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European Union Referendum Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (13 Oct 2015)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: ...straw for such a troubled and dysfunctional enterprise, whose competence, economic performance and direction of travel have in reality ceased to inspire confidence? Those of us who lean towards the Brexit outcome need of course to understand the downsides and costs, and not to underestimate them. By that I do not mean absurd and dishonest statements, such as the one that claims that 3...

European Union Referendum Bill: Committee (1st Day) (28 Oct 2015)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...In Quebec the Parti Québécois and the Separatists kept on going back in the hope that they would one day have a majority of one, if only that, which they almost did in 1994. In Scotland, were the Brexit to take place, the Scottish referendum would be immediately revived.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farm Produce (Fair Practice) (5 Nov 2015)

Calum Kerr: ...payments make the difference between bankruptcy and continuing in business. The Secretary of State has been repeatedly asked to confirm whether those payments would continue in the event of a Brexit. Simply batting that question away is no longer acceptable. What will happen?

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Europe: Renegotiation (10 Nov 2015)

Pat McFadden: ...in trade with the rest of the world, and stands together to combat the urgent security problems that we face. We do not stand for the nationalism that says that we would be better off out, or for a Brexit that would see Britain weaker in power and influence, and diminished in the eyes of the world. In his speech this morning and in the letter to the President of the European Council, the...

European Union Referendum Bill: Report (2nd Day) (23 Nov 2015)

Lord Pearson of Rannoch: My Lords, buried somewhere in this group of amendments and, I think, in the remarks of the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, is the question about what happens on Brexit to all the EU law which is now sewn into our domestic law. That law will remain valid until repealed. I hope that it will be helpful to your Lordships if I recall that in 1997 I got a Bill through its Second Reading in your...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Agriculture and Rural Development: Agricultural Community: Standard of Living (24 Nov 2015)

Michelle O'Neill: ...our control. In 2014, our farmers received around £295 million under the CAP. Farmers in the North would have been much worse off without this EU funding, which, of course, would disappear in a Brexit situation. Outside the EU, funding for agriculture would fall, unless the Treasury provided additional funds. We all know that the British Government have long wanted to reduce the...

Syria: UK Military Action — Motion to Take Note (2 Dec 2015)

Lord Taverne: ...that he feels he can recommend to the British people, and whether we stay in the European Union. It makes a satisfactory outcome of the negotiations less likely. To me, and to those who feel that Brexit would be a disaster for British influence in the world, and would also be likely to mean the end of the United Kingdom, that issue is a further and compelling reason why we should support...

Strategic Defence and Security Review — Motion to Take Note (3 Dec 2015)

Baroness Ludford: ...House speech that the EU matters for national security, so is he not endangering our security by repeating his periodic claim—not least in the Daily Telegraph today—that he might recommend a Brexit? The EU as such is hardly mentioned in the national security/SDSR document. Another example of contradiction is the reported omission from the revised Ministerial Code of any specific pledge...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Dec 2015)

Angela Eagle: ...on the national interest rather than his own interest? Three million UK jobs are linked to trade with the EU. Half our exports go there. That is what they are putting at risk by flirting with Brexit, and that is why we on this side of the House know that Britain is better off in.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2015)

Angela Eagle: ...of State’s Eurosceptic interests are well known. It is not like him to be so shy and timid about them, so let ask him more directly: is he prepared to resign from the Cabinet to fight for Brexit in the forthcoming referendum? If he cannot answer that question, how can he claim to be representing the interests of British businesses, which overwhelmingly want to stay in?

Business of the House (17 Dec 2015)

Pete Wishart: ...next year? There is growing concern in Scotland about what is happening in the debate over Europe, with UK opinion polls now showing a majority of people throughout the United Kingdom favouring a Brexit and leaving the European Union. Yet we see the Prime Minister flirting with our exit, as John Major has said, trying to renegotiate our membership terms with European leaders who could not...

Business of the House (7 Jan 2016)

Pete Wishart: ...in both the Conservative and Labour parties. For the Conservatives, of course, it is over Europe, as usual. I know that the Leader of the House is looking forward to campaigning for his cherished Brexit. At least he will have that option, whereas Scotland as a nation might be taken out of the European Union against our will. That is going to be a massive issue for us. And the Labour party...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Fisheries Bill: Second Stage (11 Jan 2016)

Michelle O'Neill: .... I am very grateful to Members for their contributions to today's debate. I think that it is fair to say that all were valuable and informative. Some even widened the debate by moving into the Brexit conversation, and I am very happy to have that debate. Obviously, I have my own views. I think that we need to be in a reformed Europe, but I think of the advantages that we have. We...

Attorney General: EU Renegotiation (14 Jan 2016)

Stephen Kinnock: ...agree that a withdrawing state is therefore liable to suffer what would amount to a punishment beating to dissuade others from withdrawing, and that therefore there is no such thing as a soft Brexit?

Business of the House (14 Jan 2016)

Tom Brake: There are many reports in the media today that a mini-beast has spoken on the subject of Brexit. Has the Leader of the House considered making time available for his own mini-personal statement to update the House on the views of his constituents who work in the EU, whose children aspire to study or work in the EU, who have homes in the EU, who want to retire to EU countries or who are EU...

National Health Service — Motion to Take Note (14 Jan 2016)

Baroness Ludford: ...the researchers it funds do excellent work, but the UK Government only spend £6.5 million a year—10p per head of population—on diabetes research, backed up of course by crucial EU funding that Brexit could put at risk. This spending is puny and inexplicable. Secondly, you invest to save in devices for self-management. The key to keeping type 1 diabetics well and avoiding debilitating...

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