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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Brexit: Publicity (1 Nov 2019)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 3606 on Brexit publicity, how much has been spent on the Get ready for Brexit campaign as of 29 October 2019.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Brexit: Publicity (1 Nov 2019)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 3606 on Brexit: publicity, what steps he is taking to assess the effectiveness of Get ready for Brexit advertising campaign.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Office for Environmental Protection (31 Oct 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...to your left—stage left, as we used to say—Mr Peter Barratt and Mr Ian Davis, who I know have offered you such valuable support over years? Let me begin my question by saying happy non-Brexit day to the Government Front-Bench team. Will the Secretary of State tell us whether the Scottish Government support the proposals on the OEP? Were they consulted on them?

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill (29 Oct 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...thoughtful friends and fearful of a mythical force of ultra-patriots, prepared to do irreparable damage to the UK’s international relations by charging ahead with a reckless and ill-considered Brexit, is now desperate for an election to turn its huge opinion poll lead into a parliamentary majority. So much for the May Government and the election of 2017. That Government impaled itself...

TB in Cattle and Badgers — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (23 Oct 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...trade for Scottish farmers. People cannot trade beasts across the EU, as many hon. Members will know, without their herds being certified as TB free. There are concerns about what will happen post Brexit, and perhaps the Minister can also address that. English farmers may also be concerned that the EU funding, stretching to millions of pounds, for TB control will not be there after Brexit....

Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency (17 Oct 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...bahookies on these Benches might find themselves representing constituencies that start to disappear. Frankly, I do not expect the Government to make any real moves in the near future—if Brexit has taught us anything, it is that denial and delusion sit comfortably on the Government Benches—but I do hope that somewhere over on that side of the Chamber exists someone who will raise a...

Yemen: Exiting the European Union (Agriculture) (1 Oct 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...will be necessary as part of the eye-wateringly enormous effort to replace the sensible functioning of the European Union with domestic legislation that seeks to do the same thing. In the bonkers Brexit boorach, this all makes sense to someone, somewhere. I cannot help noticing, however, that if the Prime Minister’s cunning plan had succeeded and Scotland’s Court of Session had not...

Business of the House (26 Sep 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...claims did not “bear reality”. Similar concerns have been raised by other industries and sectors. Given that the comments were made in this Chamber by the Minister responsible for the UK’s Brexit planning and that they appear to bear little relationship to the situation on the ground, will the Government do Parliament the courtesy of scheduling a full debate on this issue to get to...

Legal Advice: Prorogation (25 Sep 2019)

Deidre Brock: The Attorney General excuses recent comments by Members of this House as simply the expression of robust critical views, but would he agree that in fact those who have been arguing recently that Brexit would give back control to the UK courts and the UK Parliament have now completely U-turned and are actively working to undermine those institutions?

Artist Visas — [James Gray in the Chair] (4 Sep 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...our artists’ ability to make a living. Equity tells me that actors are regularly employed across the EU, often because they are English speakers, and that employment could be under threat after Brexit. Dancers are already seeing auditions for European companies drying up. These artists need freedom of movement so they can keep getting work. As the hon. Gentleman pointed out, musicians...

Aquaculture — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (17 Jul 2019)

Deidre Brock: The hon. Gentleman speaks a lot about the importance of productivity and R&D and about investment. He will be aware that in the event of a no-deal Brexit Scotland’s salmon industry may need four times as many export health certificates as now, which has the potential to cost the industry £15 million. Can he tell us how he thinks that should be addressed?

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...of mistrust and racism that led from Churchill and Powell through Blair and Brown to this shabby lot who are disgracing the concept of government. It stretches further back in time, of course, and Brexit is just one facet of it—this horrid and brutish British exceptionalism. But it is not only cocking a snook to the world; it is damaging to the people and economies of these islands. We...

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...be scaled up and adapted to provide a constant and consistent source of renewable energy. That was possible only because EU funding was available to drive the development of the technology. Post-Brexit, none of that funding will be available, so how will the Government be stepping up to the plate? Will they be filling this hole left by our departure from the EU? Indeed, since this is a...

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Deidre Brock: The hon. Gentleman is correct. This is just another example of the uncertainty that the whole situation around Brexit has caused, and the Government refuse to clarify it for the many people who are waiting to see what the grants might be. What offers are likely to be made by any potential UK Government in the next couple of years to address the causes of climate change and climate chaos? A...

Environment and Climate Change (1 May 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...here about saving the planet, there has not been much evidence of action. This is one small corner of the world, and it cannot change global politics on its own, no matter what strange dreams Brexiters have. We have a duty and a moral obligation to do our bit to keep this world fit to hand on to the next generation, and it is about time we bucked up our ideas.

Northern Ireland: Political Process (29 Apr 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...would not give a running commentary, but while I appreciate the need for space for all the parties to discuss the issues, I must point out that that is almost exactly the wording used during the Brexit negotiations. It strikes me that, in that instance, we would have been in a better place had the Government done more sharing and listened to advice in this Chamber.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (29 Apr 2019)

Deidre Brock: The Minister previously spoke warmly of his desire to maintain good relations with Europe after Brexit. Is he aware of the very recent comments by Guy Verhofstadt, the EU Parliament’s Brexit negotiator, that students should not be “victims of Brexit”, and that he intends to write to the Prime Minister to say that the EU will never accept the Government’s hike in tuition fees for EU...

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...Catherine McKinnell), which was wide ranging and covered a great many points that I very much agreed with. Something that really stuck out was what she said about the very different visions of what Brexit meant and how no one was talking to pull those visions together into some sort of whole. I will address that further in my speech. The hon. Member for Nottingham East (Mr Leslie) spoke...

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Deidre Brock: ...—we have more than twice the UK average concentration—and we understand the benefits of immigration and the added cultural and economic value that immigrants bring. We understand how damaging Brexit will be—a chaotic one in particular. Parliament should heed such voices and we in this place have a duty to look out for their best interests. We know that the deal negotiated by...

United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union (29 Mar 2019)

Deidre Brock: There was a time when Brexit meant Brexit. These days it seems to mean chaos. This grand plan to demonstrate that the UK has been Gulliver imprisoned in Lilliput for the last 46 years has fallen apart and is broken. To deal with that bùrach we have a Government so dysfunctional, so bereft of talent and so lacking in trust that the Prime Minister has given up trying to appoint Ministers....


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