All 14 results for brexit speaker:Humza Yousaf

Scottish Parliament: Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Post-legislative Scrutiny Reports) (12 Sep 2019)

Humza Yousaf: .... First, there is no doubt that some of that instability is because of recent political events. Police Scotland has had to increase the number of police officers to deal with a potential no-deal Brexit. Secondly, where there is a deficit, the Scottish Government will, of course, fund that deficit. Although there might be a deficit, we will always try to provide Police Scotland—as we have...

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (Northern Isles) (24 May 2018)

Humza Yousaf: very much the European Commission. When it comes to a future NIFS contract, I can give the member an absolute assurance that I will listen to what the community has to say; where we are with Brexit and the state-aid rules and so on by the time of the next contract will also be part of the consideration. This Government has said that it will listen to the communities of the northern...

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (Northern Isles) (24 May 2018)

Humza Yousaf: the north east. Conservative members are standing up one after the other and demanding that we listen to the interests of the communities, but the biggest threat to our seafood industry is the Brexit shambles, and that decision was not taken by the Scottish Parliament or the people of Scotland.

Scottish Parliament: A75 and A77 (7 Dec 2017)

Humza Yousaf: ...week, demanding that we spend more, while his party is cutting taxes for the wealthiest and his Tory Government colleagues—when they can find time in between making a complete pig’s ear out of Brexit—are robbing this Scottish Government to the tune of £500 million over the next two years?

Scottish Parliament: Fish Processing (5 Oct 2017)

Humza Yousaf: ...those employed in the fish processing industry there are European Union nationals. Will Peter Chapman join the Scottish Government in calling on the United Kingdom Government not to push for a hard Brexit and to say that EU citizens make a contribution, whether it is in fish processing, hospitality or many other sectors across Scotland? Further to that, will the member join the Scottish...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Negotiations (Fishing Industry) (18 May 2017)

Humza Yousaf: ...and continuing attempts by the Scottish Government to secure such assurances, the United Kingdom Government has given no guarantee that it will not bargain away access to Scottish waters in its Brexit negotiations. That lack of assurance raises a very real concern that the UK Government is, once again, ready to treat the Scottish fishing industry as “expendable”. However, I can give...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Negotiations (Fishing Industry) (18 May 2017)

Humza Yousaf: I can hear the Conservatives chuntering away. They do not like to hear the truth when they are confronted with it. For months leading up to the referendum, those in favour of Brexit talked about taking back control. The current UK fisheries minister promised hundreds of thousands of tonnes of extra fish for the UK fleet, yet, now that the negotiations have started, we see the true colours of...

Scottish Parliament: Fishing Industry (West Coast) (18 May 2017)

Humza Yousaf: stand with fishing communities right across Scotland. Let me say this to the member: as a result of yesterday’s vote, the majority of this Parliament decided that, whatever happens in the Brexit process, on exiting the EU, we must have full powers over fisheries. He and his party have a choice. Will they stand with Scotland’s fishing communities and with the majority vote of this...

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (2 Feb 2017)

Humza Yousaf: ...of the working group. I will also keep Tavish Scott fully informed on the ferry fares reduction. Tavish Scott is right that the policy review should take into account the possible implications of Brexit. He knows the Scottish Government’s position on that, so I will not rehearse it. Notwithstanding that, the potential impact of Brexit will be part of the policy review discussion.

Scottish Parliament: Ferry Services (2 Feb 2017)

Humza Yousaf: ...I reiterate the point that there are some very serious questions that will take time to delve into, from financial matters, to legal matters, to state-aid rules and the potential implications of Brexit. I have made my position and the Government’s preference fairly clear.

Scottish Parliament: Island Communities (Support) (24 Nov 2016)

Humza Yousaf: ...projects. We will continue to press the UK Government and UK ministers to deliver the support that our islands need to realise their renewables potential. On top of that, there are questions over Brexit. The issue was mentioned to me during a ministerial working group meeting. I will continue to work on that with local authorities, but it is fair to say that our island communities have...

Scottish Parliament: Island Communities (Support) (24 Nov 2016)

Humza Yousaf: ...accept the Conservative amendment for that very reason. I am finding it hard to swallow that the Conservatives care about what happens to HIE, when all the work that it supports is threatened by Brexit. All the jobs, the businesses and the projects that HIE supports are absolutely affected by Brexit; indeed, it is the biggest threat that they face. I and this Government are totally...

Scottish Parliament: Red Meat Exports (Brexit) (6 Oct 2016)

Humza Yousaf: ...consequences. We have learned two things from this week’s Tory party conference. The first is the Tories perceived dislike of foreigners. The second is that they are pushing for a hard, hard Brexit. It would be extremely detrimental to those in the south of Scotland and in other regions across Scotland who are looking to export their red meat to the European continent if we were not...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Impact of United Kingdom Leaving) (9 Mar 2016)

Humza Yousaf: That is a fair point to make. I have suggested it to people who believe in Britain’s exit from the European Union—Brexit. Jamie McGrigor will be pleased about the announcement of the Scottish Government stepping up to the mark to put £200 million in place for advance payments. I say to members who believe in Brexit that I struggle to believe that the UK would match the support that the...

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