Results 1–20 of 26 for brexit speaker:George Freeman

Transport: Transport Infrastructure: London Region (24 Oct 2019)

George Freeman: ...stepping in. My hon. Friend is a dogged advocate of the needs of Romford and, along with his companion Buster, has done more than anyone to put this subject on the map. I know that as well as Brexit he wants “Hexit”—he wants control of Havering taken back into Essex. However, I can confirm that we are looking at this scheme with TfL to develop a series of major structural renewals at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (17 Jul 2019)

George Freeman: ...Union and laid the foundations for US technology leadership. Will my right hon. Friend join me in saluting our pioneering scientist astronauts, Helen Sharman and Tim Peake, and agree with me that Brexit can and must be a moonshot moment for British science innovation to tackle global challenges?

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (27 Mar 2019)

George Freeman: ...in this debate are doing democracy, this House and the Government a favour, although the Government will not admit it. And they are doing the British people, who want us to find a sensible Brexit solution, a favour. I was a remain Minister in the last Government, but I have been very clear that we have to honour and respect the referendum result both nationally, in my duty as a Member of...

Business of the House (27 Mar 2019)

George Freeman: ...before the House thanks him, my right hon. Friend the Member for West Dorset (Sir Oliver Letwin) is doing this House, democracy, the Government—although I do not think they see it yet—and Brexit a favour, by helping us to reach a resolution. Does my hon. Friend agree that there are three dangerous canards in the House this afternoon: first, that this sets a dangerous precedent, but...

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2019)

George Freeman: ..., with 32 million of our lowest-paid receiving a tax cut. You would think the Labour party would cheer that. I also welcome the fact that the Chancellor has reminded British business that if Brexit is a threat, the shadow Chancellor, who is still a Marxist, is an even bigger threat. On growth, 1.2% is too low a figure. May I urge the Chancellor to use the comprehensive spending review to...

Committees: Offshore Wind Substations: East of England (11 Mar 2019)

George Freeman: ...strategic planning to deal with the bringing onshore of the infrastructure necessary for connection. That links to the statement that we have just had, because the slogan that has fuelled the Brexit revolution was: “Take back control.” For what have we taken back control—to be overrun by unaccountable quangos, or to act on behalf of the people whom we are here to serve?

Leaving the European Union (26 Feb 2019)

George Freeman: ...period to reach across the House—in the spirit of what the right hon. Member for Don Valley has said—and look at EFTA instead of the backstop, and at other variations? We need to deliver a Brexit in the national interest, not party interest.

Leaving the EU (21 Jan 2019)

George Freeman: May I welcome the Prime Minister’s statement, particularly her commitment to waive the fee required to be paid by European citizens and her commitment to reach out, cross-party, in pursuit of a Brexit deal? We have to honour that referendum. Does she agree with me that while the position of the Leader of the Opposition on Brexit is crystal clear—he is for leave up north and remain down...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

George Freeman: ...’s motion that he should be Prime Minister. That, I think, will unite the Conservative party more than any other motion, and indeed unite the nation—long overdue after the divisions of Brexit. If you will forgive me, Mr Speaker, I want to ask, channelling my inner “Monty Python”, “What have the Conservatives ever done for us?” Let us ask, “What has this great party ever done...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

George Freeman: ...with it. The shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, cannot add up, let alone defend the police when they try to clamp down on crime. The truth is that the Labour Front-Bench team are exploiting the Brexit divisions—[Interruption.] I hear the heckling from Labour Members. They do not like what I am saying, but they are going to have to hear it if they want a vote of no confidence. I will...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

George Freeman: ..., who said to me that we do not need an election, because we do not have an Opposition, that Labour do not have a policy, so there is no choice, and that we need Parliament to get on and implement Brexit. In contrast to the cowardice of the Labour Front-Bench team, I want to highlight the bravery of many Labour Back Benchers, particularly the Members who had the guts last night to stand...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

George Freeman: ...of the Scarlet Pimpernels will come? Will it be the Leader of the Opposition who campaigns for remain in London and the south-east, or will it be the Leader of the Opposition who campaigns for Brexit up north? We need to know.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

George Freeman: ...all parties are split. It is a truth that Opposition Front Benchers would do well to confront. I know that it suits them to position themselves as remainers in London and the south-east, and as Brexiteers up north, but the truth is that all parties are split. I believe that we ought to be pursuing this in the spirit of cross-party co-operation. In my view, we always needed a cross-party...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (30 Oct 2018)

George Freeman: ...to share some thoughts on how we might do that. The truth is that our growth rate has dropped since the EU referendum, from 3% to 1.5%. Therefore the first thing that we need to do is to get a good Brexit deal for business confidence. I hope that the Opposition will take the opportunity of the forthcoming Brexit votes to put the needs of business, prosperity and the economy ahead of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (12 Jun 2018)

George Freeman: My hon. Friend knows that I am not a remoaner and that I am completely committed to delivering Brexit, but he is not being fair to the thinking behind the amendment. Many of us are committed to delivering Brexit. Our fear is this, and the question for him is this. I do not want to tie the Prime Minister’s hands or to put her negotiations in Europe at the whim of this great colourful...

Uk/EU Future Economic Partnership (5 Mar 2018)

George Freeman: May I congratulate my right hon. Friend on a reassuringly and typically business-like speech on Friday? It sent a clear message that there will be no hard Brexit, only hard choices. Will she reassure me and the UK life sciences sector that her proposal for associate membership of the European Medicines Agency means that we will be able to sell medicines into Europe and continue to lead in the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

George Freeman: This House and the people voted to leave in the referendum, and I respect that. Like the vast majority of hon. Members across the House, I am committed to making a success of Brexit in the spirit of a Brexit that works for the whole country. I strongly support the Prime Minister in her endeavours, her Lancaster House speech and her Florence speech. Indeed, I was proud that my right hon....

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (12 Dec 2017)

George Freeman: ...State on launching the industrial strategy—in particular the life sciences sector deal, which has already triggered £1 billion of new investment. Does he agree that the key now is to negotiate a Brexit deal that avoids a cliff edge but gives us the regulatory freedom to continue to lead in the all-important genomics and data of tomorrow’s medicine?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

George Freeman: ...east” skills gateway. I would like us to offer every school and college leaver a skills passport into the 21st-century economy. This was a Budget for business and for Britain, but the big B is Brexit. We need to make sure that in the next 18 months we negotiate and deliver a Brexit deal that supports our modern economy.

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (21 Jun 2017)

George Freeman: ...inward investment and jobs. We must ensure that we skill and train our public sector leaders to take part in a 21st-century economy. Thirdly, in an election that explicitly sought a mandate for Brexit, there was a clear and strong message from many, including from the young and from business, that they reject the shrill and divisive tone in which Brexit has been presented—the sort of...


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