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All 5 results for brexit speaker:the Earl of Devon

Brexit: Food Prices and Availability (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (25 Apr 2019)

the Earl of Devon: ...consistent theme from this somewhat self-indulgent and appallingly patriarchal history, it is this nation’s ever-ambiguous relationship with mainland Europe. Here we are in yet another passionate Brexit debate but, as our family story shows, for a millennium this country has not settled its relationship with the continent, and I do not expect it ever will. We are blessed and cursed in...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill - Second Reading (5 Sep 2019)

the Earl of Devon: My Lords, I have never spoken on Brexit before and I hope to provide at least a fresh voice and maybe a few fresh thoughts. This debate sounds rather like almost every Brexit debate of the past three years and is a slightly despondent dance upon the head of a pin to some rather miserable mood music. I will speak for my contemporaries: parents with young children, young workers just...

Brexit: Preparations - Statement (8 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Devon: ...the mass slaughter of livestock for which there is no longer an EU market, given the huge hike in tariffs? The chairman of the Heart of the South West LEP has said that the impact of a no-deal Brexit on agriculture in the south-west will be considerably worse than foot and mouth. Do the Government agree?

Rural Economy (Rural Economy Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Devon: ..., that keep these communities functioning, by stepping in where public services fail. Finally, we are all well aware of the greatest challenge facing the rural economy now: the threat of a no-deal Brexit and the disastrous consequences that would follow. As I mentioned earlier, the LEP in Devon has said that it would be worse than foot and mouth. I wonder whether the Minister agrees with...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (22 Oct 2019)

the Earl of Devon: ...are focused upon online harms and a desire to make the UK “the safest place in the world to be online”. Though I support age verification, I sound a note of caution: in the brave new post-Brexit world, undue restrictions on internet platforms in the UK may well limit our access to cutting-edge ideas and technology. Rather than restrictive censorship, is it not better to encourage...

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