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Brexit - Motion to Take Note (19 Oct 2019)

Lord Shinkwin: ...of respect. Today, we can show the British people that we actually respect them; that we respect the result of the once-in-a-generation people’s vote; and that we respect their desire to get Brexit done. Of course, I appreciate that there will be many opportunities to debate Brexit in the months and years ahead, but today at least can mark the end of the beginning. The process of...

Brexit: Date of Exit - Question (8 Apr 2019)

Lord Shinkwin: ...with anti-Semitic Marxists to thwart the will of the people. That aside, I do not recall your Lordships’ House being told during the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 that the Brexit date inserted in that Act was, in effect, purely academic. Why did the Government not make crystal clear the simple fact that the EU could go over our heads and change the date on which...

Brexit: Parliamentary Approval of the Outcome of Negotiations with the European Union - Motion to Take Note (28 Jan 2019)

Lord Shinkwin: ...removing the no-deal option precisely because they know that without our strongest card, we are far less likely to leave the EU in anything other than name only? Of course, if someone opposes Brexit, it makes sense for them to want to take no deal off the table. If they are intent on thwarting the people’s vote of 2016, naturally they are going to oppose using the one thing which could...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (3rd Day) (14 Jan 2019)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU said at the weekend: “For the sake of our democracy, we cannot let slip the prize of Brexit”. I agree, which is why, tomorrow, I hope MPs will disown this democracy-eroding deal. This deal is not in the national interest. The only thing national about the farcical situation of abject surrender that we are in is that it is a national...

Disability-inclusive Development - Question for Short Debate (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Shinkwin: ...to transparency and visible accountability reflects. That confidence both informs its vision and inspires trust in an ability to deliver. At a time when Parliament has seldom been more divided, on Brexit, this strategy surely reminds us all that transparency, clarity and projecting fact-based confidence are fundamental to bringing people together. For if we do not believe in ourselves, how...

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (1st Day) (Continued) (5 Dec 2018)

Lord Shinkwin: ...have known for more than 20 years and whom I admire for her stamina, her resilience and her self-belief. No one can claim greater ownership of the process, the detail or, indeed, the outcome of the Brexit negotiations than the Prime Minister. No one deserves greater credit for this deal. That is why there is nothing that I would rather be able to do than stand here today and say that I...

Brexit: Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (20 Nov 2018)

Lord Shinkwin: ..., we are not actually leaving the EU. We are remaining on worse terms. This deal is so far removed from the people’s vote of 2016 and the result of that referendum that it is no longer just about Brexit. This is now about trust: a breach of trust. I cast no aspersions if any noble Lord genuinely believes that this deal honours the referendum majority decision to leave. But in a spirit of...

Brexit: People’s Vote - Motion to Take Note (25 Oct 2018)

Lord Shinkwin: ...trust with the majority who voted to leave in the people’s vote of 2016. I am afraid that the chances of such an attempt succeeding are about the same as the chances of Chequers delivering Brexit. My noble friend Lord Lamont of Lerwick alluded to the false argument that a second referendum would be healing. I agree with him that it would not. Similarly, extending a transition period for...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Shinkwin: My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Green of Deddington. It is an inescapable fact that many of the debates your Lordships’ House has held on Brexit have sounded like a rerun of the referendum campaign. It is as if somehow we believe we could change the result and ignore the meaningful vote that a majority of people cast in the referendum. Today’s debate has been no...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (2nd Day) (23 Apr 2018)

Lord Shinkwin: ...just heard. I might be disheartened by the noble Lord’s arguments but his genius fills me with confidence that Parliament is well able to assert itself and to advance and protect rights after Brexit. Do we not believe in ourselves and in our proud history of championing rights? I believe that we have much to be proud of, and I personally have much to be grateful to our Parliament for,...

Tackling Financial Exclusion (Financial Exclusion Report) - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (18 Dec 2017)

Lord Shinkwin: ...start a dialogue”—is not due to be published until after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. I therefore wonder whether my noble friend the Minister can explain why we need to wait until after Brexit given that the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill, now in the other place, offers a timely opportunity to make the necessary amendments to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000....

Brexit: Human Rights - Question for Short Debate (12 Dec 2017)

Lord Shinkwin: ...contribution that your Lordships’ House and Parliament as a whole have made, and must continue to make, to advancing equality. As he so effectively argued, it is vital that that continues beyond Brexit because there is so much still to be done to empower disabled people, in particular, so that we can enjoy the equality that is ours by virtue of our common humanity. I take this...

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Lord Shinkwin: ...current situation is unintentionally leaving victims potentially more vulnerable. The Bill enables us to address the unfinished business of the landmark 2015 Act. That brings me to my third point: Brexit. I understand from front-line organisations that our exit from the EU may increase the difficulty of accessing support if the rights of victims are not clarified, which is exactly what the...

NHS and Social Care: Impact of Brexit - Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2016)

Lord Shinkwin: ...the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to have securing an agreement on the status of EU nationals working in the NHS and social care very high up his to-do list. I hope that the Brexit negotiations will be heavily influenced by both principle and pragmatism: the principle of staying true to the democratically expressed majority view of the UK public in the referendum,...


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