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European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

Baroness Deech: .... I am not the only one putting money on it coming back, as it may be the only solution. The right reverend Prelate raised the notion of vision. People often talk about the vision of Britain after Brexit. I ask what the European vision is. If this had been put before the public three years ago, the outcome might have been different. I have been looking for a European vision for more than...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Amendment to the Motion (1) (4 Sep 2019)

Baroness Deech: ...who think they know better than the leave voters and the upholders of the constitution—dictating to this House how to run or not run its affairs. The remainers have hijacked Parliament to prevent Brexit. What about our scrutiny of this most important Bill, which if passed is likely to sabotage our well-being for years to come? The Motion indicates no Question put, “brought to a...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Report: Amendment 2 (17 Jul 2019)

Baroness Deech: My Lords, they say that Brexit drives people crazy and I think there is something in this. It certainly makes people cerebral. May I put forward a few general points? First, it has been said that Her Majesty might be embarrassed by such a request. Her Majesty has been on the Throne for 70 years or so and faced many a constitutional crisis. I think she would survive. Secondly, be careful what...

Post-18 Education and Funding Review - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2019)

Baroness Deech: ...available. Will they specify the level of grant that they will support, and recognise its importance? I turn to an omission from the report—no doubt because of the unpredictability surrounding Brexit—of the financial effect of the recruitment of international students. As we know, the student loan system is in trouble. I will not go into that now. But we must recognise the gap between...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

Baroness Deech: ...diminution of the royal prerogative by the Miller case comes to be regretted. It is also the case that there are problems with Article 50. As I said on Twitter, this is: “A clue to the source of Brexit trouble”, and these are not my words but the words of Professor Collier, who wrote in the New Statesman a week or two ago: “Article 50 was designed (by a clever British civil servant...

Brexit - Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2019)

Baroness Deech: ...a very lonely position this evening. I have tried hard to be persuaded by the arguments of the remainers, but my head and my heart will not go that way. What has been the role of this House in the Brexit process for the past two years? I think the history books will not look upon us favourably. It is true that we have played our traditional constructive part in amending legislation, but...

EU Withdrawal - Motion to Take Note (13 Feb 2019)

Baroness Deech: ...Maastricht treaty and called it a bankers’ Europe; and he opposed the Lisbon treaty. I never thought I would say this but I agree with Jeremy. I believe that his letter is designed not to block Brexit but to ensure that if things go wrong he cannot be held responsible. His letter might also serve to undermine the Prime Minister’s negotiations in Brussels and divide the Cabinet. To...

Higher Education - Motion to Take Note (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Deech: ...by nearly 3:1. Applications from EU students rose by 3.6% in 2018. We have a plentiful pool of students from around the world. The Chinese supply is almost inexhaustible—for now—regardless of Brexit. The clue to our attraction lies in the nature of our universities. British universities are superb in their attention to every single student with all their problems—unlike the failings...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit: Northern Ireland (19 Jul 2018)

Baroness Deech: ...the draft withdrawal agreement published on 28 February by the European Commission, what assessment they have made of (1) the possibility of Northern Ireland remaining subject to some EU laws after Brexit without any elected representation in the EU institutions, and (2) whether such an outcome would be consistent with British obligations under Article 3, Protocol 1 of the European...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries (10 Jul 2018)

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the progress of negotiations to secure the settlement rights of British citizens living in the EU after Brexit.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (3 Jul 2018)

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress of their preparations for a no deal Brexit.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (23 Apr 2018)

Baroness Deech: ...declare it incompatible with human rights or to treat other laws as having priority but to set it aside and nullify it. If you believe in parliamentary sovereignty now and its full recovery after Brexit, if you believe that this House should make and unmake laws, while judges interpret and apply them, then the power to set aside our laws is unacceptable. It is in Article 51(1) of the...

Liaison Committee - Motion to Agree (29 Mar 2018)

Baroness Deech: ...be reflected in legislation, were not chosen, yet others that amount to no more than a talking shop or debating issue came forward. Is there some feeling that the House is already overburdened with Brexit and should not have to take on anything more controversial? I would not have thought so. In brief, we need transparency. What is the strategy? Why are certain subjects chosen according to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (26 Feb 2018)

Baroness Deech: ...case law of the ECJ, which has an objective of bringing further integration and other objectives to do with Europe that are not our objectives. Our judges have said that they want certainty after Brexit, but to include the charter, which is evolving all the time, without our scrutiny will give our judges sleepless nights because they will have to follow the twists and turns in EU law. I...

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

Baroness Deech: ...scope of its application and the effect of having parallel rights in the charter and the European Convention on Human Rights, it becomes clear in the end that the inclusion of the charter after Brexit would cause more confusion and less certainty for business, impinge on the sovereignty of Parliament in an unprecedented way, and could open the door to eternal subjection to the ECJ and EU...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services (22 Jan 2018)

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the usefulness of the EU legal concepts of reverse solicitation and indirect clearing arrangements in the event of a no-deal Brexit in financial services.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services (22 Jan 2018)

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal analysis they have made of the structures that would permit ongoing provision of services from London to EU customers in the event of a no-deal Brexit in financial services.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services (22 Jan 2018)

Baroness Deech: ...and regulations by, for example, removing parts of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II and the Solvency II Directive, with the aim of protecting UK business in the event of a no-deal Brexit in financial services.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services (22 Jan 2018)

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of tax incentives to cushion the transition to a no-deal Brexit in financial services should that occur.

Brexit: Deal or No Deal (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Deech: ...then seek to revoke Article 50 and be readmitted to the Union. That latter scenario is obviously what is sought by those who table elephant-trap amendments about a final vote. They want to stop Brexit by rejection of the deal. We should be clear about that. The EU, by putting forward a bad deal to provoke rejection by such a vote, would get what it wanted: a return by the UK, with its tail...


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