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The Economy (24 Oct 2019)

David Linden: ...we do an analysis of the tax taken from EU citizens in Scotland, it shows that there will be a 4.7% reduction in Scotland’s revenue by 2040 if EU migration falls by 50%, as is projected following Brexit. So there is a hit to the economy from the immigration Bill, which will be bad for Scotland. I want to turn to the consequences of Brexit, which continues to cast a dark shadow over these...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Economic Effect of No Deal (1 Oct 2019)

David Linden: We know that a no-deal Brexit would cost up to 100,000 jobs in Scotland and cost each family £2,300 a year. Is that really a price worth paying for the Prime Minister to break the law and go out with no deal?

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

David Linden: I want to come back to a point made by the hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone). He has said quite a lot, as a Brexiteer, that we would be taking back control of our laws. Can the Leader of the House be crystal clear at the Dispatch Box tonight that if the Bill passes in this House and in the other place, the Government will not stop it getting Royal Assent—if we are taking back...

Persecution of Christians Overseas (18 Jul 2019)

David Linden: ...typical ones, such as Iraq and North Korea, is that they are ones with which we seek to have a good relationship in the context of global Britain; indeed, the Government actively want to do post-Brexit trade deals with them. I guess my main ask today is that human rights and freedom of religion and belief are not overlooked in some mad scramble to do a post-Brexit trade deal. As with any...

Attorney General: Leaving the EU (4 Jul 2019)

David Linden: ...Attorney General is a supporter, does become the next Prime Minister, will the Attorney General support the right hon. Gentleman’s refusal to rule out a Prorogation of Parliament for a no-deal Brexit? Does he agree that that would surely be an act of constitutional vandalism?

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: Talks on Restoring Devolution (3 Jul 2019)

David Linden: .... Clearly, one of the things that is most important about that is transparency. In the interests of transparency, will the Secretary of State’s party in the months ahead be offering another Brexit bung to that lot behind us?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill: Duties in connection with Article 50 extension (3 Apr 2019)

David Linden: Brexiteers say that the 2016 referendum was about giving back control to the people, yet we see the Conservative party running scared of the electorate. Is that not just going against the wishes of the people in 2016?

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

David Linden: Is the problem not the inconsistency of that argument? In respect of the 2016 referendum, Brexiteers, who are, by and large, in favour of keeping the franchise as it is, often say, “Oh, people knew what they were voting for.”

Exiting the European Union (Consumer Protection) (2 Apr 2019)

David Linden: I am grateful to my hon. Friend and Romanian knight for giving way. He has outlined some of the dangers involved in pursuing this Brexit nonsense. Does he agree that none of this was written on the side of a bus, whether in Inverness or anywhere else in the United Kingdom? The only thing we can do now is revoke article 50 and stop this madness.

Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business (21 Mar 2019)

David Linden: ...about it, which is a point on which we must all reflect. World Autism Awareness Week is a good opportunity to give this issue the focus it deserves. Particularly in a Parliament so dominated by Brexit, such debates remind us that there are other issues that people want us to focus on, and there is a lot of unity in here today. As Members would expect, I want to focus on the situation in...

Leaving the EU: Health and Social Care — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Mar 2019)

David Linden: ...alive, so we in the Linden household are not quite as relaxed about the possibility of insulin shortages. I will leave that point with the Minister. Despite what some might say, there is no good Brexit, and no deal is as good as the one we have now as members of a 28-strong bloc—I am pretty sure the Minister agrees with that. As my hon. Friend the Member for Argyll and Bute said, our...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: Departmental Priorities (12 Mar 2019)

David Linden: Last week, I met the area commander in Glasgow East, and it was clear that the police are having to focus on Brexit preparations, yet that is not what people in my constituency actually want them to be focusing on—they want them to be focused on catching criminals in the street. If we do not have access to the European arrest warrant, it will not matter that all these contingency plans are...

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

David Linden: One thing that I have been finding difficult in Scotland is Labour’s position on a people’s vote. Is the hon. Lady saying that, 18 days out from Brexit, and possibly looking over the cliff edge, the British Labour party and Scottish Labour party have not really thought through what the fall-back option is when 100,000 jobs could be lost from the economy? Does she understand that that is...

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

David Linden: ...experience of representing a university town. There is no doubt that our universities will be worse off as a result of our pulling up the drawbridge and adopting the isolationist approach that the Brexiteers seem to advance. We had an incredibly consistent speech from the right hon. Member for Wokingham (John Redwood). He outlined his fantasy Budget if he was in the Treasury....

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

David Linden: ...times, so I will take that with a pinch of salt. The Prime Minister has spent the last two years trying to placate her own party while its members peddle their almost impossible visions of a post-Brexit future to the public. After the referendum, the SNP attempted to extend an olive branch and said we would back a deal that offered to keep Scotland in the customs union and the single...

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

David Linden: ...arms over this dereliction of duty. The CBI, the Scottish and Welsh Governments, the National Farmers Union of Scotland, car makers and manufacturers are all united in their opposition to a no-deal Brexit advocated by some speakers in this debate. On top of all that, we face the loss of the free movement of people, which has helped to grow and support our ageing population. The SNP has...

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

David Linden: I am sure my hon. Friend is aware that the right hon. Member for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois) is a leading member of the European Research Group, which advocates a no-deal Brexit. Given that this issue pertains to no-deal Brexit planning, why are there so few members of the European Research Group here?

Points of Order (4 Mar 2019)

David Linden: ...revoked by the Home Office, and that two members of staff had had their permission to work withdrawn. That has caused significant disruption to a company that is already up to its neck in post-Brexit planning. To add insult to injury, the Home Office then somewhat crudely implied that it suspected that the two individuals in question do not actually work for the firm, which is as offensive...

Public Bill Committee: Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill (27 Feb 2019)

David Linden: .... Member for Manchester, Gorton is forced to come here—no longer weekly, but monthly—and sit through this complete charade. That is symptomatic of what is happening in this place. Whether it is Brexit or this Bill, the Government are running down the clock until Parliament prorogues for a new Session, when, as we know, this Bill will unfortunately die. Of course, it is never too late....

Backbench Business: Global Education for the Most Marginalised — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (26 Feb 2019)

David Linden: ...a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Hollobone. I thank all hon. Members for their attendance this afternoon. These days—and today of all days—it feels like our focus is relentlessly on Brexit, yet there are other pressing issues on the agenda. I am particularly grateful to fellow members of the all-party parliamentary group on global education for their support and for being here...


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