Results 1–20 of 23 for brexit speaker:Maureen Watt

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Future Relationship) (9 Oct 2019)

Maureen Watt: As the cabinet secretary said, the Scottish Government was the first in these isles to publish a Brexit plan, which the UK Government ignored. The Scottish Government then put forward a compromise position, which the UK Government also ignored. The Tories have ignored the voices of the 62 per cent who voted to remain—

Scottish Parliament: Devolved Powers (Immigration) (26 Sep 2019)

Maureen Watt: ...Minister will have seen a new report from the David Hume Institute, which recommends that the Scottish Government should be given greater powers over immigration, irrespective of the outcome of Brexit. Does the First Minister agree that the United Kingdom Government should heed the advice of that report and devolve powers over immigration to the Scottish Parliament as a matter of urgency,...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (European Election Results) (30 May 2019)

Maureen Watt: To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the European election results, what discussions it has had with its United Kingdom counterparts regarding Brexit. (S5O-03314)

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (European Election Results) (30 May 2019)

Maureen Watt: ..., let alone anyone else, it is encouraging that, in his statement yesterday, the cabinet secretary signalled the Scottish Government’s willingness to work with other parties that are opposed to Brexit. Can he outline what steps he is taking to that end?

Scottish Parliament: A Trading Nation (30 May 2019)

Maureen Watt: a trading nation and on the new export action plan. It is important at any time, but even more so at this time of such UK domestic uncertainty and global trade disruption, not least from Brexit and the US president. Apparently, it is now termed “slowbalisation”. It is encouraging that the Fraser of Allander institute welcomes the level of analysis that has gone into the decisions...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (22 May 2019)

Maureen Watt: ...the greater involvement of devolved Administrations in the article 50 negotiations. Will the First Minister confirm whether her call has been reflected in the Prime Minister’s new and improved Brexit deal?

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Aberdeen and North-east) (28 Mar 2019)

Maureen Watt: 6. To ask the Scottish Government what the impact has been on the economy of Aberdeen and the north-east of business uncertainty resulting from Brexit. (S5O-03073)

Scottish Parliament: South of Scotland Enterprise Bill: Stage 1 (26 Mar 2019)

Maureen Watt: ...that all would be well if Scottish Enterprise could attract a few big employers to the south of Scotland. I hope that we have learned from recent history, and indeed the current situation with Brexit, that although inward investment is very welcome—and Scottish Development International works hard on that—in a global world, companies can and will locate anywhere in the world. Those...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (Impact of United Kingdom Immigration Policy) (28 Feb 2019)

Maureen Watt: The impact of the UK Government’s post-Brexit immigration policy on prospective EU students and on our universities cannot be overestimated. In the event of no deal, the UK Government proposes European temporary leave to remain for three years. As we all know, the majority of Scottish degree courses last for four years, so prospective EU students would be put off from applying to Scottish...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Immigration Policy (Impact on Working Population) (30 Jan 2019)

Maureen Watt: the Aberdeen city health and social care partnership states that not only staffing but medical supplies, access to treatment, regulations and cross-border issues are areas of high risk due to Brexit. That is compounded by the Home Office’s stubborn refusal to engage with MSPs and our offices. Does the minister agree that the Home Office should stop treating MSPs and members of other...

Scottish Parliament: EY Brexit Report (24 Jan 2019)

Maureen Watt: This week, EY’s new report showed us that every single one of the Scottish businesses and trade associations that were consulted have concerns over Brexit. They highlighted “risks to competitiveness, profitability and, in some cases,” their survival. For the sake of Scottish jobs, is it not high time that the Tories ruled out no deal?

Scottish Parliament: Future Rural Policy and Support (10 Jan 2019)

Maureen Watt: Fortunately, the opportunities that this debate presents have not been totally usurped by the shambles that is Brexit, which the Tories in the Scottish Parliament continue to try to defend while knowing in their heart of hearts that it will be catastrophic for Scottish farming. We all know that farming in Scotland is vastly different from farming in the rest of the UK, not least because of...

Scottish Parliament: Business Leaders (Meetings) (9 Jan 2019)

Maureen Watt: ...“Aberdeen Economic Policy Panel Report”, which highlights the important role played by people who come to the north-east from elsewhere in the European Union. The report highlights that Brexit may “impact on the flow of key skills to the North East economy.” Does the minister agree that Brexit poses a serious risk to businesses in Aberdeen and that the United Kingdom Government...

Scottish Parliament: Life Sciences Sector (9 Jan 2019)

Maureen Watt: ...crisis, the UK being in its second decade of austerity, which is an economic choice by the Westminster Government, and, more recently—the next choice of this shambolic Westminster Government—Brexit. The choices made back then by this Scottish Government were correct. It is to this SNP Government’s credit that the Scottish economy is performing so well in the face of such adverse...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (11 Dec 2018)

Maureen Watt: ...on the fact that the total allowable catch applies to all EU members; it is the divvying up of it that there are arguments about. It is inevitable that this year’s debate will be dominated by Brexit and the shambles that Brexit is. Westminster’s fisheries power grab from the Scottish Parliament is a complete affront to democracy and yet another sign of the Westminster Government’s...

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations (11 Dec 2018)

Maureen Watt: ...well past its sell-by date.” It was very telling that David Mundell was in Peterhead yesterday, to try to shore up the last remaining pockets of support in the north-east. Elsewhere, folk see the Brexit shambles for what it is. They, along with the people in the north-east, will never forgive the Tories for this shambolic and very sorry episode of Brexit.

Scottish Parliament: Fish Processing Industry (14 Nov 2018)

Maureen Watt: ...reminded at the time that the fisheries development partnership has an equality policy and that his comments were out of order. Does the cabinet secretary agree that, especially in the context of Brexit, all discussions over the future of the fishing industry must be conducted in a way that does not discriminate against people or stoke xenophobia?

Scottish Parliament: Safeguarding Research Collaborations and Scientific Excellence (7 Nov 2018)

Maureen Watt: The principal of another university in the west of Scotland, Sir Anton Muscatelli of the University of Glasgow, said that a hard Brexit would represent “the most unhinged example of national self-sabotage in living memory” and that we politicians have a “moral obligation” to avoid it. How exactly is he wrong?

Scottish Parliament: Safeguarding Research Collaborations and Scientific Excellence (7 Nov 2018)

Maureen Watt: ...In July 2017, the London School of Economics and Political Science’s cities centre published a report that contained the finding that Aberdeen could be the worst-hit city in the UK as a result of Brexit. The report’s authors concluded that, under a hard Brexit, economic output in the city would go down by 3.7 per cent and that, under a soft Brexit, it would be reduced by 2.1 per cent....

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Fish-processing Industry) (26 Sep 2018)

Maureen Watt: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the fish-processing industry regarding the impact of Brexit on people from the European Union working in the sector. (S5O-02392)

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