All 12 results for brexit speaker:Lord Reid of Cardowan

Brexit: Appointment of Joint Committee - Motion to Agree (3 Jul 2019)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...are marching steadily towards the break-up of the United Kingdom. I want to spend some time today on the subject of Scotland and its place in the United Kingdom, and the implications of a no-deal Brexit for that relationship. To do that, I want to go back a number of decades to orientate ourselves to what might happen. To state the obvious, Scotland is a nation. It is a nation with...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Statement (31 Jan 2019)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...mentioned by the Minister, and I am also a long-time supporter of devolution. But does the Minister recognise the bemusement of many, that in the greatest issue facing this country at the moment, Brexit, we have come to an impasse upon the insistence that there should be no difference between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, yet on occasion after occasion, as in this case,...

Trade Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Jan 2019)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...will be changed. If the noble Lord worries about extraordinary measures taken by this House, he should seek to remove the Government from the extraordinary position of incompetence and blindfold Brexit in which they find themselves.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (3rd Day) (14 Jan 2019)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, despite everything, our final Brexit destination remains a mystery—and, faced with a mystery, I am happy to take the suggestion made on Thursday to take the advice of that master of mystery, Sherlock Holmes: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”. So let us try it. In the House of Commons there is a significant...

Brexit: Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...sense of Europe that you cannot have all of those rights without the obligations, yet that was the delusion that was perpetrated for two and a half years. That is why we ran through this gamut of Brexits: the hard Brexit, the soft Brexit and the blindfold Brexit, and ended up with a sort of hokey-cokey Brexit, with one leg in and one leg out, shaking it furiously about to the bemusement of...

NHS: Brexit-related Risks - Question (5 Jul 2018)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: My Lords, the problems and challenges of Brexit will only add to the massive challenges which, in our enthusiasm for the birthday of the NHS, we sometimes underestimate. These include demographic change, an ageing population, new inventions and therapies, new pharmaceutical products and so on. Although I very much welcome extra money, this problem will not be solved just by extra money; it...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (4th Day) (30 Apr 2018)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...situation of no deal at all. But that may need time. Why have an artificial deadline cutting us off from the conclusion of a deal, which may be there in the bones or, in the famous words of the Brexit Secretary, as a “platform”—and deny ourselves the opportunity of having the alternative of a cohesive deal rather than no deal, which I think would be the worst of all worlds? This is...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (4th Day) (30 Apr 2018)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...noble Lord, Lord Kerr, this afternoon, that there will be an automatic response to that, and I suggest that we do not enshrine it in a request for constant visits from the Secretary of State for Brexit, since that is unlikely to lead to conducive circumstances. However, I put it to the House that compared to the alternative, which is to fall off the edge of the cliff, that ought to be done...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (7th Day) (14 Mar 2018)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...in the European Parliament—we would enhance the rights of MPs and Peers to have such a “meaningful vote” in a meaningful way and at a meaningful time. We have been told time and again that Brexit is a matter of Britain taking back control. It is so loose in the current clause that it actually allows a huge gap in that control. That is what this amendment addresses. It would be...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...Hain; I will confine my remarks to a focus on three or four strategic issues of vital importance. We have spent a great deal of time thinking and worrying—correctly—about the implications of Brexit for Scotland and, in my view, not nearly enough time thinking about the implications not only for Northern Ireland but for the whole of Ireland and a relationship which we have built over...

Armed Forces: Capability - Motion to Take Note (12 Jan 2017)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...of that thin end of the wedge being used. I am not suggesting that our expenditure on wages and pensions is anything like that of Belgium, but it is very worrying indeed—and the leadership after Brexit must come into question. My final point is unashamedly political. It would be easy and very tempting for the Minister in response to point to the shambles of the Labour Party leadership on...

Brexit - Question (3 Nov 2016)

Lord Reid of Cardowan: ...the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee, Danuta Maria Hübner, who has made it absolutely clear that any EU follow-on free trade agreements will not occur simultaneously with Brexit—in other words, it will be possible to negotiate only at the end of the Brexit arrangements? Those discussions will be subject to a unanimous vote, including of the sub-state parliaments...


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