Results 1–20 of 31 for brexit speaker:Lord Bruce of Bennachie

Northern Ireland Budget Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (31 Oct 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...that out, both in the Province and across the rest of the UK. Perhaps the elephant in the room, which I think the Explanatory Notes and the Library Note say has nothing to do with this Bill, is Brexit. Although technically it has nothing to do with it, there are clearly serious implications for Northern Ireland if anything similar to this deal goes through—which could happen within the...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019: Section 3(5) - Motion to Take Note (28 Oct 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...say that we do not have to have one to resolve a deadlock in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The idea certainly seems to be becoming more pertinent. We have not heard the Northern Ireland voice on Brexit in any kind of direct way. Yet we have a potential agreement put forward by the Prime Minister which was denounced by him and denied by his predecessor. It is what the EU asked for in the...

Irish Border: Checks and Customs Arrangements - Statement (1 Oct 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...of free movement across the border? This is a non-paper so presumably the Government are sounding the water, but do they not recognise that what they are coming up against is that there is no Brexit arrangement that will not deeply damage the economy and security of the people of Northern Ireland and indeed of the rest of the UK as well?

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc.) Bill - Commons Amendment: Motion A (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...that we passed back to them. I echo the noble Baroness in saying that to suggest that this has nothing to do with the people of Northern Ireland could not be further from the truth. A no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for Britain and catastrophic for Ireland, so we have every reason to support the amendment and reject the Minister’s amendment to it.

Brexit: European Investment Bank (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...we have allowed a situation in which the UK is not financed, when we are a full member, despite our still providing the resources for that investment. The Government’s determination to deliver Brexit and, as a number of speakers have said, their ideological indifference—if not hostility—to the public-private partnership that the bank represents, mean that the impact of losing it has...

Brexit: European Investment Bank (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jul 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...anything the committee has heard. It is worth noting that, even within the United Kingdom, Scotland is setting up its own bank. I suggest that it will find that difficult in the consequences of a Brexit, and certainly a no-deal Brexit, but at least it is a recognition of something. It would be a bit ironic if Scotland could do something that the United Kingdom feels incapable of doing....

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee (Continued): Amendment 12 (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...over the last two and a half years is that Northern Ireland has fallen further and further behind. We may be facing all the difficulties, which I will not elaborate on, of a confused and uncertain Brexit situation where it may be impossible to find the resources to catch up. The longer time goes on, with waiting lists rising and other problems such as farmers facing bankruptcy over RHI and...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Committee: Amendment 8 (15 Jul 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...aware that it came to light that, during the referendum campaign, a very significant donation of £425,000 was given to one party in Northern Ireland. In the context of the highly charged debate on Brexit, people should be able to know all the details of that significant donation, not least—I guess this information is known—given the reports that the donation was not actually spent in...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Second Reading (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...is no legal framework for doing so. The Province is falling further and further behind, and public services are becoming increasingly inefficient, unreformed and stressed. In addition, we have Brexit coming down the track, and nowhere is more vulnerable to its impact than Northern Ireland; nowhere else in the UK would be so hard hit. The longer this goes on, the more difficult it will be...

Devolved Administrations: 20th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (22 May 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...show an understanding of leadership. This is not just a Northern Ireland question. What we have now is a collision of nationalisms, which threatens to explode the United Kingdom. Let us be honest: Brexit is English nationalism, which is in collision with Scottish nationalism, Welsh nationalism and Irish nationalism. I have much respect for the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, who is the most...

Northern Ireland (Extension of Period for Executive Formation) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (10 Apr 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...together and get a result without looking more widely. It has been said in previous debates that there is no momentum or willingness to bring the Northern Ireland Assembly back together until Brexit has been resolved and there has perhaps been an election in the Irish Republic. Well, that is looking an increasingly distant prospect, and those who take that view have to explain how they can...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Visas: EU Countries (12 Mar 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what visa or equivalent charges they expect UK residents to pay to secure access to EU Member States after Brexit.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have sought or received that UK registered airlines will be able to operate post-Brexit (1) between the UK and EU destinations, and (2) between destinations within the EU.

Written Answers — Treasury: Credit Cards: Fees and Charges (11 Mar 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: To ask Her Majesty's Government what charges they expect to be applied after Brexit to UK credit card transactions in EU member states.

Air Services (Competition) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (12 Feb 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...to all our airports for continental airlines but UK-registered airlines will potentially be denied all access to theirs? Facing this kind of uncertainty is pretty catastrophic 45 days out from Brexit. So of course people are wondering whether they should book flights. I have rashly booked flights to the continent in May and August, mainly because if you do not book them in time they are...

Northern Ireland: Devolved Government - Question (24 Jan 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: My Lords, there is a real possibility now that Brexit may be extended well beyond the deadline in legislation for restoring the Assembly in Northern Ireland. In those circumstances, in accordance with what the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, just said, is it not time that the Government appointed a mediator to get the parties together to propose interim solutions such as re-establishing the scrutiny...

Brexit: Stability of the Union - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...strongly for remain, which is somewhat ironic given the nationalists’ antipathy towards London and London-based government. Northern Ireland voted clearly for remain, only to find its hard-line Brexit party tweaking the tail of a Brexit-traumatised Conservative Government. A lot has been said, I think rightly, about Theresa May’s and Jeremy Corbyn’s cavalier disregard for those who...

International Development: Co-operation with the EU - Question (11 Dec 2018)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...and commitments to the sustainable developing goals as the EU, will he ensure that we continue to work closely with the EU in partnership? Will he give an absolute commitment that, whatever form Brexit takes, there will be no disruption to programmes, which could cause the poor to suffer or even die?

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Committee (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...minded to make a constructive response to this, might it involve scrutiny committees meeting again? That is a way of getting people to work together, and within those scrutiny committees could be a Brexit committee. The best way to break the deadlock is to get people used to the idea that they did work together and they could do it again.

Referendums: Parliamentary Democracy - Motion to Take Note (19 Jul 2018)

Lord Bruce of Bennachie: ...would not fly, and almost certainly determined the outcome of the referendum, which was to remain part of the United Kingdom. If a process even vaguely approaching that had taken place with the Brexit referendum, there might have been a difference in the context of the debate and the outcome. History will treat David Cameron very harshly, because to put a question to the people that...


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