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Results 1–20 of 31 for brexit speaker:Liam Fox

International Trade: Commonwealth Countries (6 Jul 2017)

Liam Fox: It does appear that some elements of our media would rather see Britain fail than see Brexit succeed. I cannot recall a single time recently when I have seen good economic news that the BBC has not described as being “despite Brexit”.

International Trade: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2018)

Liam Fox: My hon. Friend makes an important point. The Government are seeking to ensure the continued GI protection of Scotch whisky in the EU after Brexit. Negotiations on geographical indications are continuing, and we anticipate that all current UK GIs will continue to be protected by the EU’s geographical indications scheme after Brexit.

Us Steel and Aluminium Tariffs (4 Jun 2018)

Liam Fox: I know that opinions on Brexit are very strong, but with all due respect, we cannot see every global economic issue through the prism of Brexit. This action has been taken against what we believe to be WTO rules. It affects the European Union as much as it affects Canada and Mexico, which have economies of a very different size, and it is because of unilateral action taken by the United...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Liam Fox: I am not giving way. The alternative is to revoke article 50 and have no Brexit at all, with unavoidable and unforeseeable consequences. This motion focuses on the date of 29 March. At that point, we either have to leave with a deal, in line with article 50, or leave with no deal, for which the risks have been set out. If we choose neither of these, then we have to have an extension of...

International Trade: Topical Questions (17 May 2018)

Liam Fox: .... Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs is responsible for customs in the United Kingdom. None the less, HMRC has received extra funds from the Treasury to ensure that preparations are made for Brexit.

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: I would have thought that the management of Honda are closer to this issue, and they say it is a result of changes in the international car industry and specifically not a result of Brexit. Why does the hon. Gentleman want to make it so when the company itself says it is not true?

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: That just will not wash. Why, then, is Honda leaving Turkey? Is that the result of Brexit as well?

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Liam Fox: ...speech this afternoon, it is widely acknowledged that when there is an agreement, there is potential for a dividend because investment that might be being held back because of uncertainty around Brexit could come forward. That is probably particularly true of domestic investment, rather than foreign direct investment, which I will come on to.

International Trade: Topical Questions (6 Jul 2017)

Liam Fox: We have made it clear that, post Brexit, we will continue with duty-free access for the least-developed countries, but we need to see whether we can go further and reduce some of the burdens, particularly as we leave the customs union and are outside the common external tariff, by stopping the distortions on value added, which diminish the chance of investment in some of those developing...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Liam Fox: ...tonight. But I have to say to the right hon. Lady that the only way to take no deal off the table in the longer term is to have a negotiated deal, unless we were to revoke article 50 and have no Brexit. There would be no worse outcome for this House, for this country and for our democracy than to have no Brexit. We have been given a clear instruction by the people of Britain. In the days...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...construction of the backstop and the relationship set out in the political declaration mean that the risk of getting to the backstop is much less than I fear the risk of our being unable to achieve Brexit is. For me, that has been one of the key political balances; Members across the House will have to make that decision for themselves. The political declaration will enable both parties to...

International Trade: Topical Questions (6 Jul 2017)

Liam Fox: ...investment projects came into the UK in 2016-17—2,265—safeguarding nearly 108,000 jobs or creating new jobs in the UK. No doubt, the usual suspects will describe this by saying, “despite Brexit”.

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...in that way; that is normally the business of those on the other side of the House. It is clear that if we do not accept a negotiated deal, the two other outcomes would be no deal or potentially no Brexit, and I do not think that either of those are acceptable. The Government have been clear that we neither want nor expect a no-deal scenario, but of course the Government will continue to...

International Trade: Trading Opportunities (8 Sep 2016)

Liam Fox: ...for his question. I am reticent about indulging in personality politics but I am glad to see that he was as able to read the August press as I was. When it comes to our commitment to delivering on Brexit, he can be in no doubt that we will be working together as a tight team to ensure that that happens as soon as we can achieve it on behalf of our country, having made all the necessary...

International Trade: Trans-Pacific Partnership (13 Sep 2018)

Liam Fox: ...as we leave the European Union. We need to raise our ambitions, extend our timelines, and widen our geographical horizons if we are to maximise the benefits to the UK of the opportunities that Brexit will bring.

International Trade: Topical Questions (12 Oct 2017)

Liam Fox: I do not really wish to trumpet this to other Departments, but our Department has a unique agreement with the Treasury: we are able to increase staffing levels when that relates to Brexit issues, and we will continue to do so. As I said, we want to ensure that we get a good deal. There is no difference between the Chancellor and me. The Chancellor says that we need to spend money only as...

EU Trade Agreements: Replication (13 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: It seems that the country is caught between the irrational pessimism of those who fail to be reconciled to the referendum result and believe that everything to do with Brexit will be disastrous for the UK and those who are irrationally optimistic that there would be no problem whatever to leave the European Union with no deal. The truth is that we would be better off with a deal, which is why...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...country. The first option is to accept the deal that has been negotiated—and there is no other deal available. The second is to leave the European Union with no deal, and the third is to have no Brexit at all. Before considering the implications of those options, it is important to underline the fundamental strengths that underpin the UK economy, the changing patterns of our trade and...

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Liam Fox: ...but felt that it was the best way to move forward. Some have voted against the deal because they want no deal to be the outcome. Some have voted against it because they want there to be no Brexit at all, and I want to address one or two questions to that latter group, because this is about the political reputation of Parliament. Those who have had a premeditated campaign to try to thwart...

Exiting the European Union and Global Trade (6 Jul 2017)

Liam Fox: The first service we can do is not to add adjectives to the word Brexit, because what the Government intend to achieve is as open a trading relationship as possible. If we think about it, the free trade agreement that we will go on to negotiate with the European Union ought to be the easiest FTA in global history. We are starting in a zero-tariff environment and from absolute 100% regulatory...


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