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EEA Nationals (Indefinite Leave to Remain) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (19 Jul 2019)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...who are resident along with their families on the date of exit of the EU the right of abode here in the UK. It is important that the noble Lord, Lord Oates, reminded us of the pledge made by Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Priti Patel, and his Bill simply enables them to honour the pledge they made. I also associate myself with the comments of the noble Baroness, Lady Altmann. It is a...

Immigration Procedures - Question for Short Debate (14 Feb 2019)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...no thought at all—with a series of claims and counterclaims that just damage business, and an unwillingness by the Government to respond to business’s reasonable requests. I also recall that Boris Johnson used the word “business” with a four-letter swear word in front of it; I will not use that word in the Chamber. It is disgraceful from a man who was at a senior level in the...

Constitutional Convention - Motion to Take Note (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...caused and the urgent need for this to be readdressed. Many noble Lords made comments about the derisory powers of city leaders and mayors in comparison with those of their European counterparts. Boris Johnson is not a man I often agree with, but even he made the case for the additional devolution of fiscal powers to London during his term of office many years ago, although of course even...

Grenfell Tower - Statement (22 Mar 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...debt of gratitude for the work they have done and continue to do. I also put on record—I have mentioned this many times—that the firefighters are still waiting for the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to apologise for the offensive comments he made about firefighters in the past. He is still silent on this, and of course he is a man who is not normally known for not voicing an...

Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (7 Feb 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...has met and delivered on many challenges in that time, but who also, in the previous four years, led the robust opposition to the cuts in the fire service proposed by the previous Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. With the election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London, we have seen a much more pragmatic and sensible attitude to the fire service in London, and that is very welcome. The...

Immigration White Paper - Statement (5 Feb 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...Lords, I thank the Minister for repeating the Answer to the Question given in the other place by the Immigration Minister. Her problem is the Government’s lack of any credibility on this. We have Boris Johnson and Michael Gove charging round seeking to undermine the Prime Minister, and they were recently joined by Jacob Rees-Mogg. The Government’s action, particularly on immigration,...

Grenfell Tower and Building Safety - Statement (18 Dec 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...that awful night. I thank them for all they have done and continue to do. As I do every time I respond to a Statement on Grenfell, I want to point out that the offensive attacks on firefighters by Boris Johnson when he was Mayor of London are unfair and hurtful. I live in hope that one day he will apologise for his ill-thought-out words. He is not a man known for keeping quiet or hiding...

Grenfell Recovery Taskforce - Statement (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...this area is silence. He is not a politician usually noted for being quiet; he is usually very happy to give his views on a range of subjects, but strangely not on this one. I say again: come on, Boris Johnson MP, your apology to the firefighters of the London Fire Brigade for your ill-informed and hurtful comments is long overdue. The people of North Kensington were failed by those...

Update on Grenfell Response and Building Safety - Statement (5 Sep 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...said, there is not one group of heroes and another group of public sector workers who have in the past been attacked unfairly. If we look back at some of the comments made by the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, when he was Mayor of London, in respect of firefighters, the only words to describe them are “deeply regrettable” and “shameful”, and the time for an apology has surely...

Grenfell Tower and Fire Safety: Update - Statement (20 Jul 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...another group of people employed in the public sector who are unfairly attacked. I draw the attention of the House to the crass and wholly unfair attacks on firefighters by the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, when he was Mayor of London. I hope that he never repeats them again, and that we never hear again the nonsense about health and safety and red tape, or the daft requirement that...

Brexit: UK-EU Movement of People (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (17 Jul 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...other. You have only to look at today’s newspapers to see the shambles the Government are in: Philip Hammond complaining about being briefed against and being outed for his ridiculous comments; Boris Johnson and David Davis fighting over who will succeed the Prime Minister, who has been fatally wounded by the appalling general election she ran—it is a matter of when she steps down in...

Local Government Finance - Motion to Take Note (13 Jul 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...of interesting points, including on VAT, road tax and other taxes. I did not mention it in my opening contribution, but the London Finance Commission has reported under both the previous mayor, Boris Johnson, and the present mayor, Sadiq Khan, and has looked at those very issues. I think I am right in saying that both mayors have been supportive of the commission’s reports, but perhaps...

Brexit: Acquired Rights (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...Union, although I sometimes feel that some of the outrageous claims made by the leave campaign need referencing again. We forget “£350 million a week for the NHS if we leave Europe”, when Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and others stood in front of that poster during the leave campaign. Of course, they were given the opportunity to vote for that in the Commons, but they voted against it....

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...never repay the debt we owe them. When we look back before this tragedy, though, there is not one group of heroes that we all praise. With one group of firefighters, the previous Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who is now Foreign Secretary, had such a bad working relationship that he spoke about them in such an unfair manner and would never listen to them. They have had their pensions cut...

Living Wage — Question (8 Nov 2012)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...surest way out of poverty. Will the noble Lord join me in congratulating those employers who pay the living wage, as well as the Living Wage Foundation, Mr Ed Miliband and the Mayor of London, Mr Boris Johnson, on the work they are doing to support it? When will the Prime Minister catch up and do something about this issue?

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Second Reading (27 Apr 2011)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...have more police officers protecting people against criminals. I think that most sensible people would want the same. I live in London, so I keep thinking of the Conservative Mayor of London, Mr Boris Johnson. He may have many admirable qualities but he and his deputy mayor are not the right people to determine such matters. I was alarmed when I read the briefing note from the mayor's...


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