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All 18 results for boris speaker:Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill — Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (9 Jun 2011)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, in welcoming this initiative, both as tabled by the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, and as supported and encouraged by the Mayor of London, I look forward, if this is successful, to the Boris bins where people will go for their regular breathalyser. The initiative could be one that runs. I particularly support this initiative because, as my noble friend Lord Brooke has mentioned, of...

Welfare Reform Bill: Report (4th Day) (17 Jan 2012)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...can give that unnecessary face-to-face assessments will not be necessary. If he is not persuaded by me, perhaps he will be persuaded by someone of his own political background-the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. I have never quoted from one of his speeches before. He writes: "Evidence from the individuals GP and/or a consultant will provide an accurate assessment of need. It would be...

Brexit: Article 50 - Statement (7 Nov 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...Official Report, 8/9/16; col. 1131.] But will we leave Brussels via Dunkirk or Ostend, by train through Calais, by plane via Dublin or, heaven forfend, by the good ship “Titanic” piloted by Boris Johnson? These are serious matters. In our economy, highly dependent on services, we have to secure a future for our creative, internet, design, legal, engineering and financial services and...

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...also said: “We’re not asking for a running commentary—but we are looking for clarity and—above all—a plan”. It is not surprising that it wants some clarity as, in the Czech Republic, Boris Johnson said, “probably we will need to leave the customs union”. That would be a major step with enormous implications for our exporters and consumers. Indeed, falling back on WTO rules...

Brexit: Trade in Non-financial Services (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (18 Dec 2017)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...vital service sector post Brexit, suggest to his colleagues that we need a White Paper on their approach and commit the Government to do whatever it takes, even if unacceptable to Mr Rees-Mogg and Boris Johnson, to safeguard the future of these industries.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (28 Feb 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...workers’ rights from the EU as “back-breaking”, a particularly inept description since most of these protections are for the health of workers, including of their backs. At another point that Boris Johnson noted, quite rightly, is that we are a nation of inventors, designers, scientists, architects, lawyers and insurers, but it is exactly those architects, scientists, designers and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (1st Day) (18 Apr 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...must be overridden”, to deregulate the labour market. Michael Gove boasted at one point that the Government, “now have the potential to … if necessary rescind”, employment protections. Boris Johnson has described EU workers’ rights as “back-breaking”. Others have contemplated scrapping the working time directive, the agency workers’ directive and the pregnant workers’...

EU Exit: Future Relationship White Paper - Statement (12 Jul 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...parliamentary arithmetic, the needs of big manufacturers for frictionless trade, and the complex realities of the Irish border. He warned that fighting against that reality, a la David Davis, Boris Johnson and the ERG, with no alternative is an “indulgence not a policy”. Labour has an alternative, within a customs union and with a proper agreement on services, but for now our attention...

Brexit: Negotiations and No-deal Contingency Planning - Statement (4 Sep 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...of groupings, mostly within the governing party. There is Better Brexit, Stand Up 4 Brexit, the ERG’s “Hell, any sort of Brexit”, David Davis’s “I won’t vote for Chequers” Brexit, Boris Johnson’s “diddly squat” Brexit, the Leave.EU members in the Conservative Party’s Brexit, an alternative Best For Britain Brexit, Macron’s “blind Brexit” or perhaps a Europe of...

UK-EU Future Relationship: Young Voters - Question (10 Sep 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: The Minister’s colleague until very recently, Steve Baker, warns of a Conservative split if we stick to Chequers. Boris Johnson used his usual rather distasteful language also to undermine Chequers, and this morning, Simon Clarke of the ERG seemed to want anything other than Chequers, whereas the noble Lord, Lord Maude, in this House now supports the EEA. Whether the final deal is agreed by...

Brexit: Negotiations - Statement (9 Oct 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...relationship. It needs to know whether they are with Steve Baker, who seems to prioritise a trade deal that leaves us independent over and above a trade deal that is good for the economy, or with Boris Johnson, who says that we should “chuck Chequers” and have a super-Canada FTA, spending money on, “all the customs procedures … needed to ensure … frictionless trade, and to...

Brexit: Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union - Motion to Take Note (28 Jan 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: My Lords, I sometimes feel that Sir George Rostrevor Hamilton had Boris Johnson in mind when he wrote of political columnists: “I am the daily mentor who Tells the Premier what to do And when she’s done it, I go on To tell her what she should have done”. Of course, Boris Johnson was no mere mentor. He was a player, tasked with taking the UK out of the EU such as to preserve the exact...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...Jacob Rees-Mogg, Steve Baker, Dominic Raab, David Davis and Iain Duncan Smith—the very people who have been writing her script for two years and now will not support her deal. Oh, and I forgot Boris Johnson, who seems to think we have an implementation period without a deal. No, ex-Foreign Secretary, no deal means no transition period. He does not even understand that—and these are the...

Referendums - Question for Short Debate (13 Jun 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...Lord Adonis—or to take the reins afterwards and implement the decision. Yet the public expect a referendum to be implemented. But when proponents of change make unachievable promises, such as Boris Johnson’s, “There will continue to be free trade”, after we leave, or David Davis’ UK-German deal including, “free access for their cars … in exchange for a deal on everything...

Brexit: Appointment of Joint Committee - Motion to Agree (3 Jul 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...has said nothing about shoppers who buy imported and therefore more expensive food. There may be shortages of fresh food within days, with Sainsbury’s forecasting enormous disruption to supplies. Boris Johnson says that imports, “would rake in €35 billion in tariffs”, but that just means higher prices in the shops—something that does not seem to concern him. A no-deal Brexit...

Brexit: Preparations - Statement (21 Oct 2019)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...totem of 31 October as his own virility test, at enormous expense to Parliament’s ability to scrutinise legislation, business’s ability to prepare and increased uncertainty? It was of course Boris Johnson, who has got what he wanted out of it: he is now Prime Minister. It is now time that, as Prime Minister, he put the national interest first. He should put aside this shroud-waving...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued): Amendment 35 (15 Jan 2020)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...to undercut our competitors across the EU, is bound to involve a level playing field of regulations and state aid rules, as the noble Lord, Lord Fox, said. Michel Barnier has repeatedly stated that Boris Johnson’s ambition of a tariff-free, quota-free deal hinges on accepting this, and EU leaders suggest that level-playing-field commitments will be a precondition for the EU to conclude a...

European Union: Negotiations (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion (16 Mar 2020)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...in the Government’s stand since the political declaration signed by the Prime Minister in October and ratified on 31 January this year. As the Financial Times noted, “the longer Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds power, the faster Brexit is evolving into a project more extreme than most British people” anticipated “at the time of the … referendum”. No wonder Monsieur Barnier...


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