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All 5 results for boris speaker:Kenneth Clarke

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: ...we go back to our constituents and say, “It is very important that you have us to represent you in Parliament, to look after your interests, but as it happens we have given unbridled powers to Boris for the next few months on the European question.” You may gather, Mr Speaker, that I am going to vote for this motion, with more passion than I usually go through the Lobby. It is an...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019)

Kenneth Clarke: ...European Union, which nobody proposed in the referendum. As far as I can see, such things stemmed from a brilliant speech made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), who was praised for putting an optimistic tone on it all. He held out this vision of great countries throughout the world throwing open their markets to us in relief when we left...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: EU VAT area and pre-commencement requirements (16 Jul 2018)

Kenneth Clarke: ...would be persuaded by Mercedes just to leave things completely as they were in an as yet unspecified and undescribed way. Now my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) and his supporters are ignoring, sometimes aggressively and derisively, the advice being given to us by all the major international investors in this country—such as Airbus and Jaguar...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Kenneth Clarke: I agree entirely with my right hon. Friend. We live in a celebrity culture where the referendum was essentially the Boris and Dave show, with very little serious content. The general election had a lot of slogans, and billions of pounds were going to be spent on everything that emerged as a problem, but it was remarkably bereft of policy discussion in the media—that approach is seen not...

Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism: [1st Allotted Day] (13 Jul 2016)

Kenneth Clarke: ...involved at the time. That is one of the great failures of political debate in our day. As far as the wider media and the world were concerned, the recent referendum debate was largely the Dave and Boris show. It is quite pointless to say, “Let’s persecute Tony Blair. He was in charge. Are we going to censure him? Is he going to be prosecuted as a war criminal?” and all the rest of...


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