All 20 results for brexit speaker:Ed Miliband

Prime Minister's Role in Creating a Safe Environment (26 Sep 2019)

Ed Miliband: ...said in answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Hove (Peter Kyle), “the best way to ensure every parliamentarian is properly safe and to dial down the current anxiety in this country is to get Brexit done.”—[Official Report, 25 September 2019; Vol. 664, c. 803.] Yes, “safe”. Everyone in this House shares the frustration about the last three and a half years—in fact, some of...

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Climate Change (24 Jun 2019)

Ed Miliband: ...last chance for us to get on track for what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has described to us as a really dangerous and urgent situation. Let me say this to the Minister. Of course Brexit will be ongoing, at least for a bit, but will he please ensure that all the political and diplomatic muscle of Government will be put into this process? It is a massive thing for the...

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Ed Miliband: ...did not do more. It is bad thing that in the 2015 TV debate, which I do not like to recall too much, not one question was asked about climate change, and that tells us something about the fact that Brexit—it is bad enough, given how it sucks the political oxygen out of all the other issues—is not the only reason why this issue has not been more salient, or rather that it goes through...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (1 Nov 2018)

Ed Miliband: ...but this is an era for boldness, not incrementalism, and I am afraid that the scale of boldness required is not in the Budget. I will end by discussing why this really matters. It is actually about Brexit—I am sorry about that. The vote to leave was in part a cry of pain about the loss of hope and the loss of a sense of community. We should not idealise the past, but social housing was...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Ed Miliband: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Damian Collins), who made some important remarks about Brexit and the risks we face. I want to start my remarks about the Budget with the words of the Prime Minister at the Conservative party conference in 2016. She said this about the EU referendum: “It was about a sense – deep, profound and let’s face it often...

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Ed Miliband: ...is right to say in her statement that the eventual deal must work for the 48% as well as the 52%, because whether we were remainers or leavers, we will live in the same country together after Brexit. May I emphasise to her that national unity must be earned and not just asserted, and it must be shown in deeds and not just in words? We are a long, long way away from it, as I think she will...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Ed Miliband: ...of disaffection and deep frustration about politics that exists in the country. A heightened reason for saying that the process must begin is that we do not want to give the people who voted for Brexit a sense that they are being ignored once again.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Ed Miliband: ...parliamentary scrutiny, including a meaningful vote in this House, before the end of the process. The Prime Minister’s apparent wish that our choice will be to accept her deal or face a hard Brexit on World Trade Organisation terms is quite wrong. Such a take-it-or-leave-it option would fly in the face of the central proposition that won the referendum—namely, that we want to take back...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Ed Miliband: ...well worn yesterday, but on an equally important issue that has received less attention in this debate but is absolutely crucial: our place in the world and our foreign policy relationships after Brexit. The foundation of our foreign policy for a generation has rested on the combination of a special relationship with the United States and, crucially, our relationship with the European...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Ed Miliband: ...agree and I hope that on reflection, after a few days of the Trump presidency, the Foreign Secretary does not agree, either. My central point is this: I can go along with the Prime Minister that Brexit means Brexit, but I cannot go along with the idea that Brexit means Trump. I do not believe that that is inevitable, nor do l believe that it is what the British people want. The danger is...

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

Ed Miliband: ...to be respected, in my view. We are leaving the European Union; I could not put it any plainer than that. That is my starting point. But unifying the country takes a lot more than simply saying “Brexit means Brexit” or even “red, white and blue Brexit”. There are hugely significant and material choices to be made by the Government and our EU partners, which will have implications...

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

Ed Miliband: ...negotiations, to use the Prime Minister’s words, to be included. We are talking about basic and fundamental questions about the Government’s vision of our economy and place in the world, post-Brexit. As my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Keir Starmer) said, the plan must be produced in January—soon enough for Parliament and, crucially, the British...

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

Ed Miliband: ...no chance of the Government’s uniting the country, and taking the country with them, if they adopt that approach. There is also the question whether the referendum decides the form that Brexit will take. I do not believe that it does, as many other Members have said, but it is not just me who takes that view. Daniel Hannan, one of the leading Leave campaigners, has said: “Some Leavers...

Autumn Statement (23 Nov 2016)

Ed Miliband: ...of the Exchequer has adopted the fiscal rules that his predecessor described as the single biggest risk to economic recovery. They are the ones that we proposed in 2015. I want to ask him about Brexit. He said at the Tory party conference that the British people did not vote to become poorer. However, on page 19 of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s report, we see that £58 billion...

Article 50 (7 Nov 2016)

Ed Miliband: ...want to see that. But how is it remotely possible to build that national consensus unless the Government are far more transparent with the country and this House of Commons about their plan for the Brexit negotiations?

Nissan: Sunderland (31 Oct 2016)

Ed Miliband: ...Last Monday, the Prime Minister told the House that “the Government must not show their hand in detail” —[Official Report, 24 October 2016; Vol. 616, c. 27.] to Parliament in advance of the Brexit negotiations. At the very same time, however, we now know that the Secretary of State was telling Nissan the Government’s detailed negotiating stance for the automotive sector, including...

Parliamentary Scrutiny of Leaving the EU (12 Oct 2016)

Ed Miliband: ...Bone) intervened earlier and said that this is a fuss about nothing, or that some people might say it is a fuss about procedure. This is not about procedure; this is about the country and whether Brexit works for the country or not. I want to address those on the Government Benches in particular, because they, along with those on my side, will have a decisive role in determining whether...

Parliamentary Scrutiny of Leaving the EU (12 Oct 2016)

Ed Miliband: ...I really hope it is not—which is that the Government do not like the answer they will get if they ask this House for its consent. In other words, they do not believe there is a majority for hard Brexit in the House of Commons, so the thing they are desperate to avoid at all costs is getting the consent of this House, because they think they will end up in a negotiation in which they do...

Next Steps in Leaving the European Union (10 Oct 2016)

Ed Miliband: There is clearly a mandate for Brexit from the referendum, but there is no mandate for the particular form of Brexit. Three days before he was appointed, the Secretary of State published an article saying it was very important to publish a pre-negotiation White Paper. Can he tell us when he will publish that White Paper? As someone who for many years railed about the importance of the powers...

Paris Agreement on Climate Change (7 Sep 2016)

Ed Miliband: ...renewable heat incentive. I look forward to his making good on all the aspirations he had in opposition now that he has the chance in his new role. In the main, I want to talk about the impact of Brexit on climate change, but I should mention in passing that I could not help hearing in the Minister’s remarks the wheels of government grinding on the issue of domestic ratification. As his...


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