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Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: ...it is the very antithesis of taking back control, but the truth we have to face is that the result of this referendum was not some “exotic spresm,” as expressed by the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), or any other kind of freak accident. It was the logical expression of the accumulation of decades of resentment about how this country has become subject to an...

Business of the House (6 Dec 2018)

Valerie Vaz: ...green and red tie one day. While he was speaking to the House, they found something sticking out of his trousers, which led the TV commentator to say it was his tie. I was a Labour candidate in Twickenham in 1987, and both Toby and his wife Eira Heath were wonderful and kind to me. It was my first outing. He was irrepressible and a gifted pianist. Monday is Human Rights Day. The Attorney...

Petition - Funding of the Avon and Somerset Police Force: South Western Railway Franchise (5 Dec 2018)

Andrew Jones: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) on securing this debate. He covered a lot of ground and issues in his short speech, and he has brought insight and local knowledge. He is right, as are other hon. and right hon. Members, to speak up for the passengers they represent. The South Western Railway franchise is enormous, handling more than 400,000 passengers a...

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: ...does that even mean in practical terms? The withdrawal agreement has united leavers and remainers in an extraordinary manner. I shared a platform a few weeks ago with the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), my constituency neighbour, and it was the first time in two years that we have agreed on something relating to the EU. We have known for some time that this deal has...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Owen Paterson: ...is spot on. We cannot be in any customs territory like that because it is a breach of the promise to the people, and we will never do trade deals around the world. Sadly, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) is not in his place; it is pathetic to say that we cannot do trade deals with India, America and China, when we are the great international country and these people...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Saudi Arabia (4 Dec 2018)

Tom Brake: I am sure that the Foreign Secretary is aware that my right hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) yesterday asked the Prime Minister whether she would make an appeal for clemency on behalf of the 12 men who currently face imminent execution. Is the Foreign Secretary or the Prime Minister willing to do that?

Interpol Presidency Election (20 Nov 2018)

Emily Thornberry: Mr Speaker, thank you for granting this urgent question; I congratulate the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) on securing it. On this day a fortnight ago, the right hon. Gentleman and I found ourselves on opposite sides of the table at the Cambridge Union in a debate about whether the special relationship with America was dead. I am glad to say that the students sided with...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Basic rate limit and personal allowance (19 Nov 2018)

Leo Docherty: It is an honour to follow the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). I welcome the Bill. As we consider the amendments, we are faced with a stark choice that faces all politicians and members of the public when they consider the basic question of how we manage our economy and how we manage tax and spending. It is the stark choice between responsibility and recklessness. If we...

Finance (No. 3) Bill (12 Nov 2018)

Robert Jenrick: ...this strongly, we intend to review the consequences of the new worldwide harmonised light vehicle test procedure on vehicle excise duty and report back in the spring. The right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) spoke of the need to incentivise further business investment, particularly at this important moment in the Brexit negotiations. I am sure he will welcome the increase in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Apprenticeships (12 Nov 2018)

Ed Vaizey: Surprisingly, my question is a segue to that asked by my old boss, the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). Apprenticeships are a great success story for this Government, although they are being terribly undermined by the clunking fist that is the apprenticeship levy. Will the Minister look specifically at the position in the film industry, where apprenticeships do not last...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: ...is space for you on our Front Bench. It is not an accident that we have seen an additional £100 billion coming into the public purse in this Budget. Contrary to what the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) suggests, this is not a fluke or luck. It is because of the decisions that this Government have taken since 2010: reforming the welfare system, cutting taxes for people,...

Religious Intolerance and Prejudice - Motion to Take Note (17 Oct 2018)

Lord Patten: ...I greatly admire, Monsignor Rod Strange, one-time head of the seminary for mature would-be priests in Rome, the Beda College, and now a distinguished professor of theology at Saint Mary’s, Twickenham, told of a fellow clergy coming out to start his day, walking through the door of his presbytery with a bounce in his feet and his clerical collar on to be met by a direct spit hit by a...

Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Funding Allocation (23 Jul 2018)

Rishi Sunak: ...to him that, in the short term, the Government will soon be publishing a technical consultation for local government finance in the upcoming settlement. As I said to the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), we will be including a consultation on the issue of negative revenue support grant, and I can also confirm that there will be a new round of business rate retention pilots.

Trade Bill: Implementation of international trade agreements (17 Jul 2018)

Toby Perkins: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. There is a great deal of concern across Parliament about the mysterious disappearance of the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable). He has been missing since last night. This morning, he was texting about being the only person really fighting Brexit. I just wonder if you and the parliamentary authorities could ascertain his whereabouts and...

Trade Bill: Report on proposed free trade agreement (17 Jul 2018)

Richard Graham: ...that are currently disfavoured under the common external tariff regime, could not be significantly improved by having our own free trade agreements. The next point— the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) is a classic example of this particular school of thought—is that we will not be able to negotiate effective free trade agreements on our own once we have left the...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Robin Walker: ...proposals avoid frictions in trade, protect jobs and livelihoods and, crucially, meet the commitments made by both sides to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland. Even the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), in opening the debate, recognised that as an advance, but it represents the consistent position of this Government.

Estimates Day: Department for Education (3 Jul 2018)

Jack Dromey: ...me, “Jack, I was suicidal. I couldn’t cope with two kids, one of whom has severe difficulties, but the children’s centre helped me through. It helped me to become a good mum”. I think of Twickenham Primary School, where I was told of a young boy, aged seven now, who came from a home with no curtains, carpets, cupboards or wardrobes, where everything was stored in bin bags on the...

Business of the House: National Policy Statement: Airports (25 Jun 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: ...an overrun in Heathrow’s costs of just 1% could be enough to negate the overall benefits of the scheme. None of that, by the way, takes into account the point made by the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) about Transport for London’s estimated £15 billion price tag for a link between the Heathrow expansion and surface level. It also does not take into account the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

Anne Main: Did the hon. Lady note that the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable) talked in his speech about the rights of Parliament but not the duties? The duty of this Parliament is to implement the wishes of the British people.

Heathrow (7 Jun 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: Following on from the question from the right hon. Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable), the third runway will, as I understand it, double the passenger capacity of Heathrow, so on what grounds does the Department for Transport believe that the public investment figures suggested by Transport for London for the connection between London and Heathrow are incorrect?


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