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Results 1–20 of 60 for brexit speaker:Jenny Chapman

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: No. Or would this just be a Brexit Government? Brexit is the most pressing issue facing this country, but it is not the only one, and the public would not thank us for ignoring the many wider issues we need to urgently tackle. I will give way to the right hon. Gentleman if he would still like to intervene.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...Whips Office. What I interpret from the fact that 6 million people—thousands of them in my constituency—have signed the petition is how concerned, angry and frustrated people are with how the Brexit process has been mishandled by the Government. I do not think there has been the same amount of public support and cut-through for a petition at any other stage in the Brexit process.

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jenny Chapman: I have told the right hon. Gentleman that I will not give way. We all know that there are those who want the hardest and fastest Brexit possible. Conversely, some MPs such as my right hon. Friends the Members for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) and for Tottenham (Mr Lammy), and my hon. Friend the Member for Swansea West (Geraint Davies), will vote against the Government amendment. They are not Brexit...

Exiting the EU and Transport (23 Nov 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...’s cigars? Rail fares have gone up by over a quarter since the Tories came to power in 2010, which is more than twice as fast as wage growth. There is a danger that the economic consequences of Brexit will mean yet another fare hike for commuters. What are the Government prepared to do to stop fares becoming even less affordable for passengers? I am going to give credit for this next...

Election of Select Committee Chairs (Notice of Election): Sheep Farming: No-deal EU Exit (3 Sep 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...about the decimation of the UK’s sheep industry. The ancient practice of shepherding is as old as the hills, but it is now facing an unprecedented challenge brought by the threat of a no-deal Brexit. The threat of no deal brings with it a man-made, Boris-built disaster that could harm so many sectors from chemicals to cars, food to pharmaceuticals, and steel to services—virtually every...

Ministry of Defence: Department for Exiting the European Union (26 Feb 2018)

Jenny Chapman: ...struggles to find and keep hold of good staff? What is it about the Department that is so off-putting to talented civil servants? Perhaps it is because there is a Whitehall turf war over Brexit, leaving the Department effectively neutered and paralysed by the division in Government. With such excess resources available, how is it that the Department made such a pathetic job of pretending...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: ...to be rubbed out and faded to pale pink. We are not calling for a second referendum; I really cannot be any clearer about it. Another reason for that is that we want to focus on the terms of the Brexit deal. Labour has engaged fully with the negotiations and the Brexit process. We have set out what a post-Brexit approach could be, and we have sought to shape it. Calling for a second...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...intend to hold on to them permanently. Rather, it seems that they feel that tackling the undoubted complexities of considering how to make new arrangements with the devolved Administrations post Brexit belongs in the “too difficult” pile—something to be put off until there is more time and there are fewer distractions. However, there are no time limits on when the Government will...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...the issues we now confront. Pretending that these challenges do not exist is negligent. The Labour party will not neglect its duty to challenge the Government when we think they are getting Brexit wrong. I say this to the Prime Minister: the best Brexit will never come via a cliff edge, however much some of her Back Benchers might wish it. This must be a deal worthy of the consent of this...

Informal European Council: Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) (6 Feb 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...Committee at intervals of no less than two months and before signing any agreements with the European Union. The Labour party is trying to be reasonable in this new clause. We do not want to block Brexit, but to make sure that the Government do Brexit well. The new clause is very simple and, I think, very sensible. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales must be included and taken into...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Jenny Chapman: My hon. Friend is right. People voted for these powers to be devolved and it is wrong for the Government to attempt to use Brexit as an excuse to bring them back to London. The historian Professor Tom Devine called Scottish devolution and the establishment of the Scottish Parliament: “the most significant development in Scottish political history since the union of 1707.” The Conservative...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Welsh Ministers — Power to make consequential and transitional provision (6 Dec 2017)

Jenny Chapman: ...to never return to the suffering of the past. As a non-partisan coalition of businesses put it, we must ensure that “society in Northern Ireland does not become collateral damage in any Brexit discussions.” The Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the Confederation of British Industry in Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action...

Teachers Strike (5 Jul 2016)

Jenny Chapman: As we now have a Chancellor talking about post-Brexit largesse, what do Ministers intend to do to ensure that the projected schools funding cuts are prevented?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: Our Front Benchers’ position is clear: we do not want an exit from Brexit. We respect the outcome of the referendum. I know that the Liberal Democrats do not approve of that position, but that is what it is.

Election of Select Committee Chairs (Notice of Election): Sheep Farming: No-deal EU Exit (3 Sep 2019)

Jenny Chapman: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I represent an urban constituency, but even in urban Darlington there are agricultural workers whose jobs would be affected by the effect of a no-deal Brexit on the sheep industry.

The Government's Plan for Brexit (7 Dec 2016)

Jenny Chapman: ...%...in the national interest.” I am glad that the Government now agree with him. As my right hon. Friend the Member for Knowsley (Mr Howarth) said, there is no mandate for what is known as hard Brexit, and there is no consensus for hard Brexit. He said that how we leave is an “urgent matter of…policy that should be…debated” and decided in this House. The right hon. and learned...

Leaving the EU: Extension Period Negotiations — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (22 May 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...Derbyshire (Lee Rowley) used some memorable phrases. He talked about the situation being a “catastrophe” and “stupidity”, and said “the Government are tired”. He said that it is a “Brexit of the shadows,” that there is a “cult of stamina,” and that we have a “wreckage of a Government decaying before our eyes”. That is pretty damning from a fairly new MP about the...

Exiting the European Union: Negotiation Outcomes (1 Feb 2018)

Jenny Chapman: The Buzzfeed papers tell us that the regions most damaged by a no-deal Brexit would be the west midlands, Northern Ireland, and the north-east. The people of these regions deserve better. Will the Minister take the opportunity to make it clear to certain colleagues sitting behind him that they are wrong and irresponsible to be talking up or wishing for a no-deal outcome?

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Legal Costs (15 Dec 2016)

Jenny Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2016 to Question 53514, on Brexit, what the cost to the public purse has been to date of the (a) Government's appeal to the Supreme Court on triggering Article 50 and (b) the court case R (Miller) v the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, relating to Article 50.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Jenny Chapman: ...view. Unfortunately, that is not what I expect to happen. Labour is not calling for a second referendum because we believe that doing so at this stage would make it harder to get the right deal for Brexit.

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