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Results 1–20 of 35 for brexit speaker:Sammy Wilson

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

Sammy Wilson: The Prime Minister has claimed that anyone who does not support his demand for an early election is, first, trying to stop Brexit and, secondly, running scared of the electorate. The Democratic Unionist party will not be supporting this motion tonight, but not because we are scared of the electorate. In fact, I can tell the House that the Unionist electorate in Northern Ireland are so angry...

Early Parliamentary General Election (28 Oct 2019)

Sammy Wilson: ...that the Prime Minister would use to justify breaking his promises to the people of Northern Ireland is an offer that we can refuse and will be quite happy to refuse. Although we want to see Brexit delivered, we want to see it delivered for the whole United Kingdom. We want it delivered in the form that the Prime Minister twice—he changed his mind the third time—voted for in this...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland (9 Jul 2019)

Sammy Wilson: ...to give way. The second inconsistency is that many of those who are saying that these limited and very specific powers should be taken by this House are the same people who, during the debate on Brexit legislation, complain time and again that we should not interfere with the powers of devolved Administrations. Indeed, when the Government were suggesting that some of the powers that...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill: Marriage of same-sex couples in Northern Ireland (9 Jul 2019)

Sammy Wilson: Does my right hon. Friend not find it amazing that when we spent literally hours in the House debating the Henry VIII clauses during the Brexit debate, those clauses were railed against by Labour Members and members of other parties, whereas Labour is now proposing that Henry VIII powers be granted to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland so that regulations can be introduced with no...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

Sammy Wilson: .... For those reasons, we would not vote for the SNP motion either. We will not support any of these arrangements tonight because they would not safeguard the Union and they would not deliver Brexit.

United Kingdom’S Withdrawal from the European Union (29 Mar 2019)

Sammy Wilson: ...it is impossible to find a way to secure the kind of assurances required to make sure, first, that the United Kingdom is not broken up and, secondly, that we have a clear way to ensure that the Brexit that many of us expected to see delivered will be delivered. It is our regret that that process has reached an end. In the Alice in Wonderland world in which we now live, the Attorney General...

European Council (25 Mar 2019)

Sammy Wilson: ...that are made by central Government apply to Northern Ireland. When are you going to stop using Northern Ireland as an excuse, and do you realise that the importance of this agreement to delivering Brexit, and also to the Union of the United Kingdom, is such that we will not be used in any scare tactics to push this through?

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) (No. 2) Bill (6 Mar 2019)

Sammy Wilson: Does my hon. Friend not think it is rather ironic that we have had all these debates in the House about the impact of Brexit on supply chains, yet here is a measure that, as he has rightly pointed out, could have a massive impact on the supply chain of the agri-food business in Northern Ireland and throughout the United Kingdom?

Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill (5 Mar 2019)

Sammy Wilson: ...it early in June because there is no Assembly up and running. That brings me to one of the reasons why I believe we are having to do this again this year. Many people have said that it is about Brexit, or the fact that Sinn Féin cannot get agreement with the DUP about certain matters like an Irish language Act. Having said that, I do not know how anyone justifies tens of millions of...

Northern Ireland: Security Situation (21 Jan 2019)

Sammy Wilson: The current Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has overseen a deterioration in cross-border relations because of his belligerent behaviour towards Britain during the Brexit negotiations. Notwithstanding the hysterical reaction of the Irish Government to Britain’s decision to leave the EU, can the Secretary of State assure us that, not just at a police level but at a political level, security...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...’s predictions, it was pleasing that the Chancellor was able to start his speech today by blowing out of the water all the arguments being made by his own Department about the impact of the Brexit vote, our impending departure and the negotiations. Pay is growing in real terms, employment is up, the deficit is down, borrowing is going down, there is no more borrowing to cover current...

Government Overseas Aid Commitment: Private Investment: EU Exit Negotiations (9 Oct 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...it be limited for? Can he also assure us that the comments made by Michel Barnier this week, that Northern Ireland would have to be prohibited from taking part in any trade deals negotiated after Brexit, will not be the case?

Bill Presented: Strengthening the Union (23 Jul 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...we wouldn’t have to experience that,” but, as I have said, as independent countries we would face all those problems without the support of the bigger Union. The most recent example has been Brexit. Nationalists in Northern Ireland have used Brexit to try to drive a wedge between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom. Despite all the nationalists’ arguments about...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...no massive interest in the House. Indeed, there is a certain irony. For the past year, sitting in the Chamber, I have seen Member after Member stand up and say how concerned he or she is about the Brexit negotiations and the impact that Brexit would have on Northern Ireland, the impact that it would have on the Good Friday agreement, and the impact that it would have on community relations...

Business of the House: Northern Ireland Budget (No. 2) Bill (9 Jul 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...amount of flexibility is going to get us over a situation in which one party, which has a veto, does not want to make the tough decisions, does not want to be associated with any compromise around Brexit and does not want to have to deal with its murky past when it comes to legacy. That party is determined to use its veto to keep the Assembly from sitting to keep the Executive from being...

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (14 May 2018)

Sammy Wilson: I congratulate the hon. Member for Charnwood (Edward Argar) on his positive speech. I hope that mine will be equally as positive, because almost every time anything about Brexit or leaving the EU is mentioned in this House the naysayers and those who wish to overturn the referendum result will find any excuse to look for faults in what is being presented. I welcome the fact that the...

Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill (21 Mar 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...Ireland. It was a shabby excuse made by a party that wanted to run away from its obligations to bring forward a budget, to make hard decisions about the past and to make difficult decisions about Brexit. It was used as an excuse, and the remedy, of course, was brought forward by a DUP Minister. I am glad to see that the Secretary of State has continued to implement that remedy. It is the...

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

Sammy Wilson: ...back and forth. It is essential that we spend that money. Reference has been made to an underspend. The hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Tommy Sheppard) said that the underspend is a metaphor for Brexit, and maybe it is. Yes, we will save an awful lot of money when we leave the European Union. We will save our contributions to the EU budget. If the underspend is a metaphor for Brexit, it...

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (31 Jan 2018)

European Union Committee: Brexit: UK-Irish relations follow-up. 9:45 am; Other
Witnesses: ...Professor Neil Gibson, Chief Economist - Ireland, Ernst and Young LLP Professor Duncan Morrow, Lecturer in Politics, Ulster University (at 5:00 PM) Mr Sammy Wilson MP, DUP Shadow Spokesperson (Brexit)

Rail Services (Bedfordshire): Democracy in Hong Kong (23 Jan 2018)

Sammy Wilson: ...or selfish interests in Northern Ireland, there was a certain affinity with people in Hong Kong who were facing an uncertain future. Thankfully, despite all the fears about Britain’s exit, or Brexit, from Hong Kong—people thought capital would flee from Hong Kong, industry would be decimated, people would want to leave and the whole economic dynamics of the Hong Kong economy would be...


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