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Results 21–30 of 30 for brexit speaker:Viscount Hailsham

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (26 Feb 2018)

Viscount Hailsham: My Lords, my purpose in adding my name to Amendment 12 is to enable the Government, through my noble friend, to explain what arrangements they intend to put in place before Brexit, in order to ensure that the United Kingdom is a full participant in the formulation of foreign and security policies which inevitably will be of great and enduring consequence to us all. The absence of such...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Viscount Hailsham: ..., Lord Newby, that they should be published. They may not be right to the nearest decimal point, but I am certain that they correctly identify the direction of travel. I have never thought that Brexit was a car crash, but I do believe it takes the form of a seriously deflating tyre and will cause the same kind of trouble. Turning to the point made by the noble Lord, Lord Carlile, on...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (21 Feb 2018)

Viscount Hailsham: ...in order to refrain from doing our duty. I will certainly do whatever I can to ensure that we remain as close as possible to the customs union—and if I could, I would also frustrate the policy of Brexit.

Brexit Negotiations - Statement (11 Dec 2017)

Viscount Hailsham: ...the Prime Minister to show similar pragmatism in the future, because does she understand that, despite the voices of some prominent members of my own party, there is very limited support for a hard Brexit? Consequently, if we are to get approval for the ultimate outcome of these negotiations, it has to be on the basis of a very close alignment between the institutions of the European Union...

Brexit: Costs - Statement (29 Nov 2017)

Viscount Hailsham: ...committed remainer I say to my noble friend that if the reports are true, I welcome them. Is it not also correct, however, that they are difficult to reconcile with the advantages identified by the Brexiteers in the course of last year’s referendum campaign? Should we not treat those stated advantages with a degree of caution?

Brexit: Food Prices - Question (14 Nov 2017)

Viscount Hailsham: My Lords, is it right that the best estimate within my noble friend’s department is that, after Brexit, food prices for the consumer will rise as a result of changes in the exchange rate—and, furthermore, that the income of the farming industry will fall due to an overall reduction in subsidies?

Brexit: Farm Support - Question (6 Nov 2017)

Viscount Hailsham: My Lords, have the Government made it plain to the agricultural community that, contrary to what was said by many Brexiteers during the referendum campaign, overall support for agriculture is likely to be much less when we leave the European Union than it would have been if we had stayed in?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Viscount Hailsham: ...of Parliament. It is, in our view, Parliament and not the Executive which should be the final arbiter of our country’s future. Ironically, in this sense we stand with the campaigners for Brexit who wanted Parliament to recover control over policy and legislation. Incidentally, too, we stand in that long tradition of parliamentarians who have stood for the primacy of Parliament against...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Viscount Hailsham: ...is possible that my noble friend Lord Hill is right about this. There is sometimes a price to be paid for democracy. Indeed, that is the argument that underpins many of the assertions made by the Brexiteers. They argue that, yes, there may be a cost involved in withdrawal but it is more than compensated for by the recovery of democratic control. That argument also applies to the process of...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (1 Mar 2017)

Viscount Hailsham: ...House of Commons, where I was meeting staff whom I have known for many years. One of the waitresses there whom I have known for years came up to me and said, “What is going to happen to me when Brexit takes place?” She was born in France, but she has worked in the United Kingdom and been in the House of Commons for many years. I gave her my personal opinion, which was that there would...


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