Results 1–20 of 40 for brexit speaker:Fiona Hyslop

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh Festivals (Effect of Immigration Policy) (30 May 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...challenges for international artists and performers in coming to participate in our festivals. Those challenges existed long before the added chaos and uncertainty that is being foisted on us by Brexit. However, as Joan McAlpine said, Brexit now threatens to extend the problems to EU citizens, as is detailed in the UK Government’s white paper on immigration. A better solution for...

Scottish Parliament: European Elections (Results) (28 May 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...UK is for us to stay in the European Union. The election results demonstrate that the UK political system has failed, and that it has also failed Scotland utterly. We are clear that continuing with Brexit would ignore the views of this Parliament and of the people of Scotland, which is why the Scottish Government will continue its efforts to secure that a further referendum is held on any...

Scottish Parliament: European Elections (Results) (28 May 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...that no deal is taken off the table, and that there is another opportunity for the Scottish people—and, indeed, for people in the rest of UK—to vote to remain in the European Union. We can stop Brexit if we act together.

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

Fiona Hyslop: ...the various festivals to make sure that they remain competitive. The international creative ambition fund will be used for things other than festivals. It is vital that we recognise the threat of Brexit to our cultural life in Scotland. We should not have to compensate people—in the festivals or in other areas—for that, and we certainly have to stop it to ensure that we maintain the...

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

Fiona Hyslop: When those remarks were made, the UK was meant to have left in October and then in March, but it is clear that not just a no-deal Brexit but any Brexit would cause severe difficulties. With regard to immigration, non-European artists currently struggle to get access to our festivals, and quite often there are cancellations at the last minute even when we try to appeal some of the issues. If...

Scottish Parliament: Tourism (Impact of Ending Freedom of Movement) (21 May 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...behind the efforts to stop such a system, because it will have a long-lasting detrimental effect on our tourism sector and our economy. The issue is very serious, which is why we need to stop the Brexit process and, certainly, stop the measures in the immigration white paper.

Scottish Parliament: Revoking Article 50 (27 Mar 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...at home and abroad. As the latest social attitudes survey showed yesterday, it is clear that everyone—whatever their standpoint and whether they are a leaver or a remainer—thinks that Brexit is not being handled well. That is no wonder, because this entire sorry process has, from the very start, been all about internal faction fighting in the Conservative Party, regardless of the...

Scottish Parliament: Revoking Article 50 (27 Mar 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...as the European Court of Justice has determined. We do not know whether the Westminster Parliament will come to an accord. However, seeking a longer extension to article 50 would stop the clock on Brexit and enable another referendum on EU membership to be held. The Scottish Government will support any such referendum, provided that the option to remain in the EU is on the ballot paper....

Scottish Parliament: Revoking Article 50 (27 Mar 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: In any debate on Brexit, we should always remember that the overwhelming majority of people in Scotland voted to remain. Scotland should not be taken out of the EU against our will. Scotland’s votes to remain have been ignored by the Tory Government and we have been ignored since. Votes in this Parliament have been disregarded. The Scottish Government’s compromise proposals have been...

Scottish Parliament: Singapore (Links) (21 Feb 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...implemented and is very important to businesses across the UK and Scotland, in particular. The cack-handed approaches that have been made by the UK Government are symptomatic of how it treats the Brexit situation in general, which is very worrying indeed. It is important that we all get behind our export companies at this difficult time, when things are so fragile. That needs leadership...

Scottish Parliament: Festivals (Support) (30 Jan 2019)

Fiona Hyslop: ...remain a welcoming and inclusive country. That extends to everyone, including the many musicians who come here. When senior and leading figures in our culture sector warn us of the consequences of Brexit, which would be absolutely compounded by a no-deal Brexit—the prospect of which was accelerated by the farcical activity at Westminster last night—we have to take them extremely seriously.

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

Fiona Hyslop: ...”. Using official population projections from the Office for National Statistics and from the National Records of Scotland, the paper showed that the slow-down in migration as a result of the Brexit vote would result in reduced GDP growth in the UK of 3.7 per cent by 2040, but 4.5 per cent in Scotland. An alternative scenario, using the 50 per cent less EU migration projection, estimated...

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

Fiona Hyslop: ...as a whole, and would be a sucker punch for many firms right across the country.” It also said that the UK “cannot indulge in selective hearing. It tunes in to business evidence on a disastrous Brexit no deal, but tunes out from the economic damage of draconian blocks on access to vital overseas workers.” We in the Scottish Government have tried to compromise in many different ways...

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

Fiona Hyslop: ...pressure because they will not necessarily have the labour force that they need under the scheme. They will have rising costs and there will be an economic impact because of the white paper and Brexit more generally. Also, a reduction in GDP of the level that I have talked about—of £10 billion by 2040—would mean less money in the public purse from taxation to pay for things such as...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Tourism Alliance (Meetings) (26 Sep 2018)

Fiona Hyslop: ...can in the future continue to attract such workers, who are vital to our sector. We understand that the UK Government has agreed with the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendation that, post-Brexit, applications from EU citizens should be treated in exactly the same way as those from other citizens. That means that someone would have to earn £30,000 to work in the tourism sector in...

Scottish Parliament: Scotch Whisky (Contribution to Tourism) (27 Feb 2018)

Fiona Hyslop: ...the different EU markets and for their language skills. I visited Deanston distillery on the banks of the River Teith, which Bruce Crawford mentioned, where I heard first hand about the impact of Brexit on the tourism sector. All the senior staff whom I met were from EU countries. They had come to work here and were committed to delivering a fantastic visitor experience. We cannot rest on...

Scottish Parliament: International Policy Framework and Priorities 2018 (16 Jan 2018)

Fiona Hyslop: ...to address the substantial demographic challenges that we face. All outcomes short of full EU membership will cause some damage to Scotland’s economic, social and environmental interests, and a Brexit that results in the UK being outside the European single market and customs union will have the most damaging consequences for Scotland. We do not think that that is acceptable and neither,...

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh Festivals (15 Jun 2017)

Fiona Hyslop: ...from Europe and nations elsewhere to ensure that Edinburgh maintains its international position. We will have to work hard to ensure that the festivals are not debilitated or disadvantaged by Brexit. The festivals support our thriving and fast-growing cultural sector, which relies on creative people building skills, expertise and knowledge through exchange and dialogue with others. Access...

Scottish Parliament: Culture and Tourism (Midlothian and East Lothian) (7 Jun 2017)

Fiona Hyslop: ...account for 53 per cent. There are two aspects to consider here, one of which is that we want to ensure that our country is open and welcoming to visitors, which means that anything resulting from Brexit that would mean that visitors had to have visas would be detrimental. Secondly, an issue that is probably as important but more immediate is the future of the European Union nationals who...

Scottish Parliament: Major Events (Discussions with United Kingdom Government Agencies) (7 Jun 2017)

Fiona Hyslop: ...and its networks, but our reputation as a welcoming nation and a country of first choice to do business with is extremely important. As we go forward, particularly with regard to positioning around Brexit, it is vital that the UK and its networks ensure that they do not undermine that in any way, because Scotland is progressing and advancing with our events strategy. We are ambitious, we...


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