Results 1–20 of 37 for brexit speaker:Rebecca Long-Bailey

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...and no accompanying legal advice—funny that; I wonder why. According to The Guardian, Britain is on course to sacrifice as much as £130 billion in lost GDP growth over the next 15 years if the Brexit deal goes ahead. Industry has been clear that it needs market access. It needs a customs union to keep vital supply chains flowing, but this deal sells them out. With no barrier-free...

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...the Lobbies, MPs will consider the weight placed upon their shoulders. Is this deal right for their communities, industries and future generations? No, it is not. Agreeing this deal will not get Brexit done; instead, it will sell out our country and sell out our communities, leaving us open to an onslaught of deregulation and a reduction of rights that will put jobs at risk. That is...

British Steel (24 Jul 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...a whole? The Secretary of State must recognise that, as Labour has repeatedly stated, action must be taken on electricity prices, business rates, driving investment and, of course, securing a good Brexit deal, because no deal could mean no steel. Will he therefore assure the House that he will be taking steps to ensure that the new Prime Minister urgently takes action on these issues and...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric Vehicles (11 Jun 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...manufacturing than the boss of Jaguar Land Rover. Another said that there will be a stronger manufacturing base if we leave. Another denies that Nissan’s decision to pull the X-Trail was about Brexit, despite the company highlighting uncertainty; and the one who is allegedly the most reasonable has said that he is prepared to leave without a deal if there is a straight choice. Is it not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Jun 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ..., reverse decades of decline in our de-industrialised areas and lead the world in renewable technologies, but the Government are letting us down. They have recklessly run the clock down on Brexit, and is it not the truth that their failure is now running down the clock on our planet?

British Steel: EU Emissions Trading Compliance (1 May 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...union has commented today, British Steel workers and those in the supply chain will be breathing a sigh of relief at this loan. However, it is regrettable that the Government’s handling of the Brexit negotiations has brought us to this point. The Government have been warned about the uncertainty over the EU ETS for over two years, and the Prime Minister’s threats of a no-deal Brexit...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...storm of a hostile global trading environment, the imminent threat of significant tariffs on cars exported to the US, rising costs, technological revolution and the already damaging impact of Brexit on the UK industry”. This perfect storm has already claimed some victims: Honda in Swindon, the loss of the production of the X-Trail and Infiniti models in Sunderland, and the loss of...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: Those are warm words from the Secretary of State, but actions speak louder. On Brexit, his Government have threatened a catastrophic no deal and run down the clock. On rising costs, the Government have allowed costs such as industrial electricity prices and business rates to disadvantage UK manufacturers. On electrification, the Government have allowed us to fall behind. The planned charging...

Honda in Swindon (19 Feb 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...incompetent”. I could not agree more. Honda’s decision is a damning indictment of the Government’s failure to support car manufacturing and ensure business confidence, with regard both to Brexit and to their so-called industrial strategy. Before Members on the Government Benches become too agitated, let me say that I understand that Honda’s CEO said this morning that the decision...

Nissan in Sunderland (4 Feb 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...its decision to build the X-Trail at its Sunderland plant and move it to Japan instead is a bitter blow to the north-east, the automotive sector and Britain’s industrial strategy. Of course, Brexit was not the only reason for that, but it was pretty prominent in Nissan’s decision. To quote its initial statement, “the continued uncertainty around the UK’s future relationship with...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...national security. The withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration will not ensure the relationship with the European Union needed for UK businesses to operate unhindered post-Brexit. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has already stated that “no business that we have taken evidence from held the view that—from an industry perspective—the Withdrawal...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: .... For example, in 2017 this Government lobbied for EU renewable energy and energy efficiency targets to be reduced, made non-binding or even scrapped. Is it now this Government’s position after Brexit to adopt and maintain to 2030 at least the same ambition as that in the revised renewable energy directive and energy efficiency directive? If so, how can we trust the Government to honour...

Fuel Poverty (11 Dec 2018)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...of being introduced. In addition, wholesale prices are rising, I feel obliged to mention research published just yesterday by the UK Energy Research Centre, which finds that a no-deal or hard Brexit could increase electricity generation costs by £270 million a year. That is another reason, if we needed one, to redouble our efforts in this House to avoid no deal or a bad Brexit deal....

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions (20 Nov 2018)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: Brexit cannot result in a race to the bottom for workers’ rights and protections but, sadly, the EU withdrawal agreement does not guarantee that it will not. Thompsons Solicitors says that the non-regression clause will be “ineffective” and the Institute for Public Policy Research states that it is “not sufficient to maintain current protections”. Individuals will not even be able...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Services Sector (17 Jul 2018)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Siemens—just a few of the businesses that have recently spoken out about the Government’s handling of Brexit. They alone provide thousands of jobs and significant investment in the UK, but the Government’s chaos is putting this in jeopardy. The Secretary of State himself was forced to rebuke the flagrant dismissal of his own Front-Bench colleagues,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Services Sector (17 Jul 2018)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...purpose, but the Government pressed ahead, even accepting amendments that their own colleagues state fundamentally undermine the Chequers proposal, and wrecked it, caving in to the hard, no deal Brexiteers. When exactly will the Secretary of State’s Government start paying more than lip service to the concerns of business?

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Economic Growth and Emissions (12 Jun 2018)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...has been published, and dozens of sectors are waiting for responses to their sector deals. So does the Minister accept, as some key business leaders do, that perhaps her Government’s chaos over Brexit and the apparent inability even to concentrate on an industrial strategy are undermining British business and indeed our growth?

Retail Sector (6 Jun 2018)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...the retail sector; further regrets that the Government has presided over the biggest squeeze in wage growth in a generation, is failing to provide certainty around future trading arrangements after Brexit and has failed to ensure a fair business rates system; and calls on the Government to urgently publish a strategy for the retail sector.

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill [Lords] (Programme): Industrial Strategy (18 Apr 2018)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: My hon. Friend made some pertinent points and I will talk about skills shortly, and the extreme worry that many of our business leaders across the country have voiced about both Brexit and the quality and adequacy of the supply we have currently in the UK. Returning to the problems that are a barometer of the issues in our economy, will the Minister update us in his summing up on the...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (28 Nov 2017)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: I thank the hon. Gentleman for his extremely long comment. He made some valid and interesting points, and we can all agree that the Government’s shambolic handling of Brexit undermines our industrial strategy going forward. Labour’s industrial strategy, on the other hand, is committed to achieving 3% of GDP spent on research and development by 2030 and reviewing Government channels for...


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