All 16 results for brexit speaker:Steve Pound

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

Steve Pound: ...hon. Gentleman that if we were to have a general election, that would simply be a de facto referendum part 2, because there would be no other subject under debate during that general election than Brexit? Would it not be an absolute dereliction of duty were we to allow something as important as a general election to be hijacked and simply to be a weak, ersatz version of another referendum?

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill (8 Jul 2019)

Steve Pound: ...speech and I have no doubt that it will be referred to many times in many places. A dark cloak has been spread over everything we have spoken about tonight, and that is the dark cloak of a hard Brexit. Bearing in mind the particular focus and locus of this debate, we have perhaps discussed rather more than we should have the possible arrangements on the border. It is only necessary to say...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Legacy Consultation (12 Dec 2018)

Steve Pound: ...welcome I believe the ninth Minister to whose substance I have stood as mere shadow? May I also pay tribute to the hon. Member for North West Cambridgeshire (Mr Vara), a decent man who is wrong on Brexit, but right on many other things? May I ask the Secretary of State this? She has previously made it clear that she does not support a statute of limitations in Northern Ireland. Does she...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: European Food Safety Authority (18 Oct 2018)

Steve Pound: ...this contribution should not be seen in any way as evidence of collusion between me and the Scottish National party. As we move from—to use Fintan O’Toole’s phrase—the “epic dream” of Brexit to the nightmare reality, we find ourselves having to deal with more and more aspects of minutiae. I implore the Minister not to forget the dairy farmers of Northern Ireland and,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security Situation (20 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: Further to the question of the hon. Member for North Down (Lady Hermon), Michel Barnier has said this week that the United Kingdom could not remain in the European arrest warrant system post Brexit. What plans does the Secretary of State have to meet this concern, and to address the issue of the 300 additional PSNI officers for which there will be a vital need post Brexit?

Backbench Business: UK-Romanian Relations — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (19 Jun 2018)

Steve Pound: .... Instead, I see IT professionals, doctors, dentists, cardiologists—people for whom we should be extremely grateful. I will not be drawn down the slippery slope into the ghastly foul nightmare of Brexit—it is too close to breakfast time even to talk about such horrors. However, we should be grateful that so many skilled and intelligent Romanians have done us the great favour of coming...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Cross-border Trade (21 Mar 2018)

Steve Pound: ...British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, particularly during the previous period of direct rule, when there were 18 meetings between 1999 and 2007. With no devolution, and with the horrors of Brexit looming ever larger, what plans does she have to reconvene the BIIGC, and when and where will it be reconvened?

Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill (20 Mar 2018)

Steve Pound: .... Like his pupils, I feel honoured and a better person for having heard him. The right hon. Member for Belfast North (Nigel Dodds) widened the scope of the Bill somewhat and brought us to Brexit, among other things. He incorporated an extraordinary amount of detail, but that was quite correct in many ways, because the Bill does have an impact on so many areas. He also talked about going...

Ukraine — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Dec 2017)

Steve Pound: ...and I have been in the region and have seen the influence. That is why it is all the more important that with the influence that this country has and, please God, will continue to have even after Brexit, we place on record our concern about what is happening there. If sunlight is the best disinfectant, we have to shine the sunlight through the mist of battle and this current murky war. I...

Ukraine — [Mrs Cheryl Gillan in the Chair] (20 Dec 2017)

Steve Pound: ...of the UK’s credibility at the moment comes from our being a member of the EU? If, possibly, we withdraw from the EU, how will we be able to maintain that relationship? What does he think a post-Brexit bilateral relationship between Ukraine and the UK might look like?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Republic of Ireland Border (15 Nov 2017)

Steve Pound: Has the Northern Ireland Office produced an analysis of the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland, or contributed to the rumoured “58 articles”—the sectoral analyses that we know have been produced? Will the Secretary of State commit himself to publishing all such material, as his colleagues in the Department for Exiting the European Union have already so nobly done?[Official Report, 12...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Article 50: Northern Ireland Assembly (1 Feb 2017)

Steve Pound: Although the foul, mephitic fug of Brexit has cast the land into shadow, life must go on. Further to the Secretary of State’s comments, he will accept that the JMC is currently the main body for consultation with the devolved institutions. Yet this body has no authority, no Standing Orders and no fixed rules. Will the Secretary of State commit to formalising the role of the JMC, the crucial...

Garden Bridge (7 Sep 2016)

Steve Pound: I am afraid my hon. Friend seems to be straying into the Brexit argument about figures written on the sides of buses, because I do not necessarily think this is an either/or. I am massively in favour of my hon. Friend getting all the money he needs for his part of the world, and he has made the case very strongly, but he must not think it is because of the garden bridge that he is not getting...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Cross-border Crime (20 Jul 2016)

Steve Pound: ...week, when my hon. Friend the Member for Blaydon (Mr Anderson) and I met Chief Constable George Hamilton, he expressed his grave concern about the implications for the European arrest warrant post-Brexit and the desire not to go back to the old extradition methods. What assurance can the Secretary of State give us that the European arrest warrant can survive post-Brexit?

Northern Ireland Economy (11 May 2016)

Steve Pound: ...sunny spirits and marvellous skills at converting people are greatly prized—I have seen him in action in Ards—but it is not all good news. The shadow that hangs over everything is, I am afraid, Brexit. I appreciate that today has been yet another skirmish in the battle of Brexit—we have inevitably moved in that direction—but we have to accept the fact that Northern Ireland’s...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: EU Referendum (20 Apr 2016)

Steve Pound: ...us on Opposition Front Bench are united on the subject, but for months we have had uncertainty about what will happen to the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic in the tragic event of Brexit. Two Sundays ago Lord Lawson popped up on the “The Andrew Marr Show” to say we would have a border. Leaving aside the irony of that coming from a French resident whose policy was to...


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