Results 1–20 of 62 for brexit speaker:Stuart McMillan

Scottish Parliament: UEFA European Championship (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (5 Nov 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ...matter already, but I welcome the fact that the Government is prepared to lodge amendments in this area at stage 2. When it comes to the delegated powers in the bill, we must consider the impact of Brexit. I highlight the fact that, whatever the outcome of the Brexit chaos is, it is crucial that the Scottish Government acts as quickly as possible to introduce the relevant regulations, so...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (30 Oct 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ...the implications for Scottish business given that it will be at a competitive disadvantage? Does the cabinet secretary believe that the Tories have now thrown Scottish businesses under Boris’s Brexit bus?

Scottish Parliament: Immigration Policy (Universities and Scientific Research) (10 Sep 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ...to speak with one voice on an issue of huge economic and social importance to Scotland. First, I want to touch on two points. Jamie Halcro Johnston—who, sadly, has left the chamber—spoke about Brexit being the backdrop to this debate. It is not the backdrop—it is fundamental. I was pleased that Oliver Mundell took my intervention earlier on, but, when he spoke about the withdrawal...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (No Deal) (5 Sep 2019)

Stuart McMillan: Graham Simpson gave at the beginning of his speech a helpful resumé regarding the number of occasions on which Parliament has discussed Brexit and its implications. That highlighted the importance that the Scottish Parliament and Government place on Brexit and its implications for all constituents across the country, whether we have a deal or no deal. On Mr Simpson’s point about democracy,...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (No Deal) (5 Sep 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ...to be done so that no deal is not an option. However, the powerless Prime Minister has sent a negotiator to Brussels who is not negotiating. The Belgian MEP Philippe Lamberts, who is on the EU’s Brexit steering group and who has also spoken to the Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee, was pretty clear last night on the Channel 4 News when he was...

Scottish Parliament: General Wellbeing of Adults (27 Jun 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ...—in my constituency, which has a person-centred and cross-agency approach, in order to help adults with the support that they require, and that that will become even more important if a no-deal Brexit hits the economy and the cost of living increases?

Scottish Parliament: Tourism Careers (18 Jun 2019)

Stuart McMillan: How will the tourism sector be affected by Brexit and visa restrictions?

Scottish Parliament: Realising Scotland’s Potential (4 Jun 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ..., but there is still more to do. It is not a bad record, but nobody can be complacent, and I know that the Scottish Government is certainly not complacent. The biggest threat to our economy is Brexit, and no matter how many legions of Tory MPs put their names forward to captain the political equivalent of the Titanic, it is clear to almost everyone that Brexit will have economic...

Scottish Parliament: Immigration (Social and Economic Impacts) (2 May 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ...she also agree that the upcoming EU elections provide an opportunity to show that Scotland is open and welcoming by ensuring that anti-immigration parties such as the UK Independence Party, the Brexit Party and the Tories do not represent Scotland in Europe?

Scottish Parliament: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Subjects (Promotion) (20 Mar 2019)

Stuart McMillan: As the minister knows, STEM subjects are vital to our economy. I therefore welcome the range of measures that the Scottish Government has introduced. With the Brexit chaos of the UK Government already leading to challenges to academic funding and job security, what can the Scottish Government do to ensure that our school pupils are taught about Scottish inventors and inventions so that they...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Tourism Month 2019 (19 Mar 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ...and is angry that some people from Scotland and elsewhere think that it is fine to dump their human waste illegally instead of paying a nominal fee to keep Scotland clean. The third challenge is Brexit. The respected travel writer and author, Simon Calder, has stated: “The travel industry is in complete disarray - flights from Edinburgh to Germany for £13 on 1 April, or a week’s...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Settlement Scheme (7 Mar 2019)

Stuart McMillan: ..., doctors, engineers, footballers, rugby players and many more, was a good thing? Who genuinely thought that imposing a charge on EU nationals would build up some good will during the negotiations? Brexit is serious. It will have a huge effect on the lives of everyone who lives in the four nations that currently make up the UK, as well as on those of people who live in the EU27. This is...

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

Stuart McMillan: ...—away from leaving the EU with no deal, no transition arrangements and no idea of the terms of the relationship is nothing short of a disgrace. The UK Government’s calamitous approach to the Brexit discussions is laid bare for all to see. The so-called mother of all Parliaments is not just crumbling physically, but crumbling internally. The “strong and stable” slogan has long since...

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

Stuart McMillan: With a no-deal Brexit being increasingly likely following last week’s vote, what clarity has the UK Government given the Scottish Government on post-Brexit funding, especially to replace current EU funding that supports jobs, infrastructure, research and our rural communities?

Scottish Parliament: European Union Citizens (Contribution to Scotland) (19 Dec 2018)

Stuart McMillan: ...and Ahmeds. They are all welcome, but unfortunately the rhetoric from the UK Government has not lived up to that. Let us not forget the UK Government’s comments from a number of months ago on the Brexit agreement: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.” EU citizens are scared about what is going on, and what was said in London today will not make the situation any better for them.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Update (12 Dec 2018)

Stuart McMillan: ...of Commons vote will take place, or does he consider that the delay is just a cynical attempt to run down the clock, thereby forcing a choice between Theresa May’s shambolic deal and a no-deal Brexit?

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (5 Dec 2018)

Stuart McMillan: ...show consideration for a Tory UK Government that has treated this Parliament and its politicians with contempt for the past two years? It is clear that the Tories want to deliver the Theresa May Brexit deal at any cost. We have been told that it is this deal or no deal. This is not a game show; it is real life, and, however we look at it, the deal on the table will bring only more pain,...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (5 Dec 2018)

Stuart McMillan: ...and changes, while, on average, 12 months after its roll-out, food banks have experienced a 52 per cent increase in demand. The reason that I am highlighting these figures is very simple. When Brexit happens, whether by means of Theresa May’s deal or through any other deal, it will have an adverse effect on the lives of my constituents and the constituents of every member in this...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Port Authorities) (28 Nov 2018)

Stuart McMillan: 8. To ask the Scottish Government what engagement the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations has undertaken with port authorities regarding the implications of Brexit. (S5O-02626)

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Port Authorities) (28 Nov 2018)

Stuart McMillan: ...normal port activity that takes place there, more than 90 cruise ships are already booked for the port of Greenock next year, can he confirm that the Scottish Government is working to ensure that Brexit does not affect the cruise ship market and the tourism boost that it provides to my constituency and its local economy?


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