Results 1–20 of 92 for brexit speaker:Keith Brown

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (No-deal Planning) (14 Nov 2019)

Keith Brown: 6. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its no-deal Brexit planning. (S5O-03758)

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (No-deal Planning) (14 Nov 2019)

Keith Brown: ...terms of Boris Johnson’s deal, if no free-trade agreement is reached by the end of 2020 and no extension is in place, we will, in effect, again face the cliff edge of a hugely disastrous no-deal Brexit, with all the damage to jobs and livelihoods that it will cause. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the only way to guarantee that a no-deal Brexit is permanently taken off the table is...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (30 Oct 2019)

Keith Brown: ...National Party hopes to win. I will simply ask the cabinet secretary, in light of the UK Government’s failure to stand by its cast-iron guarantees to refuse to send the letter to the EU, to Brexit by 31 October, which is tomorrow, and not to put a border in the Irish Sea, whether he believes that Michael Gove’s commitments to this Parliament that the transition period under this deal...

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh International Festival (Meetings) (21 May 2019)

Keith Brown: The cabinet secretary will be aware of the comments that were made last year by the director of the Edinburgh International Festival, who said that a no-deal Brexit would have a “disastrous” and “horrible” impact on Edinburgh’s festival. For 2019, he is having to prepare a scaled-back event, which is a scandal. Can the cabinet secretary confirm the very real threat that a Boris-led...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (16 May 2019)

Keith Brown: The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal has been dead now for some months and the United Kingdom Government is wasting the Brexit extension, with no meaningful talks having taken place. Any backroom deal struck with the Labour Party would leave Scotland outside the single market, which would cost £2,300 a person, yet the Prime Minister has the audacity to proclaim that MPs have a duty to support...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit and Scotland’s Future (24 Apr 2019)

Keith Brown: ...sought to punish one of its members for wanting to leave it, the union would lose its claim to moral legitimacy. A Tory minister said that, “Once you’ve hit the iceberg”—the iceberg being Brexit—“you’re all in it together.” In that context, does the First Minister agree that Scotland has bigger things to deal with, and that the parties in this Parliament need to rise above...

Scottish Parliament: Social Security and In-work Poverty (23 Apr 2019)

Keith Brown: ...today said: “you can’t trust the SNP with the pound in your pocket.” That is rich, coming from a party that has spent billions on aircraft carriers overspend, on high speed 2, on Brexit, on crossrail and on fake ferry contracts. However, it is where the Tories have not spent money that represents the most egregious negligence. They have not paid money that is due to many profoundly...

Scottish Parliament: Stronger Towns Fund (7 Mar 2019)

Keith Brown: I acknowledge the First Minister’s point that much of the process is unclear. Does she share my concerns about the exclusion of Scotland and Wales from the Prime Minister’s Brexit bung? Does she agree that it is yet another example of the failing fiasco of Tory Brexit, which one of the Prime Minister’s Tory cabinet ministers said was like hitting an iceberg, and that it is surpassed...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Negotiations (5 Mar 2019)

Keith Brown: ...the amendment that is proposed by the Conservative Party and that party’s actions and record, given its leading role in supporting, introducing and implementing—if that is the right word—Brexit. The Tory amendment talks about respecting “the results of constitutional referendums”. The Tories demand respect for the votes of 52 per cent of people in 2016, but of course they have no...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 3 (21 Feb 2019)

Keith Brown: ...every principle that it had. Those Tory MPs are willing to speak up about it, but not one Tory MSP will speak up about the biggest threat to the welfare of families in Scotland, which is a hard Brexit—or any Brexit at all. When will they find a spine and speak up for the people of Scotland? When will they find a spine and propose a proper, responsible amendment to the budget?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Response to European Union Exit Vote in Westminster) (19 Feb 2019)

Keith Brown: ..., job creation and training to the tune of £1.13 million since 2014. Will the cabinet secretary provide an update on whether that vital funding for my constituency will be provided after Brexit? Given that we have only 38 days to go, can he advise—I think I know the answer—whether the UK Government has provided any information on whether the shared prosperity fund will replace those...

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 1 (31 Jan 2019)

Keith Brown: ...the national debt. They have managed to have the austerity that has created all the hardship that we have seen and to ruin the economy at the same time. The Tories say that they will sort that with Brexit, which they are making a pretty bad job of. We are paying the price for the shambolic conduct of the economy by Labour and the Tories, which is causing so much of the problem. As for...

Scottish Parliament: Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (6 Dec 2018)

Keith Brown: I am sure that Annie Wells has read the Health and Sport Committee’s report and will realise that witnesses are concerned about the current and future effects of Brexit, and the role that Brexit plays in the recruitment issues that they face. Does she agree with them?

Scottish Parliament: Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (6 Dec 2018)

Keith Brown: ...that practice in health and care in Scotland is the best that it can be and that the patient experience is positive. With regard to recruitment, it is evident that there are pressures because of Brexit and that they have been building for some time. I cannot evidence this from what we heard, but I think that those pressures are more acute in the care sector than in the health sector....

Scottish Parliament: Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (6 Dec 2018)

Keith Brown: Edward Mountain commended the work of the committee and the witnesses who gave evidence to it. Brexit was one of the issues that were raised by witnesses, particularly—if I recall correctly—in relation to radiographers. Does he concede the point that Brexit is having a detrimental effect on recruitment in the NHS, especially in rural areas of Scotland?

Scottish Parliament: St John’s Hospital (Paediatric Services) (27 Sep 2018)

Keith Brown: ...authority who told me last night that one third of its EU members of staff have left in the past 18 months—that recruitment drives are clearly hampered when the prospects for EU staff following Brexit are so uncertain?

Scottish Parliament: Sustainable Growth Commission (13 Jun 2018)

Keith Brown: ...the democratic mandate of the Scottish Parliament. A Lib Dem saying that the UK Government should take no cognisance of the Scottish Parliament’s decisions is shocking. There was not a word about Brexit during the Liberal Democrat contributions. Members should look at the Daily Record today. Everybody knows that withdrawal from the EU is the number 1 risk to the economy. There was not a...

Scottish Parliament: Sustainable Growth Commission (13 Jun 2018)

Keith Brown: ...am more than happy to discuss with other parts of the yes movement, including the Green Party, their proposals for continued growth in Scotland. That seeks to elevate the debate from the depressing Brexit-dominated nightmare that we face under the Conservative Party, especially after the votes in the House of Commons in the past couple of days. It is quite clear that the unionist parties...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Domestic Market (Access) (23 May 2018)

Keith Brown: ...control immigration by crashing the economy and that's what leaving the EU would do.” Those are not my words, but Ruth Davidson’s. The biggest threat to Scottish businesses is that from a hard Brexit, which could lead to a loss of up to 8.5 per cent of Scotland’s gross domestic product by 2030.

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Domestic Market (Access) (23 May 2018)

Keith Brown: The Scottish Government has consistently said that if Brexit is to happen, Scotland and the UK should remain within the customs union and the single market, as I have just said, in order to continue to benefit from membership of both. There is no evidence that our views have been taken into account by the UK Government, and we still have no idea what the UK Government’s position is, or what...


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