Results 1–20 of 3664 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Anna Soubry

Exiting the European Union: Negotiations (14 Dec 2017)

Anna Soubry: Nobody on the Government Benches who voted against the Government took any pleasure in that—[Interruption.] Nobody from these Benches drank champagne. Let me just nail down that rumour—these are serious matters. I say to the Secretary of State that last night would have been avoidable if the offer of my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve) had...

Exiting the European Union: Negotiations (14 Dec 2017)

Anna Soubry: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

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

Anna Soubry: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that a moment comes in one’s life when, on the most important issue that this nation has faced in decades, we have to set aside party differences and even party loyalty and be true to our principles and to what we believe in? It could be that that moment is now.

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

Anna Soubry: My hon. Friend is probably right, but my understanding is that the definition of withdrawal agreement clearly says “whether ratified or not”, so we do not have to follow the European Parliament. However, unless we get a meaningful vote, it may well end up being able to vote on something that, frankly, we will not be able to vote on.

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

Anna Soubry: A meaningful vote.

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

Anna Soubry: Does my hon. Friend agree that, to be meaningful, there has to be some time between that vote and such time as we leave the European Union? That is the whole point. A meaningful vote comes before something that is basically to be rubber-stamped. That is the whole point of “meaningful”. When does he anticipate that we will have that vote?

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

Anna Soubry: We have been speaking for months.

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

Anna Soubry: Will my hon. Friend give way?

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

Anna Soubry: I did not say that; I have never said that.

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

Anna Soubry: On a point of order, Mrs Laing. I will put up with all sorts of things, but I will not have an hon. Member saying that I have said things that I have not said. Will my hon. Friend retract what he said, because I have not said, “It’s too late.” What I have said is that we have been speaking to the Government for months. This matter was first raised in this place in February...

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

Anna Soubry: Will my hon. Friend give way?

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

Anna Soubry: Will my hon. Friend give way?

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

Anna Soubry: Will my hon. Friend give way?

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

Anna Soubry: Will my hon. Friend give way?

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

Anna Soubry: Will my hon. Friend confirm that the Bill was drafted before the general election on 8 June? If I am wrong about that, could he please tell us when the Bill was drafted?

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

Anna Soubry: Is not that the whole point about what happened last week? After what happened on the Monday, when things all fell apart and were ghastly, we saw an absolute desire and it was clear that everybody, including the EU, came together to make sure that our Prime Minister got a deal. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that when we talk to people, we hear that it is now absolutely clear that the leaders...

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

Anna Soubry: May I suggest another way forward, which is that we agree to the amendment and then, given that this is Committee stage, the Government can go away and fine-tune it, which is what they thought it needed? They had the opportunity to the table their own amendment, but they did not see that commitment through and table one by 3 o’clock on Friday. There is another way. Let us vote on and...

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

Anna Soubry: Has my right hon. and learned Friend also looked at this issue: does he think that, should the Government decide that the best deal is the European Free Trade Association—we would effectively be Norway—some right hon. and hon. Government Members have worked out that, without his amendment or the new clause moved by the right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford...

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

Anna Soubry: Has it come to the hon. Gentleman’s attention that, were the Bill passed without either amendment 7 or amendment 4 being made, and were there then a change of Government to one who believe in a hard Brexit, we could leave the European Union on absolutely no agreement, with no deal and no recourse whatever to this Parliament to have any say in that, because the Bill is completely silent...

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

Anna Soubry: The Father of the House is right that there will be a qualified majority vote on the withdrawal agreement. That agreement will not go to each individual Parliament in the same way that the actual trade agreement will. Does he share the concerns of many people, as that now dawns upon them? They had thought that this place would have some sort of say on the trade deal—the actual final...


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