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Results 1–20 of 35 for brexit speaker:Sammy Wilson

Human Rights in Iran — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (28 Jun 2016)

Sammy Wilson: ...because official reports from the Foreign Office and so on have an impact, and of course raise these issues in the international bodies of which we are members. Despite what has been said about the Brexit debate and everything else, we still have influence in the world and it is right to use it, but that influence will be effective only if words are accompanied by actions, and I would like...

Finance Bill: Charge for financial year 2017 (28 Jun 2016)

Sammy Wilson: ...that the Chair will call me to order, but perhaps you will indulge me, Mr Howarth, and allow me to answer the point. I do not share the hon. Gentleman’s views about the detrimental impact of Brexit. Indeed, for businesses in Northern Ireland, where we have become export-oriented, it opens up the opportunity to look to those parts of the world where there are growing economies and allows...

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Sammy Wilson: Does the hon. Gentleman accept that, because the interests of the Irish Republic are so tied up with a successful Brexit for the United Kingdom, we will have one ally in the negotiations? The same could apply to a whole range of nations across the EU.

Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) (6 Feb 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...agreement and the commitments in it, but as it was between the parties in Northern Ireland, the Government at Westminster and the Government in the Irish Republic, how do our discussions about Brexit have any impact on the Good Friday agreement?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...new clause 2 mentions “preserving peace in Northern Ireland”, although he never mentioned one word of it? Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that the shadow Minister perhaps understands that Brexit has no implications for peace in Northern Ireland? It is not a cause of increased terrorism. Indeed, the terrorists never fought to stay in the EU; they fought to get out of Britain.

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Sammy Wilson: I hate to deflate the hon. Gentleman’s main argument, but the Chancellor did actually mention Brexit. In fact, in the second sentence of his Budget speech, he said: “As we start our negotiations to exit the European Union, this Budget takes forward our plan…for a brighter future.”

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...the historic vote to leave the European Union and that that growth was predicted to continue over the next number of years. Several Members have already said that the Chancellor made no mention of Brexit, but many Members still feel that Brexit has been properly mentioned only if it is referred to in negative terms. They do not want to hear the good news that Brexit and the decision to...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (14 Mar 2017)

European Union Committee: Brexit: devolution. 3:30 pm; Room 3, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 4:00 PM) Mr Sammy Wilson MP

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...Sinn Féin will never answer this, but are they quite content for the process to roll on and on, to have direct rule, and to have difficult decisions about the budget, the allocation of resources, Brexit and all the other things that concern them decided here? They can then blame the big bad Brits, but keep their hands clean and maintain the myth in the Irish Republic, perpetuated by the...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...we made to those people. I say to the Minister and the shadow Minister, do not be taken in by the idea that that is the cause of the impasse in the talks. We have been told that the issue is Brexit. I find that very strange coming from Sinn Féin, because the one party that will not shape the Brexit talks, the negotiations or the outcome of Brexit decisions in this House is Sinn Féin,...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Sammy Wilson: Indeed. We have been told that Brexit is another reason why we cannot progress, because the Government have been disrespectful of the vote in Northern Ireland against leaving the EU. The Government have not been disrespectful—if anything, they have worked well with the Administration in trying to address the unique issues that Northern Ireland faces, just as they work with the City of...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Sammy Wilson: That is exactly the point I was making. These issues can be resolved in the Assembly. If we want to decide what position to adopt on Brexit who better to do it than Ministers in the Assembly introducing the issues that affect their Departments and reflecting the difficulties that we face? If we want to sort out issues around culture and so on, we should do so in debates in the Assembly, then...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Growth (18 Jul 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...spending. What steps is the Chancellor taking to produce economic growth, and how are his efforts being affected by those who continually talk the economy down and predict dire effects from Brexit, even though their predictions to date have been proved wrong?

Leaving the Eu: Sectoral Impact Assessments (28 Nov 2017)

Sammy Wilson: The Brexit Committee has made the rightful assertion that it will decide what information is published, but does the Minister accept that there is a real danger that the national interest could be put in jeopardy if more weight were given to transparency than to protecting our negotiating position? Does he therefore agree that the best way forward is to seek clarification from the House that...

European Council (18 Dec 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...the strength and significance of the UK, and believe a special relationship is desirable. What plans does she have to go to member states to sell the UK’s case for a good relationship after Brexit?

Rail Services (Bedfordshire): Democracy in Hong Kong (23 Jan 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...or selfish interests in Northern Ireland, there was a certain affinity with people in Hong Kong who were facing an uncertain future. Thankfully, despite all the fears about Britain’s exit, or Brexit, from Hong Kong—people thought capital would flee from Hong Kong, industry would be decimated, people would want to leave and the whole economic dynamics of the Hong Kong economy would be...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (31 Jan 2018)

European Union Committee: Brexit: UK-Irish relations follow-up. 9:45 am; Other
Witnesses: ...Professor Neil Gibson, Chief Economist - Ireland, Ernst and Young LLP Professor Duncan Morrow, Lecturer in Politics, Ulster University (at 5:00 PM) Mr Sammy Wilson MP, DUP Shadow Spokesperson (Brexit)

Ministry of Defence: Department for Exiting the European Union (26 Feb 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...back and forth. It is essential that we spend that money. Reference has been made to an underspend. The hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard) said that the underspend is a metaphor for Brexit, and maybe it is. Yes, we will save an awful lot of money when we leave the European Union. We will save our contributions to the EU budget. If the underspend is a metaphor for Brexit, it...

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...Ireland. It was a shabby excuse made by a party that wanted to run away from its obligations to bring forward a budget, to make hard decisions about the past and to make difficult decisions about Brexit. It was used as an excuse, and the remedy, of course, was brought forward by a DUP Minister. I am glad to see that the Secretary of State has continued to implement that remedy. It is the...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Sammy Wilson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Charnwood (Edward Argar) on his positive speech. I hope that mine will be equally as positive, because almost every time anything about Brexit or leaving the EU is mentioned in this House the naysayers and those who wish to overturn the referendum result will find any excuse to look for faults in what is being presented. I welcome the fact that the...


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