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All 10 results for boris speaker:Lord Liddle

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (15 Oct 2019)

Lord Liddle: My Lords, it is difficult to follow such a brilliant speech from the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, but it has brought home to me what a privilege it is to be a Member of this House and I thank him for it. Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech, because that is what it is, is important because it marks a fundamental change in the national strategy of this country. Unlike his predecessor Mrs May, he...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (2 Oct 2019)

Lord Liddle: ...are not serious for four principal reasons. First, they breach the solemn promise that was made in the December 2017 joint agreement between the EU and Britain—a promise, by the way, to which Boris Johnson was fully a party, as a member of the Cabinet who did not resign at the time—that ruled out the reintroduction of a customs border in Ireland and promised a solution based on full...

Spending Round 2019 - Motion to Take Note (25 Sep 2019)

Lord Liddle: ...state because of the demographic challenge. This is going to be difficult if Brexit goes ahead because, even if we avoid no deal, which we have legislated against, the kind of medium-term deal that Boris Johnson has in mind—the Canada-plus, free trade agreement—is not the smooth Brexit that the economic forecasts of the OBR have relied upon. It is a much tougher, harder Brexit than the...

Priorities for the Government - Statement (25 Jul 2019)

Lord Liddle: ...growth. So, this is a very serious question, not one of party politics. Mrs May took notice of these experts and that is why she was determined that there would not be no deal. What notice do Mr Boris Johnson and his team of sycophants take of expertise?

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (1st Day) (5 Dec 2018)

Lord Liddle: ...checks: this is what the Brexiteers call taking back control. Some think that we can move to a Canada-plus agreement, but I think that is impossible. For the EU 27, that now conjures up a bad joke: Boris Johnson, in some cartoonist’s pose, trying to have his cake and eat it. They are fed up with that. They have had their fill of this British attempt to have it both ways. Is a better exit...

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Liddle: accord with my values, than the Brexiteers’ vision of an offshore, deregulated tax haven Britain, conquering new markets across the seas, led by such buccaneers as David Davis, Liam Fox and Boris Johnson. Is it really the case that sacrificing our home market, which is the EU single market, is worth paying the price for this unquantified vision of a Thatcherite nirvana? Of course, I...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Lord Liddle: ...EU member states and the highest-level representation of NATO and the EU institutions? I do not have a clear answer—but, my goodness, I wish we had an Ernie Bevin at the Foreign Office and not a Boris Johnson. We have to ask ourselves where we want to end up as a result of Brexit. Today, Britain is a European power with some considerable global reach. By all means, let us be global, but...

Brexit: Foreign and Security Policy Co-operation - Motion to Take Note (20 Oct 2016)

Lord Liddle: ...our partners in the EU in order to exert influence. We will not be able to do that outside unless we have the closest relationship with our partners, and that is not going to be achieved by Boris Johnson insulting his way around the capitals of Europe. For that reason, we have to wake up and recognise that we are in a weak position as a result of Brexit, and form the closest possible...

European Union: Recent Developments — Motion to Take Note (17 Dec 2012)

Lord Liddle: ...does she agree that the people of this country, many of whom work very hard with very basic protections, have an entitlement to know what her party's policy is? Other Conservatives go much further. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, talks of a Europe pared down to the single market. What would a Europe pared down to the single market look like? As the Prime Minister said, the single...

Foreign Affairs: Global Role, Emerging Powers and New Markets — Motion to Take Note (6 Dec 2012)

Lord Liddle: ...European Union could do so much in these areas that it is not doing. The biggest risk that this country faces is that we give in to the pressures for a pared-down Europe-the kind of pressures that Boris Johnson talked about this week-and end up sleepwalking towards our exit from the European Union when it is our membership of the EU that will be our strength in this emerging world.

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