Results 1–20 of 69 for speaker:Lord Finkelstein

Anti-Semitism - Motion to Take Note (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Finkelstein: My Lords, I declare my interests as a member of Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue, a columnist on the JC and a consumer of the products of B&K deli in Hatch End. I thank many noble Lords for wonderful speeches: the noble Baroness, Lady Berridge, the super-magnificent noble Lord, Lord Pickles—that is his official title—the noble Lord, Lord Harris, for his superb speech and the right...

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

Lord Finkelstein: I listened to my noble friend and thought to myself, “But isn’t your objective that we should have no-deal Brexit, and you are pretending that it is about the constitution?” That seems like an extraordinary accusation to make, when my noble friend knows that very well.

Adjournment (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Finkelstein: I know the noble Lord is a very intelligent person and a great viewer of political events and that, like me, he does not want a no-deal Brexit. I just wanted to check that he is 100% sure that there will not be a no-deal Brexit. Everything he has said assumes that he is, but I do not think a single person in this House is 100% sure of that. I certainly am not.

Adjournment (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Finkelstein: The noble Lord knows that it does not depend on that but on lots of things, such as whether the House of Commons can agree a deal. I am a fan of Twitter as well; the noble Lord will know that the shadow Foreign Secretary has said that she does not approve of an extension beyond three months, and that the European Union may offer us a deal longer than that but she will not want to accept it....

Further Developments in Discussions with the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Finkelstein: My Lords, it has been a genuine privilege to listen to many compelling speeches; I do not say that for the sake of our usual politeness—I have found it really illuminating and I thank those who have spoken before me. The euphoria that greeted the Conservative unity on the Brady amendment was something to behold, was it not? Now that unity had been achieved on the Conservative Benches, it...

Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) (4 Feb 2019)

Lord Finkelstein: I thank the noble Lord for his compelling and persuasive speech. For those of us who are determined that we should not leave the European Union without any deal whatever, it is important to think about the points that he has raised. We are at the stage now where someone like me needs some guidance. There is no point haring off after something that it is not going to happen. We had a...

Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) (4 Feb 2019)

Lord Finkelstein: I think it is access to the single market, and we are both aware of the difference between those two things. Also, it is “a” customs union; I noticed that the noble Lord referred to “the” customs union. That is also something different, so his view is not quite that. There is a second question: whether if the Labour Party decides it is going to move to this position—either as a...

Trade Bill - Committee (4th Day) (4 Feb 2019)

Lord Finkelstein: It is a credible proposal, but only if it has some sort of political support. The questions I put are merely a matter of guidance to me—and I am sure to lots of other people like me—and I am hoping that we will get a little bit of illumination from both Front Benches that will help us along the way.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Finkelstein: My Lords—

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Finkelstein: The right reverend Prelate is intervening on me, so my noble friend Lord Lexden cannot reply. I shall start with the words that noble Lords most dread—“It is not my intention today to make a long speech”. I intend only a short intervention to express concerns about the proposed treatment of Lord Janner by the child abuse inquiry and to associate myself in that regard with the comments...

Brexit: People’s Vote - Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2018)

Lord Finkelstein: My Lords, it is a privilege to follow so many compelling speeches. I start by telling noble Lords about an article that I did not write in the Times. About two weeks before the referendum in Scotland, I consulted a friend who was working on the union campaign. “We’re going to win,” he said, “But I have one remaining worry. I’m concerned that Alex Salmond will offer voters a second...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Finkelstein: My Lords, I wanted to ask—

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Finkelstein: I am just asking a question, although I thank the noble Lord for his advice. There is a consequent question, subject to the vote we have just had, that I think changes the situation. I just wanted to have my noble friend Lord Attlee’s view—

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Finkelstein: What would my noble friend’s reaction be if the inquiry that we have just voted for determined that the proposal that he has just made is a foolish one?

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Finkelstein: My Lords, I first declare my interest as a Times columnist. Perhaps I may also start by thanking the noble Baroness, Lady Hollins, for the opportunity to listen to what she had to say, which it was impossible to do without regarding it as moving and passionate and a cause for reflection. It would be an insult to free debate if I did not say to the noble Baroness that listening to her has made...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Finkelstein: I hope the noble Lord, Lord McNally, will forgive me, but I feel his comments require response. I recall at a university meeting when we had to discuss rules for debate, one student started a speech with, “I’m a liberal, but I’m against free speech”. I notice we have a very large turnout of both small “l” and big “L” liberals in the House, which usually suggests we are about...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day) (13 Dec 2017)

Lord Finkelstein: My Lords—

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Finkelstein: Does the noble Baroness accept that the reason the court made that judgment was that both parties had agreed that it was not unilaterally revocable? That is the reason why both parties had to agree, otherwise the court would have ruled differently. It ruled that this was a parliamentary decision of authorisation. That is the reason why it had to come back to Parliament. It would change the law.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Finkelstein: Did the noble Baroness finish? I wanted to intervene on her.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Finkelstein: Was the court’s judgment not based on the idea that this was authorisation? The court would have not have ruled as it did if it had not assumed that this was not unilaterally revocable. Both sides in the court case, including the noble Lord, Lord Pannick, said that it is not unilaterally revocable, and the court ruled specifically because of that that authorisation is delivered by...


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