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

Lord Norton of Louth: My Lords, the gracious Speech is welcome in identifying a range of measures of domestic importance and not focusing exclusively on Brexit. However, Brexit is the fundamental issue facing the nation. A combination of unique developments has resulted in the debate surrounding Brexit putting our constitutional fabric under intense pressure. The debate on Brexit is toxic and it is binary. We are...

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

Lord Norton of Louth: ...Patten of Barnes, of seeing HE in a domestic vacuum. Universities could face a triple whammy from cuts deriving from the recommendations of this report, from losses and uncertainty deriving from Brexit and from the threat to recruitment of overseas students because of aggressive marketing by our leading competitors. The position looks healthy in terms of current numbers but we are already...

Referendums - Question for Short Debate (13 Jun 2019)

Lord Norton of Louth: ...do not know definitively why they voted as they did. Politicians may think they know. The EU referendum is a case in point. We hear politicians claim that people did not vote for a hard or a soft Brexit, when what they mean is that they think electors voted in a way that aligns with their preference. They cannot prove it. The result is that it leaves those who are responsible for acting on...

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

Lord Norton of Louth: ...brief in making a point that I regard as fundamental. The length of my speech will be in inverse proportion to the importance of what I wish to convey. I am not concerned here with the principle of Brexit. Debate on whether the United Kingdom leaves or remains within the European Union is toxic and I associate myself with neither side in the debate. Proponents on both sides tend to lack...

Referendums: Parliamentary Democracy - Motion to Take Note (19 Jul 2018)

Lord Norton of Louth: ...A prefer A-plus or A-minus? The 2016 EU referendum appears to have generated a remarkable body of mind readers. We keep hearing from some that the 17.4 million who voted to leave voted for a hard Brexit. We hear from others that, in fact, electors voted for a soft Brexit. We know definitively that a majority voted leave. We do not know definitively why they voted leave. Survey data may...

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

Lord Norton of Louth: ...the position of Parliament, to provide certainty for the courts and to meet the concerns of the devolved Administrations. We simply cannot afford to get this wrong. Those who have argued against Brexit today are not necessarily doing their cause or this House any favours. They are diverting us from our core taskā€”the task that alone now falls to us: to scrutinise thoroughly and...

Devolution (Constitution Committee Reports) - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (9 Oct 2017)

Lord Norton of Louth: ...to be doing to preserve the union? Where is the Cabinet committee that has responsibility for looking holistically at our constitution? There is within government an obvious and necessary focus on Brexit. That, though, should not be at the expense at looking at our constitution as a constitution and how the different parts fit within a clear and coherent framework of principles, derived...

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