Results 1–20 of 47 for brexit speaker:Martin Docherty

The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...about a Government who place one part of the Union at a competitive advantage at the expense of the rest? How is it possible that the Government have thrown the Democratic Unionist party under the Brexit bus, and also seek to remove Scotland from the largest liberal democratic single market and customs union in the world? The simple fact is that this Government cannot be trusted with...

No-Deal Brexit: Schedule of Tariffs (7 Oct 2019)

Martin Docherty: the next urgent question—whether these arrangements are to be used as leverage against the unmatched wisdom of the President of the United States in a future trade agreement of a no-deal Brexit?

Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2) (9 Sep 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...rejected the Government’s position not only on a general election at this time but, more importantly, on implementing the decisions of the majority of Members in relation to a no-deal Brexit— but to you, as Chair of this House, to assure not only me but my constituents that a Government who do not listen to the so-called sovereign Parliament are therefore undermining...

EU/British Citizens’ Rights (18 Jun 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...ongoing concerns of Irish nationals under the Good Friday agreement to exercise their Irish and therefore their European rights in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the United Kingdom after Brexit. Will the Minister tell the House whether he has read the Good Friday agreement? Secondly, will he tell us when the Prime Minister will publish the review before scurrying back to the Back...

Defence Industry: Scotland (30 Apr 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...of those who come through our schools and universities. Very few other small states have such a plethora of world-class higher education departments, and we can only hope that the end point of the Brexit process does not dislocate them from common European funding mechanisms. That points to the fact that the common assumption that the strength of Scotland’s defence industry is mainly in...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act (25 Mar 2019)

Martin Docherty: I was taken by the speech of the right hon. Member for Mid Sussex (Sir Nicholas Soames), who talked about the diminished place of the United Kingdom after Brexit and during the Brexit process. When Opposition Members mention that, Conservative Members often say we are talking rubbish, but I think the right hon. Gentleman’s belief has a degree of support from his Government. Today we saw...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act (25 Mar 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...I am standing up to speak for my constituents who not only voted for their country to be an independent sovereign nation but also voted for the UK to remain within the EU. We were told by the first Brexit Secretary in his first speech that the industrial working class of this political state voted to leave the European Union. I took great delight in reminding him then, as I remind the...

Defence: Leaving the EU: Defence Industry (25 Mar 2019)

Martin Docherty: Today, we saw the ceremony for confirming the move of the EU anti-piracy taskforce from Northwood to a new location near Cadiz. All around us, we are hearing about the consequences of Brexit not only on the defence industry but on our security relationships. Despite there being a rather uncommon consensus in the House about the importance of those relationships, we have heard precious little...

Health and Social Care Committee: Carrier Strike Strategy (28 Feb 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...of those two carriers to the UK’s defence? Following on from what the Chair of the Select Committee and the hon. Member for Gedling said, will the Minister say more about the impact on post-Brexit trade talks with the People’s Republic of China of the Secretary of State’s first foray—I suppose in some technical manner—into the carrier strike strategy with his recent statement...

Electoral Funding: Unincorporated Associations — [Mr Ian Austin in the Chair] (27 Feb 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...managed to spread its tentacles across the rest of these islands. The CRC is most famous—or should I say infamous?—for the £435,000 donation it made to the Democratic Unionist party during the Brexit referendum.

Electoral Funding: Unincorporated Associations — [Mr Ian Austin in the Chair] (27 Feb 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...sum for a party whose election expenses do not normally even get past five figures. Some £280,000 of that donation was spent on a wrap-around advert in the Metro newspaper in the lead-up to the Brexit referendum, despite the fact that the only part of these islands where the Metro is not distributed is the part in which the DUP itself stands. The bizarre situation, Mr Austin—it is good...

Communities: Charities and Volunteers (13 Feb 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...terminally ill from all over the UK. They are to be commended for the sterling work that they do. Although not perhaps enjoying the same attention and understanding as other sectors with regard to Brexit, the sector is no more or less immune to the uncertainties generated as a consequence of leaving the European Union. Alongside concerns about protecting human rights, participation in...

Leaving the EU (14 Jan 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...questioned. Can the Prime Minister assure me, and people like Emma DeSouza and those of a Northern Irish background in my constituency, that the Prime Minister’s Government are not using Brexit to undermine the fundamentals and complexities of the benefits of the Good Friday agreement?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (8 Jan 2019)

Martin Docherty: ...So, for the second time, why will the Secretary of State and his Government not support Scottish industry and back the call from the SNP and the Institute of Directors call for a £750 million SME Brexit advice service?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Martin Docherty: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) on his speech. When it comes to Brexit, since 2016, everyone in this place has probably had their tuppence-worth to say on the Floor of this House. In that time, the most extraordinary statements have been made. Some, at the beginning of the debate, were on the side of a bus—or, as some of us where I come from would notice it, a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (28 Nov 2018)

Martin Docherty: It struck me this week that the juxtaposition of the festive season with the Brexit negotiations could help the Secretary of State kill two proverbial birds with one stone. It comes to the House’s attention, via the Glasgow Herald, that his good friend and former chair of the Scottish Tory party is to be summoned imminently to give evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee...

October EU Council (22 Oct 2018)

Martin Docherty: ...British citizenship and receive no detriment to their social or democratic rights. Will the Prime Minister therefore state unequivocally that people born in Northern Ireland will continue after Brexit to be able to be solely Irish and to identify as Irish and therefore as EU citizens?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato (20 Jun 2018)

Martin Docherty: organisation that he clearly does not feel particularly warm towards. It also obviously serves the Government’s agenda to talk about how they do not intend to neglect European security after Brexit, but I cannot but feel that, in this week of all weeks, they may have inadvertently drawn attention to the relationship with the United States. Atlanticism is a noble virtue and no one on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Royal Navy Fisheries Protection (11 Jun 2018)

Martin Docherty: Concerning the Royal Navy, SNP Members are most interested to hear whether the modernising defence programme will be grounded in the vacuous “global Britain” speak of Brexiteers, or if it will actually acknowledge the UK’s geostrategic location? Will the Secretary of State assure SNP Members that, unlike the 2010 and 2015 strategic defence and security reviews, the modernising defence...

UK Automotive Industry: Job Losses — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (22 May 2018)

Martin Docherty: ...the customs union and single market, it will have a detrimental impact on the industry and will cost jobs. That is why the industry has called for the UK Government to change their approach to Brexit and opt to remain in the single market and customs union, to facilitate trade and investment. I hope that the UK Government listen to those calls and take action to protect the sector’s...

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