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Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (21 Oct 2019)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ..., as we are already acutely aware, while we debate so many important aspects of Her Majesty’s gracious Address, along the Corridor in another place the protracted and debilitating discussion of Brexit continues. I understand that the latest information is that we will be sitting through Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the coming weekend. No doubt we shall hear more about that. Brexit...

Preparing Legislation for Parliament (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...we all share, of rebuilding public confidence in our institutions. Noble Lords will be relieved to hear that I have no intention of producing an extended exposition on the interminable matter of Brexit. However, I am relieved that the House of Commons has just rejected by 309 to 298—a majority of 11 votes—what I thought was an irresponsible Motion to try to rewrite the Standing Orders....

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

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...verdict of the British people in a general election less than a year later; and, perhaps most of important of all, that there is a pressing need to address the underlying causes of the vote for Brexit and, in particular, to heal the scars that it will leave. I have repeatedly called for moderation, for a new common ground. I do not think that has fallen on deaf ears as such but, sadly, the...

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

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...the Bishop of Lincoln, particularly in his appeal for respect and humility. We must all, however, be increasingly conscious of the real and present danger of a “no deal” or “cliff edge” Brexit on 29 March. It is possible, perhaps even probable, that the withdrawal agreement and the accompanying political declaration will not be accepted this week. We may not relish that outcome...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (6 Dec 2018)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...observation that, for all of us who accept the result of the referendum, there are now just two options—this withdrawal agreement and the political declaration or else a hard or no-deal Brexit. I know which one of those I prefer. The most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke movingly of reconciliation, and that is a theme I will develop briefly in my few words this...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) (6 Dec 2018)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...Opposition would welcome and support that in the public interest. Over the course of the past 45 years our economic and political life has become inextricably linked with the European Union. Brexit has been likened to trying to remove an egg from an omelette—and so it has proved. If anybody ever thought that this was going to be easy, they know better now. But we now have a genuine...

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

Lord Hunt of Wirral: My Lords, I draw attention to my interests as set out in the register. I personally regret Brexit, but we cannot ignore the message of June 2016 that our membership of the European Union has been rejected by the electorate and a new relationship with Europe must now be crafted. I spend a great deal of time with the business community, above all with leaders of our financial services industry,...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...well as divisive and dangerous. We must never allow that crude device of a binary referendum to blind us to the complex, nuanced and continuous kaleidoscope that is public opinion. A so-called hard Brexit did not feature on the ballot paper. Equally, not everyone who voted to remain was a devout believer in the concept of ever-closer union as set out in the treaties. Millions of our fellow...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (21 May 2018)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...directly for a staggering 70,000 jobs in the UK. Of course, their recent developments are in the fintech industry. Surely we need Bermuda to flourish, right at the heart of what we do in the post-Brexit world. I conclusion, I say to my noble friend the Minister that the Government should do everything possible to ensure that we arrive at a solution that shows proper respect toward and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...the speech made by the excellent Chancellor of the Exchequer, with his determination to ensure that financial services lie at the heart of any new free trade deal with the European Union post Brexit. However, as the noble Baroness has just pointed out, some of the larger insurers have already begun to make provision for Brexit by relocating elements of their activities out of the UK to...

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

Lord Hunt of Wirral: .... Rarely in my experience as a parliamentarian has it been more important for us to be clear in our minds about what a Bill is and what a Bill is not. This Bill is not designed to initiate Brexit, as my noble friend Lord Ridley so forcefully pointed out yesterday. It is a vehicle for dealing with the consequences of Brexit, and for maximising the opportunities we derive, while minimising...

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

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...million to 13.7 million, winning more votes than Labour ever did under Tony Blair, but we did not win a majority of seats. No one won. No vision of the future of the nation triumphed. No vision of Brexit triumphed. So we now have to work together to find a new common ground. I welcome what the most reverend Primate just said about a good Brexit and a fresh start, but that is never...

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Hunt of Wirral: ...on the leave side was that we need a reassertion of the authority and role of the United Kingdom Parliament in our national life. On 3 November the High Court issued its judgment on the so-called Brexit case, and I join my noble friend in regretting the rough and tumble that that judgment received in the press the following morning. As various Ministers have subsequently reaffirmed, a...

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