Results 1–20 of 6969 for speaker:Jacob Rees-Mogg

Anti-lockdown Protest in Shanghai: Arrest and Assault of Edward Lawrence (29 Nov 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May I add my congratulations to the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing this crucial urgent question? The Government must always do all they can to protect the safety of His Majesty’s subjects abroad; that is a fundamental duty. I wonder what effect calling in the ambassador will have and whether more does not need to be done urgently that actually has an effect on the...

Legal Rights to Access Abortion — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (28 Nov 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Charles, and to speak in this debate, which was so elegantly introduced by the hon. Member for Gower (Tonia Antoniazzi). There are two things to look at. First, there is the question of the Bill of Rights, which the hon. Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy) said I might mention, because this issue is about trying to impose an American...

Legal Rights to Access Abortion — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (28 Nov 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: My right hon. Friend raises the question of the viability of life. The viability of life—when does that start, Sir Charles? When do you think a life becomes a fully independent created life? Perhaps my right hon. Friend thinks we should be like the ancient Romans in their treatment of the newborn baby. St Macrina rescued newborn babies who had been exposed in ancient Rome because their...

Legal Rights to Access Abortion — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (28 Nov 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The job of doctors is to save life. It is quite clear that an ectopic pregnancy that may threaten the life of the woman carrying the baby is a case where an intervention may be made to save the life of the woman. That is a perfectly traditional and acceptable understanding of how to maximise the saving of life, while not pretending that there is not life, because there is. There are two lives.

Legal Rights to Access Abortion — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (28 Nov 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The viable point is one that my right hon. Friend admits he cannot define, but there is a clear point of conception where there is a new genetic entity. It is unbelievably clear and straightforward. To say that there is some later date—it may be 21, 22 or 24 weeks—is not the heart of the argument. The heart of the argument is actually that this new life started at the point of conception....

Legal Rights to Access Abortion — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (28 Nov 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I think the destruction of life is wrong. I do not believe that we should say that a new life should be destroyed. I do not believe that that is the right of the state. I do not believe we can put it into a Bill of Rights, even if we were the United States and had a Bill of Rights of the same constitutional standing as theirs. The hon. Member for North Antrim is right. He said that Bills of...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Registration (23 Nov 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that motorists who dispose of a vehicle are not subject to repeated police enquiries when the buyer has not returned a V5 form; and if he will make a statement.

Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Nov 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I wonder whether my right hon. Friend has noticed that the people who are currently criticising him—[Hon. Members: “Give him a job.”] No, thank you. The people who are currently criticising him have a record of bullying that is second to none. A Labour Member of Parliament left Parliament because of antisemitic bullying; a distinguished BBC journalist needed bodyguards at Labour party...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May I say what a pleasure it is that normal service can be resumed, and that I am now able to speak slightly more freely than I may have done when I sat in a different place? I congratulate my hon. Friend the Minister on his particularly brilliant speech. I think it was particularly brilliant because I was involved in writing it; I may therefore be a rather prejudiced audience, but I thought...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am afraid that my hon. Friend has never liked the decision to leave the European Union, and everything he says must be taken in that context. Otherwise, he would not have intervened—

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am not giving way again. Otherwise, my hon. Friend would not have intervened at this stage, because I was setting out the issue of supremacy before coming to the crucial point about why the Bill is now necessary and how it works in practice.

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I give way to my right hon. Friend.

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I now give way to my right hon. Friend the Member for South Northamptonshire (Dame Andrea Leadsom).

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am very grateful to my right hon. Friend, who has made an excellent point. The ability of the House to get through its business is exceptionally good, and it is able to do so in an orderly way, as my right hon. Friend showed in dealing with the no-deal Brexit legislation.

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: There is always a discussion to be had about whether a few days in a Committee of the whole House or upstairs in Committee provides better scrutiny. People sometimes reach different conclusions on that, but there will be a proper opportunity for a Committee stage upstairs, and I think that is perfectly reasonable. I want to go back to the fundamental point about the supremacy issue. Let me...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend, who is wise, as always. But it is even odder than that, because there is this very strange view that laws that came in without any scrutiny at all—regulations of the EU that became our law automatically—cannot be removed without primary legislation. That is just bizarre. The laws with which we are dealing came in under section 2(2) of the European...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I do not accept that construction of what is actually happening. The House will have the ability to focus on issues on which it thinks the Government are going in the wrong direction. Let me pick at random one of the retained EU laws that may be reformed or become redundant: “a common methodology for the calculation of annual sales of portable batteries and accumulators to end-users”....

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Gentleman knows that Dispatch Box commitments have a very high standing in our political system. As Leader of the House, I was concerned that we were not using legislative reform orders as comprehensively as the legislation seemed to imply. In fact, the reason for that was a Dispatch Box commitment given by Paul Goggins, in the last Labour Government, during the passage of the Bill...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: I am certainly concerned about that. In the last couple of days I had to sign off a couple of explanatory memorandums covering law that was going to come into Northern Ireland from the European Union. That is an unsatisfactory constitutional situation, which is why I am so supportive of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill that is in the other place today. That is something we must push forward...

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (25 Oct 2022)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Scottish Parliament has been reluctant to give legislative consent motions to any Brexit-related legislation because of the politics of the SNP. That is a view that it has taken because it wanted to remain in the European Union—as the SNP, to its credit, argues for firmly and clearly on these Benches. The SNP is rather clearer about this state of affairs than the socialist friends we...


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