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Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

Viscount Chandos: ...Bill is introduced and passed at Second Reading, adequate time should be given for its scrutiny and for potential non-wrecking amendments by both Houses. Secondly, it should prevent a no-deal Brexit arising from a breakdown, whether accidental or intentional, in that legislative process. I, like my noble friend Lady Smith of Basildon, have come to believe that, under either of those...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (2 Oct 2019)

Viscount Chandos: My Lords, however much all of us are suffering from Brexit fatigue, we should welcome the fact that we are able to hold this debate today. The Prime Minister would like to have announced the submission of a novel “first and final” offer to the EU solely to the party faithful in Manchester, without the risk of any parliamentary interrogation at all. While it is deeply regrettable that he...

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Viscount Chandos: My Lords, I am full of admiration for the noble Baroness, Lady Neville-Rolfe, for her bravery in introducing this subject at this point in the Government’s management of the Brexit process and the ingenuity of her remarks in attempting to draw the House’s attention away from it. I draw the attention of the House to my entry in the register of interests, in particular my involvement in a...

Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (20 Mar 2019)

Viscount Chandos: ...of Conservative-led Government—and we have not seen the half of it. Even if the Prime Minister’s irresponsible brinkmanship—“reckless” in the words of her own deputy—gets her deal for Brexit approved by the House of Commons, allowing an Article 50 extension for its implementation, the chaos and uncertainty of the past month, for which the Government must take responsibility,...

Finance (No. 3) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (7 Feb 2019)

Viscount Chandos: ...of outrage that other legislation is subject to proper detailed scrutiny and amendment by your Lordships, may believe that the convention covering money Bills should also apply to the avalanche of Brexit-related legislation that threatens to bury Parliament in the weeks—or, more likely, months—to come. This is a modest Bill from a Government with very much to be modest about—a...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (3rd Day) (14 Jan 2019)

Viscount Chandos: ...higher level than the Labour Government set it up for in 2009. The rising cross-party level of support for Norway-plus in the House of Commons, as well as the support for it from prominent Brexiters such as the noble Lord, Lord Owen, is perhaps a cause for cautious optimism. The Members of the House of Commons will of course come to their own conclusions, with your Lordships’—I...

Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (19 Nov 2018)

Viscount Chandos: ...out in the report, but is by no means the only leader in the field. It is a huge challenge to maintain, let alone strengthen, this position, even without the uncertainties and difficulties posed by Brexit. In the US, for instance, there is a virtuous circle of successful technology entrepreneurs acknowledging their debts to their alma maters with generous donations to their endowments. As...

Brexit: Competition and State Aid (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (24 May 2018)

Viscount Chandos: ...take of GKN by Melrose have brought renewed focus on this issue. I hope that there will be continuing debate over the months to come as we fine-tune, I hope, competition policy in the UK post Brexit. In the area of state aid, there is no doubt that the EU regime has caused problems and issues, but however complex and important they may have been to local government, devolved...

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Viscount Chandos: ...calls any inconvenient facts “fake news”, anyone who does not embrace the optimistic view of the Government has been dubbed Eeyore-ish, and the Chancellor—himself regarded as an Eeyore by his Brexit-enthusiast colleagues—has now proclaimed himself to be a veritable Tigger. Even if this gentle banter feels rather less threatening than the President’s terminology, it strikes me as...

Civil Society and Lobbying - Motion to Take Note (8 Sep 2016)

Viscount Chandos: ...that the work of the Office for Civil Society fits perfectly with the DCMS’s mission to enrich lives. Hmm—it is hard not to suspect that pressure on Cabinet Office resources as a result of the Brexit vote may be the driving reason for this change. Front Benches in your Lordships’ House are, of course, famously versatile, so perhaps we should not read too much into the fact that the...

Economy and Finance - Motion to Take Note (9 Jun 2016)

Viscount Chandos: ...likely to have a significant impact on the economy’s path. The protagonists on both sides have framed their arguments substantially, though not exclusively, around the economic implications of Brexit or remain. An unexamined life is not worth living, so I do not believe that our membership of the European Union should have been exempt from critical scrutiny. Indeed, even though the great...


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