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All 14 results for brexit speaker:Lord Bowness

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (9 Sep 2016)

Lord Bowness: ...problem not of our making but made by the previous Executive, who were incredibly careless of the nature, working and constitutional role of the House. We do not know the scale of legislation which Brexit will bring; we do know that it will require vigorous scrutiny and time. I suggest that, in the eyes of the public, time spent on our composition will not be well spent. Of course noble...

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Bowness: ...Boswell of Aynho, for their introduction of, and explanation of, their respective committees’ reports. I do not believe that, given the magnitude of the matters that are to be decided in this Brexit issue, it could be right that Parliament should have no involvement until the end of the negotiating process or that its role should be reduced to merely debating the situation and asking...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Mar 2017)

Lord Bowness: ...to come here and build a new life. Let us give reassurance and show that we are indeed the generous, outward-looking, internationalist country that we are stated to be heading for in these Brexit negotiations. Let us also not play a blame game with other leaders in Europe. I say with great respect to noble Lords who spoke earlier: do not read the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House speech...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Commons Reasons (13 Mar 2017)

Lord Bowness: ..., however, make one further comment, which is applicable to the amendment to the second Motion that is to be moved tonight. I hope that the Government and those within it who favour a quick, hard Brexit, appreciate that the referendum, while expressing the will of the people, did not give the Government a blank cheque as to how to implement it. They should also accept that the answer to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Bowness: My Lords, like other noble Lords I accept that if there is to be Brexit, there has to be a Bill for legal certainty. But it must not give rights to the Executive at the expense of Parliament, and it must be sufficiently flexible to cope with circumstances which over the period of our negotiations may change. It must also ensure that our future is determined by Parliament. In the words of the...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Bowness: ...unequivocal in her statement that the United Kingdom will honour commitments we made during our period of membership. It was not conditional, and “honour” was the word. Are those in favour of Brexit now reneging on the Prime Minister’s word of honour?

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Bowness: ..., it is a paper for negotiation, not a final position, but if it is to go anywhere, then compromises will be required on both sides. The first required compromise concerns the attitude of the hard Brexit team which manifests itself in the ERG in the other place. I say to my noble friend Lady Noakes, who is not here now, that if there is any intransigence, it is they who are intransigent,...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Bowness: ...what we have, we are not in a good place. A major reassessment of our position is needed. People should be given some stark advice and, most of all, leadership. The Government promised to deliver Brexit. Recklessly they laid down the red lines to which I have referred, and now people need to be told where this is leading—the damage to the economy, unspecified costs and a less beneficial...

Brexit: Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Bowness: My Lords, the chaos of our proposed exit from the European Union continues to swirl around us as the latest chapter in a sorry tale. From Mr Cameron’s appeasement of Brexiteers, who were and still are the minority in the Conservative Party, to the current Prime Minister’s disastrous decision to invoke Article 50 without any agreement in the country or even in her own party as to what kind...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: EU Institutions (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Bowness: ..., and (3) the European Aviation Safety Agency; and how much they estimate setting up and running replacement agencies would cost in the event of continued participation not being possible after Brexit.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (10 Jan 2019)

Lord Bowness: ...the other place. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the thoughts of the Government have gone no further than the so-called deal and that, in the event of rejection, they contemplate a no-deal Brexit. Of course, I do not know whether this is a crude attempt on the part of the Government to lure Members of the other place into the Lobby in support of the so-called deal, or a policy in...

Brexit: Date of Exit - Private Notice Question (14 Mar 2019)

Lord Bowness: My Lords, in view of the chaotic state into which the parliamentary process concerning Brexit has been reduced, will the Government confirm that, in the event of an extension of Article 50 being sought, or indeed in any event, they will belatedly reconsider the red lines which have caused us to be in this position? We have adhered to them stubbornly and with no regard to the disastrous...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2019)

Lord Bowness: ...feel that there is an air of unreality about this present situation—especially given that we in this House are spectators, watching a potential disaster unfold before our eyes. Apart from a few Brexiteer zealots who still believe their own propaganda, we all know that we are participating in a process that will lead to the United Kingdom being politically and economically worse off, as...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

Lord Bowness: My Lords, I hope noble Lords will forgive me if I dwell upon the processes of today and on what has brought us here. Everything about this Brexit has been a disaster, from the dreadful referendum campaign, to Article 50 being served before we knew where we wanted to go, and to the self-strangulation of our negotiating capacity by arbitrarily decided red lines. Today’s sitting has been...

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