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All 12 results for boris speaker:John Martin McDonnell

Spending Round 2019 (4 Sep 2019)

John Martin McDonnell: ...Government have any concept of social justice or equality. Does the Chancellor have any words for the thousands suffering—[Interruption.] The right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) said, “Pathetic.” I’ll tell you what develops real pathos. Many of us in our constituency surgeries are having to deal with people who are dependent on universal credit. Yet...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

John Martin McDonnell: ...has changed in recent weeks from the promises that there might be some legal assurances that could be provided. I have some disagreement with the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson); I do not believe that this is some plot by the deep state. We have heard from Government Members who have resigned their positions to stand firm on their principles, including...

Public Sector Pay Cap (5 Jul 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: ...to a disruptive neighbour you can’t stand, you try to get rid of, and you can’t get on with. We then receive in the press the wisdom of the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), who, according to a spokesperson, “supports the idea of public sector workers getting a better pay deal”. This is followed by his past campaign manager turned political...

EU Membership: Economic Benefits (15 Jun 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: ...to the right than this one, with the UK Independence party yapping at their heels. I ask Labour supporters to ask themselves: do they really trust the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), and the right hon. Members for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove) and for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith) with our jobs, public services and employment rights? It is a risk...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Tax Avoidance and Multinational Companies (3 Feb 2016)

John Martin McDonnell: ...analysis to show what a derisory sum the Google tax payment was. The word “derisory” is not just my description, but the word used by the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), the Mayor of London, as well as many others. Google had a UK turnover of approximately £4 billion in 2014-15. If profits here were similar to those across the whole group, about a 25%...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement (25 Nov 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: ...election. Our long-term economic security is being sacrificed for the benefit of one man’s career. I want to tell both the Home Secretary and the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), my neighbour, who has now left the Chamber, not to worry. The economic reality that is emerging in our economy will mean that this will be seen as the apex of the Chancellor’s...

Delegated Legislation: New Clause 1 — TfL assets for development (disclosure) (16 Mar 2015)

John Martin McDonnell: .... The Bill puts at risk the finances of Transport for London, as well as its operations and its supply of transport services to London, including the tubes, the buses and even, I have to say, the Boris bikes. In the event of the catastrophic failure of some of what can only be described as the Mayor of London’s escapades, the burden would fall on London fare payers, London council tax...

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Instruction (No. 2): Transport for London Bill [Lords] (9 Sep 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: Let me make this clear. TfL is working under the political direction of the current Mayor of London. This is about Boris Johnson selling off sites to speculator friends to try to bail himself out following the cuts that have been made by this Government. This is not an attack on the individual officers of TfL—far from it. There is political direction behind this.

TfL (Funding and Station Staffing) — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (15 Jan 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: ...-15, reaching a low of £629 million in 2015-16 before recovering slightly to £684 million by 2020-21. On 21 November 2013, London Underground, backed by its owner, TfL, and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced a policy called “Fit For The Future—Stations”, which includes closing every ticket office at all 240 stations, cutting 950 of the 5,750 station staff positions,...

TfL (Funding and Station Staffing) — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (15 Jan 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: ...27. Any subsequent industrial action could start from February 3 in the event of a yes vote. Manuel Cortes, general secretary, blamed the ballot on the ‘reckless’ behaviour of London Mayor Boris Johnson who he said was refusing to meet the unions over their genuine fears for safety and security with the wholesale closure of every ticket office. ‘It was the Mayor who came into office...

TfL (Funding and Station Staffing) — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (15 Jan 2014)

John Martin McDonnell: ...in Greater London would be “much less likely” or “somewhat less likely” to vote for a candidate for Mayor of London who went back on a promise to keep ticket offices open. That is what Boris Johnson pledged in his 2008 manifesto. That figure increased to 56% among those who voted for Boris Johnson in the previous election. People feel strongly, and they will be willing to express...

Living Wage — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (9 Jan 2013)

John Martin McDonnell: ...workers by 20%. In other words, they were trying to consolidate their profits by cutting jobs and cutting work themselves. Also, we are consistently finding that, when the living wage goes up—Boris Johnson announced the figure of £8.55 and I am grateful to him for the support that he has given throughout this campaign—the companies involved delay payment of the increase of the wage,...


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