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Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Caithness: ...more extreme. Some of the earlier speeches set a bad example to the rest of the country of how we should behave. There has been no attempt by people to move, from various sides. When we spoke on Brexit about three years ago, I said that if there is to be a break it should be like an accident: the cleaner the break, the sooner it will mend. But this break has become a series of multiple...

Rural Economy (Rural Economy Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Caithness: ...this needs addressing urgently to rectify the balance. In conclusion, I come back to where I started. We appreciate that Defra is nearly submerged by the very pressing problems and opportunities of Brexit, especially if it is with no deal. I ask the Minister to think again about the need for a rural strategy; this would be the basis for all subsequent decisions, which could be taken in a...

Brexit: Plant and Animal Biosecurity - Motion to Take Note (15 May 2019)

the Earl of Caithness: ...of diseases, so that in London we are fully up to date. The committee was absolutely right to stress, as it did in the last sentence of the report’s summary: “The need to facilitate trade post-Brexit must not be allowed to compromise the UK’s biodiversity”. That is a point that the British Veterinary Association raised with me this morning when I telephoned. It is a major area of...

Further Developments in Discussions with the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (11 Mar 2019)

the Earl of Caithness: ...country that could have gone through what we have gone through in the last two years without people taking to the streets. I believe people will take to the streets if there is a further delay to Brexit. The way this country has behaved will put it under strain and it will break, so to delay Article 50 would be quite wrong. Let us move on to the no-deal Brexit. I believe the criticism of...

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

the Earl of Caithness: ...are going on. However, that had the advantage of allowing many members of the committee to put their views to the Government on what is happening. All of our committee proceedings were dominated by Brexit. Of course, the 25-year plan was not announced until 11 January, by which time most of our evidence had been taken, so I thank the Secretary of State for changing his diary and coming to...

Air and Water Pollution: Impact - Motion to Take Note (26 Oct 2017)

the Earl of Caithness: ...needs to involve individuals and resonate with them, because it is often the poorest and most vulnerable who are affected by pollution although, as I said, they also contribute to the problem. Post Brexit, we have a huge opportunity to improve our position. I suggest to the Minister that it is the Government, their agencies and local authorities which should continue to set the standards,...

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (12 Sep 2017)

the Earl of Caithness: ...a new relationship for both the EU and the UK. I hope that is exactly what the negotiation will be and that it will lead to a more prosperous EU and a more prosperous UK. From the UK point of view, Brexit is the most important question and piece of government business before us; the noble Lord, Lord Jay, said exactly the same thing. It is receiving full government attention. However, if...

Brexit: Environment and Climate Change - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

the Earl of Caithness: ...it to work with Britain, with its financial strength, will be hugely increased. The EU will need our expertise in science and our funds in order to maintain its own programmes. Who will win with Brexit? Both the EU and Britain will be losers to one extent, but it is far from all gloom for us.

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

the Earl of Caithness: ...are merely reflecting that, and we must respect it too, however difficult it is and however many hazards lie ahead. The EU is in a mess. The noble Lord, Lord Owen, called it dysfunctional. Although Brexit is our top priority, it is certainly not that in the EU. That was clear in the negotiations that Mr Cameron had with the EU, and it will become clear for our Ministers shortly, when their...

Brexit: Financial Services (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (9 Feb 2017)

the Earl of Caithness: ...at the end of our negotiations with the EU. I hope that the press and both Houses of Parliament will let the Government get on with the negotiations and do the best job we can. One good thing about Brexit is that if it all goes wrong, we have nobody to blame but ourselves.

Farming: Impact of Brexit - Question for Short Debate (21 Jul 2016)

the Earl of Caithness: ...a very good sign. The third thing that Defra needs in sorting this out is the correct staff. This is hugely important. I am concerned that some of the best people in Defra will be poached for the Brexit office. Can my noble friend tell me whether any Defra staff have been taken to that office? If they have, and as the former Prime Minister said that the very best would be taken, what is...

EU Referendum and EU Reform (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2016)

the Earl of Caithness: ...would make no difference to how things are reported. I turn to the process of leaving. The EU is a highly legal structure. The noble Lord, Lord Jay, made that point, and I want to strengthen it. If Brexit wins the day, we will have to have two agreements: a withdrawal agreement and a new agreement for continuing ongoing business. However, because of the legal structure, if those agreements...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

the Earl of Caithness: ...cause extra regulation and extra cost for British bankers, and most likely cost British jobs. I have since heard that our penchant for overregulating is known as “la source anglaise”. For the Brexiteers who reckon that all will be wonderful if and when we leave, it will not. We will have the problem of overregulation. Turning to transport, I am not yet convinced on HS2. My noble friend...


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