All 14 results for brexit speaker:Andrew Mitchell

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Andrew Mitchell: ...for the House to decide whether we can secure a deal, and I very much hope the House will decide that on Saturday. The second thing, and it bears upon the Gracious Speech, is that a resolution to Brexit at the weekend will allow Britain to re-engage internationally. As the House will be aware, our reputation has plummeted over the past three years. We have been absent from parade on a...

Department for International Development (1 Jul 2019)

Andrew Mitchell: ...election that my party is going through, and that what I would call the David Cameron development consensus continues to motivate and define British policy in this very important area. With all the Brexit distractions, global Britain is something that, across the House, we are very keen to see driven forward in the post-Brexit era. In many ways, the progress being made at the moment in...

Yemen (26 Mar 2019)

Andrew Mitchell: ...occasions, including in emergency debates that you have authorised, Mr Speaker. I tabled a number of questions last night to the Ministry of Defence, and were it not for the all-consuming nature of Brexit, I suspect the House would want to explore this as a matter of urgency.

Future of DFID — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (27 Feb 2019)

Andrew Mitchell: ...development policy, and Britain’s brilliant international charities and non-governmental organisations, show real world leadership. Today, many people talk about global Britain and Britain post-Brexit. I would argue that Britain’s exercise of soft power—the Government’s work in development led by DFID—is a compelling part of what global Britain means: some might say it was the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Andrew Mitchell: ...Register of Members’ Financial Interests. We have just heard two heavyweight and extremely important speeches from the two Front Benches. I congratulate the new—he is not really new anymore—Brexit Secretary on his grip on the extraordinary complexity of detail that he so evidently demonstrated at the Dispatch Box. I have only rarely troubled the House with my views on Brexit— I...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Andrew Mitchell: ...possible common denominator. It perpetuates the toxic, radioactive afterlife of the referendum. We need look no further than what is said about the deal by the leading proponents and opponents of Brexit on the Government Benches. Consider the eloquent arguments put by my hon. Friends the Members for East Surrey (Mr Gyimah) and for Orpington (Joseph Johnson) and my right hon. and learned...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: ...that, today, we raise more income than we spend on our current account. I choose to judge the Budget by the extent to which it addresses the deep divisions in Britain today. I speak not only of Brexit, which hangs over everything, but the divisions between those who gain from globalisation and those who do not and who fear it. I am especially concerned about intergenerational unfairness,...

Yemen (11 Sep 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: ...of Britain’s position on this matter. Our position very much affects the role we play at the United Nations. As we have heard, this issue is increasingly of salience in a Britain dominated by the Brexit debate, and it is increasingly a matter of concern to our constituents. I do not expect to carry everyone in the House with my remarks today, but the one thing that ought to be able to...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Future Relationship Between the UK and the EU (18 Jul 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: ...Whether one agrees or disagrees with him, he is clearly a man of integrity and principle. He worked incredibly hard in his Department. This is the first contribution that I have made to any of the Brexit debates. It was 25 years ago that I was a Government Whip engaged in securing support for the Maastricht treaty, with Britain’s two opt-outs, so brilliantly negotiated by John Major. I...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] (20 Feb 2018)

Andrew Mitchell: ...a very good Bill. It is clearly the right approach to take in these circumstances and a good administrative measure. It delivers sensible and orderly governance and addresses quite rightly the post-Brexit situation and the new framework for implementing sanctions. My purpose in this debate is to suggest two ways in which the Bill can be improved further. First, I draw the Foreign...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

Andrew Mitchell: ...is just a small part of our task. The much greater part is to defeat a nihilist death cult that has attracted young people to its cause. We need to address Britain’s role in the world after Brexit. Britain stands for certain values—not so much British values as international values. We are the fourth largest military power, and one of the very few countries that can undertake...

Aleppo and Syria (11 Oct 2016)

Andrew Mitchell: ...is to hear from him this afternoon on what I think will be his first debate as Foreign Secretary Yesterday, Mr Speaker, you had a choice between a Standing Order No. 24 application for a debate on Brexit and another for a debate on Syria. Everyone in the House will know that you made the right decision, and you explained your reasons, but I now submit that the effects of the crisis in...

Aleppo and Syria (11 Oct 2016)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend makes an extremely good point. The extraordinary misfortune of timing that I mentioned is being exacerbated by international attention being elsewhere. In Europe, Brexit, the issues with the euro, Greece, the German banks and the focus on migration have all meant that the focus has been on the symptoms rather than the causes of this conflict. In the United States, politicians...

Aleppo and Syria (11 Oct 2016)

Andrew Mitchell: ...alone. We must use Britain’s outstanding connections, not least through our diplomatic reach, our membership of NATO, our relationship with America and our centrality in the European firmament—Brexit notwithstanding.


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