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Results 1–20 of 200 for brexit speaker:Joanna Cherry

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Leaving the EU: University Staffing (11 Dec 2017)

Joanna Cherry: Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Napier University in my constituency have made staff redundant, citing Brexit and the UK Government’s immigration policies as a proximate cause. Napier University has advised me that potential staff members from other EU countries are turning down job offers. What concrete reassurance can the Minister give these international award-winning universities...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: UK Legal System (5 Dec 2017)

Joanna Cherry: Last week “Sky News” reported that the Government wish to stay in the European Aviation Safety Agency after Brexit and accept that that will mean remaining under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, because it is the ultimate arbiter of EASA rulings. Will the Minister now confirm that this means the Prime Minister’s red line of no ECJ jurisdiction after Brexit has been...

Human Rights in the UK — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (13 Feb 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...how we run our economy and society. The debate is timely, because Parliament is convulsed in a state of indecision at the moment about whether to go for the Prime Minister’s deal, no deal or no Brexit. Everyone is talking about the backstop. It is important in that context not to lose sight of the clear risk posed by Brexit of regression in terms of human rights, across the United...

June European Council (2 Jul 2018)

Joanna Cherry: Thank you, Mr Speaker. This is, from my point of view, one occasion on which cherry-picking is in order. We are advised that the EU 27 are so united in their approach to Brexit that they spent only 10 minutes discussing it last week. Can the Prime Minister give us an estimate of how long she thinks the members of her Cabinet will spend discussing matters next Friday at Chequers before they...

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Joanna Cherry: At present, the United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. In both Northern Ireland and Scotland there is no mandate for Brexit. The deal we are being asked to vote for today gives Northern Ireland a deal that keeps it close to the single market and the customs union, subject to its consent. Can the Prime Minister explain to me and my constituents in what way it...

Higher Education and Research Bill (26 Apr 2017)

Joanna Cherry: ...in my constituency, which has an outstanding international reputation, particularly in the fields of science and technology, recently announced cuts and redundancies. It specifically cited the Brexit effect, the Government’s immigration policies and the Government’s messaging on immigration. Does she agree that without Lords amendment 156, UK universities will continue to suffer...

Exiting the European Union (5 Sep 2016)

Joanna Cherry: Today, the Japanese Government have provided the British people with more detail on what Brexit means than the UK Government. Most of us had hoped that we would hear more this afternoon, but I am sad to say that what we have heard was sadly lacking in detail and could best be described as the Ladybird guide to exiting the European Union. This is not a petty point; like many other hon....

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Joanna Cherry: Of course, of the Scottish Conservatives do not represent the majority of Scottish opinion in relation to anything, let alone Brexit. It is often forgotten, after the hullabaloo when they won seats here last year, that they are still very much in the minority in Scottish politics and the Scottish Parliament. Let us look at what has happened to Scotland in the past two years. The UK Government...

Business of the House (Today): European Union (Withdrawal) Act (12 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...with an Irish mother and a family who still live in the Republic, albeit very close to the border, and who run businesses close to the border, I am acutely aware of the threat that this deal—this Brexit—poses to the peace process and the threat it poses to the economy on the island of Ireland, so I do not say that I do not understand why the backstop is there. I said earlier today...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill (3 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...biggest financial sector in the United Kingdom; two major universities, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Napier; and many businesses, small and large, which are concerned about the impact of a no-deal Brexit. And of course my constituents did not vote for Brexit at all: 72% of them voted to remain in the European Union. I therefore support the general principle of the Bill. It has some serious...

Business of the House (13 Dec 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...’s parliamentarians and Scotland’s Government are on a bit of a roll at the moment, with legal victories in Supreme Courts across Europe against the British Government in the midst of the Brexit chaos. This morning, the United Kingdom Supreme Court ruled that the Scottish Parliament had the competence to pass its Brexit continuity Bill at the time that it did, and that Scotland’s...

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...one of evasion and obfuscation. I and others are left with the inevitable conclusion that they are trying to cover up a monumental error of staggering negligence in their preparations for a no-deal Brexit, which is costing the British taxpayer a lot of money. I would like to point out that Scottish taxpayers did not even vote for all this nonsense in the first place, and their...

Opposition Day - [15TH Allotted Day, 1ST Part]Opposition Day: Claim of Right for Scotland (4 Jul 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...economic, social and cultural development.” We have this motion today because of what has occurred since the people of Scotland last voted in relation to their self-determination, which was the Brexit vote in 2014, because the implications of Brexit for Scotland’s economic, social and cultural development are enormous. That is why we wish to reassert today the right of the Scottish...

Rights of EU Nationals (19 Oct 2016)

Joanna Cherry: I could not agree more with the hon. Lady. As I have said, if, as we are constantly told by the Brexiteers, having trade agreements with Britain is such a fantastic option for the other 27 member states of the European Union, why must the Government keep individuals up their sleeve as bargaining chips?

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (18 Nov 2016)

Joanna Cherry: My hon. Friend is making a very powerful speech. I am fortunate enough to sit on the Exiting the European Union Committee. Is he aware that we heard evidence earlier this week that the cost of Brexit will increase civil service and bureaucratic costs across the United Kingdom?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (12 Jul 2016)

Joanna Cherry: Can the Minister tell the House whether following Brexit the United Kingdom will continue to participate in the Paris climate change agreement, or whether that agreement will need to be rewritten?

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Joanna Cherry: After the Brexit deal has been negotiated, the European Parliament and every other member state in the European Union will have a say on whether to accept that deal. Can the Prime Minister not see that to deny the people of Scotland a say at the same time would show utter contempt for democracy in Scotland?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Interpretation of retained EU law during transitional period (14 Nov 2017)

Joanna Cherry: ...my point, then I will give way to the hon. Gentleman. The Institute for Government took the view that that approach was compatible with the objectives set out in the Government’s White Paper on Brexit and in the repeal Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (17 Dec 2018)

Joanna Cherry: Staff and students at the Heriot-Watt and Napier universities in my constituency want assurances that Brexit will not adversely affect their studies or their research. Given the current uncertainty, is the new Universities Minister in a position to give those reassurances?


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