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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (17 Oct 2019)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ...of another referendum there would be time for legislation. Nothing has been done, however, and repeated questions have elicited no more definite answers. The bitterness and tremendous distrust that Brexit has produced will not be surmounted if democratic processes are widely believed to have been corrupted. I hope that other, more knowledgeable noble Lords will speak on housing, but I will...

Data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, these amendments represent a little island of calm in a turbulent ocean. For once, I am referring not to Brexit or the backstop but, rather, to the fact that we are in the middle of some very turbulent changes in our regimes for the protection of data and privacy and many other aspects of communication. This morning, we saw the publication of the report of the Digital, Culture,...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (9 Jan 2019)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ..., polarisation, hostility and tension; we saw signs of that with Monday’s reports of remarks made to Members of the other place. There may be some issues here of common concern to remainers and Brexiteers, and of common interest. At the other end of this Palace we have what my noble friend Lord Hennessy called a great showdown in the House of Commons. The showdown seems to have a common...

Immigration: Hostile Environment - Motion to Take Note (14 Jun 2018)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ..., so may be unable to demonstrate their entitlements. They are at risk in ways in which some members of the Windrush generation were at risk. This is particularly important in the context of Brexit. Discussions of the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have so far mainly focused on trade and customs, and have in my view often failed to address the question of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) (2 May 2018)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ...because I have a birthright to it, but I have never bothered—it has not been important. That is the situation, and we have to think about those people who cannot document that they are Irish. If Brexit happens, I presume that we will not wish to extend the same rights to work, to NHS treatment and to vote, which Irish people get here, to people from other countries who come perhaps via...

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

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ...but not only in the devolved nations. That is the proper focus for this debate; we should concentrate on the constitutional adequacy and competence of the legislation, not on wider questions about Brexit. The devolution settlements are far from uniform, as we know, which makes it harder to see what is proposed and whether it is adequate. But it is uncontroversial that the Northern Ireland...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (28 Jun 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: My Lords, I want to turn to another set of knotty issues that will arise in the process of Brexit in the area of privacy and data protection. For 20 years and more, we have tried in the EU to deal with issues of privacy by taking a data protection approach: that is, to protect privacy by putting obligations on the data controllers of larger institutions in order to regulate the use of data by...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ...is not contingent on the Belfast agreement. It goes back much further to the establishment of the common travel area. In order to set my own mind at rest I checked with the Irish embassy after the Brexit vote to make sure of my own status. I was born in County Antrim during the war years and the answer was, “You are a citizen. You have birthright”. That did not continue indefinitely...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ...inevitably go more smoothly or that they will deliver everything that is desired, or everything that would be in the interests of the UK, any more than in the past. We often hear enthusiasts for Brexit pointing out how many EU states and EU companies have strong interests in specific sorts of engagement and trading relationships with the UK. That is surely true. However, such interests are...

Voter Registration - Question (25 Jan 2017)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: Does the Minister agree that Northern Ireland gives us another reason to think about compulsory registration? The Government have maintained that the common travel area will continue after Brexit. I do not see how that can be done except by people having ID cards or passports that are biometrically sophisticated and carried by all of us. It is no good just saying, “Let the illegals identify...

Outcome of the European Union Referendum - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (5 Jul 2016)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ...art form based on complex assumptions and quite unsuitable for mass communication. One has to say that even those who voted for leave may not have been convinced by many of the claims made by the Brexiteers, some of them since simply retracted. What opponents dubbed respectively Project Fear and Project Fantasy failed to explain either accurately or simply what was at stake or what would...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve: ..., but should try to identify risks. Risks must be taken seriously, even where we do not have the metrics or models to make precise predictions. Today, I focus on a particular range of risks of Brexit: those to the UK’s current constitutional settlement and in particular to the common travel area that links the non-Schengen UK and the non-Schengen Republic of Ireland. If the UK were to...

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