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Brexit: Preparations - Statement (21 Oct 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...totem of 31 October as his own virility test, at enormous expense to Parliament’s ability to scrutinise legislation, business’s ability to prepare and increased uncertainty? It was of course Boris Johnson, who has got what he wanted out of it: he is now Prime Minister. It is now time that, as Prime Minister, he put the national interest first. He should put aside this shroud-waving...

Brexit: Appointment of Joint Committee - Motion to Agree (3 Jul 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...has already fallen over each of the past 12 months, its trade body warning us that a no-deal Brexit would be a “knockout blow”, while Japan’s Foreign Minister urges Messrs Hunt and Johnson to avoid no deal, as Japanese car operations, “may not be able to continue”. Jeremy Hunt says that businesses going bust is “a price worth paying”, but Make UK, representing manufacturers,...

Referendums - Question for Short Debate (13 Jun 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...Lord Adonis—or to take the reins afterwards and implement the decision. Yet the public expect a referendum to be implemented. But when proponents of change make unachievable promises, such as Boris Johnson’s, “There will continue to be free trade”, after we leave, or David Davis’ UK-German deal including, “free access for their cars … in exchange for a deal on everything...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...Jacob Rees-Mogg, Steve Baker, Dominic Raab, David Davis and Iain Duncan Smith—the very people who have been writing her script for two years and now will not support her deal. Oh, and I forgot Boris Johnson, who seems to think we have an implementation period without a deal. No, ex-Foreign Secretary, no deal means no transition period. He does not even understand that—and these are the...

Brexit: Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union - Motion to Take Note (28 Jan 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, I sometimes feel that Sir George Rostrevor Hamilton had Boris Johnson in mind when he wrote of political columnists: “I am the daily mentor who Tells the Premier what to do And when she’s done it, I go on To tell her what she should have done”. Of course, Boris Johnson was no mere mentor. He was a player, tasked with taking the UK out of the EU such as to preserve the exact...

Brexit: Negotiations - Statement (9 Oct 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...relationship. It needs to know whether they are with Steve Baker, who seems to prioritise a trade deal that leaves us independent over and above a trade deal that is good for the economy, or with Boris Johnson, who says that we should “chuck Chequers” and have a super-Canada FTA, spending money on, “all the customs procedures … needed to ensure … frictionless trade, and to...

UK-EU Future Relationship: Young Voters - Question (10 Sep 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: The Minister’s colleague until very recently, Steve Baker, warns of a Conservative split if we stick to Chequers. Boris Johnson used his usual rather distasteful language also to undermine Chequers, and this morning, Simon Clarke of the ERG seemed to want anything other than Chequers, whereas the noble Lord, Lord Maude, in this House now supports the EEA. Whether the final deal is agreed by...

Brexit: Negotiations and No-deal Contingency Planning - Statement (4 Sep 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...of groupings, mostly within the governing party. There is Better Brexit, Stand Up 4 Brexit, the ERG’s “Hell, any sort of Brexit”, David Davis’s “I won’t vote for Chequers” Brexit, Boris Johnson’s “diddly squat” Brexit, the Leave.EU members in the Conservative Party’s Brexit, an alternative Best For Britain Brexit, Macron’s “blind Brexit” or perhaps a Europe of...

EU Exit: Future Relationship White Paper - Statement (12 Jul 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...parliamentary arithmetic, the needs of big manufacturers for frictionless trade, and the complex realities of the Irish border. He warned that fighting against that reality, a la David Davis, Boris Johnson and the ERG, with no alternative is an “indulgence not a policy”. Labour has an alternative, within a customs union and with a proper agreement on services, but for now our attention...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day) (18 Apr 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...must be overridden”, to deregulate the labour market. Michael Gove boasted at one point that the Government, “now have the potential to … if necessary rescind”, employment protections. Boris Johnson has described EU workers’ rights as “back-breaking”. Others have contemplated scrapping the working time directive, the agency workers’ directive and the pregnant workers’...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (28 Feb 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...workers’ rights from the EU as “back-breaking”, a particularly inept description since most of these protections are for the health of workers, including of their backs. At another point that Boris Johnson noted, quite rightly, is that we are a nation of inventors, designers, scientists, architects, lawyers and insurers, but it is exactly those architects, scientists, designers and...

Brexit: Trade in Non-financial Services (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (18 Dec 2017)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...-Mogg’s call for regulatory divergence to be a red line, the Foreign Secretary now envisages a deal giving Britain the power to ditch EU laws—code for lower standards. It is unclear whether Mr Johnson recognises that, in order to trade with the US, we would have to abide by its rules, as the noble Lord, Lord Green, indicated, over which we would have no say—a true vassal state—or...

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

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...also said: “We’re not asking for a running commentary—but we are looking for clarity and—above all—a plan”. It is not surprising that it wants some clarity as, in the Czech Republic, Boris Johnson said, “probably we will need to leave the customs union”. That would be a major step with enormous implications for our exporters and consumers. Indeed, falling back on WTO rules...

Brexit: Article 50 - Statement (7 Nov 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...Official Report, 8/9/16; col. 1131.] But will we leave Brussels via Dunkirk or Ostend, by train through Calais, by plane via Dublin or, heaven forfend, by the good ship “Titanic” piloted by Boris Johnson? These are serious matters. In our economy, highly dependent on services, we have to secure a future for our creative, internet, design, legal, engineering and financial services and...

Welfare Reform Bill: Report (4th Day) (17 Jan 2012)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...can give that unnecessary face-to-face assessments will not be necessary. If he is not persuaded by me, perhaps he will be persuaded by someone of his own political background-the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. I have never quoted from one of his speeches before. He writes: "Evidence from the individuals GP and/or a consultant will provide an accurate assessment of need. It would be...

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