Results 1–20 of 67 for brexit speaker:Edward Leigh

Public Accounts Commission: Leaving the EU: National Audit Office (31 Oct 2019)

Edward Leigh: Brexit is, of course, a major task for Departments. Since 2016, the NAO has published 26 reports on aspects of Brexit. Most recently it has published reports on the UK’s border preparedness for Brexit and on Brexit’s implications for the supply of medicines to the health and social care sectors.

Public Accounts Commission: Leaving the EU: National Audit Office (31 Oct 2019)

Edward Leigh: The NAO wants to get the Brexit work done as quickly and efficiently as possible and has been working with all Departments to assess the potential impact on their financial performance of the decision to exit the EU. The exact impact in the current year may depend on the outcome of negotiations.

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Edward Leigh: I suspect that my constituents in Gainsborough, who voted 62% to 38% for Brexit, are just fed up with this process carrying on—unless they enjoy root canal treatment every other day—so they are not fussed about what deal we get. They would take any deal—they just want the House to compromise, come together and get a deal. But they tell me that if we cannot get a deal, we have to leave...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill (4 Sep 2019)

Edward Leigh: ..., another group of people might have to be purged when we try to push a deal through Parliament, so I think we need compromise. Indeed, that is the whole point of what I want to say today. I am a Brexiteer and my constituency voted 62:38 for Brexit, but I am in a bit of a minority here because I voted for the deal three times. We hear so much about how terrible a no deal is, but so many...

G7 Summit (3 Sep 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...French President, was there discussion on the need for compromise? After all, the issue of the backstop is resolvable with compromise on all sides and there are many people in this House—moderate Brexiteers and remainers—who want to compromise. When it comes to a solution, if the EU will not change the deal and if this House will not pass the present deal, will the Prime Minister...

International Trade: G20 Trade Ministers Meeting (6 Jun 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...Anglo-Japanese treaty 1923 was probably one of the worst geo-strategic mistakes we ever made, propelling that country into autarchy and nationalism. Will the Secretary of State confirm that post Brexit my right hon. Friend’s priority will be to ensure a global free trade world, with us and Japan leading the way?

Leaving the European Union (22 May 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...have been asked to vote for a Bill that has, on the face of it, a nod towards a second referendum, which I believe would be disastrous to the Union and to the vast majority of people who voted for Brexit. I ask the Prime Minister to be very cautious, to listen to our party, to remember that the one vote we won was on the Brady amendment, and, if we cannot get this through, that, given the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (23 Apr 2019)

Edward Leigh: Having pissed off half our supporters by botching Brexit, why are we now irritating the other half with an extreme liberal social agenda? Every single study, including the Harvard Law reform and the Margaret Brinig studies, shows that it is poor, vulnerable and dispossessed children who suffer most from divorce. Will my right hon. Friend at least accept that if he makes something easier, it...

Business of the House (1 Apr 2019)

Edward Leigh: ..., and I accept everything that my hon. Friend says about the nature of these indicative votes, but if he and his Friends had voted with the Government on the past three occasions, we would have Brexit by now.

Business of the House (1 Apr 2019)

Edward Leigh: No, I am going to finish in a moment. The other thing that we surely cannot do—I say this to my friends who, like me, voted for Brexit—is duck the issue by proroguing Parliament. We cannot act like Charles I. We voted leave because we wanted to give control back to Parliament; it would be like someone throwing the football out of the stadium because they are losing the football match....

Royal Assent: Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (26 Mar 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...to the Treasury spoke for nearly 20 minutes, but it was interesting that there was little about the Labour party’s plans. Although this Parliament is staring at the detail of the various Brexit solutions, all the various outcomes pale into insignificance compared with the threat posed to this country by a Government led by the Leader of the Opposition. Conservative Members of Parliament...

Clydesdale Bank and Smes: Points of Order (19 Mar 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...we can both be true to your ruling, Mr Speaker, and allow the House to come to a decision as soon as possible, because I for one rather hope that this extension will concentrate the minds of my Brexiteer colleagues.

Business of the House (Today): European Union (Withdrawal) Act (12 Mar 2019)

Edward Leigh: I voted Brexit, and so did my constituency, by 62% to 38%. It always seemed to many of us that our job was to try to deliver the decision of the people, but we were aware that unfortunately we were in a minority in Parliament and might have to compromise. It became clear to many of us months ago that the EU was unwilling to unpick the agreement. It also become abundantly clear that we could...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: EU Withdrawal Agreement: Backstop Protocol (6 Mar 2019)

Edward Leigh: Surely, never has something so important, namely Brexit, been put at risk in preventing something that will never happen, namely a hard border in Northern Ireland. Why will the EU, the Irish Republic and the United Kingdom Government simply not attach an instrument to the withdrawal agreement, making it clear that we will never impose a hard border in Northern Ireland? That can be achieved in...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the EU (27 Feb 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...a conditional interpretative declaration stating that the backstop is not permanent. If we get that and if the Attorney General changes his mind, will my right hon. Friend join me in urging all my Brexiteer colleagues to vote for this agreement, because the choice is no longer perhaps between an imperfect deal and no deal, but between an imperfect deal and no Brexit?

Future Free Trade Agreements: Northern Ireland Backstop: Conditional Interpretative Declaration (21 Feb 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...in entirely different directions. I questioned Maastricht from inside the Government in 1993 and was sacked for doing so—a fate that I hope does not befall the present Minister—and I voted for Brexit in 2016, as did 62% of my constituents in Lincolnshire. I am sure that my bona fides as a Brexiteer are established. The proposed agreement with the EU consists of four legal documents. I...

Future Free Trade Agreements: Northern Ireland Backstop: Conditional Interpretative Declaration (21 Feb 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...that the withdrawal agreement says is the view of both parties, that—I have said this already, but I emphasise the point—would also have the effect of shifting responsibility for a no-deal Brexit from the UK on to the EU. If we ratify the withdrawal agreement with a conditional interpretative declaration providing for a backstop end date, any ensuing deadlock could be ended in a single...

Future Free Trade Agreements: Northern Ireland Backstop: Conditional Interpretative Declaration (21 Feb 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...would produce a major change, putting the UK on a better, more equal footing with the EU in the forthcoming negotiations on our permanent future relationship. The EU does not want a no-deal Brexit, or that is what it has said. If the current deadlock continues and the EU forces a no-deal Brexit upon us, personally, I believe that it could be manageable. It might put us back in the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Edward Leigh: ..., what the Prime Minister has provided us with is leaving the EU, getting control of migration and, after a process of perhaps two or three years, getting out of the customs union. I am not a hard Brexiteer or a soft Brexiteer, but a measured Brexiteer, and that is what the Prime Minister is trying to do. We cannot of course have government by a sub-committee of the 1922 committee. We...

Business of the House (17 Jan 2019)

Edward Leigh: ...if Back Benchers were given precedence over the Government in introducing business. These are major constitutional issues, and we should not play this on the hoof or approach it from our being pro-Brexit or anti-Brexit. We should try to come to some sort of consensus.


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