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

Jonathan Reynolds: The argument for the Bill is that it will get Brexit done. Having listened to the debate, that appears to me to be the only argument for it; I have heard very few people advocate for the measures in the deal. I understand that, because we are all tired and a bit sick of this. I think we would all like to talk about other things, but there are two things that we should acknowledge and be...

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

Jonathan Reynolds: ...previous one. Essentially, the previous one offered some sort of voluntary single market alignment on goods, and that has been taken out of this deal, so what does that mean? This is quite a hard Brexit for Great Britain, so what does that mean? I genuinely ask that because no one has given anyone in this Chamber an explanation of that decision. Does it mean that just-in-time supply chains...

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: Surely the crucial point of this new deal is that it offers Great Britain a fairly hard Brexit in order to facilitate trade agreements with countries for which European standards are incompatible. An economy cannot be a European-style economy and a US-style economy at the same time. The Secretary of State is not giving us an economic assessment to tell us what jobs and industries will grow on...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: ..., Dukinfield and Longdendale. If I were to begin by saying something positive about the Queen’s Speech, I would say that it is good to have the opportunity to discuss some issues other than Brexit. Brexit is clearly very important, but in itself it does not solve any of the pressing issues in my constituency, and the neglect by Government of other issues in the last few years is now...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: That is completely unacceptable and I would hope there would be agreement across all sides of political opinion on that, but the question I have is: will this post-Brexit free trade world deliver the kind of employment rights that will combat that? At the minute I am, frankly, unconvinced. I would also like to have seen some action in this Queen’s Speech on absolute poverty. I have no...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...fair-minded people: please think again. It is uncertain whether this Queen’s Speech actually has a majority in Parliament. It is very hard to predict the future and we will know more about where Brexit is at after perhaps this weekend’s sitting, but I believe this country is crying out for a more ambitious agenda, one that rebuilds the basic sense of equity and national solidarity that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Effect of No Deal (1 Oct 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: The Government’s current policy is that we can have higher public spending, falling debt and a no-deal Brexit, but those three things are impossible to deliver together, so on which of them are the Government not telling the truth?

Priorities for Government (25 Jul 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: The new Prime Minister has outlined a significant spending programme. The new Chief Secretary to the Treasury has already committed to Government debt falling every year, and we know that a no-deal Brexit would be a significant cost to the national finances. How are those three things compatible with each other?

Leaving the Eu: Economic Impact of Proposed Deal (20 Feb 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: For more than two years, businesses and trade unions have called for clarity about the Government’s Brexit deal, and for two years there has been nothing but delay and a total lack of clarity. What has been clear from the wide range of independent analyses that we have received is that the Government’s Brexit deal is not good news for our economy. Even the Government’s own modelling...

Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords] (11 Feb 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...to have the conversation that it needs to have with itself to begin to resolve differences of this kind. I say that in opening to explain that it is a genuine source of sadness to me that, so far, Brexit has represented not the return of greater powers to Parliament, but the greatest accumulation of power to the Executive that we have ever seen in peacetime. That reality is before us again...

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

Jonathan Reynolds: .... The Government genuinely deserve to lose this vote today because there is only one reason for their existence, and only one reason why the Prime Minister is the Prime Minister, and that is Brexit. The job of this Government was to deliver Brexit. After the referendum, the majority of MPs accepted the result and wanted to work pragmatically on a deal to secure the best terms of our new...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Review of powers in consequence of EU withdrawal (8 Jan 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: I completely disagree with the hon. Gentleman, and a little humility from Conservative Members on the point about responsibility for the Brexit negotiations would be appreciated. For my entire lifetime, this country’s European policy has been dictated by the internal politics of the Conservative party. Every Conservative Prime Minister in my lifetime has been brought down by the issue of...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Review of powers in consequence of EU withdrawal (8 Jan 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...am afraid that it is because of such statistics, which have no bearing on serious Government policy or reality, that this debate has got to where it is, but I will move away from a wider debate on Brexit and return to the Finance Bill before you tell me to do so, Mr Deputy Speaker. I will now come to clause 89 and the relationship between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Under the draft...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Review of powers in consequence of EU withdrawal (8 Jan 2019)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...fiscal implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Throughout the last year Parliament has been asked to approve a series of Bills giving the Government the power to deliver every type of Brexit deal conceivable, and this Finance Bill is no different. I said when closing the Second Reading debate on the Bill for the Opposition that this approach was one of “give us the powers now...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Leaving the Customs Union and Single Market: Scotland (11 Dec 2018)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...UK, has a substantial and successful financial services sector that is heavily dependent on market access to the EU. Will the Financial Secretary confirm that under the terms of the Government’s Brexit deal the financial sector gets no greater degree of market access than the equivalence arrangements that are already on offer to any third country, including for sectors such as insurance...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 3) Bill: Temporary increase in annual investment allowance (29 Nov 2018)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...to a substantial £1 million for two years. To be frank, it feels like the limit has been increased to try to lessen some of the damage that has been inflicted on the country by the Government’s Brexit negotiating approach, but the constant chopping and changing of such an allowance risks mitigating the benefits of the allowance entirely, because it presents a regime that is impossible...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 3) Bill: Construction expenditure on buildings and structures (29 Nov 2018)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...process in reverse. The Government are only now seeking views on the relief, with a view to changing it via secondary legislation in 2019. Anyone who has had the pleasure of sitting on any of the Brexit-related Delegated Legislation Committees will agree that there is as large pile of statutory instruments to get through, so adding to that is a strange decision. Why did the Government not...

Public Bill Committee: Finance (No. 3) Bill: Corporation tax relief for carried-forward losses (29 Nov 2018)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...instil confidence among businesses that rely on this framework. They need certainty in their long-term operation, and endless rounds of changes are not helpful, especially in an environment where Brexit is clearly causing significant wider uncertainty. I should also be grateful to learn from the Minister what preventive measures have been put in place to ensure that we will not go through...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Carbon Emissions Tax (19 Nov 2018)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...point, reflecting the parliamentary arithmetic. I am not sure that they did it voluntarily, until they saw the names on the Order Paper. Transparency about the consequences of different types of Brexit arrangements has to be a good thing, because the country and all Members of this House should be as well informed as possible. It is extremely pleasing to see the Government concede on this...

Finance (No. 3) Bill: Carbon Emissions Tax (19 Nov 2018)

Jonathan Reynolds: The points I made about transparency are relevant, as every Member of this House will make different assessments. We all know that Brexit is not just an economic concern; political concerns about sovereignty and issues such as immigration form part of the decision that each of us would make. But it has to be a good thing for every part and region of the UK to have the maximum degree of...


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