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Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Ian Blackford: ...Minister himself who called the system a “gigantic fraud” when Gordon Brown was parachuted into office, just like he was, 12 years ago. Scotland did not vote for Brexit, we did not vote for no deal, and we most certainly did not vote for this Prime Minister. Will the Prime Minister accept the First Minister’s call this morning for an urgent meeting of the Heads of Government?...

Exiting the European Union: No Deal: Preparedness (27 Jun 2019)

Peter Grant: ...Minister who will be chosen on the votes of less than one quarter of 1% of the people of these islands. The lead contender—in fact, both contenders have made it clear they are prepared to go for a no-deal Brexit. Will the Minister accept that there is no mandate for a no-deal Brexit in this Parliament, and that there has never been a mandate for a no-deal Brexit from the people of the...

European Council (24 Jun 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Minister finally did reach out, it was a bit too late, and she was unable to deliver meaningful compromise or change. Does the Prime Minister now regret that she continued to legitimise the idea of no deal instead of warning of its disastrous implications? The two Tory leadership candidates still say that if they cannot renegotiate the backstop, which EU leaders last week said was not...

Leaving the Eu: Business of the House (12 Jun 2019)

Ben Bradshaw: What is my right hon. and learned Friend’s assessment of the likely reaction in the palace were an unelected new Prime Minister with no mandate to close down Parliament when Parliament had voted time and again, overwhelmingly, against no deal?

Leaving the European Union (22 May 2019)

Chuka Umunna: It is clear that the House will reject the Prime Minister’s deal a fourth time, and she has indicated that she will then set out a timetable for her departure. She has also just said that there is no mandate here, or indeed in the country, to leave without a deal. Regarding that timetable, if a change in Prime Minister occurs near the end of October, leaving her successor no time to...

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Chuka Umunna: ...more than 25,000 people in my constituency, which is just under a third of the registered electors in Streatham. I do not want to speak for long, but I will make these points. There is clearly no mandate whatever for the chaos that we have seen unfold in this country since the vote in 2016. Whether people voted leave or remain, there is simply no majority in the country for the mess that...

Business of the House (Today): European Union (Withdrawal) Act (12 Mar 2019)

Ian Blackford: remind the House that the Prime Minister lost the first meaningful vote by 432 to 202. This is the same deal. Nothing has changed. But this is not a binary choice before us; it is not a deal or no deal. There is still a way to protect our citizens. I appeal to Members, particularly Scottish MPs, to stand with the SNP; reject the Government’s negotiated withdrawal agreement for the...

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: ...the deal for the intrinsic flaws of Brexit is a transparent strategy. I understand that, in the other place, it is likely that the deal will be rejected and Parliament will be asked to rule out no deal. One noble friend said to me in the Library, “You can’t negotiate with the EU if you’ve ruled out no deal”. I responded, “We are not just negotiating with the EU; we’re also...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Mar 2019)

Kirsty Blackman: took place in the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament, with both Parliaments simultaneously rejecting the Prime Minister’s deal. Is it not the case that the Prime Minister has no mandate from Scotland either for no deal or for her deal?

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Negotiations (5 Mar 2019)

Jenny Gilruth: ...23 June 2016. Nine hundred and eighty-five days later, we have no clarity for business; 985 days later, our EU nationals live in fear of what is to come; and 985 days later, the Prime Minister has no deal—but not to worry chaps, because it is “Simples”. Yes, the Prime Minister of this country would rather quote a computer-generated meerkat than face up to the political catastrophe...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the EU (27 Feb 2019)

Anna Soubry: ...meant when we put to the Great British people the option of leave. I do take grave exception to something else: the fact that this Government—a Conservative Government—have still refused to take no deal off the table. I take grave exception to that not only because there is no mandate for it and it was not promised at all—in fact, the opposite was promised by leave campaigners, who...

Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Bates: ...SIs being laid under the EU withdrawal Act, providing continuity by maintaining existing legislation at the point of exit but amending it where necessary to ensure that it works effectively in a no-deal context. I turn to the substance of the SI, which amends the PRIIPs regulation. PRIIPs are investment products offered to retail investors and considered as an alternative to, for example,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Caroline Lucas: .... Now it seems as though they regard parliamentary sovereignty as a bit of an inconvenient obstacle to getting their own way. The amendment is vital to allowing us to avoid the catastrophe of no deal. Let me make it very clear that for my constituents in Brighton no deal would be a catastrophe—a catastrophe for our tourism industry, for businesses, for our universities and research, and...

Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Anna Soubry: ...the ultimate game of brinkmanship—it is deeply irresponsible—with Conservative Members, who are divided, as everybody knows. Unfortunately, the Government are flagging up to those who fear no deal as ultimately the worst thing that could happen, as they should do, that it is in some way acceptable, and they have never taken it off the table as we should have done two and a half years...

European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Ian Blackford: ...They are a laughing stock. Companies and their workers do not know if we are going to crash out of the European Union in three months’ time. We have just over 100 days to prepare for the risk of a no-deal outcome that most sensible folk would reject as unacceptable. The Prime Minister is playing a game of brinkmanship. The European Council President, Donald Tusk, was clear when he said:...

Leaving the EU: No-deal Alternatives — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Peter Grant: I am not actively promoting the EEA-EFTA option. Although it is significantly less bad than the no-deal option, it is still not good enough. For the record, I repeat that the position of the Scottish Government and the Scottish National party has always been that free movement of people is a good thing, not a bad thing that we have to accept in return for the benefits of free movement of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Wigley: ...disaster for both Wales and the United Kingdom but as democrats we accept that the voters of Wales, for diverse reasons, chose to leave the EU. While there may be a mandate to leave the EU, there is no mandate whatever for any specific new relationship with Europe or the world. So while I accept that the Bill should have a Second Reading I reserve judgment on its Third Reading, depending...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Gareth Thomas: ...real-terms cut of nearly £450 in annual pay, the equivalent of a week’s salary. But, sadly, the Government march on, insisting that we will leave the customs union and the single market, and that no deal may well be an acceptable outcome. Just recently, we have heard striking evidence from car manufacturers such as Honda about the potential cost of leaving the customs union. For some...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Date of exit from the European Union (14 Nov 2017)

Chuka Umunna: I am grateful to the Minister for being pretty frank with the Committee now, because if what he says is right, his Government’s set of amendments pave the way for no deal. If I am wrong about that, why did his predecessor, Lord Bridges of Headley, say that he did not believe it would be possible to sort out the divorce bill, the implementation period and the final deal on our withdrawal...

European Council (26 Jun 2017)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...she has promised to restore supremacy to this Parliament, will she now be more transparent and involve it properly in the Brexit negotiation process? Will she now finally rule out the possibility of no deal being a viable option for the country? [Interruption.] The choice is hers. The Prime Minister went to Brussels last week to make what she described as a “generous offer” to EU...

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