All 20 results for brexit speaker:Lord Blencathra

Preparing Legislation for Parliament (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Blencathra: ...Strathclyde review, events giving rise to the review, “provided a stark reminder of the importance of our work”. Since Strathclyde we have had the referendum and the decision to leave the EU. Brexit-related Bills have been introduced which have included the delegation of powers to Ministers that have been nothing short of breath-taking in some instances. On the withdrawal Bill, the...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (4 Apr 2019)

Lord Blencathra: ...have been present for every minute of the debate, although not in this place, in my wheelchair at the Bar of the House. Secondly, I inform your Lordships that the last time I spoke in this House on Brexit or Brexit-related matters was 26 February 2018. That was 14 months ago, and I have not said a cheep since. So I am not one of those who has been participating in what has seemed like...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Office for Budget Responsibility (22 Feb 2018)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the role of the Office for Budget Responsibility in economic forecasting, in the light of the Treasury's analysis of the economic impact of Brexit.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (19 Feb 2018)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government which minister initiated or authorised the production of any cross-departmental Brexit studies; and in what areas such studies have been undertaken.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (19 Feb 2018)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments were consulted on cross-departmental Brexit studies; and which ones gave input.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Blencathra: ...is what I want to concentrate on. I believe that is foolish and it shows little faith in our Parliament, which will once again be free to properly hold the Government to account. The whole point of Brexit is to give the UK Government and Parliament the right to make our own laws and diverge from EU bureaucracy, bad law, Luddite regulations and the concept of a socialist Europe, which is...

Plans to Improve the Natural Environment and Animal Welfare - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Blencathra: ...on our farmers, there must be no question of any food or food products coming into this country that are produced under systems that we have banned here because we think that they are cruel. Brexit gives us a chance to impose that high level playing field across the board.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the European Commission about its representatives meeting UK Parliamentarians who are proposing different Brexit policies from Her Majesty's Government.

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Blencathra: ...prepare for a no-deal scenario, I am afraid, because as Jeremy Browne reveals in his memo, according to the Sunday Telegraph: “Brussels shows no interest in finding ‘long-term solutions’ to Brexit and could ignore the interests of European Union business”. In the memorandum, Browne says: “The restricted mandate means little energy is expended on the imaginative search for...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: UK Relations with EU (2 Aug 2017)

Lord Blencathra: ...is seeking the weakening of Britain and the City of London; and what action they are taking to ensure that EU member states maintain good relations with the UK and the City of London following Brexit.

Written Answers — Department of Health: *No heading* (17 Jul 2017)

Lord Blencathra: Her Majesty's Government whether civil servants in the Department of Health are permitted to use the term “hard Brexit” in official briefing papers.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (27 Feb 2017)

Lord Blencathra: ...market; we heard that point put passionately by the noble Lord, Lord Ashdown, a few moments ago. Remainers have accused my right honourable friend the Prime Minister of “opting” for a hard Brexit. I submit that that is nonsense. The Prime Minister is not opting for a hard Brexit, a soft Brexit or any sort of squishy Brexit; she is merely attempting to carry out the wishes of the people...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) (20 Feb 2017)

Lord Blencathra: ...have nothing to be afraid of when we are a free, independent nation once again. The Bank of England almost every other week upgrades our growth forecast for this year. Last May it forecast that Brexit would cause a recession, but in August that growth would be up to 0.8%, then in November that growth would be up to 1.4%. Two weeks ago, it forecast growth at 2%. We have the same old project...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Overseas Trade (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the Cambridge Centre for Business Research in its report The Macro-Economic Impact of Brexit, as revised in January 2017, which concluded that the pre-referendum analysis by HM Treasury of the potential impact of Brexit on various outcomes for trade outside the EU was flawed, who drafted the forecasts, and what ministerial...

Populism and Nationalism - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Blencathra: ...is anguish that their enlightened socialism/liberalism has not been understood by the ignorant masses, such as white van man and redneck man; thirdly, populism must be completely denounced now that Brexit and Trump have won; and fourthly—but only in the Guardian, the Independent and the New Statesman—“How can we turn Jeremy Corbyn into a left-wing populist to capture the populist...

Brexit: Creative Industries - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Lord Blencathra: ...; publishing at £10 billion; and music and performing arts at £5 billion. The UK is the third-largest gaming producer in the world after the USA and Japan. That is not going to change because of Brexit and our largest gaming export market is the USA. We apparently employ a lot of EU nationals and since they are highly skilled workers they will obviously qualify under any new type of visa...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Lord Blencathra: ...with all our friends in the whole world who share our value systems, our culture and our belief in freedom. That is what the British people voted for, and the Government must deliver full and fair Brexit. I conclude with this point. I am a passionate defender of this House and the role we perform, however the Daily Mail, which may not be favoured reading among noble Lords, put it in its...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Blencathra: ...of some of the waste, I accept that DfID has a far better track record of spending money on the most deserving poor than any other organisation on earth, particularly the EU. I hope that on Brexit day plus one the British Government will devote all the money they are giving to the EU to British-run overseas aid projects. Now we come to what I consider some thoroughly undeserving countries....

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Lord Blencathra: ...tribute to every person in the leave campaign, including in this regard only Nigel Farage—because, without him, we would not have had this referendum in the first place. Now we must deliver on Brexit. My right honourable friend the Home Secretary has said that the job now is to unite the party, unite the country and negotiate the best possible deal for Britain. To borrow a phrase from...

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill: Second Reading (26 Feb 2016)

Lord Blencathra: ...Sinai and others in the USA. In some cases, they have made great medical advances faster than us, but in other areas we have made breakthroughs better and faster than them. Without straying into Brexit matters, it has to be said that Britain leads the world in medical research. If we only had as much money to throw at it as the Yanks have, they would not come anywhere near us in the amount...


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