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Results 1–20 of 31 for brexit speaker:Liam Fox

Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts (19 Oct 2019)

Liam Fox: ...independent trade policy, at a time when global trade is slowing down. The final reason is that the deal allows us to get on to other issues. So much of our political bandwidth has been taken up by Brexit that the public feel that we no longer talk about the issues that matter to them. Of course there is no such thing as the perfect deal—I voted for the previous deal three times, with...

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Liam Fox: ...but felt that it was the best way to move forward. Some have voted against the deal because they want no deal to be the outcome. Some have voted against it because they want there to be no Brexit at all, and I want to address one or two questions to that latter group, because this is about the political reputation of Parliament. Those who have had a premeditated campaign to try to thwart...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Liam Fox: ...Members of this House were elected on a manifesto commitment to honour the result of the referendum, which is not something we should take lightly. I accept that many of those who seek a delay to Brexit have a range of motives, and I think an ounce of civility would sometimes do well in some of our proceedings. I accept that some seek a delay out of a genuine fear of what no deal might...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Liam Fox: I am not giving way. The alternative is to revoke article 50 and have no Brexit at all, with unavoidable and unforeseeable consequences. This motion focuses on the date of 29 March. At that point, we either have to leave with a deal, in line with article 50, or leave with no deal, for which the risks have been set out. If we choose neither of these, then we have to have an extension of...

Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union (13 Mar 2019)

Liam Fox: ...tonight. But I have to say to the right hon. Lady that the only way to take no deal off the table in the longer term is to have a negotiated deal, unless we were to revoke article 50 and have no Brexit. There would be no worse outcome for this House, for this country and for our democracy than to have no Brexit. We have been given a clear instruction by the people of Britain. In the days...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Trade: The UK’s accession to the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) (28 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: ...market access schedules (consistent with our current offer as an EU member state) and the market access schedules of all Parties, alongside accompanying Explanatory Memoranda. In a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, the government is anticipating a short gap between the UK leaving the EU and its accession to the GPA becoming effective. This is to allow for the completion of the necessary...

Trade Remedy Measures: Uk Interests (25 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: We got there just before Brexit, Mr Deputy Speaker. The hon. Gentleman did not say very much about trade remedies, so there is very little to respond to. In fact, it is a great example of “If you haven’t got anything to say, don’t say anything”. The Government’s policy is quite clearly correct and is supported by what he calls producers but I call employers. I know it was a slip of...

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: I would have thought that the management of Honda are closer to this issue, and they say it is a result of changes in the international car industry and specifically not a result of Brexit. Why does the hon. Gentleman want to make it so when the company itself says it is not true?

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: That just will not wash. Why, then, is Honda leaving Turkey? Is that the result of Brexit as well?

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: ...the European Union, if we are to deliver on the referendum result instruction given to us by the British people, we must remember that there is a world beyond Europe and there will be a time beyond Brexit. Now, for the first time in over 40 years, the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to step out into the world and forge relationships across the globe by negotiating, signing and...

EU Trade Agreements: Replication (13 Feb 2019)

Liam Fox: It seems that the country is caught between the irrational pessimism of those who fail to be reconciled to the referendum result and believe that everything to do with Brexit will be disastrous for the UK and those who are irrationally optimistic that there would be no problem whatever to leave the European Union with no deal. The truth is that we would be better off with a deal, which is why...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ..., voted in that referendum, we did so in the knowledge that our vote carried an equal weight to that of other citizens of our country. For Parliament to attempt in any way to thwart or block Brexit by any means would be an act of vanity and self-indulgence that would create a breach of trust between Parliament and the people, with potentially unknowable consequences.

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...country. The first option is to accept the deal that has been negotiated—and there is no other deal available. The second is to leave the European Union with no deal, and the third is to have no Brexit at all. Before considering the implications of those options, it is important to underline the fundamental strengths that underpin the UK economy, the changing patterns of our trade and...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...30 billion-worth of goods to the UK, which is Belgium’s fourth largest export market. Belgium’s Finance Minister has previously called for a quick trade agreement with the United Kingdom post-Brexit to protect thousands of jobs in that country. When trade is looked at purely in terms of exports, Ireland is the most exposed country—about 13% of all Irish exports end up in...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...construction of the backstop and the relationship set out in the political declaration mean that the risk of getting to the backstop is much less than I fear the risk of our being unable to achieve Brexit is. For me, that has been one of the key political balances; Members across the House will have to make that decision for themselves. The political declaration will enable both parties to...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...in that way; that is normally the business of those on the other side of the House. It is clear that if we do not accept a negotiated deal, the two other outcomes would be no deal or potentially no Brexit, and I do not think that either of those are acceptable. The Government have been clear that we neither want nor expect a no-deal scenario, but of course the Government will continue to...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...choice between having a deal and not having a deal, which is why I think it is advisable for the House to vote for this agreement. There are, of course, Members of the House who want there to be no Brexit at all. I believe that would be a democratic disaster. It would be a betrayal of the commitments given by this House to respect the result of the EU referendum and, let me remind the 80%...

Leaving the EU: European Union (Withdrawal) Act (14 Jan 2019)

Liam Fox: ...I finish. It is time to consign the divisions of the referendum to the past. It is time to raise our sights and acknowledge that there is a world beyond Europe and there will be a time beyond Brexit to build the economic opportunities that this country needs to thrive as a truly global Britain. The withdrawal agreement and political declaration are a way forward to achieve this model; to...

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Liam Fox: ...speech this afternoon, it is widely acknowledged that when there is an agreement, there is potential for a dividend because investment that might be being held back because of uncertainty around Brexit could come forward. That is probably particularly true of domestic investment, rather than foreign direct investment, which I will come on to.

Business of the House: [3rd Allotted Day] (6 Dec 2018)

Liam Fox: ...is not consistent with the reality of Britain’s economic performance. Now is the time to raise our sights and acknowledge that there is a world beyond Europe and there will be a time beyond Brexit. The referendum settled the question of our departure from the European Union. This House voted overwhelmingly to hold that referendum. The British people voted on the understanding that we...


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