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All 12 results for brexit speaker:Robert Courts

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

Robert Courts: ...were elected on manifesto commitments to carry out the referendum result—but that they want a deal, because we have one here. Further delay will be interpreted by the public either as blocking Brexit or as an inability to put party politics aside in the national interest. I suggest that the country will never be brought back together by telling the majority of the people in it that their...

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Robert Courts:, but the EU is watching and waiting to see what we do here. It has no incentive to move for as long as it thinks that Parliament will destroy the Government’s negotiating position or cancel Brexit altogether. If we in this House declare in advance that we must come to an agreement, the Government’s negotiating position is destroyed and the EU will never have an incentive to move....

Backbench Business: Combat Air Strategy — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (27 Jun 2019)

Robert Courts: ...’ increasing integration in political as well as military terms, so it is vital that the Tempest project is, for us, a symbol of an outward-looking, co-operative, internationally minded UK post Brexit, a practical illustration of the frequently uttered words that although we are leaving the European Union, we are not leaving Europe, and proof that European co-operation and a European...

Leaving the EU: Extension Period Negotiations — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (22 May 2019)

Robert Courts: ...that in/out referendum having being called on the back of a clear promise in 2015. That is the historic charge that we have been given, and it is an enormous honour for us to do it. Fundamentally, Brexit is not a policy; it is a constitutional question. It is the fundamental issue of how this country is governed and by whom—whether it is by elected politicians in this place, whom the...

Health and Social Care Committee: Carrier Strike Strategy (28 Feb 2019)

Robert Courts: ...and the second is about industry, which the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) mentioned. Recently, there has been much talk of global Britain. Personally, I do not see that as a reaction to Brexit, or an attempt to find a role, but simply a reassertion of a natural British desire to act globally. As an island nation, we have always had very broad horizons. Much of the brilliance in...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Robert Courts: ...democratic parliamentary freedoms preserved. Having become the MP for west Oxfordshire after the referendum and with 17.4 million people nationally having voted to leave, I am keen to ensure that Brexit reflects the best long-term interests of this country to ensure that our country remains open, democratic and free. I passionately want to ensure that when constituents from all parts of...

Privilege (Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice) (4 Dec 2018)

Robert Courts: ...that we must make over the next week is one for us: it is one for us on a political basis. It will not involve an answer being given on the basis of legal advice, whatever standpoint is taken on Brexit or on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Given that the legal advice will not provide an answer, Members ought not to continue to pursue its disclosure as if it will be a panacea that will...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Robert Courts: ...observations is in Committee. None of those points, many of which have been very constructive, are any reason to vote against the Bill tonight. That would lead to chaos and induce exactly the hard Brexit that so many Opposition Members have mentioned. This is an important Bill and I urge the House to support it. We will look at constructive suggestions in Committee, but now is not the time.

Brexit and Foreign Affairs (26 Jun 2017)

Robert Courts: ...on whose behalf I pledge to vote in the time ahead. There is a great deal to mention in the Gracious Speech, but, sadly, time will not permit that today. I wish to concentrate on one aspect of the Brexit negotiations. It is a fact of the election that 85% of the people who voted supported parties, which, in their manifestos at least, support withdrawal from the single market and the...

Exiting the European Union: Aerospace Industry (27 Apr 2017)

Robert Courts: ...Airbus, which has a very large component at RAF Brize Norton in my constituency. Will the Minister please tell me what discussions he has had with such companies to reassure them that in a post-Brexit Britain, not only will their supply chains be secure, but they will be well placed to make the most of a global, outward-facing Britain?

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Robert Courts: ...a new identity for ourselves as a global Britain outside the European Union, it is right that this Budget puts in place the financial and fiscal measures that will enable us to make a success of Brexit. I believe that the Budget does that, and I want to focus on the skills associated with it. There are strong underlying factors in the economy. We are an outward-facing, open and globally...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Robert Courts: enact what the British people decided in the referendum. It is not about the detail of the negotiation, and it is not about the kind of country, or the domestic law, that we shall have post-Brexit. That will come later, with the great repeal Bill. Parliament will debate those matters, but the place for them is not in this Bill. The referendum that we experienced so clearly and vividly...

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