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Results 161–180 of 20000 for brexit

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Maria Eagle: ...That major concession before we have even got to the end of the debate on the Gracious Speech shows how desperate the Prime Minister is to avoid being defeated on the Floor of the House by his own Brexit-driven rebel Back Benchers, at least 25 of whom have signed the amendment—enough, along with all the rest of us, to defeat the Government. Without that retreat, this would have been the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Sanctions: Russia (24 May 2016)

Geraint Davies: On the Ukraine, does the Secretary of State accept that Russian bombing of Syrian civilians to provoke refugees and possibly to tilt the balance in favour of Brexit is part of a strategy to fragment European resolve on Ukraine? He is frowning—obviously he has not thought about that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Departmental Estate: Rodent Eradication (24 May 2016)

Keith Simpson: ...power. May I ask him: has Palmerston been positively vetted by the security service and scanned for bugs by GCHQ? Can my right hon. Friend assure the House, and the more paranoid element of the Brexiters, of Palmerston’s British provenance and that he is not a long-term mole working for the EU Commission?

Debate on the Address: Europe, Human Rights and Keeping People Safe at Home and Abroad (24 May 2016)

Tom Brake: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that when the Brexiters campaign on the issue of trade, they should be aware of the fact that India currently invests more in the United Kingdom than in all the other EU countries put together, and that the UK invests more in India than any other G20 country?

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Lord Falconer of Thoroton: ...new joiners by 2030. This was based upon the proposition that Turkey would have joined the European Union by 2020—a view to which nobody, apart from the Lord Chancellor and other committed Brexiteers, appears to subscribe. I turn to the gracious Speech.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Small Business Support (25 May 2016)

Geraint Davies: The Welsh Government have done well in attracting inward investment, but in terms of business confidence and Brexit, what will the UK Government do to shore up certainties about the Swansea bay lagoon, electrification and supporting Swansea with a city deal?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: EU Membership (25 May 2016)

Richard Arkless: ...£245 million more from the European Union than it puts in, what assurances can the Secretary of State give us that the loss to those farmers will be plugged by the UK Government in the event of Brexit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 May 2016)

Angela Eagle: ...at work as well as jobs and prosperity, but the Conservative party is split right down the middle and is descending into vicious acrimony. Last week the Minister of State for Employment called for Brexit, so that there could be a bonfire of workers’ rights. Does the Chancellor agree with her, or does he agree with Len McCluskey that a vote to stay in the European Union is the best deal...

Economy: Overseas Trade Deficit - Question (25 May 2016)

Baroness Kramer: ...on UK exports. This is not an area where we will have a choice. We cannot say, “We’re not charging duties here”. That would be impossible and illegal. Hence, would the Minister recommend that Brexiters take note of the damage they could cause?

EU: Turkish Membership - Question (25 May 2016)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, is it not the truth that the Brexiteers making an issue of the very distant prospect of Turkish accession is an example of their having lost the plot? They have lost the argument on the economy, are unable to portray a credible alternative to the EU—sorry, I forgot Mr Gove’s Albanian model—are fighting among themselves like rats in a sack, and are scapegoating and insulting...

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

Gavin Newlands: ...in Scotland. Our fundamental principle is that university access should be on the basis of the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. It appears that the EU referendum and quashing noisy Tory Brexit voices are the priority for the Prime Minister and his Government colleagues. This is at the expense of growing our economy, creating jobs and delivering a modern and inclusive education...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

the Earl of Caithness: ...cause extra regulation and extra cost for British bankers, and most likely cost British jobs. I have since heard that our penchant for overregulating is known as “la source anglaise”. For the Brexiteers who reckon that all will be wonderful if and when we leave, it will not. We will have the problem of overregulation. Turning to transport, I am not yet convinced on HS2. My noble friend...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future in the European Union (26 May 2016)

Tavish Scott: ...s observations about the contribution that EU migrants make to Scotland and, indeed, the UK, but can she illustrate to the chamber whether there has been any assessment of the impact on our NHS if Brexit were to take place, given the number of doctors, nurses and other health staff who come from other EU countries?

Business of the House (26 May 2016)

Melanie Onn: ...the TV debates for the EU referendum. What should the format be? Who should the speakers be? For the sake of the viewers, I think we should pick the most entertaining advocate for each side. For Brexit, I suggest the hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), and remain could be represented by the former Conservative Mayor of London. For those who complain that it would...

Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Angela Smith: ...our political system. Let us be clear about this: in the UK, politics is polarising. We know that it is happening on the Labour Benches, as we have shifted to the left. On the Government Benches, Brexit is tearing the Conservative party apart, and the centre ground is disappearing before our very eyes. What on earth happened to the politics of the art of the possible? This movement is...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward: Economy (31 May 2016)

Joan McAlpine: ..., I am concerned that the solution that I propose, on which many people have worked hard for a long time, is under threat. We have an opportunity that is immediately met by a threat—the threat of Brexit. The new MSP for Dumfriesshire, who campaigned successfully to win the constituency for the Conservatives, revealed only after the event that he wanted to pull his constituents out of...

Migration - Question (6 Jun 2016)

Baroness Ludford: My Lords, does the Minister agree that Brexiteer proposals on migration are unworkable and contradictory? Mr Farage has admitted that the Ireland-Northern Ireland border would be a back door to EU migration on Brexit unless it was sealed as a hard order. As to the proposal of Messrs Gove and Johnson for an Australian points-based system, Alp Mehmet, the vice-chairman of Migration Watch has...

Removal of Foreign National Offenders and EU Prisoners (6 Jun 2016)

Joanna Cherry: ...than hinder the removal of EU offenders? Finally, does she agree that it is a shame that some other good work and powerful recommendations of the Home Affairs Committee have been overshadowed by Brexiteers determined to twist any issue to their cause, even in the absence of logic?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Northern Powerhouse (7 Jun 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: ...with responsibility for the northern powerhouse, the Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for Stockton South (James Wharton), who said recently that Brexit will not affect Greater Manchester’s vision and access to funding?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Employment Trends (7 Jun 2016)

Helen Goodman: This morning, the head of Hitachi warned that a Brexit vote means that jobs will be lost. What is the Treasury’s estimate of the number of jobs that will be at risk if we leave the European Union?

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