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All 15 results for brexit speaker:John Woodcock

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

John Woodcock: ...Home Secretary says about no deal is right, but the Chancellor has earned some respect for showing a level of candour this week by saying that there will be an economic trade-off with any form of Brexit. Will the Home Secretary be similarly open with the House and the public that there will be some form of security trade-off over Brexit in order to achieve the aims of the Brexiteers?

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

John Woodcock: The Minister has repeated his assertion that in the event of a no-deal Brexit some food prices will go up and some will go down, but our constituents deserve a straight answer. Will the cost of the weekly food basket of an average low-income family be higher, lower or the same in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

Leaving the EU (26 Nov 2018)

John Woodcock: The Prime Minister and at least one of her Cabinet Ministers have said that if the House rejects her deal, there is a chance of no Brexit at all. I wonder whether my right hon. Friend could spell out with greater clarity how this fear might be realised.

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

John Woodcock: If the election goes ahead and the hon. Lady is successful in stopping Brexit, would she share government with the Leader of the Opposition? I do not see how else it would work.

Flooding in Cumbria (19 Mar 2019)

John Woodcock: ...the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate and on the powerful case that he is making. It is extraordinary that when the Government can, at the stroke of a pen, assign £4 billion to a no-deal Brexit that it is in their unilateral power to stop, these relatively minor sums are not being spent even though they could alleviate the misery felt by thousands of our constituents. Does the hon....

Nuclear Safeguards Bill (16 Oct 2017)

John Woodcock: ...husband, “All the wrong people are cheering”. The Minister has had enthusiastic endorsements not only from the hon. Member for North West Hampshire, who belongs to the new generation of hard Brexiteer, but from the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith), who I saw leaping to his feet enthusiastically, and others. He needs to look around at who is friends...

Knife Crime Prevention Orders (4 Feb 2019)

John Woodcock: ...fund, but the Minister knows that far more than that has been cut from local authority budgets, while four billion quid is being made available in three months to slosh up the wall for a no-deal Brexit that the Government have the power unilaterally to stop. I welcome the Minister’s focus on prevention, but do she and the Government not accept that we are a world away from the kind of...

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

John Woodcock: ...of the Opposition represents a chance that they cannot afford to take. The Prime Minister must reach out more than she has done in the Chamber today. She must unshackle herself from the hard-line Brexiteers who have led her down the wrong path. I will commit to trying every day to give my constituents the chance of better leadership for this country. While we are in this impasse, I will do...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Transition period (23 Jan 2018)

John Woodcock: ...faith. Are we to agree, however, with every pronouncement from Lord Hague, a former leader of the Conservative party, on issues on which he remains an expert? Are we to agree without question that Brexit will undoubtedly diminish Britain’s influence on the world stage, as he has made clear? No, of course we are not, so can we please put that argument to one side and move on to the...

Speaker’s Statement: Britain's Place in the World (15 Oct 2019)

John Woodcock: .... In effect, the deal sought to anchor the UK to European institutions over which it would no longer have any sovereignty. My view has changed from the one I held in 2016, when I wanted the softest Brexit possible. Having seen the potential long-term damage of the halfway house that was presented to the British people and to Members of Parliament, I feel that the best way out of this...

Small Modular Reactors (20 Feb 2019)

John Woodcock: ...own be sufficient to solve the huge energy gap now opening up in our future. The Minister and his boss are probably doing God’s work in trying to wrench the Government from total madness on the Brexit deal, but that illustrates the lack of focus across Government on our wider energy future at a critical time. We have the crisis derailing the Moorside deal, and Wylfa is in a very...

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

John Woodcock: ...process to deliver for them. That is not so much because of what is in the Budget, as because of the huge mismatch between the scale of the economic challenge facing the country and the behemoth of Brexit coming down the track, and the sense of a lack of grip and lack of ambition in the Budget to deal with any of those things. That is combined with some truly extraordinary contributions...

Medicines Regulation — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] (21 Nov 2017)

John Woodcock: ...but the company at the highest level is clear that it wants to find a new buyer. When the company dropped its bombshell in July, it was clear and categoric that the decision was not as a result of Brexit. The company took care to say that, and we have to take it at its word. We can detect the thinking of the new chief executive officer, Emma Walmsley—a Barrovian, by the way, which has...

TV Licences for over-75S: Select Committee Membership (8 May 2019)

John Woodcock: .... I will really miss being on the Committee. She will continue to be a superb Chair, holding the Government to account while playing a significant role in keeping the show on the road regarding the Brexit negotiations. This is a matter of regret. I am really passionate about pushing the Government to do more to tackle terrorism and—as my right hon. Friend noted—the scourge of county...

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

John Woodcock: ...much better than this choice in this broken political system. They deserve leadership that will right the terrible injustices that have been inflicted on our communities and take them out of this Brexit mess, and they deserve a Government that they can trust to keep them secure. Aside from the Leader of the Opposition’s past positions, of which there has been much discussion today, let...


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