ago. I believe we have had three women Labour MPs doing this job in the past two years alone. Let me return to my question. My question was not: what...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: Apparently, the First Secretary of State did not get the Prime Minister’s memo—you are supposed to be building consensus, man. If we ignore the political bluster, I think that what we heard was that no deal is indeed still an option. If that is the case, can we turn to what I might call the East India Club question? That was the question that the hon. Member for Newton Abbot...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: If the First Secretary of State wants to talk about unemployment, let me ask him this: will he publish the Treasury’s assessment of the impact that a no deal outcome would have on jobs and growth in Britain? Will he publish that today—I don’t think so. Let us continue. If he will not tell the House—[Interruption.]

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: If the First Secretary of State will not tell the House what no deal means, can he at least clear up the confusion over whether a plan for no deal actually exists? Yesterday, the Foreign Secretary told me that, indeed, there was no plan for no deal. Two hours later, No. 10 fought back and said that there was a plan. [Interruption.] The Brexit Secretary might be laughing, but I am turning to...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: So let us be clear: the First Secretary seems to be saying that no deal is still on the table, but he will not say what it means; and that there is a no deal contingency plan, but he is not going to publish it. This really is two steps forward and two steps back. After all, if the Government seriously want open, cross-party debate about the best way forward for Brexit, surely they have to...

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: I know the right hon. Gentleman is new to this, but the way the rules work—[Interruption.]

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: I know that the right hon. Gentleman is new to this, but the way it works is that he asks the—that I ask the questions—[Interruption.] We are quite happy to swap places with them. Frankly, if he does not want to continue under these rules, I am sure there are plenty of other people on the Front Bench there who would love the opportunity to audition as Prime Minister. I do...

The Secretary of State Was Asked: Exiting the EU (11 Jul 2017)

Emily Thornberry: May I start by welcoming the new Foreign Office Front Benchers to their positions? Back in July last year, they chastised me when I wrongly accused them of being an all-male team. If only I had waited a year, I would have been correct after all. Talking of female Tory MPs, the hon. Member for Newton Abbot (Anne Marie Morris) used a disgusting, racist phrase in her comments at the East India...


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range

to

You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989

Person

Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.

Section

Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.

Column

If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.