Results 1–20 of 42 for brexit speaker:Bruce Crawford

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Products (United States Tariffs) (14 Nov 2019)

Bruce Crawford: ...on behalf of all the affected member states of the European Union. Right now, the whole UK is facing a range of significant economic challenges that are being brought about by the threat of Brexit in any form. We have seen, across these islands since the Brexit vote, companies leaving the UK, downsizing their operations, collapsing entirely or halting investment decisions. I mention that...

Scottish Parliament: No-deal Preparations (8 Oct 2019)

Bruce Crawford: ...? Like me, does he have local tourism-related businesses telling him that access to the EU is essential to ensure the sustainability of that industry? How does he think that at a no-deal chaotic Brexit might affect businesses such as the Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum, which can have about 70 per cent of their workforce made up of EU citizens?

Scottish Parliament: Supreme Court Judgment (Response) (24 Sep 2019)

Bruce Crawford: ...historic decision. If that is the case, does the First Minister agree that Opposition parties should now move for a vote of no confidence in this law-breaking Prime Minister as soon as a no-deal Brexit has been prevented? No one can trust a word that the Prime Minister utters ever again.

Scottish Parliament: Common Frameworks (24 Sep 2019)

Bruce Crawford: ...Is it not therefore fantastic that all the political journalists will be tuning in to this debate? Common frameworks arise when the United Kingdom and devolved Governments agree to establish, post-Brexit—if indeed that still happens—common approaches across the UK in policy areas such as justice, the environment, health, agriculture and fisheries, which are currently within the...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (11 Sep 2019)

Bruce Crawford: ...our marvellous produce, which has unbeatable provenance. However, in this year, of all years, I am afraid that it must also come with a serious warning. The elephant in the chamber is a no-deal Brexit, which simply cannot be ignored. If the current Prime Minister succeeds in taking the whole UK out of the European Union with no deal, that will leave the UK having to trade on World Trade...

Scottish Parliament: Police Officers (16 May 2019)

Bruce Crawford: .... In contrast, in England the Tories have slashed police numbers. Does the minister join me in calling on the United Kingdom Government to fund fully any policing costs that are associated with its Brexit omnishambles, particularly following reports that up to 400 police officers could be deployed to help to handle the aftermath of crashing out of the European Union without a deal?

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

Bruce Crawford: Will the First Minister confirm that the significant point in her very welcome announcement is that, while we await any remote sense of clarity on Brexit from the Tory UK Government at Westminster, in contrast, here at Holyrood, we can begin preparations now for a referendum on Scotland’s future, in order to keep our options open? Would a sensible and reasonable Government of any persuasion...

Scottish Parliament: Revoking Article 50 (27 Mar 2019)

Bruce Crawford: I sincerely thank Patrick Harvie and the Green Party for bringing to the chamber this important, albeit short, debate on the Brexit process. The petition to revoke article 50 has now attracted more than 5.8 million signatures, more than 12,000 of which were generated in the Stirling constituency. That number represents around 13 per cent of my constituents. In the 2016 referendum, 68 per cent...

Scottish Parliament: Revoking Article 50 (27 Mar 2019)

Bruce Crawford: 2016. Unlike the letters on the side of a bus in 2016, there were, in 2014, more than 600 pages of well-argued reasons why Scotland should be an independent country. I am committed to derailing Brexit, first of all, because of the social and economic damage that any form of Brexit would inflict on Scotland. I am particularly concerned about the impact that leaving will have on EU...

Scottish Parliament: Future of the Economy (6 Mar 2019)

Bruce Crawford: In view of his response, I expect that the cabinet secretary will agree that a no-deal Brexit would be an unmitigated disaster for the Scottish economy. Does he also agree that the Prime Minister’s deal would cause significant damage to businesses, jobs and the social fabric of Scotland—and my constituency of Stirling—and that the only way to safeguard our economy and social fabric is...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Preparations) (6 Feb 2019)

Bruce Crawford: the lives of the people who work in our emergency services, and the increased risks to communities across Scotland, demonstrate further the complete madness of refusing to rule out a no-deal Brexit and crashing out of the European Union?

