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Results 1–20 of 84 for brexit speaker:Tommy Sheppard

Televised Election Debates — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...other than the two main parties in the United Kingdom. That needs to be understood and built into the process. Before Christmas, when we had the shenanigans about the debate on what to do about Brexit—it was not meant to be an election debate—we had a situation whereby the SNP, the third largest party in this House and the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms...

Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...with the management of the Conservative party, and I give two clear reasons why that is the case. The Prime Minister has suggested that she needs to have a majority, but she has not won any vote on Brexit over the past year with a majority of less than 30, so the majority is already there. She also says that this election will give clarity to the Brexit process, but we on these Benches...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...not to do that, but we are also determined to argue about what the destination should be. My colleagues have talked about the Scottish Government’s report on Scotland’s place in Europe post-Brexit, and I recommend that colleagues in the Chamber spend 15 or 20 minutes reading it. It might just surprise them. It has been published by a Government who believe in an independent Scotland...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Brexit: Devolution (7 Mar 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: Will the Secretary of State explain why, if he believes that Brexit is going to have a profound effect on the devolution settlement, he was excluded from the recent meeting of his Cabinet colleagues at Chequers to formulate the UK’s Brexit strategy?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Support for Businesses (Scotland) (8 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: A recent report by the Fraser of Allander Institute found that three quarters of Scottish businesses felt that they did not have adequate information to prepare for Brexit. Given that, do the Government now regret rejecting the Scottish National party’s proposal for a £750 million small business support scheme to help them prepare for the eventuality of Brexit?

Referendum on Scottish Independence — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (13 Nov 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...will tell them what happened. A Scottish Government who believed in Scottish independence and the European Union produced a document that argued for neither. It argued for a compromise solution in Brexit that would allow differential arrangements in Scotland to respect Scottish public opinion and protect Scottish interests. That is what we put to the British Government in December 2016,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: No Deal (24 Jul 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...an answer to my question. The Secretary of State sits besides Cabinet colleagues who have demonstrated integrity and conviction in deciding that they will resign over the question of a no-deal Brexit. If he is against a no-deal Brexit, would it not be a better look for Scotland for him to do likewise, rather than wait to be sacked or abolished?

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Leaving the EU: Civil Service Responsibilities (13 Mar 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: It is clear, is it not, that Brexit will mean a lot of change, upheaval and uncertainty for ordinary civil servants throughout the country. I was therefore genuinely astounded to learn last week from the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union that not a single meeting had taken place with national officers of that union to discuss Brexit. When will the Government start...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...will rightly look at us and judge us according to how we treat those who are least able to defend themselves. When they look at the record of this Government, I think they will judge them harshly. Brexit clearly overshadows the whole debate about Britain in the global economy. I remind colleagues that we have not left the European Union. We have not even begun to leave the European Union....

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill: Early parliamentary general election (29 Oct 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...this Parliament where it is incapable of resolving probably the biggest political issue that has divided the United Kingdom in my lifetime. There are competing views as to what the end point of the Brexit process should be, and parliamentary democracy in this country, it seems to me, has now reached a point of stasis where it is incapable of adjudicating between those outcomes. It is...

Leaving the EU — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...to people who have petitioned on a completely different matter. I think we ought not to aggregate such matters. We should not simply make the assumption that anybody who signs a petition about Brexit will be happy and content to have their concerns considered in conjunction with those of anybody else who signs a petition about Brexit, which may come from a completely different perspective....

Leaving the EU — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: But it is Brexit. It may not be the type of Brexit the hon. Gentleman wants—it may not be as hard and quick as he wants—but it is the United Kingdom leaving the EU. The Minister will perhaps confirm that when he makes his statement. I am pretty sure that what we will be voting on tomorrow night is a form of Brexit. My point is that after two and a half years of intense discussion,...

Leaving the EU — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...100 metres away. However, it is not the first time that this has happened. I remember a very similar occasion before Christmas when I was here to respond from the third party to a petition about Brexit while a big Brexit discussion was going on in the main Chamber. I do not say that to criticise; I am merely making an observation. I say as gently as possible to the Petitions Committee, the...

Ministry of Defence: Department for Exiting the European Union (26 Feb 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ... the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Hilary Benn). I hope to respond in a minute to some of the points that he made about the customs union. However, before I start to talk about DExEU and Brexit, I want to make some general observations about the process in which we are engaged during our two days of debate on the estimates. When I, and most of my colleagues, came to the House in...

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: Indeed. Members will think that we prepared that exchange, but we did not. It is worth quoting the Secretary of State for Scotland, who said in June last year, just after the Brexit vote: “My role is to ensure Scotland gets the best possible deal and that deal involves clearly being part of the single market.” Those are not my words, but the words of the Conservative Secretary of State...

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...have already been covered. The other disadvantage, of course, is that there are fewer people left to hear me. I principally want to make the case for differential arrangements in Scotland in a post-Brexit world. The areas that we are discussing exemplify why that ought to be the case. Policing and law enforcement in Scotland have long been quite separate from that in England and Wales in...

Ministry of Defence: Department for Exiting the European Union (26 Feb 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ...the Lobby with us next time this comes to a decision. The debate about customs arrangements is relevant to the budget because the clock is ticking and we are now only just over a year away from Brexit day. We still do not know what customs arrangements we are going to have with the EU27, yet the Department for International Trade is allowed to run round the world meeting everyone and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Rail Industry (24 May 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: The Government often cite EU regulations on state aid as a constraint on their agency. Can we therefore look forward, after Brexit, to innovative new approaches to the public ownership of the railways, or will the Secretary of State continue to sell rail services to the state-owned companies of other EU countries?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Leaving the EU: White Paper (18 Jul 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: The Government have proposed 26 policy areas where joint arrangements will be necessary with the Welsh Government after Brexit. Given the proposal in the Chequers agreement and the White Paper for a common rulebook with the EU, in how many of those areas will such arrangements no longer be necessary?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution (17 Oct 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: In the Secretary of State’s first answer, he referred to progress at the JMC on the common frameworks, which will constrain the operation of devolved powers after Brexit. Can he update the House by saying in how many areas frameworks have been agreed, which they are and by which date he expects the remainder to be completed?


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