All 10 results for brexit speaker:Lord Mandelson

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Mandelson: ...a very strong democratic argument to which we should attach great importance in our consideration of this Bill. Quite simply, it is that there was no mandate from the 2016 referendum for a no-deal Brexit. I know that people will say that it was not explicitly ruled out, but to all intents and purposes it was ruled out by the fact that nobody referred to it, nobody explained it, nobody...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Mandelson: ...an in/out one. It was an in-principle referendum. It was not about the how and the terms on which we would leave the European Union. No hint of those terms was spelled out between a soft and a hard Brexit, and of course there was absolutely no indication of leaving without n deal at all. So now, as we find ourselves, at the behest of the new Prime Minister, hurtling towards a no-deal exit,...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Lord Mandelson: Perhaps my recollection is at fault, but I do not remember a huge amount of debate about the respective merits of a soft and hard Brexit, let alone a no-deal Brexit. In conclusion, I do not think that you can arrive at a clear choice about how we leave the European Union by means of a general election in which so many issues, subjects and personalities are at play. We should look to a...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Mandelson: ...period, if we depart in 2019. That brings me to the last and main point that I want to reinforce. This White Paper crosses the Rubicon—there is no doubt about that, hence the fury of the Brexiteers. But here is the point. Having left Canada’s model, however difficult the politics will be, the logic of the Government’s position leads towards Norway and remaining in Europe’s economic...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day) (8 May 2018)

Lord Mandelson: ...talking about the next couple of years. We are talking about the medium-term consequences, as investment strategies shift to reflect our exclusion from the single market. I understand why the hard Brexiters will probably not lose any sleep over this at all because, for them, it is not economic—it is political. But for the rest of the country, it is their jobs, their livelihoods and the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Mandelson: ...of his own words. This is what passes for a normal day at the office in this Government. It left British business leaders bemused and demoralised. To cap it all, at the end of the week, the Brexit Secretary was saying on the radio that, just because there are differences, that does not mean that the Government cannot negotiate coherently. Heavens! Is it surprising that the public are...

Industrial Strategy - Motion to Take Note (8 Jan 2018)

Lord Mandelson: My Lords, I am very glad to follow the Minister, who set out the vision of the White Paper rather well. I hope noble Lords will forgive me if I do not dwell at any length on Brexit. That will at least allow me to agree with the Prime Minister on one thing—that the UK is facing much deeper economic challenges than simply its poor cyclical economic growth or squeezed living standards, bad as...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (28 Jun 2017)

Lord Mandelson: ...the trade advantages of EU membership without shouldering certain costs and compromises. These are precisely the costs and compromises which the Government’s inflexible red lines rule out. After Brexit, we can trade with the European Union —of course we can—but on our present trajectory, the frictionless border and preferential treatment that we currently enjoy will be things of the...

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

Lord Mandelson: ...to follow the noble Baroness because, with her sharpness and clarity, she has brought this debate back to earth with a bump. Yes, whether we stay in the single market goes to the heart of the Brexit debate but, much more importantly, it goes to the heart of our future prosperity as a country—the lives, livelihoods, jobs and standards of living of all our fellow citizens—and therefore...

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

Lord Mandelson: ...not possibly agree, in my view, with the Government’s present approach. George Osborne was right when he said that the Government are being driven by politics not economics in their approach to Brexit. This is what has changed since the noble Lord wrote his original article. That is why the Government can contemplate Brexit at any cost: the economics are secondary; the trade is...


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