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All 10 results for boris johnson speaker:Willie Rennie

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (4 Apr 2019)

Willie Rennie: ...there might be a hasty Brexit agreement between the leader of the Labour Party and the Prime Minister. Given that such an agreement would not be in the withdrawal agreement, it could be unpicked by Boris Johnson if he takes over from Theresa May later this year. When the First Minister met Jeremy Corbyn yesterday, did she get an indication of how he was going to address that issue? It...

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: Brexit (30 May 2019)

Willie Rennie: ...once again. She has even named a date, but the momentum is with remain. Speaker John Bercow will block a no-deal Brexit; the chancellor will bring down any no-deal Brexit Prime Minister; Boris Johnson is being taken to court for telling lies; and—for goodness’ sake—even Richard Leonard is backing a people’s vote. What more does she need? Be positive, First Minister. Will she come...

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: European Union Exit (No Deal) (5 Sep 2019)

Willie Rennie: ..., which has divided this country for decades on this issue. He should accept his responsibility for this mess. It will be useful for the Parliament to stand together to send the clear message to Boris Johnson that we join people across the United Kingdom who are deeply concerned by the prospect of there being no deal. I wanted to believe that Boris Johnson was striving for a deal with...

Scottish Parliament: Population Needs and Migration Policy (22 Feb 2018)

Willie Rennie: .... The real problem is that, during the referendum, people were promised that immigration would go down. People were promised that there would be fewer foreigners in our country. That was the aim of Boris Johnson’s claims and that was the aim of Nigel Farage’s poster—to get people on side on the back of immigration. We now know the potential real cost to the economy of cutting...

Scottish Parliament: Population Needs and Migration Policy (22 Feb 2018)

Willie Rennie: ...to make the case for immigration at a UK level. I think that Christina McKelvie was quite right about the dangerous images that were used during the referendum campaign by Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson. That is why immigration is at the heart of the Brexit debate—it is the unspoken tension at the heart of Brexit. If we follow through on the promise that was made to the Brexiteers—to...

Scottish Parliament: Population Needs and Migration Policy (22 Feb 2018)

Willie Rennie: ...that the Conservative Party as a whole does not support that position. Jackson Carlaw has a minority view. I am glad that he is making the case, but he needs to make it to people such as Boris Johnson, who, during the EU referendum, made the case that 80,000 Turks would come over the border and flood the United Kingdom. Nigel Farage stood in front of the Brexit breaking point poster and...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Referendum (Implications for Scotland) (28 Jun 2016)

Willie Rennie: ...led down that path. I am angry that prices in shops will rise because of the higher cost of imports, that people’s savings are falling in value, and that job losses are on the cards, but Boris Johnson will not suffer, Michael Gove may lose some money but has stacks more to get by on, and Nigel Farage simply does not care. Ordinary people on low and modest incomes will lose: they are the...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Negotiations (5 Mar 2019)

Willie Rennie: ...knew what Brexit would mean, back in 2016. However, the people who ran the leave campaign still cannot agree on what Brexit means. Jacob Rees-Mogg disagrees with Liam Fox, who disagrees with Boris Johnson, who disagrees with Michael Gove. If the people who were in charge of the leave campaign cannot agree on what Brexit means today, how on earth was everyone supposed to know what it meant...

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