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Results 1–20 of 500 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Willoughby de Broke

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Second Reading (13 Jan 2020)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, after three years of damaging delay we are finally going to implement the referendum result that 17.5 million people voted for. I remind noble Lords and the Government that we are here tonight largely because of the bravery and courage of Nigel Farage and his leadership of UKIP. Without that, David Cameron would never have had any intention of granting a referendum—that was the...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Second Reading (13 Jan 2020)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: No. I have only got five minutes. Sit down. Sit down. The Brexit Party swept the board and got more votes than the Labour Party and the Conservative Party combined. After that election, Nigel Farage pointed out that the Conservative Party had lost two pro-EU leavers and that it needed to learn that lesson or die. I congratulate the Conservative Party on learning that lesson. I also...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, I support the excellent amendment moved by the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford. It is badly needed, because, as so often over many years, this House seems to have forgotten the result of the referendum. It has forgotten that it voted for the referendum Bill, that it voted for Article 50 legislation, and that it voted for the withdrawal Act. I need to remind noble Lords that the...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: I am supporting the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford.

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Yes, I agree with that.

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Those words should be in the Bill.

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (2A) (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: I am grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, for clarifying the issue for the noble Lord, Lord Harris. The fact is that this House too often forgets the result of the referendum. I must correct the noble Lord, Lord Marlesford, on one very small point. David Cameron did indeed legislate for the referendum, but only because of the electoral pressure he was under from UKIP. I am delighted...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Motion (4 Sep 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Yes. Ayes 253, Noes 94.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Does the noble Lord therefore support a bad deal? Is that what he is saying?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, I agree with only two things that the noble Lord, Lord Warner, said: one is the lack of trust in the country for this Government; the other is the botched mishandling of all our negotiations with the EU and in Parliament. But the lack of trust is largely due to the way Parliament is seen to have tried to block the result of the referendum. I remind noble Lords in this House, who...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: Of course we would have accepted the referendum result—we would have had to. We would not have said that the whole thing was illegitimate and that we wanted another referendum; we would have had to accept the result, just as we were forced to accept the result of the 1975 referendum which unfortunately brought us into the clutches of the European Union, or the Common Market, as it then was....

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: It is no deal versus remain in the EU. That is what the question was in the YouGov poll this morning. I have it on my mobile; I will talk to the noble Lord afterwards and give it to him.

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: That is very different from the poll I saw. Perhaps after this debate the noble Lord and I might share a drink and we can compare polls. However, I stand by the figures that I cited from today’s YouGov poll. Earlier this afternoon, the noble Lord, Lord Owen, who is generally admired, warned this House to be very careful. He was right to say that. The reputation of this House has been...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Krebs. I do not, of course, agree with his conclusions. I welcome this Bill as an important step towards leaving the EU in 14 months’ time—no more than that. It cannot be an attempt to thwart the result of the referendum. I remind some noble Lords that the British people voted to leave in a referendum with a turnout of more than...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Kramer, but it is a pleasure also to disagree profoundly with her suggestion of having a second referendum. I would like to begin by congratulating the Prime Minister on her excellent Lancaster House speech; it had vision and clarity, and was exactly what we have been hoping to hear for many, many years. She was quite clear that...

Brexit: Environmental Standards - Question (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords—

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, I bumped into the noble Lord, Lord Howell, before coming back into this debate, and he reminded me of the old Chinese proverb which says that it is important to have the last word. I am delighted to have the last word, and I am sure than noble Lords, whatever they think of my views, will also be pleased, after a very long day, that this is the last word this evening. I thank the...

European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc.) Regulations 2016 — Motion to Approve (2 Mar 2016)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, I was going to make a long speech about my nanny, but the noble Lord, Lord Russell, has discouraged me from doing that. I do not want to go over the outcome of the Prime Minister’s negotiations in detail, but it is worth pointing out that, after three days of hard slog, all-night meetings, working lunches, working suppers, posturing photo opportunities and communiques, the result...

European Union Referendum Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (23 Nov 2015)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: My Lords, I support the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Green. It is important that these matters of immigration, however unpalatable they may be sometimes, are brought out into the open. The point that he made, which I also made in my speech, though it did not seem to find favour with noble Baroness, is that we should also look at the consequences for this country of staying in the EU....

European Union Referendum Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (23 Nov 2015)

Lord Willoughby de Broke: I pick up the noble Lord, Lord Liddle, for saying that to export to the EU we would have to meet the rules it imposed. Of course we would. It is the same position as America, India, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil or any other country that is not in the EU—or, for that matter, Switzerland, which manages to export more per head to the EU than we do and it is not in the EU. It is not a...


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