Results 21–40 of 5152 for speaker:Jo Swinson

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: No, I am making some progress. We cannot trust what the Prime Minister says. We have no guarantee that he would not try to crash us out of the European Union. He said that he would not prorogue Parliament; he did. He said that he would not send a letter to request an extension of article 50, and he did. We cannot trust what the Prime Minister says. That is why the plan that we have put...

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: I thank my hon. Friend—and I do count him as a friend—for that intervention. We have also worked together well on the people’s vote campaign, and I welcome the cross-party nature of that work. I have campaigned for votes at 16 from the moment that I came into this House. We have votes at 16 for most elections in Scotland, and it works well. The sky has not fallen in. I think that votes...

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: I have given way plenty of times. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition say that they want a general election. If that is the case and they are not just playing games, then the Government will give time for the Bill that we have published, and the Leader of the Opposition will ask his MPs to support it. I relish the opportunity to take both of them on in a general election and...

Prime Minister: Engagements (23 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: I would like to associate myself and my Liberal Democrat colleagues with the remarks made earlier about the horrific deaths of 39 people in Essex. It is good manners to say thank you when our friends help us out, so would the Prime Minister like to express his gratitude to the 19 Labour MPs who voted for his deal last night and to the Leader of the Opposition for meeting him this morning to...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (PROGRAMME) (22 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (PROGRAMME) (22 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Twice in the last three days, the Prime Minister has failed to force his bad Brexit deal through the House without adequate scrutiny. He continues in an irresponsible vein to talk up the prospect of no deal. Is it not time to end the brinksmanship and replace it with some statesmanship; to seriously and respectfully engage with our European friends...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: Brexit will be bad for our country and that is why Liberal Democrats will be voting against this Bill tonight. We know that it will be bad for the economy, because the Government’s own assessment in November 2018 looked at the impact of a free trade agreement on the British economy and concluded that it would mean that our economy would shrink by more than 6%— greater than the amount that...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: The hon. Lady is right: the way that this country is treating those 3 million citizens from other EU states is shocking. This Brexit deal will be bad for our security, because it will rob our police of the ability to use the European arrest warrant, which, since 2004, has seen 1,600 criminals extradited back to the UK to face justice. This Brexit deal will be bad for our United Kingdom family...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: I entirely agree. The hon. Gentleman is right to say that this Government are acting in a nationalist way. The Prime Minister of our country should take his responsibilities to protect the United Kingdom, our family of nations, much more seriously. We also know that this Brexit deal will be bad for environmental protections, because even the weak protections that had been agreed by the former...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: I am pressed for time, so I will not give way further. I caution any MPs—in particular, friends on the Labour Benches—against believing the promises of this Prime Minister when it comes to workers’ rights, and I speak as a former employment relations Minister in the coalition Government, so I know a little about what I am talking about when it comes to what the Conservatives want to do...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and Extension Letter (21 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: The Prime Minister was withering in his criticism of the first Brexit deal, and yet he voted for it. He said that no Conservative Prime Minister should ever accept a border down the Irish sea, and yet he has done so. He said that he would never ask for an extension of article 50, and yet he sent a letter doing just that. If the Prime Minister is allowed to change his mind, surely the...

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. The Prime Minister’s deal was a bad deal, and the public deserve to have the final say—not just the hundreds of thousands who are marching outside, but the millions of people across our country. [Interruption.]

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: And the people who are outside this building right now will be heard, and they deserve the final say, along with millions across the country. The most urgent thing right now is that the Prime Minister complies with the law, and I ask your guidance. Would it be possible to suspend the sitting for a short time to allow the Prime Minister to go and send his letter, and come back and make a...

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: The Prime Minister’s deal removes protections on workers’ rights. It puts a border—[Interruption.]

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: The Prime Minister’s deal removes protections on workers’ rights. It puts a border down the Irish sea and, according to the Government’s own analysis, will damage our economy on a scale greater than the financial crash. Today, hundreds of thousands of people will be outside demanding a final say in a people’s vote. Is not it the truth that the reason why the Prime Minister refuses...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Chatham and Aylesford (Tracey Crouch). Her remarks about the importance of mental health were particularly worth listening to. On behalf of my colleagues on the ever-expanding Liberal Democrat Benches, let me associate myself with the words of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition about Paul Flynn. He was a thoughtful man, an...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: I wholeheartedly endorse what my hon. Friend says about the human cost; it has not been properly taken into account by this Government.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: My hon. Friend is quite right. In this place, we often have the debates, the braying and the back-and-forth across the Dispatch Box, and it can feel like the pantomime or theatre, but this is people’s lives that we are talking about, and some of them are sitting in the Gallery today. I was going to ask the Prime Minister, but he is no longer here, so I hope that the Ministers will have the...

Withdrawal Agreement: Proposed Changes ( 7 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: Earlier this year, the Government said that if we left the EU with a deal, we would keep our world-leading standards and rights on food, quality, employment and environmental protections. That commitment was pretty flimsy then, but people now fear that it has been ditched in desperation, and the Government will not even publish the text. The public have a right to know whether the Prime...

Brexit Negotiations ( 3 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: If the Prime Minister had bothered to go to the Northern Ireland border, he would know the genuine fear that people there feel about his proposals, which they see will result in physical infrastructure for the border, whether that is actually on the border or, as he euphemistically puts it, at some other point in the supply chain. His plans there have been denounced as the worst of both...


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