Results 1–20 of 49 for brexit speaker:Ed Vaizey

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Ed Vaizey: The biggest issue that faces us is how to cope with the impact of economic success in this area. I just want to touch on two other topics before I sit down. I probably should not bring up Brexit—we were all having such a lovely time before I did—but I just want to put on record, as someone who has got into a bit of trouble on this issue, what happened. I supported the Prime...

Valedictory Debate (5 Nov 2019)

Ed Vaizey: was making a massive economic contribution to our country. On technology, we are the leaders of Europe in technology investment, start-ups and technology companies. As we move towards delivering Brexit, I urge all policy makers in this House, when Parliament returns, to look at technology as one of the key areas that will drive the 21st century post-European Union British economy.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Ed Vaizey: hon. Friend the Member for St Albans (Mrs Main), who made an excellent speech, have focused on the fact that people in the country are yearning for us to talk about something other than Brexit and about the issues that matter to them. I am extremely fortunate to represent the wonderful constituency of Wantage and Didcot, which contributes an enormous amount to the British economy. It...

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Ed Vaizey: ...going to give way soon to others who want to contribute to this debate. Given the seat she represents, I know that she agrees that one issue we will want to talk about in the election, apart from Brexit, is culture and heritage. That issue is close to my heart and hers, so in the last couple of minutes of her speech I would like her just to acknowledge that.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Ed Vaizey: Anyone on the Government Benches who voted against the withdrawal agreement proposed by the last Prime Minister cannot really complain if other people voted against different versions of Brexit, because they clearly subscribe to the principle that their interpretation of Brexit should guide their vote.

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Ed Vaizey: Does my hon. Friend not agree with me that this election provides a fantastic opportunity for each of the main parties to set out in principle what they want to see from Brexit, and to finally address the point that the public voted to leave the European Union but are leaving it to parliamentarians to decide the best way of delivering Brexit? It is therefore incumbent on both main parties to...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Progress reports (18 Jul 2019)

Ed Vaizey: ..., we want to ensure that this House is ready and able to sit to debate these matters. That is why it is vital that we support this amendment. Those who say that this Bill has been hijacked by Brexit have, in fact, missed the point of the amendment, which is to ensure that we continue to debate these important matters in the months ahead.

BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (15 Jul 2019)

Ed Vaizey: ...BBC Radio Oxford and, nationally, 39 local radio stations provide vital local coverage, in particular local news. It is often BBC News that gets the BBC into trouble—there is always something for Brexiteers, remainers or Corbynistas to get their teeth into and object to. I thoroughly enjoyed the speech of hon. Friend the Member for Henley (John Howell)—I had no idea about his life as...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (11 Jun 2019)

Ed Vaizey: ..., who knows Harwell campus well, meet me and the NDA there to discuss how we can get on and build Greg Clark Park and Theresa May Way, and drive this successful science campus to help growth post Brexit?

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

Ed Vaizey: I want to start with my usual mantra. I have voted for Brexit three times, and I have backed the Prime Minister's withdrawal agreement, but I will be supporting the customs union and common market 2.0 tonight. I want to make it absolutely clear to anyone who is thinking of not doing so that supporting those options will not preclude them from supporting the withdrawal agreement, should it...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

Ed Vaizey: ...coalition Government worked out a completely different set of policies, literally behind closed doors, after the 2010 election, and the Conservative party lost the 2017 election. The reason why the Brexiteers cite the manifestos is that they are trying to stop Parliament having a say on Brexit. Is the hon. Gentleman aware, as I read in The Times this morning, of a secret letter that was...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Ed Vaizey: I have followed three principles since the country voted to leave the European Union: to respect the referendum result and deliver Brexit; not to have a second referendum; and to avoid no deal. I voted to implement article 50. I supported the withdrawal agreement out of my own free will with no offers of gongs or jobs. Members can imagine therefore that I have taken with a pinch of salt the...

Leaving the Eu: Uk Orchestras (19 Dec 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...A time for everyone to come together.” I think that this debate is a time for everyone to come together to support our orchestras, and the arts more generally, as we go through the turmoil of Brexit. The challenges that our orchestras face are also faced by many different arts organisations—perhaps not professional organ players, who might find it harder to tour, but certainly people...

Leaving the Eu: Uk Orchestras (19 Dec 2018)

Ed Vaizey: quickly outline three important themes. The first is obviously the physical ability to tour. We know that some of our orchestras have already lost bookings in the EU because of uncertainty about Brexit. It is not clear what future work permits might look like or what impact future customs arrangements might have on the movement of instruments between borders. We do not know how delays...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Statutory Obligations on Ministers (11 Dec 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...bring back the withdrawal agreement, have the vote and allow Parliament to make a decision? Like the Minister, I do not favour a second referendum. I would like Parliament to reach a conclusion on Brexit.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Ed Vaizey: back the withdrawal agreement. I came to that conclusion all by myself. No one gave me a knighthood; no one offered me a job. I looked at what the best solution was for the United Kingdom and Brexit, and I think supporting the withdrawal agreement is the right solution. Let me just deal with one piece of homework. I praise the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...I was trolled heavily by ultra-remainers a few weeks ago, all of whom seemed to be quoting Burke, I remain a representative and not a delegate. I know my own mind and what the way forward is for Brexit—the withdrawal agreement. Too many people do not seem to realise that this is a two-stage process. We have to leave the European Union before we negotiate our close trading relationship...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Ed Vaizey: I do not think the Brexiteers would have done that. Too many Brexiteers fantasised about what Brexit would look like without confronting the cold reality. I slightly wish that the Prime Minister had done that, however. As it is, she has given the Brexiteers a get-out clause. They will all complain about the withdrawal agreement not being good enough, and if we crash out with no deal, they...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ...added to its business by our decision to leave. The reason it has to compete is that its competitors are based not in the United States, Norway or Switzerland, but in Germany, France and Italy, and Brexit has given them an immediate advantage. That is the reality of what we are talking about. We hear a lot of bluster. Whenever people who urge caution or realism about Brexit stand up, they...

Customs and Borders (26 Apr 2018)

Ed Vaizey: ..., they no longer uncork the Gauke; they un-shell the Mel. I do not know about the emperor’s new clothes, but I feel I am living in an Alice in Wonderland world. I am learning more and more about Brexit every day. I have learned that we can be out of the EU but in the single market; that we can be out of the EU but in the customs union; that we can be in the EU and have a blue passport...

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