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All 9 results for boris speaker:Ed Vaizey

Music Education in England — [Sir George Howarth in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Ed Vaizey: ...now more than ever. The Minister has a week left in his job [Laughter.] In his current job—who knows what will happen to him when my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) comes in on his no-deal ticket? From my own experience, let me tell him that if he is sacked, it will not be on the first day, but if he is promoted, it will be on the first day....

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...leave the European Union before we negotiate our close trading relationship with it, of which the political declaration is a part. My right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) said that too many people think that Brexit is a disaster to be managed, but we are separating from a 45-year relationship. Of course it has to be managed: we cannot simply walk...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2016)

Ed Vaizey: May I say how pleased I am to see you in the Chair, Mr Speaker? A rock of stability as the stormy seas of change crash around us—[Interruption.] I was considered the thinking woman’s Boris Johnson—my hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip—but I now see that I am my right hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings (Mr Hayes). One great benefit of Brexit...

BBC Investment (East and West Midlands) (23 Jun 2015)

Ed Vaizey: ..., but the quote is about the west midlands; the Prime Minister meant to say the west and the east midlands. And the Mayor of London, my hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), has spoken, and of course the Chairman of the Culture, Media and Select Committee, my hon. Friend the Member for Hereford and South Herefordshire (Jesse Norman), describes himself as...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Copycat Websites (8 Jan 2015)

Ed Vaizey: I always support the Mayor of London, because he is one of the most brilliant Mayors of London this country has ever seen. He has frozen the Mayor’s precept and introduced Boris bikes. However, it took me an hour and 10 minutes to get to Westminster from Hammersmith on the tube, so perhaps today I am about 99% supportive of the Mayor rather than 100%. I completely agree with the hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Economy (22 Mar 2012)

Ed Vaizey: ...have such distaste for Morocco. What is wrong with Morocco getting superfast broadband? Why is that seen as some kind of weird phenomenon? [ Interruption. ] Perhaps I am channelling my inner Boris. May I congratulate my hon. Friend on how well he has campaigned for superfast broadband in his part of the world in Brighton and Hove? We will ensure that we work with him to ensure that the...

Local Newspapers — [Mrs. Janet Dean in the Chair] (13 Jan 2010)

Ed Vaizey: ...? Many Tory councils are already leading the way. Lancashire Tory council has closed down its newspaper. The hon. Member for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush will, of course, want to praise Mayor Boris Johnson for closing down The Londoner, as he wrote all the time to Ken Livingstone to tell him that he was wasting £3 million of council tax payers' money.

Bill Presented: Local Government Finance (4 Feb 2009)

Ed Vaizey: ...while improving services. Then there is a man who, in my view, is not given enough attention in the national press: Mike Whitby, the leader of Britain's second city, Birmingham. He is a kind of pre-Boris Boris—the first Conservative mayor of a big city for some years—and he has been a superb leader of that city. What unites the three gentlemen whom I have mentioned—and I have...

Scientific Publications: Free for all? (15 Dec 2005)

Ed Vaizey: ...Informa, formerly Taylor and Francis, at Milton park in Didcot, and the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International, the former Commonwealth agricultural board, based technically in the land of Boris, Henley-upon-Thames, but literally 100 yd beyond my border. Hence I have many constituents employed in the industry. It is estimated that the companies that I have mentioned employ directly...


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