Results 1–20 of 60 for brexit speaker:Catherine McKinnell

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: This Queen’s Speech is nothing but a wish list, setting out a programme for government that completely ignores the new reality that looms large over our economy: the big unknown that is the post-Brexit world. The Government’s withdrawal agreement marks the most profound peacetime transformation of the economy in our country’s history. That is why, in my brief but timely tenure as...

Checks on Goods: Northern Ireland and Great Britain (24 Oct 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: ...has caused nothing but confusion and anxiety for businesses over the past 24 hours. Given that the Prime Minister does not even seem to understand or be able to be straight about the impact of the Brexit proposals on the future of £18 billion- worth of trade within our own country, why on earth would anyone trust him to negotiate our future trading relationships with the EU or the rest of...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: The Prime Minister shakes his head, but every single Member represents people who voted leave and people who voted remain. Nobody voted for a wing-and-a-prayer, cake-and-eat-it, blindfold Brexit with no economic impact assessment of the biggest transformation of our economy in peacetime history. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this is a completely unacceptable way to bring forward this...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: I absolutely recognise that people who voted for Brexit did not necessarily vote on economic lines. However, the Government are refusing to publish an impact assessment of this deal. The Prime Minister is expecting MPs to vote for something that we know will damage this country economically, without revealing the impact assessment. What do this Government have to hide?

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Advertising: Brexit (30 Sep 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost to the public purse is of the Get Ready For Brexit campaign.

Leaving the Eu: Preparations (3 Sep 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: A no-deal Brexit, according to Government messaging, is something we can completely prepare for as long as we spend enough money on advertising, while at the same time so crucial and fundamental that it must be kept on the table as part of the negotiations. It cannot be both. Which is it?

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: ..., and they may well be watching this spectacle, but forgive me for not encouraging them to have faith in the Prime Minister’s bluster and warm words, because the simple fact is that a no-deal Brexit puts at risk our 63% exports to the EU and therefore their families’ jobs. Will he rule it out today?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Shared Prosperity Fund (2 Jul 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: ...could not answer. We are now three years on and none the wiser about the supposed replacement—the shared prosperity fund. How can anyone have confidence in this Government and their handling of Brexit if they cannot give even that basic information to the region that is set to be the worst hit by any form of Brexit?

Shared Prosperity Fund — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (14 May 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: ...from the European regional development fund and social fund. He will also know that by the Government’s own economic analysis, those areas are also set to suffer most from the impact of any Brexit outcome, however delivered. Is it not incumbent upon the Government to take this opportunity not only to match up to the promises that have been made on that funding, regardless of our...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK-EU Trading Relationship: Industrial Strategy (30 Apr 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: ...survey from the North East England chamber of commerce shows a reported mark-down in sales and exports from the north-east. It states: “We frequently hear from members that uncertainty over Brexit is delaying investment and hiring decisions for their businesses and their customers.” What specific north-east-focused steps are the Government taking to ensure that the north-east business...

Petition - TV Licences for over-75S: Packaging: Extended Producer Responsibility (3 Apr 2019)

Catherine McKinnell: ...legislation expected in 2021, with implementation in 2023, does my hon. Friend share my concern that we heard over the weekend that two thirds of DEFRA staff have been transferred to work on Brexit matters? This must not suffer as a result.

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

Catherine McKinnell: ..., when I find Conservative Members of Parliament dismissing out of hand the concerns expressed by the CBI and by chambers of commerce up and down the country that the facts around a no-deal Brexit put so many of our jobs and industries at risk, and that they are not ready, as they have said with absolute clarity. The Conservative party used to pride itself on being the party of business;...

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

Catherine McKinnell: My hon. Friend speaks from the experience that we have shared as members of the Treasury Committee, scrutinising in agonising and often frustrating and concerning detail the economic impact of the Brexit proposals, and in particular the potential ramifications of a no-deal Brexit. If anyone had told me when I was first elected to Parliament in 2010 that less than a decade later the Government...

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

Catherine McKinnell: .... It is good that they are now on the record. The reason I say all this, and why I have spent so much time holding the Government to account on this issue since 2016, is that I know that if we get Brexit wrong, it will significantly diminish our capacity as a country to fund our public services—to tackle the “burning injustices” that the Prime Minister once pledged to fight. I say to...

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

Catherine McKinnell: ...I and the Government know will make constituents in Newcastle North and the wider north-east poorer. Indeed, as the Government’s analysis shows, the north-east will be hardest hit by any form of Brexit.

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

Catherine McKinnell: It is a strong point. I have been clear about the potential ramifications of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal and my concerns about exiting with no deal, but I am prepared to accept that many people in my constituency voted to leave and want to leave the European Union. That is why, if this Brexit deal is the best deal available—the only deal available, as the Prime Minister and the EU...

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

Catherine McKinnell: Absolutely. So much has become evident since the referendum vote in 2016 and we all, including the public, those in Parliament and those in the European Union, know more about what Brexit means. If the Prime Minister is confident that her deal is the best deal available for the country, we must surely go back to the public to ask if it is what they want for their families and communities, and...

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

Catherine McKinnell: ...Union and why they voted in that way. We are three years on, however, and the hon. Lady’s Government have spent two years negotiating an agreement with the European Union. That is the only Brexit agreement that exists for us to leave with a deal. Given that we in this House have voted three times to rule out the catastrophic prospect of a no-deal exit from the European Union, I have made...

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

Catherine McKinnell: ...who gave up their Saturday to march here on the streets of London just a week ago—demonstrates is that there is a very large number of people in this country who are extremely concerned about Brexit, the Government’s approach to this process and the implications of all this for the future of our country.

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

Catherine McKinnell: ...and my concerns, which I think are shared by a huge number of people. However, I absolutely share the concerns that have been expressed by those calling for a public vote on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, because I did not come into politics to make my constituents poorer and I did not get elected to this place to drive my country and its economy off a cliff.


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