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All 4 results for jeremy corbyn speaker:Lord Balfe

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill - Second Reading (30 Oct 2019)

Lord Balfe: ...government. For a long time, I have advocated proportional representation. I was always told that it would end stable government. My answer has always been that if you had PR, you would not have Jeremy Corbyn leading the Labour Party and you might have a different leader of the Conservative Party. Yes, we would have to put up with the equivalent of Die Linke, the left in Germany, and the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Balfe: .... Finally, Clauses 7, 8 and 9 give Ministers powers that seem worryingly wide. I hope that the Opposition will join us in opposing them, but to my own side I say: “Would you be happy for Mr Jeremy Corbyn and Mr John McDonnell to have these powers in their hands, to change legislation in ministries without reference to the democratic structure? That is what these clauses do”. I was...

Local Government Elections (Referendum) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (15 Dec 2017)

Lord Balfe: ...many years ago I remember arguing in the Labour campaign for electoral reform that it was a very good idea as it would enable us to get rid of some people. I seem to remember I mentioned a certain Jeremy Corbyn and I was told, “Don’t be silly, he will never get anywhere in our party”. But, of course, as a serious point, one of the advantages of proportional representation is that it...

Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding — Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2016)

Lord Balfe: ...Lord, Lord Oates. We do not want to get into a unilateral tit-for-tat action; it is not going to do any of us any good. Paragraph 128 cites Sir Christopher Kelly, who is not normally found in the Jeremy Corbyn part of politics, but he called Clause 10, “a partisan, cynical move that is likely … to bring the whole process into even greater disrepute”. I think we need to take note of...

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