Results 1–20 of 28 for brexit speaker:Phil Wilson

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...and the EU with the promises made by the now Prime Minister and other leaders of the leave campaign back in 2016, because in 2016 there was a vote to leave, but it was not a vote on how to leave. Brexit started with a referendum and any Brexit deal should therefore be confirmed or rejected by a referendum. This started with the people, and it should end with the people. There are some who...

Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2) (9 Sep 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...uses the same language as me when he says, “Put it to the people”. He considers that the people should be engaged in the final say, so let them have it in a confirmatory ballot on the issue of Brexit in a people’s vote. It is wrong to conflate Brexit, which is a decision for a generation, with a general election campaign, which is meant to decide a programme of government for a...

Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2) (9 Sep 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...has left the Conservative party. The Prime Minister has met his Waterloo. The Conservative party can change its mind on no deal, but it refuses to allow the British people to do the same on Brexit. They need to have a final say on Brexit. After three and a half years, on the will of the people and the generational decision of Brexit, they have the right to be asked again in the light of...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill (4 Sep 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...it says: “Over the past three years we have been clear and consistent: preserving the trading conditions and relationship we currently enjoy with the EU ought to be the primary objective of any Brexit outcome. Sadly, the Government’s willingness to embrace No Deal as an acceptable end to the Brexit negotiations flies in the face of this.” It goes on to say that it is a disastrous...

Public Health: County Durham (12 Jun 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...of pounds. I am beginning to wonder where exactly the money will come from for any kind of public sector provision. Those claims of future tax cuts will probably end up being unfunded after Brexit, considering that the pot of tax money for the public sector will be reduced anyway. As my right hon. Friend said, we may face cuts to public health services of around £18 million in Durham. I...

Industrial Strategy: North-East of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (5 Jun 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...the manufacturing forecast for growth is just 0.2% in 2018 and 0.8% in 2020. These are dire figures. We need to think about those indicators as we further consider in this House what to do about Brexit. I have deep concerns about Brexit. The north-east is the only region that exports more than it imports, and more than 60% of our exports go to European markets. Being part of the EU, the...

Industrial Strategy: North-East of England — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (5 Jun 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...authorities competing with each other, whereas we need to be one region—the north-east of England—talking as one for the benefit of the whole region. I will finish by discussing the issue of Brexit. I remember when the news came out a few months ago about the manufacturing loss of Nissan models such as the X-Trail. I remember people from the region saying on the television, “Well, if...

Leaving the European Union (22 May 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...Norway plus, some common market 2.0, others Canada plus—the list goes on and on. Which option does she think the people voted for in 2016, and how can the Government know that their definition of Brexit is the option people voted for without asking them?

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (27 Mar 2019)

Phil Wilson: I rise in support of motion (M), in the name of my right hon. Friend the Member for Derby South (Margaret Beckett), which calls for a confirmatory vote by the British people on any Brexit deal. I will begin by saying why I have come to the conclusion that this should be put back to the people. I completely respect colleagues who have a different viewpoint from me, but this is a position that...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (27 Mar 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...time. Some say that another public vote would be divisive, but implementing any deal without a final say by the British people is divisive and would be for years to come as people realise that Brexit does not end on the day we may leave the EU, but that it only begins on that day.

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (27 Mar 2019)

Phil Wilson: As my hon. Friend knows, my hon. Friend the Member for Hove (Peter Kyle) and I have been working on a compromise so that the people can decide whether the Brexit on offer is the way that they want to go. That option was not there in 2016 and the people have the right to compare the Brexit facts with the promises made back then. Implementing any deal without a final say for the British people...

European Council (25 Mar 2019)

Phil Wilson: I genuinely believe that people have the right to compare any Brexit deal with the promises that were made in 2016. It is their right to want the final say in this process. I know how much work the Prime Minister is doing to get her deal across the line and, in the spirit of compromise, I would help to facilitate the passage of her deal, indeed any deal, so long as it goes back to the British...

Nissan in Sunderland (4 Feb 2019)

Phil Wilson: ...the transitional period is their breathing space—but the small and medium-sized companies and our constituents do not have that choice. They have to stay and suffer the consequences of whatever Brexit brings. Is it not about time that the issue was put back to the people so that they can decide whether what is on offer today measures up to the promises that were made back in 2016?

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Phil Wilson: We all know, whatever our views on Brexit, that this is a moment of history critical to the future of our country. I think of my children and my grandchildren and their future in a world that is becoming more uncertain, from climate change, to globalisation, to international terrorism, to the threat of countries like Russia—and into this pot of international and global uncertainty, we...

Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis (28 Nov 2018)

Phil Wilson: The Chancellor admitted this morning that any Brexit deal will make the British economy and the British people worse off. Does the Minister agree with him?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Phil Wilson: ..., however, we have a Budget that still predicts lower economic growth over the coming years and puts us near or at the bottom of the international growth leagues—and that is without the impact of Brexit. From a hard Brexit to a soft Brexit the economy will be hit, impacting on the UK’s ability to grow its economy. Even the Government’s own impact assessments show that under whatever...

Russia and the Council of Europe — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (18 Jul 2018)

Phil Wilson: ...it can make itself strong only by ensuring Europe is weak, and it will go to any length to secure that objective. Populist movements in Hungary, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, as well as Brexit itself, and President Trump in the White House all play into Putin’s hands. We must take that backdrop into consideration when we think about how we deal with Russia’s relationship with the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Phil Wilson: ...25,000 people employed in the supply chain. Everyone in the north-east knows someone who does something for Nissan. I have never been one of those who say that companies like Nissan will close on Brexit day, but I worry about the long-term investment opportunities in industry in my region. In the north-east we know what happens when an industry is faced with slow but inevitable extinction.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Commencement and short title (13 Jun 2018)

Phil Wilson: ...who worked down the pits or at the National Coal Board. With the closure of the coalmines, communities were left behind. Some have not recovered, and the resentments they harbour played into the Brexit vote. There is a message in that for the decisions we are making now on the post-Brexit world. My region has seen industrial extinction in the past, so we have to make sure it does not...

Point of Order: [Day 1] (14 Mar 2018)

Phil Wilson: I want to raise two areas of European affairs this afternoon. The first is the potential impact of Brexit on the north-east of England. Some 60% of north-east trade is with the EU and 50% of the cars manufactured in the north-east are exported to the EU. Nissan employs about 7,000 people and more than 30,000 jobs through the supply chain. I have never been one to say that, for example, after...


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