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Results 1–20 of 59 for brexit speaker:Graeme Dey

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Labour Supply) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: “No Deal Brexit—Economic Implications for Scotland”, which the Scottish Government published on 21 February, clearly demonstrated that Brexit would be catastrophic for jobs and investment in Scotland. Brexit creates risks around the confidence and competitiveness of our businesses, their ability to plan and invest with certainty, and potential drastic increases in unemployment levels....

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motions (5 Sep 2018)

Graeme Dey: The decision was a unanimous one of the bureau, which reflects the huge significance of Brexit for Scotland and the Parliament. Brexit will weigh heavily on the deliberations and actions of the Scottish Parliament over the next six months and beyond. Given that, from the perspective of business managers, it was inappropriate for the Parliament to rise for the Easter recess on the eve of...

Scottish Parliament: Welsh Government (Meetings) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: We have much in common with our Welsh colleagues. Indeed, I understand that today the Welsh Assembly is uniting behind a motion that considers in detail the impact of a no-deal Brexit—indeed, Brexit itself—and the catastrophe that it would be for Wales. We continue to share much common ground in that respect. With regard to the point that Lewis Macdonald makes, and as I indicated to Mr...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Glasgow) (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...government to be given an extra £1.6 million to help it to prepare for EU exit. Each council—I stress that this was, again, at COSLA’s request—received £50,000 to fund the appointment of a Brexit co-ordinator. Officials have written to local authorities to advise how that money will be paid. Close working with councils continues. As I said, as recently as 21 May, Mike Russell, the...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Preparations (Funding) (14 Mar 2019)

Graeme Dey: As a responsible Government, we do not advise people to stockpile. We are doing considerable work to assess the challenges that will be faced as a consequence of Brexit, particularly a no-deal Brexit—if that is where we end up. The Cabinet sub-committee on Scottish Government resilience, in conjunction with local authorities, for example, is doing considerable work that covers the full...

Scottish Parliament: Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill (Legislative Consent) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: Wow. Through its approach to Brexit-related legislation, the Scottish Government has shown itself to be reasonable and pragmatic, but until and unless we can be assured that the decisions of the Parliament will be respected by the United Kingdom Government, we will not lodge legislative consent motions on Brexit-related provisions except in the most exceptional of circumstances. We will...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Discussions with United Kingdom Government) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...circumstances that prevailed in 2014, such as Scotland being taken out of the EU against our will.” On 28 March 2017, this Parliament voted in support of an independence referendum in light of Brexit. It has been the Scottish Government’s consistent position that we will set out our views on the next steps for a future referendum on independence when there is clarity about the outcome...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Impact on Labour Supply) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...service all stand to be adversely hit. If we consider the role of agriculture in Scotland and the massive success story of our food and drink sector, we can see that it is self-evident how damaging Brexit will be in that key growth area. By way of a specific, detailed illustration, my constituency is home to a soft-fruit industry that turns over more than £50 million annually. It requires...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Implications) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: The implications of Brexit for Scotland are extremely alarming, as the Scottish Government has detailed and as the Parliament understands. All Brexit outcomes will be bad for Scotland, but the Prime Minister is now running down the clock to the most damaging of exits.

Scottish Parliament: Progress of Bills (Timetable) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...of bringing in one bill too many and now we are accused of not introducing enough. Let me offer members a degree of context and assurance on the issue: despite the significant and growing impact of Brexit, the work of Government and this Parliament continues. We anticipate that more bills will achieve royal assent in 2019 than did so last year. Furthermore, when Parliament returns in...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Discussions with United Kingdom Government) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: Last week, the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations met the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to discuss Brexit. The Prime Minister has said that she wants to give the devolved Administrations an enhanced role in the next phase of the Brexit process, but the UK Government continues to ignore the views of the...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (1 Feb 2018)

Graeme Dey: Brexit, as it looks like it will play out, will have deeply damaging consequences for my constituency, particularly the college, agriculture and tourism sectors. Now that we know that the United Kingdom Government’s leaked Brexit analysis shows broadly the same thing as the projections that the Scottish Government published, does the First Minister think that it was reasonable for Ruth...

Scottish Parliament: National Council of Rural Advisers (14 Jun 2018)

Graeme Dey: If anything demonstrates the damaging impacts of Brexit that the report has highlighted, it is the issue of migrant workers being able to continue to contribute to our rural businesses and the wider economy. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the Tories have an utter brass neck to be carping about the time that is being taken to deliver the rural strategy when they have had two years—two...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (College Sector Implications) (28 Sep 2016)

Graeme Dey: ...minister will be aware, from her recent visit there, of the success story that is Dundee and Angus College. However, the progress that has been made post-regionalisation faces being undermined by Brexit, with the college being confronted by the loss of £2 million of annual funding from the European social fund and the European regional development fund as a consequence of the UK leaving...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (Timetable for Introduction of Legislation) (14 Mar 2019)

Graeme Dey: .... The timetabling of new bills, and the progress of those that are already in the Parliament, is of course being impacted by the unwelcome requirement to divert resources to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Individual bill timetables are therefore subject to continual review, and I am discussing that with relevant committee conveners on a regular basis. I take the opportunity to recognise the...

Scottish Parliament: United Kingdom Government Constitutional Policy (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: The Scottish Government hopes that whoever becomes Prime Minister will begin to treat with respect the views of this Parliament and the people of Scotland on the issues that are raised by Brexit and beyond. When Theresa May came to office, she said that the Scottish Government would be “fully involved” in Brexit discussions. She then proceeded to ignore the Scottish Government, dismiss...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Consequentials (Glasgow) (24 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: The £54.7 million to which the member referred has been allocated to the Scottish budget across all relevant budget areas, including local government. One of the few certainties of Brexit is that it will cost Scotland more than the amount of the consequentials that have been delivered by Westminster. Of course, local government is one victim of that. I understand that Glasgow City Council...

Scottish Parliament: Environment and Climate Change (European Union Referendum) (27 Oct 2016)

Graeme Dey: After years of the drip-drip undermining and misreporting of the EU by sections of our print media, was it altogether surprising that so many people in the UK fell for the claims of Brexit advocates about aspects of EU-inspired law? There were stories about those Brussels bureaucrats who were imposing their will on the Brits and demanding that bananas and cucumbers not be overly curved, that...

Scottish Parliament: Business Motion (23 Apr 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...arguing against the Government providing this Parliament and the country as a whole with an update that seeks to bring order and clarity amid the chaos and confusion that the Conservatives’ own Brexit policy has created. There is a widespread expectation, based on undertakings given by the First Minister, that the Government will provide an update on its thinking regarding Brexit, its...

Scottish Parliament: Legislative Programme 2018-19 (13 Jun 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...and Public Appointments Committee recently, delivery of all Government legislation is subject to the potential impact of the unwelcome requirement to divert resources to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. It is worth noting that, earlier this year, the progress of a number of bills was paused because of Brexit. In addition, relatively recently, in a spirit of co-operation, the Government has...


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