Results 1–20 of 25 for brexit speaker:Jim McMahon

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Jim McMahon: ...Minister wore me out; I was getting up and down so much earlier. Opposition Members are genuinely agonising over the best way forward in reconciling constituencies that have very different views on Brexit, and I thank the Leader of the Opposition for the work he is doing to try to retain that coalition. Regardless of where people come from, surely it is important that we have the right...

Debate on the Address: Public Services (16 Oct 2019)

Jim McMahon: ...to lock up the bad guys, and where are the judges to make sure that justice is served? They just do not exist. It is all pie in the sky. Let us look at schools. If we want Britain to thrive after Brexit, which is what we are told by the Government, surely the foundation for this country is critical, and what more foundation could we have than our young people? But when we see how much...

Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation for Digital Services) Bill: Provision of digital etc services by HMRC: preparatory expenditure (20 May 2019)

Jim McMahon: I do not intend to talk at length, but I do wish to say that when people look at Parliament and the division that Brexit causes, they believe that our politics is in crisis. Although I know that the topic the Bill addresses is not interesting for many people and I doubt that many people will be watching, it has demonstrated that we can work across parties, and indeed that is how Parliament...

Shared Prosperity Fund — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (14 May 2019)

Jim McMahon: ...a power grab by Government to retain as much power as they can centrally and not distribute it anywhere. I congratulate him on his work on this issue in the all-party parliamentary group for post-Brexit funding for nations, regions and local areas, which holds the Government to account and works in partnership to try to create a new way forward that provides an alternative. The importance...

Votes at 16 — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (3 Apr 2019)

Jim McMahon: There are lots of inconsistencies in the arguments that took place during the Brexit referendum and that continue to take place. In the political debates we have in schools and colleges with 16 and 17-year-olds, there is a richness—they explore ideas. We all hold street stalls and sessions where we engage with members of the public, and I would say that that education and willingness to...

Communities: Charities and Volunteers (13 Feb 2019)

Jim McMahon: This has been an inspiring debate. The world is a cynical place at the moment, and all the Brexit debates highlight just how divided this House can be, but when we talk about the fabric of our communities and what makes them the places they are, there is a real glow from MPs. I pay tribute to all Members who have spoken today, and in particular my hon. Friend the Member for Barnsley East...

Rail Infrastructure Investment — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (17 Jan 2019)

Jim McMahon: ...not stretch far enough, and the same is happening with rail. It is a raw deal for taxpayers, passengers and, critically—this is really important when we are talking about a future Britain beyond Brexit—the future of our economy. After Brexit, the country will be hugely vulnerable to the danger of financial services and the insurance market deciding to relocate and basing themselves...

Rail Infrastructure Investment — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (17 Jan 2019)

Jim McMahon: ...will, for a period, continue to ask politely for our fair share. We have been doing that for quite a long time now, but the noise will get louder. If the Government are determined to look beyond Brexit and build a Britain that can thrive, they will have to put their hand in their pocket and ensure that every region in the UK gets its fair share.

The Prime Minister Was Asked: Engagements (12 Dec 2018)

Jim McMahon: ...a powerful and important message. Will this Prime Minister condemn any notion and any suggestion that food shortages in Ireland will be used to strengthen Britain’s negotiating hand during the Brexit negotiations?

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Jim McMahon: ...legitimate issues. When I speak to people in Oldham about the things that matter to them, they want to know what the future holds for their communities and families. Is that not the cruelty of Brexit so far? At a time when we needed leadership and for the Prime Minister and the Government to say, “This is what Britain can be,” there has been nothing but absolute soundbites. Who has it...

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Jim McMahon: Is it not the truth that there has not been time to consult with the organised trade unions because the Government have been consulting with the hard-line Brexiteers in the European Research Group instead of putting the national interest first? My question is this: why did the Chancellor not support his Prime Minister in her pledge to end austerity in the Budget, which would have addressed...

Opposition Day: Local Government Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Jim McMahon: ...drink with the hon. Gentleman in the bar later and compare Basingstoke and Deane with Oldham, but that is as far as we need to go today. If the Tory Government are determined to see Britain through Brexit, it has to be based on strong foundations. Essential to that are strong, high-performing public services. In many of our areas, not only have our economies been left behind but our public...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill: Relief from local non-domestic rates: occupied hereditaments (23 Jan 2018)

Jim McMahon: .... I raise those two points because I think there is a demand in industry and the community to ensure that business rates add value to our communities, rather than detract from them. As we embark on Brexit, we need to ensure that our country is in the most robust position possible to attract investment and ensure that we have strong infrastructure. Finally, I pay tribute to Members in the...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Equality impact analyses of provisions of this Act (19 Dec 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...welcome an industrial strategy that did that, and I think that when it started, that is what it tried to do. The problem is that something fairly dramatic has happened in the meantime, and that is Brexit. What I would have expected the Government to do in the context of the referendum result is not just to dominate Parliament’s time with the transitional and transactional relationships...

Petition - Chicken Farm, Rushden, Northamptonshire: Universal Credit Sanctions (4 Dec 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...will do better than them, is a distant prospect. That is cruel. We are still one of the richest countries in the world, but we are a country that is built on very weak foundations. I fear what Brexit means for our country because of how fragile our economy is and how little investment has been made in the foundation of rebuilding our economy, whether in skills, the types of industry that...

Petition - Chicken Farm, Rushden, Northamptonshire: Universal Credit Sanctions (4 Dec 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...do not quite know yet what the consequences will be. A person might think that the Government would take this opportunity to re-establish their vision for the type of Britain that will exist after Brexit. Core to that has to be decent public services, a social security system that is there when people need it and an employment system in which we invest in industry and make sure that the...

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...and including people. This is not about gaming the system; this is about including people, hearing what people are saying, and importantly—taking into account what people told us during the Brexit debate—listening to their demand to take back control. The very fact that today has gone the way it has means that we may not even get to a vote. I think Government Members ought to be very...

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Jim McMahon: .... We recognise that there is a disconnect between politicians, politics and the people we say we are here to serve. We see it in voter turnout, we see it in the public mood and we hear it in the Brexit debate. People want to take back control of their country, but do not quite know how to achieve that.

Backbench Business: HMRC Closures — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (2 Nov 2017)

Jim McMahon: ...matters is to have our cities thriving, at the expense of the surrounding towns, this country will not move on and make progress—we will not address that very real anger that I felt during the Brexit campaign. People were saying that they were sick of the settlement they have been given, they are sick of industry and well-paid, decent jobs going, and they are sick of seeing their town...

Backbench Business: HMRC Closures — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (2 Nov 2017)

Jim McMahon: That is a good point. One of the biggest gaps in the whole Brexit conversation is not only the transactional relationship with Europe and what our future relationship will be but the biggest deficit in all our debates—what type of United Kingdom will we be at the end of Brexit? What type of Britain do we want? What will our communities look like? How will our economies be framed in the...


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