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

Bruce Crawford: ...politicians working together and laying aside their differences in agreeing a way forward. There is no doubt in my mind that the country is crying out for such an approach in respect of the current Brexit stalemate. As colleagues across the chamber are aware, this budget scrutiny function has become increasingly complex and challenging as a result of additional tax power having been...

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

Bruce Crawford: ...“higher-rate taxpayers comprise 91,000 women and 275,000 men”.—[ Official Report , Finance and Constitution Committee , 19 December 2018; c 19-20.] Another important focus of our report is Brexit. In its most recent “Economic and fiscal outlook”, the Office for Budget Responsibility states that “the referendum vote to leave the EU appears to have weakened the economy” while...

Scottish Parliament: Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny (24 Jan 2019)

Bruce Crawford: ...size of the Scottish budget if there is a fall in the working age population because of a disproportionate decline in immigration relative to the rest of the UK. Therefore, within the context of Brexit and a different demographic dynamic within Scotland relative to the rest of the UK, we recommended that the review of the fiscal framework should consider the impact of immigration policy...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (22 Jan 2019)

Bruce Crawford: 2. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Prime Minister’s latest statement on how she plans to proceed with the Brexit withdrawal agreement. (S5T-01449)

Scottish Parliament: Response to the Outcome of the Meaningful Vote in Westminster (16 Jan 2019)

Bruce Crawford: With the historic scale of the defeat of the Tory Government in last night’s vote, EU citizens living in Scotland will understandably be deeply concerned about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. Those people are our work colleagues, our neighbours and, in many cases, our family members. What message does the Scottish Government have for those people, who contribute so much to our public...

Scottish Parliament: UK Immigration White Paper (10 Jan 2019)

Bruce Crawford: ...they contribute hugely to the local economy. One employee is a retained firefighter. Does the minister share the deep concern of the tourism and hospitality sector in Scotland that the Tory post-Brexit migration policy could do serious harm to Scotland’s rural economy?

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Reserve (9 Jan 2019)

Bruce Crawford: ...from the Office of Budget Responsibility that every penny that is going into the national health service, which has been mentioned by the Prime Minister, is coming from borrowing rather than from a Brexit dividend?

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (United Kingdom Supreme Court Judgment) (13 Dec 2018)

Bruce Crawford: The Scottish Parliament, unlike the UK Parliament, decided to keep the charter of fundamental rights after EU exit. It did so, in order that human rights protections would not suffer because of Brexit. Is my reading of the judgment correct—I think that the Lord Advocate has just confirmed this in his statement—that the Supreme Court decided that we were entitled to do just that? However,...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Update (12 Dec 2018)

Bruce Crawford: I wonder whether the cabinet secretary, like me, has businesses the length and breadth of his constituency that are concerned about the huge uncertainty that surrounds Brexit—businesses such as McQueen Gin in Callander, which is just trying to get on with growing its business. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the Prime Minister made the uncertainty worse by postponing the promised...

1 2 3 > >>

Create an alert

Did you find what you were looking for?

Advanced search

Find this exact word or phrase

You can also do this from the main search box by putting exact words in quotes: like "cycling" or "hutton report"

By default, we show words related to your search term, like “cycle” and “cycles” in a search for cycling. Putting the word in quotes, like "cycling", will stop this.

Excluding these words

You can also do this from the main search box by putting a minus sign before words you don’t want: like hunting -fox

We also support a bunch of boolean search modifiers, like AND and NEAR, for precise searching.

Date range


You can give a start date, an end date, or both to restrict results to a particular date range. A missing end date implies the current date, and a missing start date implies the oldest date we have in the system. Dates can be entered in any format you wish, e.g. 3rd March 2007 or 17/10/1989


Enter a name here to restrict results to contributions only by that person.


Restrict results to a particular parliament or assembly that we cover (e.g. the Scottish Parliament), or a particular type of data within an institution, such as Commons Written Answers.


If you know the actual Hansard column number of the information you are interested in (perhaps you’re looking up a paper reference), you can restrict results to that; you can also use column:123 in the main search box.