Results 1–20 of 50 for brexit speaker:Edward Davey

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Edward Davey: ...West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin), who I voted for yesterday. Rarely before in our history have a Government presented a Queen’s Speech that will do so much damage to our economy. By placing Brexit at its heart, the Prime Minister is delivering on one promise: his crude, four-letter pledge to business. This hardest of hard Brexits is as bad as it could get, save for a no-deal...

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Edward Davey: Will the Chancellor publish today an economic impact assessment—an assessment of the public finance impacts —of the Prime Minister’s hard-deal Brexit, and if he won’t, why not?

HMRC Impact Analysis: Customs (8 Oct 2019)

Edward Davey: Given that HMRC has now shown that Brexit means red tape, and that this would harm trade, destroy jobs and cut growth, what estimate has the Treasury made of the impact of lower growth on Britain’s public finances? Does the Minister accept that the Office for Budget Responsibility has said—and now the IFS analysis has shown—that borrowing will rocket under a no deal? Is it not now...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Effect of No Deal (1 Oct 2019)

Edward Davey: Is the Chancellor aware that the Office for Budget Responsibility’s alarming fiscal analysis of a no-deal Brexit assumes that the Government’s preparations are successful—and so result in a miraculously benign no-deal Brexit—and that even with this least-damaging no-deal Brexit the OBR predicts a hit to Britain’s finances that would destroy every single spending announcement by the...

No-Deal Brexit: Short Positions Against the Pound (30 Sep 2019)

Edward Davey: ...of interest. Some of the Prime Minister’s biggest donors are clearly betting against Britain, and, intentionally or not, the Prime Minister is aiding and abetting them by pursuing a no-deal Brexit. I therefore ask again: will the Government set up an urgent independent investigation?

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Edward Davey: ..., said that a benign no deal would cost the public purse £30 billion a year for the next four years? What preparations have the Government made to plug that £120 billion gap of a benign no-deal Brexit?

Spending Round 2019 (4 Sep 2019)

Edward Davey: ...and NHS managers simply cannot rely on his fancy figures if Britain crashes out of the EU? The independent watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility, said just two months ago that a no-deal-Brexit would add £30 billion a year to public borrowing for the next four years. What insurance has the Chancellor taken out against that massive risk to his spending plans? Is this not just a con?

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Edward Davey: ...to the far end of our ambition, and it was Britain leading that ambition, not going down to the bottom, as is sometimes said about us in Europe. If we are at the table, we can make that difference. Brexit is a climate disaster in itself, because it is reducing this country’s soft power and influence. Finally, when I became Secretary of State, I was told by the Daily Mail and various...

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Edward Davey: How the right hon. Gentleman is proceeding with his Brexit policy is interesting and will be noted outside this place. Does he agree that to beat climate change in this country and around the world we have to green our pension funds, banks and stock exchanges, decarbonise capitalism and drive trillions of dollars into the green clean energy investments that we need?

Brunei: Loan Charge (4 Apr 2019)

Edward Davey: ...have come to us and we have seen the damage this is doing to their lives—real lives—but also because key principles of democracy are at stake: parliamentary sovereignty, if we can forget the Brexit debate for a minute, with respect to holding the Executive properly to account for the way they tax our constituents, and the rule of law. Those issues have brought this House together, and...

Brunei (4 Apr 2019)

Edward Davey: ...with the Brunei Government; can we not just bring those to an end as a very clear signal that we will put our support for human rights and our opposition to human rights abuses above trade links, Brexit or no Brexit?

Net Zero Carbon Emissions: Uk’S Progress (28 Feb 2019)

Edward Davey: ...are to do that, however, we must ask what is the real barrier. Of course there are political barriers, whether they are represented by President Trump in America, President Bolsonaro in Brazil or Brexit, and we need to break them down. There are also some technological barriers, such as the need to improve the efficiency of storage, although that is coming along much faster. But the...

Macpherson Report: 20TH Anniversary (25 Feb 2019)

Edward Davey: ...I feel that there is more racism today than there was a few years ago. I think we are going backwards, and that relates to how race is being portrayed in the media and—I am not going to bring Brexit into this—to some of the issues that may have contributed to Brexit. Some of those things have unleashed feelings and voices that I do not think we heard a few years ago, and that is...

Northern Ireland Backstop (19 Feb 2019)

Edward Davey: ...General seen the study published yesterday by Irish Senator Mark Daly, in conjunction with two UNESCO chairmen, on the danger of a return to violence in Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit? Given that Senator Daly says that his report “highlights the responsibility of the UK government to stand by the backstop”, what weight have Her Majesty’s Government given to the...

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Edward Davey: ...and care homes.” We have started to see the complete inconsistency of the Government’s and the Conservative party’s argument on this critical issue. There is only one way in which Brexit will reduce immigration, and that will be if it creates the mother of all recessions, which I think it can. People come to this country to work. The vast majority come to contribute, pay taxes and...

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Edward Davey: ...and not even the majority of leavers—and it was an issue, but the idea that the referendum came down to free movement of labour is nonsense. It is worth remembering what some of the Conservative Brexiteers were saying at the time. Daniel Hannan MEP, one of the leading Tory Brexiteers, said the day after the referendum result: “Frankly, if people watching think that they have voted and...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Persons detained under port and border control powers (22 Jan 2019)

Edward Davey: ...United Kingdom’s economic wellbeing. Although I clearly do not want anyone to threaten the United Kingdom’s wellbeing, it seemed a broad and unspecific definition. Some people would say that Brexiteers threatened the United Kingdom’s wellbeing, but I do not want to take that too far because that would be controversial. However, I was pleased that the Government have now qualified the...

Nuclear Update (17 Jan 2019)

Edward Davey: ...in Britain. What does the Secretary of State blame most for this setback to his nuclear strategy? Is it the fact that renewables are becoming much cheaper than nuclear, is it Japan’s fears about Brexit, or is it something else?

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Edward Davey: I will vote for the motion, not just because of the Government’s failure on Brexit but because of their failure on so many issues, including rising crime, the railways, the social care disaster and the schools budget. I think that the speech of the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) encapsulated that better than any other. Brexit, however, is on everyone’s mind. We have to...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Edward Davey: ...t gonna vote for Christmas, but the ultimate division is still there. That should worry people throughout the country, because this Government and the Conservative party are incapable of delivering Brexit, as they have shown over the last two and a half years. The right hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening) was right: the Government must now reach across the aisles and talk to all...


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