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European Council (17 Dec 2018)

Wera Hobhouse: ...per se that are divisive. The 2016 referendum would not have been divisive if the promises made were deliverable. The divisions in our country today only come from two and a half years of Brexit fantasies now hitting the wall of Brexit reality. Brexiteers see the Prime Minister’s deal as a betrayal, and remainers are furious because the whole Brexit argument was based on lies. Does she...

Scottish Parliament: Renfrewshire South Economy (Support) (31 Oct 2019)

Derek Mackay: Yes—I agree with that concern. We are not alone in being concerned about the impact that Brexit will have on economies across Scotland—not least in Renfrewshire. Very positive work has been done with the council around the economic plan for the area, where the Government is, as a partner, making the right interventions and investments to help to grow the economy sustainably. Of course, on...

Ministry of Defence: Department for Exiting the European Union (26 Feb 2018)

Angus MacNeil: Thank you for calling me to speak, Madam Deputy Speaker. Brexit is an area where it is quite hard to estimate. Brexit has been mis-served by the media. It has been played out in a soap opera of personalities, parliamentary arithmetic and party political advantage, when in fact it should be played out under the lens of trade, the economy and what it will mean. When the Prime Minister says that...

Brexit Negotiations (11 Dec 2017)

Mary Creagh: The Brexit Secretary has captivated the House with tales of regulatory impact assessments that do not exist. The Chancellor has said that the divorce bill will be paid in all circumstances, but the Brexit Secretary contradicted him at the weekend, saying that it would be conditional on a trade deal. The Prime Minister’s deal with the Taoiseach, promising full regulatory alignment, has been...

Scottish Parliament: Response to the Outcome of the Meaningful Vote in Westminster (16 Jan 2019)

Adam Tomkins: I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement, but it is yet another reminder—as if one were needed—that, for the SNP, Brexit is not about our future relations with Europe; for the SNP, Brexit, like everything else, is all about independence. On just the first page of the statement, Mike Russell bangs the independence drum not once, not twice, but three times. We were...

Business of the House (28 Mar 2019)

Chi Onwurah: ...on Monday and I look forward to watching that here in the House. Just as in the House, civil servants and local authorities are having to deal with the consequences of Government incompetence over Brexit. Key Whitehall staff have been moved on to Brexit and are unable to perform their daily duties. Newcastle City Council, for example, is expected to produce a Brexit plan when the...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit (30 Oct 2019)

Michael Russell: I know that the member has been a keen Brexiteer, so maybe his eyes glossed over the start of that statement but, in fact, the director general’s first premise was no Brexit at all—she said that she did not want Brexit to take place. That is exactly my first premise, too, because Brexit will be damaging, no matter what. At the stage at which businesses are suffering greatly, of course,...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the EU (27 Feb 2019)

Owen Smith: We have seen a 100% increase in violent racist attacks since the Brexit vote—that is the truth. Brexit is exacerbating underlying problems in our society. It is a racist, xenophobic, right-wing, reactionary project, and we in the Labour party should be fighting against it with every sinew of our being. I will use my last minute to plead with people in this House and across the country that...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (Opportunities for Growth) (14 Jun 2017)

Keith Brown: No, I will not. We do not know what the Tory position is on Brexit, because we have a roundabout Ruth. We had “no Brexit”, “soft Brexit”, “hard Brexit”, and we had something apparently called “open Brexit”, but that only lasted for 24 hours before she was told by Theresa May, “You will get behind whatever Brexit we want to give you.” I think that that Brexit is a...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve: Amendment to the Motion (27 Mar 2019)

Lord Adonis: ...Conservative Benches over the past half-hour demonstrate the reason why that once great party is in the position it is in at the moment. It has not come to terms with the basic problem, which is Brexit itself. Brexit has now destroyed two Prime Ministers in a row. It has virtually destroyed this Government. It has proved to be a totally unviable policy. The best advice I can offer, with...

