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Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Even by recent standards, this is a moment of extraordinary political chaos. Within the last 36 hours, the Prime Minister has lost her Brexit Secretary, her Foreign Secretary—although she probably welcomed that as much as the rest of the country did—and she has lost the support of her party. The Chequers proposals are clearly dead in the water, even before the White Paper is...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Give me a minute—let me at least get started, and then I promise I will give way. Today, before the House we have a Lib Dem motion calling for a coalition with a discredited Tory Government and a referendum on the EU. This is from a party that propped up the Cameron Government for five years.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: We have had our moments, I do not deny it, but we sit here as a shadow Brexit team that is still entirely intact from the date of formation. I look over to the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the hon. Member for Worcester (Mr Walker), who now casts a lonely figure on the Government Front Bench, as the sole survivor on his own team. The Lib Dems have been calling for...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Our Front Benchers’ position is clear: we do not want an exit from Brexit. We respect the outcome of the referendum. I know that the Liberal Democrats do not approve of that position, but that is what it is.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I will go on to that later in my speech.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I give way to the right hon. Gentleman.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: There is a very great difference between what is proposed in the Chequers deal and a comprehensive customs union. We will probably be debating this at great length when the White Paper comes out. I am interested to note the right hon. Gentleman’s support for the Chequers deal—let us see how long that lasts. The problems with the Chequers proposals go a bit deeper. There are huge...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: No. Or would this just be a Brexit Government? Brexit is the most pressing issue facing this country, but it is not the only one, and the public would not thank us for ignoring the many wider issues we need to urgently tackle. I will give way to the right hon. Gentleman if he would still like to intervene.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I think “end of story” pretty much sums it up actually. Instead of another Lib Dem coalition, the Prime Minister should first allow votes in this House on her customs proposals, and ours, to see which one has the support of the House. Similarly, she should put her White Paper to a vote and see whether there is a majority for that, and if not, she must accept that her approach has...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: The hon. Lady does not respect the outcome of the referendum. I understand that. There is an honesty and a consistency to her approach, but that approach does not happen to be shared by the Labour party. We do accept the outcome of the referendum. Over the last year we have consistently fought to ensure that Parliament has a proper role in the process. Of course, we would have liked the...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: There are parties in this House—we are hearing a lot from them this afternoon—that do not accept the outcome of the referendum. The Labour party is not one of them. We accept the outcome of the referendum and all the challenges that it poses.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: If I believed for one minute that another referendum would be a well-informed discussion among the people of this country about customs, trade, tariffs and the economy, I might take a different view. Unfortunately, that is not what I expect to happen. Labour is not calling for a second referendum because we believe that doing so at this stage would make it harder to get the right deal for Brexit.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I said that, too. I do not know the hon. Gentleman well, but I take him to be a man of high intellect and cleverness. I do not think it is too difficult a concept to grasp that we are not calling for something, but we do not feel that we can, from a position of opposition, rule things out and impose red lines in the way the Government have done. This whole process has been bedevilled by...

Exiting the European Union: Northern Ireland Border (14 Jun 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I remind Members that the Prime Minister said that we are leaving the EU and it is our responsibility to find a solution to the Northern Ireland border. On Tuesday, the Government accepted the Patten amendment and rightly committed us to no controls, no checks and no infrastructure on the border in Northern Ireland. How on earth can the Government ensure that that will happen without the UK,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Continuation of North-South co-operation and the prevention of new border arrangements (12 Jun 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Will the Minister accept that the programme motion passed earlier today has led to the ridiculous situation that these important amendments, including amendments on the Irish border, have to be debated in such a short period and it looks as though his is the only voice that will be heard?

Transport Secretary: East Coast Franchise (23 May 2018)

Jenny Chapman: My hon. Friend says something that sums it up. This has been about changing uniforms and livery on trains, while the promised improvements to service, the new routes and the benefits to passengers have never ever materialised.

Gaza: Un Human Rights Council Vote: Private Members’ Bills: Money Resolutions (21 May 2018)

Jenny Chapman: I have endured sitting through two inquiries into private Members’ Bills as a member of the Procedure Committee. It is clear that private Members’ Bills get through only if the Government choose that they should get through. The whole system is dysfunctional. There are a hundred ways in which the Government could choose to kill a private Member’s Bill; they happen to be...

East Coast Main Line (16 May 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Franchising on this line has failed repeatedly. The Secretary of State could make himself incredibly popular in my constituency, which is the birthplace of the railways, if he just stood up, looked behind him and said, “My name is Chris Grayling, and I have just nationalised a rail line.”

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 May 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Why is it that over half the young people referred for specialist mental health treatment by their GP are not receiving care?

Health and Social Care: Perinatal Mental Health (8 May 2018)

Jenny Chapman: What support GPs provide to mothers experiencing perinatal mental health problems.


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