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Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...in Europe is incapable of alteration or improvement or that it is somehow not outdated or unnecessary. Having the freedom to choose whether to diverge or not to diverge is a logical consequence of Brexit. There is no logic to leaving the EU and being bound by laws that one does not have the freedom to alter. One thing seems certain from the carrying of the Letwin amendment, which is that...

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

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: My Lords, Charles James Fox once observed that no man worth his salt ever lost a night’s sleep over the fate of the nation. I cannot say that I have lost a night’s sleep over Brexit, but I worry because we do indeed face an extremely serious situation. In principle, if possible, I would like to support the Prime Minister’s deal, but it is very difficult. However, whatever criticisms may...

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

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...and, as the noble Lord, Lord Steel, added, at considerable cost as well. Jo Johnson referred to the inability to have free trade agreements or to make competitive adjustments through regulation. If Brexit is to be like that, it will indeed be pointless. I appreciate that many of the restrictions or provisions to which people such as Jo Johnson and his brother object are temporary....

Brexit: Civil Service Impartiality - Question (24 Oct 2018)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: My Lords, as someone who strongly supports Brexit, may I say how much I support and agree with what the noble Lord, Lord Luce, has said? I deplore all the attacks made on civil servants. I particularly deplore—and have said this to several people—attacks on Sir Jeremy Heywood. He was my Private Secretary in three separate jobs and is an outstanding civil servant, devoted to giving...

European Council - Statement (26 Mar 2018)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: My Lords, I welcome the progress on Brexit made at these negotiations. Yet again, when people said that no progress was possible, some significant progress has been made. On the basis, as has been said, that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, if there is no trade agreement in the autumn, does that mean that no money will be paid to fill the gap in the EU budget, or at least no...

Customs Clearance Arrangements at UK Ports - Statement (19 Mar 2018)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...same session of the committee, the Defra policy director for animal and plant health, John Bourne, replied, when he was asked how he could achieve no border and no infrastructure, “the risk post-Brexit does not change … Is there a problem … No”.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...that very difficult to comprehend. I regret that this country has been so divided after this referendum and that some people have been so upset by the result, but that is no excuse for caricaturing Brexit as some dangerous extreme nationalism. Brexit is not a rejection of the values that we share with Europe, those values being human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Some Liberal...

Brexit: Economic Analyses - Question (24 Jan 2018)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...Government were misguided enough to initiate such a study, would they ensure that it was not done by the same officials who made such misguided and wrong forecasts about the immediate impact of a Brexit verdict in the referendum?

European Council - Statement (18 Dec 2017)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...wants to be outside the customs union, the shadow Home Secretary wants to be inside the internal market and the noble Lord, Lord Adonis, says that the whole point of their tactics is to reverse Brexit completely?

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

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...Saltaire, said, deploring the nature of our debate, the empty phrases there have been and the tilting at windmills that has gone on. We have heard a tremendous amount about objections to a “hard Brexit”, but the people who say that so seldom define what they actually mean by it. I can think of three or four meanings of the term. Another phrase that has aroused ire has been the Prime...

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

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...course, in a negotiation no one has full knowledge of where we will end up. As for not being given the full facts, people have had more than 40 years in which to make up their minds. He said that Brexit was driven by ideology. I am not sure what ideology he had in mind. If anything, the opposite appears to be the case—European unification as a movement has been almost a religion. Noble...

Brexit: Single Market - Question (14 Sep 2016)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...their exports to the single market more than we have and are not members of the single market? If EU law continues to be applied to companies in this country that are not even exporting to the EU, Brexit will not mean Brexit.

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

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...challenges. There will be short-term difficulties but, in the medium term, I believe there will be new opportunities. I also believe that what will happen will not be nearly as dire as predicted. Brexit is part of a wider reaction against centralisation in Europe. The Global Attitudes survey released the other day showed that ever-closer union is now rejected by 73% of voters in Holland,...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord Lamont of Lerwick: ...of my noble friend Lady Perry. Normally at this time of night and this stage in a debate, it is customary to say that everything has been said and there is nothing left. However, if you are on the Brexit side of this argument, you are in a very small minority in this House and there is plenty left to say. The noble Lord, Lord Ashdown, referred to this House being undemocratic and not...


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