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Use of Language to Create a Safe Environment - Statement (26 Sep 2019)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: bring in the Brexit that she so opposed was, I thought, tacky and unpleasant. We all have to take care regarding our language and behaviour. Abuse in politics is not new—it did not start with Boris Johnson—but yesterday the Prime Minister sank to a new low. Those who have been Members of Parliament or advisers, or have had to see members of the public, understand the difference...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendums (Two-thirds Majority Requirement) (26 Sep 2019)

Alex Rowley: ...said that any question should be tested, regardless whether there was a referendum three or four years before that used the same question. Has the cabinet secretary heard of a politician called Boris Johnson, who ignores the advice of experts? Will the cabinet secretary listen and will he allow us to work together to introduce a bill that we can have confidence in?

Business of the House (25 Sep 2019)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ...sort of tyrants are we that we are willing to go to the British people and say, “Ladies and gentlemen, you choose: do you want my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) or the right hon. Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn)?” We know why the Opposition are running away from a general election and are so scared of it. They do not back their...

Update to Parliament - Statement (25 Sep 2019)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...was. Iain Dale, a Conservative Party-supporting journalist, blogger and broadcaster, has put out a message tonight saying: “When in a hole you either stop digging, or you get a bigger shovel. Boris has clearly decided to hire a JCB”. We need less of the aggressive bluster and more humility, which might be more appropriate. The Statement was provocative and aggressive. At every...

Prime Minister's Update (25 Sep 2019)

Boris Johnson: The right hon. Gentleman asked several questions, and I will try to deal with them in order. On the first point, my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney General made it absolutely clear that this is a judgment with which he disagrees, although of course he respects the judgment of the Supreme Court. On the second point, about the Benn-Burt Act, I will say what I am sure the Leader of...

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...

Hacker House (25 Sep 2019)

Tom Watson: ...things. He is a man whose character renders him unsuitable and unfit for the office he holds. I want answers to these questions, but we all know the broader essential truth. We can all see who Boris Johnson is.

Questions to the Mayor of London — No-Deal Brexit & London’s economy: No-Deal Brexit & London’s economy (25 Sep 2019)

Sadiq Khan: No. Anybody who is not willing to stand up to Boris Johnson’s [Prime Minister] no-deal Brexit is unfit to be a Member of the Assembly let alone a Londoner. It is quite clear that no deal would be catastrophic for jobs, for growth, for families. Look at what the [Operation] Yellowhammer document published last night in full says. In the short term â€‘‑

Questions to the Mayor of London — Police Recruitment: Police Recruitment (25 Sep 2019)

Peter Whittle: On 25 July 2019 during Boris Johnson’s first speech as the country’s prime minister, he vowed to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers to ‘make our streets safer’. The recruitment drive will begin this month and Mr Johnson said he wants it completed within three years. Many of these officers will be recruited into the Metropolitan Police. Given the current level of recruitment...

Scottish Parliament: Supreme Court Judgment (Response) (24 Sep 2019)

Nicola Sturgeon: ..., of course, we must look forward. In my view, four things should happen. First, there must be a clear recognition that the person who is responsible for this fiasco is the Prime Minister. It was Boris Johnson who took the decision to prorogue Parliament; it was Boris Johnson who acted unlawfully; and—I do not say this lightly—it is Boris Johnson who must now resign. It is, of course,...

Scottish Parliament: Common Frameworks (24 Sep 2019)

Alex Rowley: ...progress is worrying. It strongly agrees with the committee report’s view that common frameworks must be arrived at through agreement and not imposed, but it has yet to receive assurances that Boris Johnson’s Government will approach the development of such frameworks in that way. That is particularly worrying given the scope that the UK Parliament’s European Union (Withdrawal) Bill...

Scottish Parliament: National Testing (Five-year-olds) (19 Sep 2019)

Willie Rennie: When Boris Johnson tramples over parliamentary democracy, the First Minister is outraged; when her education secretary does exactly the same, she pats him on the back. It is not just Parliament; teachers are being snubbed, too. In 400 pages of fresh criticism, teachers said that the tests were “a logistical nightmare”, caused a lot of stress to pupils and were “a waste of time”. That...

Scottish Parliament: Pre-release Access to Economic Statistics (Committee Bill Proposal) (19 Sep 2019)

Alex Rowley: ...’s position. However, as Gordon Lindhurst pointed out, a whole host of distinguished academics, policy wonks and think tanks say that there is a problem. It is as though the Government is doing a Boris Johnson and putting its hands over its ears. It is unwilling to listen to the evidence that has been clearly presented by many academics and others with expertise in the field, who say...

Scottish Parliament: Universities (No-deal Brexit) (17 Sep 2019)

Gillian Martin: ...from another EU country, what can the Scottish Government do to ensure that they continue to want to work here? Does the minister agree that freedom of movement must be put back on the table by Boris Johnson as he speaks to his counterparts from the rest of the EU?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Operation Yellowhammer) (12 Sep 2019)

Willie Rennie: ...closer than ever in our efforts to stop Brexit. The publication of the yellowhammer paper lays bare the mass disruption of our way of life that would come with a no-deal Brexit and yet that is what Boris Johnson’s Conservatives want to embrace. What is most shocking is that those horrors are the prediction of the Conservative Government, yet the Conservatives still plough on. Can the...

Scottish Parliament: Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Post-legislative Scrutiny Reports) (12 Sep 2019)

Jenny Gilruth: ...been paid to the UK Treasury. To James Kelly, I say that Labour’s policy on this issue is about as clear as its policy on Brexit. Our officers in Scotland have helped to contribute to a hefty Boris bonus. It is depressingly predictable that, yet again, not a single Conservative member can stand and be counted and argue for that money to be rightly returned to the communities that our...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (11 Sep 2019)

Liaison: Oral evidence from the Prime Minister. 3:30 pm; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister

Scottish Parliament: Citizens Assembly of Scotland (11 Sep 2019)

Michael Russell: Boris Johnson is a member of the Tories.

Scottish Parliament: Immigration Policy (Universities and Scientific Research) (10 Sep 2019)

Daniel Johnson: ...different position from that of their UK counterparts. However, I must object to the attempt to take the politics out of this issue, because it is simply not possible. The acceleration, under Boris Johnson, towards a no-deal Brexit is one of the very real reasons why we are having this debate—a point underlined by the fact that the UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions resigned...

Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2) (9 Sep 2019)

George Howarth: ...shown great courage in carrying out your responsibilities, and I pay tribute to you. The other rule, which I am about to break, brings me to the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson). He is, as everybody would agree, often entertaining. He does, as I know from some experience with him, have an enormous amount of stamina. However, political leaders need to have...

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