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Results 21–40 of 88 for brexit speaker:Angus MacNeil

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

Angus MacNeil: Unfortunately, my amendment (g), which sought to end the whole charade by revoking article 50, has not been accepted, and we have a series of Brexit-enabling amendments before us. I want to take the Minister back to his point about the concessions he is looking for from the European Union on borders. We know that the technology has not been invented and the idea is that we have...

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...ask our friends from Ireland. Far from us taking back control, the European Parliament would actually have more control in that particular trade negotiation, which is a supreme irony of the whole Brexit carry-on.

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: The hon. Gentleman has mentioned Japan. Does he think that the lack of concern that has been shown for Japanese interests in this whole Brexit farrago will not serve the UK very well when it comes to negotiating a trade deal with Japan? The list of companies he gave and the concerns that the Japanese have raised have not registered or led to any deviation in UK policy, and it is...

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...the place to go for the temperatures. I note that the Conservative Benches are empty, but perhaps they are in Val d’Isère taking advantage of free movement while it still exists. This may be the Brexiteers’ last holiday. I also thank the hon. Member for Brent North for his frank honesty. I was talking earlier about damage to GDP and gains through the trade agreements. Of course, a...

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...made by two of the nations of the UK to take the whole United Kingdom out of the EU. This is seen, by all sides, as being damaging to the economy. The one thing that gives me hope is that even Brexiteers nearly all agree that the option of a hard Brexit on 29 March is damaging to the economy. The Secretary of State himself said it would damage the economy. Others have said it would be...

Future Free Trade Agreements (21 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: I have a philosophical question. There are two schools of thought regarding what is to blame for the Honda situation. It is either Brexit and the anticipation of trouble at the borders either now or in 21 months’ time as the Prime Minister kicks the can down the road and we leave the customs union and the single market; or, as the hon. Gentleman has just postulated, it is the EU-Japan free...

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...Monaghan) and for Glasgow South (Stewart Malcolm McDonald) for supporting it. I think it is going to gain some currency over time. In the end, we are going to come down between taking the crazy Brexit route only wanted by the militant tendency of the Tory party or else revoking article 50. Brexit is bad. Even Brexiteers do not want Brexit on 29 March. There are no Brexiteers: it is only...

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: I am happy to give way to the hon. Gentleman. Can he guarantee that all chemicals will be available after Brexit?

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...why I want us to revoke article 50. I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving me the opportunity to say that. I want to say a word or two about the trade continuity agreements. This nails a big lie of Brexit—that we can trade on WTO terms. The reason we want to roll over trade agreements instead of trading on WTO terms is that trading on WTO terms is an expensive way of conducting...

Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the EU (14 Feb 2019)

Angus MacNeil: The Prime Minister met hon. Members in the Boothroyd Room before the first vote, which she lost by 230, and said that if her deal was not accepted, it was either no deal or no Brexit. An amendment could have been moved to revoke article 50 today, but should not the Government be moving towards that point? We should put it to the House: we either have the Brexit that is going to crash the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...said on Twitter a little earlier, 28 parliamentary sitting days to go. Last time I spoke on this, as you probably remember, Mr Speaker, I mentioned Fintan O’Toole’s book, “Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain”, and the pain we are all feeling at the moment. The quote I used then was the Turkish proverb, “An Englishman will burn his bed to catch a flea.” It is worth...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (29 Jan 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ..., in particular, were abdicating their responsibility as MPs and hiving this off to the Government. Then when the Government came back, it was not good enough, deepening the mess of Brexit. This is exactly the problem we have here today. We should take a further step and consider this idea that going out of the customs union and the single market is bad for you. There are about 12 customs...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ..., Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne) is in the soup kitchens of Birmingham on a Sunday night—because of the inadequate fairness of distribution of resources in the UK. That is why people reached to Brexit. That is why people are looking to weird places in the far left.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...since this process began on 4 December, and I would just like to start with a book recommendation that I hope you will find very good reading, Mr Speaker. Fintan O’Toole’s “Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain” is a great read that explains the psychology behind Brexit and exactly why the colonialists in there got themselves in this situation—will we be a colony—and...

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

Angus MacNeil: But effectively the deal will be dead tomorrow, so the premise of the people’s vote will be dead tomorrow, leaving only a hard Brexit or revocation of article 50. That is what we are down to now.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Angus MacNeil: ...to 200 MPs in one of the rooms in Portcullis House last night. Again, she ruled out a second referendum, but she said that if the deal does not get through, there are two options left: a no-deal Brexit or no Brexit at all with the revocation of article 50. Businesses up and down the country are going to have to start thinking about how they react once the deal is voted down. Will the hon....

Seaborne Freight (8 Jan 2019)

Angus MacNeil: It feels like we are on the set of a film called “Carry On Brexit”. Le Figaro described the contract as ferries “sans bateaux”. The firm’s terms and conditions are from a pizza delivery company, so we wonder whether the MV Hawaiian and the MV Pepperoni will be sailing the route. To get away from “Carry On Brexit”, the serious point is that the Secretary of State is saying that...

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Changes (7 Jan 2019)

Angus MacNeil: Tapadh leat agus Bliadhna mhath ùr, Mr Speaker. Thank you, and a happy new year. Even the most deluded have conceded that Brexit is not going terribly well. Can the Secretary of State tell us whether the Prime Minister regrets having made the United Kingdom an international laughing stock? When might the delusions that she shares with the Tory party and the Labour leadership come to an end?...

Exiting the European Union: Meaningful Vote (11 Dec 2018)

Angus MacNeil: Is it in order for Father Christmas to save Brexit?

EU Exit: Article 50 (10 Dec 2018)

Angus MacNeil: ...my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Edinburgh South West (Joanna Cherry) on her work. Is it not a great irony that the ECJ has given us much vaunted controls, but we still have Tory Brexiteers complaining? The UK now has a choice: either revoke article 50, or we in Scotland will have our second independence referendum, as Scotland voted to remain. Will the Government table a motion...

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