Results 1–20 of 38 for brexit speaker:Bernard Jenkin

Business of the House (24 Oct 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: I thank my right hon. Friend for his statement, and may I just remind him that people in this House are blocking Brexit in the name of the sovereignty of Parliament, but whose is this sovereignty? What sovereignty do we hold that does not come from the British people? And should the British people not now be allowed to decide who represents them in this House?

Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election (4 Sep 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...political parties is not being improved by what is going on; it is being further undermined. The last thing I want is for the whole of British politics to be realigned around the question of Brexit, but that is what will happen the longer we carry on putting off this decision. Like so many of my voters and so many colleagues in this House, I long to move on to the questions beyond Brexit,...

Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election (4 Sep 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ..., why does he not table a motion of no confidence? It is because there is fear in this House about facing the consequences of a general election because of how this House has conducted the whole Brexit affair for the past three years. I asked how this will be resolved, and I can tell the House that putting it off again and again will not make the political outcome of the eventual general...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Strengthening the Union (10 Jul 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...week that he feared that what he called “English indifference”, if I recall correctly, was something of a threat to the Union. The reports that my Committee has produced about devolution and Brexit have called, with the support of the Scottish and Welsh Parliaments, for much more concrete machinery to exist between the Government of the United Kingdom and the devolved Governments, and...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill: Duties in connection with Article 50 extension (3 Apr 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...country by about 2%; how it would end uncertainty much more quickly; and how every party involved with the Irish border has said that there will be no infrastructure there in the event of a no-deal Brexit. So it goes on. I shall not detain the Committee with those arguments now, because this is not the time to make them; I just make the point that these arguments have simply not been made....

Business of the House (1 Apr 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...“Government” to come and make a business statement, because, of course, they are not a Government; they are merely pretending to take over the role of a Government. I do not wish to discuss Brexit in my speech. I want to place on record some concerns that I have and that I think many right hon. and hon. Members, on reflection, should have about the consequences of starting to run our...

Business of the House (1 Apr 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: Very droll. My hon. Friend rather misses the point of my opening remarks that I do not wish to discuss Brexit. I simply point out that he voted for the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which legislated for us to leave the EU with or without a withdrawal agreement. He put that on the statute book with me, so in that respect, parliamentary democracy has been served.

Business of the House (1 Apr 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: I am deliberately not going to become involved in that argument, but my hon. Friend knows that I do not believe that the withdrawal agreement delivers Brexit. What policy decisions would be eligible to be made through this procedure in the future? Why not decide taxation policy like this, or social security? I well remember my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe, when he...

EU Exit Day Amendment (27 Mar 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...to leave the EU and against the mandate upon which most MPs in this House were elected—[Interruption.] Oh yes, there are exceptions, but I am talking about the 85% of votes that were cast for pro-Brexit parties. So far, the EU’s withdrawal agreement has been rejected for good reasons, not least because it is so far from taking back control over our laws, borders and trade. That is one...

EU Exit Day Amendment (27 Mar 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...to the most questionable constitutional methods, which leave no Government or anyone else accountable for what is being decided. Who will the voters now hold to account for the outcome of the Brexit question? Moreover, the process has been supported by those either embarking upon embellishing the discredited withdrawal agreement with ever greater restrictions on our right of national...

EU Exit Day Amendment (27 Mar 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...am proud of that. Most of us who voted leave have stuck with what we believe, one way or another. We are not the authors of what the remain majority in this House, with the Government, have made of Brexit, nor of what they continue to inflict upon our sad and disillusioned voters.

Business of the House: Points of Order (14 Feb 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: Brexit means Brexit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster: Tiers of Government: Collaboration (6 Feb 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...the Parliaments of the United Kingdom to work together and to scrutinise the work of the Joint Ministerial Committee and the Executive functions that work together. The Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit again met in January and called for this. Will he support this Parliament and provide it with the necessary resources so we can institute proper interparliamentary machinery in the United...

Points of Order: [7th Allotted Day] (11 Jan 2019)

Bernard Jenkin: ...the Member for Mid Sussex voted for that Act. Parliament has now spoken. The Act makes provision for the so-called “meaningful vote”, but not for any kind of vote in this House to prevent Brexit without a withdrawal agreement. Democracy has been served. For some MPs now to complain that they did not intend to vote for what the Act provides for is rather lame. They may have held a...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: EU VAT area and pre-commencement requirements (16 Jul 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: ...in this country. Ultimately, in future—looking ahead 10 or 20 years—the idea of customs frontiers existing between countries that trade tariff-free will become obsolete. To hinge our entire Brexit policy on the issue of not having customs declarations and customs frontiers is very last century, and we should not be captured by that. My remarks are directed primarily at amendment 72,...

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill: EU VAT area and pre-commencement requirements (16 Jul 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: No, that is what he said. He said that we will have to rethink Brexit completely if we cannot get a satisfactory arrangement. That is the direction he is going in. I respect his view, but throwing around insults like “useless” is not elevating the debate. My amendment 72 simply removes from the Bill an extraordinarily powerful Henry VIII provision that we should be signed up to a customs...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: ...against the right of the British people to take control of their own affairs. Let us make no bones about this: the Labour party has now adopted a position in favour of some kind of weaselly half-Brexit, which is not what the British people voted for. The Prime Minister said that she does not recognise any distinction between hard or soft Brexit; there is leaving the European Union or...

Leaving the EU: No-deal Alternatives — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (21 Feb 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: I am intrigued because I thought the whole basis of my hon. Friend’s very fear-based analysis of Brexit is that the EU wants to stick tariffs on trade between the UK and the EU. Which leader around the European Union has said that they want to put tariffs on trade between the UK and the EU?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (30 Jan 2018)

Bernard Jenkin: ...the Minister should resist publishing this analysis if he believes it is not in the national interest to do so. I also advise him that people are trying to divert the Government’s direction on Brexit—there is absolutely no doubt about it. Will he look into why this particular document was leaked on this particular day, the day that the withdrawal Bill has its first debate in the upper...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Plain English summary of retained direct EU legislation (20 Dec 2017)

Bernard Jenkin: ...hon. and hon. Members who say they want to honour the result of the referendum, but who actually want the European Union to carry on controlling our laws. I call them Brexinos—people who want Brexit in name only. There may well be a majority of them in this House, but that would not be respecting the result of the referendum, would it?


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