All 15 results for brexit speaker:Colin Beattie

Scottish Parliament: Referendums (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (7 Nov 2019)

Colin Beattie: ...would provide the people of Scotland with a high standard for future referenda. We could avoid the catastrophic shambles of having a distorted and divisive referendum of a similar nature to the Brexit referendum, which has done little except to leave voters disengaged and disillusioned by the misinformation that was fed to them as a means to an end. The provisions in the bill for campaign...

Scottish Parliament: Referendums (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (7 Nov 2019)

Colin Beattie: ..., honest and fair politics, and enacting a bill that ensures that we will have comprehensive processes and open debate is a positive first step in making politics once more accessible and open. The Brexit advisory referendum—yes, it was only advisory—clearly sets a precedent that we need to consider seriously when we set our own framework for referenda. Serious consideration has to be...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on European Union Tourists) (9 Oct 2019)

Colin Beattie: 8. With incredible similarity—to ask the Scottish Government what the impact has been on the number of EU tourists coming to Scotland this year of any uncertainty caused by Brexit. (S5O-03650)

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on European Union Tourists) (9 Oct 2019)

Colin Beattie: It is hard to deny that Brexit will result in barriers to those visiting Scotland and all that we have to offer here. How is the Scottish Government mitigating the negative effects of Brexit on tourism, which is one of Scotland’s vital industries, and welcoming those who wish to visit?

Scottish Parliament: No-deal Brexit (Impact on Agriculture in Renfrewshire South) (4 Sep 2019)

Colin Beattie: The British Egg Industry Council has recently contacted me with concerns about catastrophic tariffs and lowered food standards in the event of a no-deal Brexit. To protect our industries and the quality of produce that we consume, will the Scottish Government continue to put pressure on the reckless UK Government to abandon the notion of leaving the EU without a deal?

Scottish Parliament: Farm Payments (Lothian) (4 Sep 2019)

Colin Beattie: What arrangements have been made by other UK Administrations to make sure that farmers and crofters get their basic payments ahead of a no-deal Brexit?

Scottish Parliament: A Trading Nation (30 May 2019)

Colin Beattie: ...natural instinct to reach out, to our neighbours and further afield, to establish new and revitalised trading links around the globe, particularly with Europe. In the face of a seemingly inevitable Brexit, which will seriously damage the strong links that have been established with Europe, I welcome the Scottish Government focusing on growing our exports and seeking to maintain and nurture...

Scottish Parliament: Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny (24 Jan 2019)

Colin Beattie: ...statement on Scottish budgets, the Scottish Government’s public sector pay policy and the impact of the UK leaving the EU. The UK is moving rapidly towards its exit from the EU on 29 March, and Brexit carries with it unknown risks and implications, especially for the public sector. As such, it is likely that the amount of work that will have to be done for the current fiscal year will...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economic Future and Economic Data (22 Nov 2018)

Colin Beattie: ...have increased by more than 12 per cent over the past year—the largest growth of any nation in the UK. Despite the positive background, we will face challenges in the years to come. The threat of Brexit looms large on the economic horizon. Scottish Government analysis shows that a hard Brexit could cost our economy £12.7 billion a year by 2030 compared to remaining in the EU. That...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economic Future and Economic Data (22 Nov 2018)

Colin Beattie: Unfortunately, I have very little information on that. However, now that the member has mentioned it, I shall certainly find out more details. The ultimate economic impact of Brexit is not yet known, but it will affect every business and family in Scotland, exacerbate labour shortages and impede economic growth. Our export success is directly threatened by the prospect of the removal of our...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (5 Sep 2018)

Colin Beattie: ...remains the top UK region for foreign direct investment projects. However, despite that positive background, we face many challenges in the years to come. Unsurprisingly, foremost of those is Brexit. Our export success is directly threatened by the prospect of removal of access to the single market and customs union, which I do not need to remind my fellow MSPs is a market that is around...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Farming) (31 May 2018)

Colin Beattie: 4. To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on farming of Brexit. (S5O-02150)

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (Opportunities for Growth) (14 Jun 2017)

Colin Beattie: ...slowdown in the oil and gas sector, but it has been counterbalanced by continued impressive foreign direct investment and our low unemployment rates. However, with financial uncertainty due to Brexit looming large in the near future, there is no guarantee that the situation as it stands will be spared volatility. I am sure that my colleagues across the chamber today would agree that public...

Scottish Parliament: Industrial Strategy (22 Feb 2017)

Colin Beattie: ...I look forward to helping to develop this work with the ICA and group members. Of course, the ICA and the cross-party group have recently worked together on related topics, such as EU funding in a Brexit context. Whatever one’s thoughts on Brexit, there is no doubt that we are going through a period of great uncertainty, and I am sure that there was much relief when, following research...

Scottish Parliament: Enterprise and Skills Support (26 Oct 2016)

Colin Beattie: ...to hone those approaches to skills development that have been successful and we will be able to develop new strategies to combat developing challenges in the sector, especially those arising from Brexit. A clear correlation is established between the amount a country invests in research and development and the subsequent success of that country’s economy. Historically, Scotland has...


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