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Post Office (Horizon System) Compensation Bill (19 Dec 2023)

Sarah Jones: ...hard as a Minister and is right to be proud of what he did in this area. It is good to see that he has eased himself back into the Back Benches. I noted his praise, which is increasingly rare, for Boris Johnson for starting the process for the inquiry. I am sure the Minister noted his lesson that if we were doing this from scratch, the Business Department would perhaps have run all the...

International Health Regulations 2005 — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair] (18 Dec 2023)

Andrew Stephenson: .... and right hon. Friends said in the debate, there has been lots of criticism of how they worked. As the hon. Gentleman will remember, our right hon. Friend who is no longer in this place—Boris Johnson, the former Prime Minister—was one of the leading voices in saying that we should update the IHR, because we surely need to learn lessons and move forwards. I believe that there is...

Serious Violence: Battersea (14 Dec 2023)

Marsha de Cordova: ..., leading to the collapse in neighbourhood policing. After initially benefiting from a record of investment in policing under the last Labour Government, violent crime started to rise in London on Boris Johnson’s watch in 2014. He oversaw policies that led to police officer numbers falling to record lows and 9,000 police staff losing their jobs, including 72% of community support...

2. Questions to the Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution: Senedd Cymru (Members and Elections) Bill (13 Dec 2023)

Mick Antoniw: ..., I think what you should really be concerned about is your Government's record of 13 years in office, which, it seems to me, year on year, have undermined trust in politicians. Your former leader, Boris Johnson, was a serial liar who was found to have misled Parliament.

Prime Minister: Engagements (13 Dec 2023)

Chris Bryant: ..., losing £11.8 billion to fraud as Chancellor, presiding over the biggest fall in living standards in our history, or desperately clinging on to power when you have become even more unpopular than Boris Johnson?

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Stephen Kinnock: ...but the Titanic is still steaming towards the iceberg. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Rwanda scheme is the story of its origin. Cast your mind back to April 2022, Madam Deputy Speaker. Boris Johnson was Prime Minister, and he was in the eye of the partygate storm, so he cooked up a cunning plan to rescue his premiership, which I believe became known as Operation Save Big Dog....

Representation of the People (Overseas Electors etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (12 Dec 2023)

Lord Rennard: ...limits of 80%, allowing a party to spend up to £35 million in a general election year, even though no previous Government have seen the need to increase the national party limit at all, and Boris Johnson’s Government spent just £16 million in 2019. The reason for the new limits must in part be to allow for major new donations from abroad. The statutory instruments before us expose...

Tackling Islamophobia ( 7 Dec 2023)

Tan Dhesi: ...’s approach has been marked by language that alienates and vilifies specific groups, contributing to a climate of fear and misunderstanding. That was exemplified when the former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, referred to women wearing a burqa as looking like “bank robbers” and “letterboxes”, a statement that not only demeaned a religious practice, but inflamed anti-Muslim...

Code of Practice on Reasonable Steps to be taken by a Trade Union (Minimum Service Levels) - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion ( 6 Dec 2023)

Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway: ...strike ballot, drag unions into court, attack union funds, strip away automatic protection against unfair dismissal and ban strikes by the back door. On the day that the former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, professes gratitude to healthcare workers and other public servants for protecting people through the pandemic, this is their reward. In drawing up this code, Ministers ignored the...

House of Lords Appointments Commission - Question ( 6 Dec 2023)

Lord Wallace of Saltaire: ...Adviser on Ministers’ Interests and others—is to put them in statutory form so they are able to stand up to Prime Ministers who do not wish to observe the conventions of public life, as Boris Johnson so clearly did not. Is this part of the Government’s agenda?

General Elections: Party-political Spending - Question (29 Nov 2023)

Lord Rennard: ...five elections, only one party—the Conservative Party—has come close to spending towards the election expense limit, so why does it now have to be increased by 80%? Which party will benefit? Boris Johnson managed to win the last general election spending £16 million, so why do this Government seem to think that they need to spend up to £36 million to try to be re-elected? What will...

Section 28 Repeal: 20th Anniversary — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2023)

Ben Bradshaw: ...ban on discrimination in the provision of goods and services, the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and the Equality Act 2010. What is more, those advances were not reversed by the Cameron, May or even Boris Johnson Governments, but in the past year or two there have been worrying signs of a renewed moral panic, fuelled, as in the 1980s, by powerful elements in the media and politicians who...

Cop28 (29 Nov 2023)

Jeremy Corbyn: After the last COP, the Prime Minister at the time, Boris Johnson, assured the House that there would be no funding whatsoever from British sources for fossil fuel developments anywhere in the world. Since then, the UK Government have announced their own fossil fuel developments with oil and gas extraction, so how on earth does the Minister expect to be taken seriously at COP when Britain...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Cost-of-living Crisis (28 Nov 2023)

Mark Drakeford: ...back into the austerity policies that we were promised had been left behind. Here is Theresa May telling the Conservative Party conference in October 2018 that 'austerity is over'. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told The Mail on Sunday in July 2020, a pledge that the Tories would not go back to the austerity of 10 years ago. And yet, that is exactly what we heard on Wednesday of last...

International Development White Paper - Statement (23 Nov 2023)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...from the creation of DfID, through the achievement of 0.7% development spending to the present. But, in reality, as the Opposition spokesman pointed out, our reputation in this field was trashed by Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak when the ill thought-through merger of DfID and the FCO was pushed through and aid programmes were slashed. The appointment of the noble Lord, Lord Cameron of...

Mental Health: Children and Young People - Motion to Take Note (23 Nov 2023)

Baroness Hollins: ...benefited their system greatly. Noble Lords will also recall when, in September 2019, as President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the noble and learned Baroness, Lady Hale, found Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament to be unlawful, thus terminating the suspension of Parliament. I congratulate my noble and learned friend on her remarkable maiden speech, of no less...

Scottish Parliament: Michael Matheson (Expenses) (23 Nov 2023)

The First Minister: I will say, for the fourth time, that Michael Matheson admits to making mistakes in the handling of this issue. It is astonishing that the party of Boris Johnson—a man who Douglas Ross described as “honest”—can lecture anybody about standards in public life. It is telling that, today, just before First Minister’s question time, the Scottish Parliamentary...

Rates of tobacco products duty (22 Nov 2023)

Kevin Foster: ...elections and reach out to a whole new group of Conservative supporters, whether in 1979, in the 1980s, or last time in 2019, when we were lucky enough to get a majority under the leadership of Boris Johnson. It is always a privilege to serve in government, and we need to ensure that we continue to deliver for those who put their faith in us. I welcome in particular the business rates...

Pedicabs (London) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (22 Nov 2023)

Lord Liddle: ...loophole that has been allowed to exist for far too long. In fact, when I looked at the Lords briefing note, it told us that a complaint about this was first made by the London Assembly in 2005. Boris Johnson, when he was Mayor of London, pointed out that this was a legal anomaly in 2012, as did the Law Commission in 2014. No wonder we fail as a country when we cannot manage to get things...

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Area (22 Nov 2023)

Douglas Chapman: a resurgence in numbers of whales and penguins in the area, especially the king penguins that feed off the fish. Maybe we could have renamed them the Great British penguin—I almost feel that Boris Johnson is back with us—but never mind, we will move on. This is a good news story, because the local government took action to protect some of the most fertile seas on Earth by enforcing...

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