Results 1–20 of 68 for brexit speaker:Sylvia Hermon

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...decisions. Before making a decision, I would like the Justice Secretary to give the Unionist community of Northern Ireland a complete assurance that there is nothing in the Prime Minister’s new Brexit deal that undermines the constitutional status of Northern Ireland and the consent principle of the Good Friday agreement.

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...great defender of the Good Friday/Belfast agreement since it was signed 21 years ago. I would be enormously grateful to him if he would explain to the House his concerns, if any, about how this new Brexit deal, brought back in triumph by the Prime Minister, has caused such anxiety in Northern Ireland that it actually undermines the great achievement of the Good Friday agreement.

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...affected all communities right across the island of Ireland. I am extremely concerned that the Labour party, the right hon. Gentleman and his colleagues have anxiety that the Prime Minister’s new Brexit deal, in some way, undermines the Good Friday agreement and its achievements. Will he please take a few moments to explain his concerns? I think that is really important.

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. That is all very well and good, but there is not a single sentence in the Bill that explains the new consent process contained in the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. I say clearly to the Prime Minister, “Do not take the people of Northern Ireland for fools. We are not fools.” He needs to explain in detail how his new consent process will...

Business of the House (21 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: The Leader of the House will know that the Prime Minister’s new Brexit deal has far-reaching consequences for the people of Northern Ireland. I would very much like the Prime Minister or, indeed, the Leader of the House to come to Northern Ireland to explain in detail to the people why the major changes in this Bill that will affect their futures deserve only three days of consideration. It...

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...Ulster Unionist party; he now sits as a Tory Member of the other place. I asked the Prime Minister and am now asking the Secretary of State for a clear guarantee that there is nothing in this new Brexit deal that undermines or weakens the constitutional status of Northern Ireland, as guaranteed in the Belfast/Good Friday agreement and the consent principle. Do not quote Lord Trimble to me....

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: The Prime Minister will be well aware of the considerable anxiety, and indeed anger, caused to the Unionist community in Northern Ireland since the publication of his Brexit deal. I would like him to take this opportunity, since he has not bothered until now, to reach out and reassure the Unionist community. I would like him to take this opportunity publicly to reassure the people in Northern...

No-Deal Brexit: Schedule of Tariffs (7 Oct 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...about 3,000 farming families in Northern Ireland. I want the Minister to address the warning given by the chief executive of Dairy Council Northern Ireland, who said today: “If we don't get a Brexit deal and cannot transport raw milk south, without significant delays and/or certification requirements, then our industry is facing a crisis of epic proportions”. How will the Minister...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 6: Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 Section 5 (30 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: I welcome the Minister to the Northern Ireland Office. He did a superb job in the Brexit Department and I am absolutely delighted, as I am sure is everyone, to have him in the Northern Ireland Office, though we regret that we have to share him with the Scotland Office. I am grateful to the Minister for his praise for the work of the PSNI—it is right that he praised it—but I am concerned...

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...Friday agreement, but does he agree that actions speak louder than words? The Yellowhammer document dated 2 August 2019 explained and warned about the real risks of the disruption of a no-deal Brexit in Northern Ireland. I will quote a particular sentence that I want the Minister to address. It states that the disruption “will be particularly severe in border communities where both...

Legal Advice: Prorogation (25 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...said—but I would like him to answer a specific question. Did it never cross his mind that if the Prime Minister made a ridiculous decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks in the run-up to Brexit, which is the greatest constitutional change to the UK for years, the courts would rule that to be an unlawful Prorogation of Parliament?

Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications) (9 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...for Prorogation; he was told only just before it was publicly announced. Therefore, we have a Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who is facing a perfect storm of the possibility of a no-deal Brexit and no functioning Assembly—and no expectation of one any day soon. How can it possibly be that the Minister is telling the House that the Prime Minister had a paper that he did not even...

G7 Summit (3 Sep 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...agreement has kept stability and peace in Northern Ireland since it was signed 21 years ago. It is reported that the Crown Solicitor’s Office in Belfast has advised the Government that a no-deal Brexit would be in contravention of the Good Friday agreement, so I call upon the Prime Minister to publish today, in full—he owes that to the people of Northern Ireland, and certainly to this...

Leaving the Eu: Business of the House (12 Jun 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: The Brexit Secretary studiously avoided questions about the Government’s commitment to the Good Friday agreement. Does the hon. Lady agree with me that taking this country out of Europe without a deal would have very serious consequences for Northern Ireland? Sinn Féin would certainly be incentivised to campaign for a border poll were there any hardening of the border, which would be...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Terrorism: Northern Ireland (24 Apr 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...Ireland Office of 10 April 2019, Official Report, column 306 and the Irish Mirror article of 9 April entitled Fears growing dissident republicans using stolen ATM cash to build war chest ahead of Brexit, what assessment she has made of the veracity of media reports that dissident republicans are responsible for thefts of ATMs across Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

European Council (11 Apr 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...today, to remind the Leader of the Opposition that the Good Friday agreement and the protection of the constitutional position of Northern Ireland and the consent principle are guaranteed by her Brexit deal, which is therefore something that the Labour party should support?

Voter Id Pilots (10 Apr 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...—the very next year, in 2002, introduced photographic ID for all elections in Northern Ireland. Many people in Northern Ireland did not have a passport and many still do not, although because of Brexit people are applying for Irish passports in large numbers. For those who do not have a passport or a driving licence, the Electoral Office supplies electoral identity cards free of charge....

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Security Situation (10 Apr 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...recent spate of thefts of ATMs across Northern Ireland and are intent on using the stolen money to purchase weaponry to attack police officers and others along the border in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill: Duties in connection with Article 50 extension (3 Apr 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...without a deal. It would be an unmitigated disaster in terms of security—he will know all about the threat from dissident republicans, and he will also know that Sinn Féin would use a no-deal Brexit to campaign for a border poll to take Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom and into a united Ireland.

Business of the House (3 Apr 2019)

Sylvia Hermon: ...I just remind him and other Members of the House that all the arguments—all the bitter arguments—about the backstop will become totally irrelevant if we do not approve the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal? We need the Brexit deal to be signed and approved by this House in order to have an implementation period, and it is only at the end of the implementation period that a backstop even...


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