Brexit: Negotiations and No-deal Contingency Planning - Statement (4 Sep 2018)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...from the Statement—have failed to provide a workable path through the morass of negotiating objectives. To quote Bloomberg: “As politicians dither, Britain’s economy is taking a hit”, with Brexit costing 2% of economic output, even before we have left. During a summer of government squabbles, I spent time watching how fast lorries could load on to European ferries at the moment. I...

Economy: Purchasing Managers’ Index - Question (11 Apr 2019)

Baroness Kramer: ...sentences in Markit’s report on the PMI. It said that, increasingly, “Companies stepped up production to build-up inventories”, of, “both purchases and finished products”, in advance of Brexit—in other words, stockpiling. It later says that business sentiment “remained subdued” looking ahead, amid persistent Brexit concerns. The CBI this morning confirmed its view that the...

Brexit: UK-EU Relationship - Motion to Take Note (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Crawley: ...nuclear waste if we left the European Union. Euratom is a perfect example of how Europe shares risks, skills and costs and it is now yet another asset to be thrown on to the Article 50 bonfire. Brexit is indeed becoming a learning curve—a curve of the vertical take-off variety. Every day brings a new Brexit-based challenge to our national interest that simply was not foreseen. I can...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Businesses and no-deal: Businesses and no-deal (29 Jul 2019)

Sadiq Khan: Thank you, Chair. Most London businesses did not feel well prepared for a no-deal Brexit last March [2019]. Since then, we have continued to prepare to avert the very negative outcomes of no deal through initiatives like my Brexit Business Resource Hub. Unfortunately, nothing looks any clearer the second time around as a no-deal Brexit looms again and the timing will be even worse if we leave...

Leaving the EU: Implications for Scotland — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (3 Jul 2018)

Patricia Gibson: ...point. I hope to maintain a respectful dialogue in this debate. I gently remind the hon. Gentleman that the former Tory leader and Prime Minister, John Major, has called the handling of Brexit “bad politics” and a “grand folly” dictated by “ultra Brexiteers”. He has also said: “Many electors know they were misled”. How people voted in the EU referendum, therefore, is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (11 Jun 2018)

Mark Lancaster: Following the EU Exit referendum, as part of the formulation of Ministry of Defence strategy, an assessment was undertaken of the potential impact of Brexit on Armed Forces recruitment and retention. It concluded that Brexit was unlikely to impact directly on Armed Forces recruitment, given our nationality requirements, but there could be a secondary impact should Brexit increase demand for...

Questions to the Mayor of London — Brexit: Brexit (2 Apr 2019)

Sadiq Khan: On 14 February [2019] Members of Parliament (MPs) voted to reject the Government’s bad Brexit deal. Last week MPs voted again to reject the very same bad Brexit deal. It is noteworthy that the Prime Minister thinks that MPs should get a second or even third say, but not the British public. Over and over again, Government has failed to deliver promised breakthroughs from its hopeless...

Business of the House: Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate (26 Sep 2019)

Helen Hayes: ...and 48% of voters across the country have been told that we must be quiet and that our views no longer count. We have been told to be silent in the face of the Government’s own evidence that Brexit will harm the UK economy. We have been told to be silent as we raise important questions about the future of scientific research, supply of medicines, regulation of chemicals and the future of...

Museums and Galleries - Question (23 May 2019)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: I note that the noble Lord received a cheer for what he said at the beginning of his remarks, and I confirm again that for the 15 museums entry will remain free. On his point about Brexit, much planning has taken place to anticipate Brexit issues, including at the DCMS, which has been working with our world-leading national museums to evaluate the potential impacts of Brexit and provide...

Scottish Parliament: A Trading Nation (30 May 2019)

Jackie Baillie: I welcome the speech from the minister, but I have heard so many excuses before. I have heard that it is because of Brexit and that Brexit is causing less export activity. The minister and I do not like Brexit at all—we agree on that. However, the uncertainty of Brexit applies to the whole of the UK, and the UK export rate increased by more than Scotland’s, which means that we can do...


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