Results 1–20 of 23 for brexit speaker:Gareth Snell

Business of the House (28 Oct 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...House what representations he has made to Cabinet about the House’s desire to have another programme motion, and what discussions has he had? May I ask him, quite bluntly, why is he now blocking Brexit?

No-Deal Brexit: Schedule of Tariffs (7 Oct 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...on the impact that zero tariffs could have on the ceramic industry, which would affect many of my constituents. Can the Minister give me an assurance that on day one, if we have a no-deal Brexit, which I genuinely do not want to see—I think a deal is the way forward—no anti-dumping legislation and no anti-dumping duty on Chinese goods will be less than it was the day before under the...

Leaving the Eu: Business of the House (12 Jun 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...for Holborn and St Pancras (Keir Starmer) and my hon. Friend the Member for Darlington (Jenny Chapman), who has listened with distinction to every complaint I have had about the Labour party’s Brexit process over the past two years and has done so with good grace and a smile on her face, which is difficult when talking to me. I very much enjoyed the speech by the hon. Member for...

Leaving the Eu: Business of the House (12 Jun 2019)

Gareth Snell: No, I am not giving way. We will be responsible for a no-deal Brexit by default, because of our inability to make a decision. That will not be helped if we allow ourselves today to be drawn down this route, with a two-clause Bill that brings us towards a date in September when something might come forward. The fact is that there is a deal. It is not a great deal, but it is what we are...

Leaving the Eu: Business of the House (12 Jun 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...the flow of debate. I understand that the motion before us is about the business of the House on 25 June, yet we seem to be having a far-ranging debate on the merits, or otherwise, of a no-deal Brexit and the outcome of the Conservative leadership election. Have I missed some additional paperwork on this matter, or is this now a debate on the principles of no deal, which I absolutely...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Votes) (1 Apr 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...order, Mr Speaker. I profess myself upset that the Father of the House’s motion missed getting a vote by three votes, particularly given that five members of my party who profess to want a softer Brexit voted against it and could have made a decisive impact on tonight’s decision. Given that, as my hon. Friend the Member for Bishop Auckland (Helen Goodman) said, we are considering this...

Business of the House (1 Apr 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...debate on the 27th. The motion on the 27th gave us the 1st and the motion on the 1st would give us the 3rd. I have no issue with the House doing what it sees as necessary to find a way through this Brexit impasse, but I wonder whether the right hon. Gentleman, if he has a plan, can tell us what that is going forward. There is a rumour that on Wednesday we may be asked to legislate for the...

United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union (29 Mar 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...of clarity? As was made clear by my hon. Friend the Member for Ashfield (Gloria De Piero), the Labour party has on numerous occasions put forward what we consider to be an acceptable form of Brexit. If the Prime Minister were to relent on her red lines and accept that form of Brexit, and the Labour party were to consider that acceptable, can he confirm for me whether the Labour party...

Exiting the European Union (11 Mar 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...reflect the will of the House in terms of what deal is acceptable, and will he consider legislating to underpin that deal so that any change of Prime Minister does not change the outcome of our Brexit?

Leaving the European Union (26 Feb 2019)

Gareth Snell: ...for a second referendum. That is a distraction from the main purpose of our job, which is to find a deal. I have spoken to the Prime Minister about workers’ rights, funding for our towns post-Brexit and what we need to do to find a way through this. Some of my colleagues have labelled those things as bribes, but they are wrong; what we are trying to do is find a constructive way forward....

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

Gareth Snell: It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Brighton, Kemptown (Lloyd Russell-Moyle). He and I disagree on answers to Brexit, but no one can doubt his passion for his community and the causes that he champions. I wish to make a brief contribution in that spirit of conciliatory debate. I wish mainly to speak to amendment (p), which I have tabled along with my right hon. Friend...

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

Gareth Snell: ...not have pleased everybody or given them what they wanted, but we need a pragmatic approach to find a way of healing the country, bringing forward the things we know are important, and delivering a Brexit referendum outcome that does not do economic damage to our country. We must ensure that people who voted leave, and those who voted remain, feel that they have a stake in the future of...

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

Gareth Snell: ...we would respect the outcome of the referendum. In my mind, that means that we leave the European Union, but do so in a way that causes the least economic damage. That does not mean a hard no-deal Brexit or a second referendum, which I do not support and think would do nothing but further entrench the divisions in our society. The anomaly of this debate is that, frankly, everyone...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Gareth Snell: ...in this place either. But I hope that, like me, the Prime Minister realises that no deal would be a catastrophe. Will she outline her contingency plan for this deal failing and preventing a no-deal Brexit on 29 March?

Modern-day Slavery (9 Oct 2018)

Gareth Snell: ...item of clothing made by a slave, if we do not already. We must take that very seriously, because our obligations do not rest domestically; we should set the standard around the world. As our post-Brexit trade negotiations take place, we should ensure that an ethical trade policy that tackles modern slavery here and overseas forms part of our trade policy. If we can use our purchasing...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Gareth Snell: The hon. Lady says that she was sent here to stop a hard Brexit, but the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake) said that he was here to get an exit from Brexit. Is she opposed to a hard Brexit and therefore wanting a softer form of Brexit, or is she opposed to Brexit in its entirety?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Gareth Snell: ...not have a majority for her party after the election, is look across this Chamber and its 650 Members, minus the abstentionists, and say, “How can I bring together a majority in this House for a Brexit deal that works—a Brexit deal that means that I can come back from the European Union with a deal that I know will command parliamentary majority support and that delivers on the...

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Gareth Snell: The hon. Gentleman is correct about food poverty, but it is wrong to suggest that it is a construct of Brexit. Will he tell us what he did in government for five years to deal with food poverty? People in my constituency have been hungry for a long time, and that is not due to Brexit.

Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill (8 Jan 2018)

Gareth Snell: ...to commend the hon. Member for Aberdeen North (Kirsty Blackman) for her speech, which covered, although in some depth, a number of quite technical points. This is where we are getting to in the Brexit negotiations: the time of painting in primary colours has almost gone, and we are now talking about the individual details that mean so much to our constituents. In my constituency, in...

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

Gareth Snell: ...s Second Reading, because it is not what my constituents want, it is not what I came here to do, and I refuse, like my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East, to vote myself out of a role in the Brexit negotiations.


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