All 14 results for brexit speaker:Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale

Scottish Government: Discussions - Question (2 May 2019)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...majority. The success of the scheme was based on debate and discussion about the constitutional convention and very well thought-through legislation. In view of the fact that, whatever happens with Brexit, there needs to be a good, hard look at the UK’s constitutional arrangements and our relationship with the public, is it not the case that a model such as a constitutional convention,...

Brexit: Stability of the Union - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: the future of the United Kingdom. The balanced tone of his introduction was extremely welcome. I do not want to concentrate in this debate on the old debates from 2014, 2016 and since about Brexit and the nations of the United Kingdom. I hope I can use the title of the debate loosely in order to say something about the future. In relation to Brexit I wish to make two points. First, the...

Constitutional Convention - Motion to Take Note (13 Dec 2018)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...governance in the United Kingdom, I think we should be cautious on this proposal and ensure that whatever steps we take are effective. There is no doubt that one of the many missed opportunity of Brexit over the last three years has been the absence of the initiation of a debate on what returning sovereignty to the United Kingdom might mean for improving the governance of the United...

Cameroon: English-speaking Minority - Question for Short Debate (14 Nov 2018)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: recent years in tackling human rights abuses and preventing atrocities. Secondly, here, there is yet another lesson for the ambitions the Government claim to have for a global Britain post Brexit. If we are to increase our resources in the Foreign Office and to have a more active international policy, I believe that it has to have human rights and atrocity prevention at its core. We...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 - Motion to Take Note (22 Mar 2018)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...That would be very welcome to ensure that the kind of links we have that provide our education system with opportunities for young people across the Commonwealth might be extended in this new post-Brexit age. I also thank and congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Howell, and his committee on the short but clear, appropriate and positive report that it has produced in advance of this debate and...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (9th Day) (Continued): Amendment 302B (to Amendment 302A) (21 Mar 2018)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: I have heard the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, say on several occasions in these debates on Brexit in your Lordships’ House that other noble Lords around this House have tried to revisit the arguments around the referendum, that that is wrong, that time has moved on and that it is time to debate the process of withdrawal and not revisit those debates of two years ago. However, it seems to me...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (4th Day) (5 Mar 2018)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...relationship between estranged couples. That is why this debate is different from others, and why in this instance I urge the Government and everybody on all sides who supports or sympathises with Brexit to look for solutions to these issues that deal with the personal, not the political. I urge them to ensure that, whatever arrangements are finally agreed, those personal rights will give...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...people as expressed in June 2016. I shall not support moves designed to do that. I also wish we had more opportunity now—a year from exit day—for discussion of the immediate implications of the Brexit vote. This is not the time or the place to debate the future of, for example, our development aid relationship with the European Union, or the nature of those trading relationships that...

Brexit: Devolved Administrations - Motion to Take Note (25 Jan 2018)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...key figures in ensuring that we had a Bill and an Act for Scottish devolution that was intellectually rigorous and would stand the test of time. In the approach that we take to these decisions post Brexit, we need to apply the same level of rigour and principle as was applied back in 1997, 1998 and 1999. In the two decades since 1999, we have seen too many piecemeal changes, not properly...

Overseas Development - Question (1 Nov 2017)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: My Lords, on that point, can the Minister confirm that the Government’s plans for a transition period immediately following the date of Brexit would include our contributions to those European development funds that are so vital in so many parts of the world?

Overseas Development Assistance - Question (4 Jul 2017)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...funds are among the most effective from any multilateral organisation. In the current atmosphere, perhaps there will be some let us say knee-jerk reactions from time to time about the way in which Brexit happens in relation to specific powers. Can we get a guarantee that on these programmes, which are ultimately about saving lives and about people who are in very vulnerable positions, the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (27 Jun 2017)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: My Lords, there has been much discussion in your Lordships’ House and elsewhere about the implications of Brexit for everything from aviation, to our universities, to employment rates, and a whole range of aspects of public policy and legislation, but there has been little discussion and little profile so far of the impacts of Brexit on children and children’s rights. I want to address...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...Kingdom is not just to trade with the Commonwealth, but to ensure continued development of those countries in the Commonwealth. I worry that, at times, some of the more enthusiastic supporters of Brexit over the last year or two have sounded as though they would like to return to the days of the 19th and 20th centuries when we exploited the countries of the Commonwealth rather than worked...

EU: Unaccompanied Migrant Children (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2016)

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale: ...through this programme of resettlement in a genuine way over the coming weeks and will we continue to be part of an EU effort over the next two years despite the fact that we will be negotiating Brexit at the same time? Can we have a firm commitment from the Government that Britain will proactively engage in the EU-wide effort to provide solutions over the next two years? Secondly, what is...

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