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All 7 results for boris speaker:Chris Leslie

EU/British Citizens’ Rights (18 Jun 2019)

Chris Leslie: ...over their heads? Is there somebody else that the Minister should be speaking to at this particularly crucial moment? I am talking about the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) whom he should go and speak to right away to find out what on earth he is planning to do, because nobody else seems to be hearing a word from him.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU (13 Mar 2017)

Chris Leslie: ...tomorrow. May I speculate that we could have a different Prime Minister by the time we get to spring 2019? Who knows? It is possible that the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson)—the Foreign Secretary, no less—could be Prime Minister one day. He said at the weekend that it would be “perfectly okay if we weren’t able to get an agreement.” He could be...

European Council (22 Feb 2016)

Chris Leslie: Given that the pound has slid to its lowest level for seven years on the news that the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) has joined the leave campaign, are we not just getting a glimpse of the major economic upheaval that could follow if we leave the European Union? Is that not a timely reminder that the long-term best interests of our country should come ahead of...

Bills Presented: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (9 Jul 2015)

Chris Leslie: ...the Labour party? I do not know what is going to happen in the Conservative party leadership contest. There were of course a few little jokes about the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), and we will see how that pans out. I know that other Cabinet Ministers are a little concerned about the way that the Budget panned out for them; it is going to be difficult for...

Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day]: Income Tax (5 Nov 2014)

Chris Leslie: There are plenty of the Chancellor’s friends, some of them standing opposite, who want that to happen. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, says: “The Government should open up some more blue water, and cut the top rate back to 40p.” The hon. Member for Altrincham and Sale West (Mr Brady) says that 40p would be his priority. The politics of the 45p cut “was very straightforward and it...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 177 - Fuel duties: rates of duty and rebates from 1 April 2013 (13 Jun 2013)

Chris Leslie: ...Minister is still hugging those huskies—I do not know whether they have dropped that plan. When discussing the market and support for low-emission vehicles, the Minister can perhaps comment on Boris Johnson’s decision to distort some of the thresholds, which has had a negative effect on the low-emission vehicles market. Many people are questioning whether it is actually a backwards...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Eurozone (Contingency Plans) (20 Jun 2011)

Chris Leslie: ...surely the Government must recognise that there needs to be a smarter approach than simply piling more and more austerity on Greece. What is the Financial Secretary’s response to those, including Boris Johnson, who said yesterday that “austerity measures are making the economy worse” in Greece? Why does the Financial Secretary allow the EU to procrastinate continually and to kick a...

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