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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 Oct 2019)

Lord Bilimoria: ...under the previous Prime Minister, our relationship with India was at its lowest. Now is an opportunity to rebuild that relationship, built by Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron. Now, with Boris Johnson, I am sure that we will continue to rebuild it. I hope we will send a major delegation to India soon to make that point. In total, the Commonwealth today, with over 50 countries,...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Bilimoria: ...it? Well, UKIP’s then leader Nigel Farage later described the manifesto as “drivel”, so let us move on from that. By the time the referendum came around, several prominent leavers including Boris Johnson and Daniel Hannan were happy to say that the UK “betrayed” the Commonwealth when it joined the European Community in 1973 and that now was the time to “embrace the...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2019)

Lord Bilimoria: ...to that path, and may very well do so again this week”. She finally said that: “The alternative is to pursue a different form of Brexit or a second referendum”. I cannot go on without quoting Boris Johnson in his article today. He said that Mrs May and the Government had “chickened out” of delivering Brexit. I do not know which world he lives in. He lives in a utopian world...

Good Friday Agreement: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (11 Oct 2018)

Lord Bilimoria: ...for Ireland, they can come to the UK. However, that is in the context of being in the European Union. People such as Arlene Foster say that the Good Friday agreement is not sacrosanct and praise Boris Johnson’s Brexit vision. But the Good Friday agreement was created in the context of the European Union and the free movement of people, goods, services and capital, and of the UK and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day) (8 May 2018)

Lord Bilimoria: ...to get terms as good as those we have now when we leave. To follow on from what the noble Lord, Lord Cormack, said, we have heard comments from other members of the Conservative Party, and not just Boris Johnson. Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused the Business Secretary, Greg Clark, of, “promoting ‘Project Fear’ by saying that thousands of jobs were at risk if Britain did not minimise...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (3rd Day) (25 Apr 2018)

Lord Bilimoria: ...flexibility if it is appropriate to tidy things up. Who is taking the decision on whether something is appropriate? Today it is Theresa May as Prime Minister. Tomorrow it may be Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn. This is about the Government, the judiciary, the legislature and, without a written constitution, the very delicate balance that needs to be respected. We need to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Bilimoria: ...or a badly drafted clause in a contract—this Bill gives unfettered powers to the Government. We have to realise that the Prime Minister using these powers may not be Theresa May—it could be Boris Johnson or Jacob Rees-Mogg. How many thousands of statutory instruments are the Government expecting to implement as a result of this Bill? It is important to note that it is very difficult...

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

Lord Bilimoria: ...its mind, it ceases to be a democracy”. We have Juncker and Barnier—everyone—saying, “Stay on. We would welcome you staying on”. Even Farage has now spoken about a second referendum. Boris Johnson has said that there is now a danger that Brexit will not take place. My message is this: we have to go through the motions of this Bill. We have to go through whatever we have to go...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (4 Dec 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...2016 to 2022 listing in the following order: Germany, France, United States, Japan, Italy, Canada and then the UK. The IMF says 6%; the OBR is even lower at 5%. It makes for pretty grim reading. Mr Johnson of the IFS says that, “We are in danger of losing not just one but getting on for two decades of earnings growth”. So what are we going to do about this? George Osborne talked about...

Exports: Africa and the Commonwealth - Question for Short Debate (27 Nov 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...about unfettered access or unrestricted travel, I’m talking about movement of professionals, movement of doctors, technicians, engineers. I think both sides will benefit”. This is the key. Boris Johnson was told in no uncertain terms when he went to India that the UK would have to change its immigration rules and its attitude to students, who are still categorised as immigrants, and to...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ..., and for having listened. We may not be where a lot of us want to be, but the Government have listened and there has been a lot of movement. I, too, acknowledge the commitment of the Minister, Jo Johnson. I have never seen a Minister so assiduous in attending the stages of a Bill in the way that he has with this one, and it shows visibly that he is listening. I also thank the noble Lord,...

Brexit: European Union-derived Rights - Motion to Resolve (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...that the Government, “fears the economy could be left in ‘havoc’ if Britain left without agreeing any preferential access”. Does the Minister agree? The noble Lord, Lord Kerr, spoke about Boris Johnson saying that it will be “perfectly okay” if we leave, and David Davis admitted that the Government had not assessed what “no deal” means. Michel Barnier—this is not...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...wretched referendum, then people will have every right to change their mind. After all, the Prime Minister changed her mind; she was a remainer. Phillip Hammond changed his mind. Our court jester, Boris Johnson, was emphatic to remain just a couple of years ago. We are respecting the will of the people but not accepting that the people can change their minds. Look at the hypocrisy of it....

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Bilimoria: ...When the Prime Minister was there, she spoke about returning to India Indians who had overstayed—that has built a lot of friendship as well. Then, when she had 35 university leaders there with Jo Johnson, she did not mention higher education or universities once in her opening speech; she did not even meet the university leaders, whereas Prime Minister Modi, one of the most powerful...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Bilimoria: ...as leader of UKIP and this weekend wearing Union Jack shoes when he could be responsible for breaking up our union? Look at the treacherous behaviour of the people leading the leave campaign. Boris Johnson stabs the Prime Minister in the back and leads Vote Leave. Andrea Leadsom stabs Boris. What a hypocrite she is. She said that leaving the European Union would be a disaster: “I don’t...

London Finance Commission: Raising the CapitalQuestion for Short Debate (3 Jul 2013)

Lord Bilimoria: ...I could not agree more. It is the greatest of the world’s great cities. He congratulated the London Finance Commission on its report, Raising the Capital. I had the privilege of serving on mayor Boris Johnson’s Promote London Council, which was a great experience. It came up with what ended up being London & Partners and had huge success. It really understands London and looks at its...

Economy: Growth — Motion to Take Note (29 Jan 2013)

Lord Bilimoria: ...fast. These large infrastructure projects are desperately needed for our competitiveness. The mindset of the Government needs to change and, in the words of our inimitable Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, this Government should "junk talk of austerity". We need to do that because the Government have to be seen to be firm and fair, and positive and aspirational in their outlook. They need to...


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