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Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (12 Feb 2019)

Lord Adonis: .... He probably is not—but he may correct me—a regular listener to Spotify. If he were, he would know that Spotify is now running ads advising people to take precautions in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The precaution that they should take is to log on to the GOV.UK website, where information is available on what arrangements will be made in the event of no deal. In respect of travel,...

Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (12 Feb 2019)

Lord Adonis: ...through these no-deal regulations not to be genuinely angry at what the British state is about to inflict on the British public if this comes to pass. It is not just the known facts about a no-deal Brexit, which are bad enough; it is, as has come through this debate, all of what Donald Rumsfeld called the known unknowns. We do not know the precise litany of catastrophes and problems that...

Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (12 Feb 2019)

Lord Adonis: The Minister talked about 59 jobs in the CAA, but about a third of the staff of the Department for Transport are currently working on Brexit-related issues and about a third are clearing up successive messes of the Secretary of State. That leaves very few members of staff actually doing the job of the Department for Transport at the moment.

Trade Marks (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (6 Feb 2019)

Lord Adonis: .... I am not in this industry, but this would seem to be a significant additional burden. People need to be aware. Case by case, we are seeing all of these additional burdens as a result of a no-deal Brexit. It is deplorable that we are imposing additional costs on businesses and individuals in this cavalier way.

Nuclear Safeguards (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (22 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: ...inspection to international standards and to Euratom standards. The Government’s own impact assessment says that we wish to attain inspection to Euratom standards, but in the event of a no-deal Brexit, we will not be able to do so after 29 March. Since it has been raised in these debates, and since there clearly is a difference, I would be grateful if the Minister could tell the House...

Brexit: Further Referendum - Question for Short Debate (17 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: ...is very strong support for the vote among 16 and 17 year-olds, shown both by polls and when you meet them—I do lots of meetings in schools and colleges at the moment—particularly in respect of Brexit, because there is no group whose future is more at stake. It is my view that we should extend the vote to them. Secondly, there should be automatic registration of all young people in...

Brexit: Stability of the Union - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: ...of Cookham, is replying to this debate as it holds him in very high regard. The only surprising thing is that the noble Lord finds it possible to continue being a member of a Government who, in Brexit, are systematically destroying his own life’s work. If I may say so, he gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “semi-detached”. He appears to be attached to this Government in the way...

Brexit: Stability of the Union - Motion to Take Note (17 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: I am bringing them to a conclusion. The Government in London also suffer from colonial complacency towards England, and we suffer from ideological idiocy in respect of Brexit. Both undermine the body politic and need reversing as a matter of urgency.

Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: ...of these regulations in Grand Committee, is as a means of trying to scare Members of Parliament into thinking that if they do not vote through the Prime Minister’s deal, there may be a no-deal Brexit. This is a straightforwardly immoral activity if it does not command a majority and the confidence of the House of Commons in the first place.

Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: ...Prime Minister’s deal, if not now, then later. But brinkmanship in Parliament is not the way to resolve this and get the best deal for the country. This is too serious for us to play a massive Brexit game of chicken”.—[Official Report, Commons, 9/1/19; col. 263.] I entirely agree with that statement and so did a majority. That leads to a huge question mark over the validity and...

Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: ...the Grand Committee’s consideration of these statutory instruments was a more fundamental issue? The House of Commons debated and voted on no deal last Tuesday in one of the largest Divisions on Brexit since this whole process started two and a half years ago. It voted by a majority of seven against no deal and in favour of an amendment to the Finance (No.3) Bill, under which the...

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any ministerial directions have been issued since 1 January 2018 in respect of preparing for a no deal Brexit; if so what were those directions; and in each case, who was the minister responsible.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit: Contracts (15 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many contracts for no deal Brexit preparations have been awarded to (1) McKinsey, (2) Boston Consulting Group, (3) Bain and Company, (4) PwC, (5) KPMG, and (6) EY since 1 January 2018; what was the value of each of any such contracts; and which departments have been responsible for issuing any such contracts.

Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (3rd Day) (14 Jan 2019)

Lord Adonis: My Lords, it looks like Brexit is effectively over, thanks to the mature good sense of the British people and the British Parliament. The question now is: what next? First, we need to end Brexit democratically. If the Prime Minister has any qualities of leadership, she will call a referendum rather than wait for one to be forced upon her by the House of Commons. Secondly, we need urgently a...

House of Lords: Sittings - Motion to Resolve (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Adonis: .... This is what Mr Heaton-Harris said yesterday is involved in the no-deal preparations which the Cabinet yesterday agreed to intensify because of the likelihood of there being no resolution to the Brexit crisis before us. He said that, “we have taken further steps to ensure that people and businesses are ready. That has included publishing more than 100 pages of guidance for businesses...

House of Lords: Sittings - Motion to Resolve (20 Dec 2018)

Lord Adonis: My Lords, the practical effect of this resolution would be to bring forward the debate on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal by a week, because the debate could then start in that week—the first week of January—rather than the current proposal that it start in the second week of January with the vote in the third week. I am sure that if your Lordships were to advance your debate on the...

Blood Safety and Quality (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (19 Dec 2018)

Lord Adonis: The Minister referred a moment ago to a “responsible Government”. The idea that a responsible Government would be preparing for a no-deal Brexit is a contradiction in terms. No responsible Government would be preparing for this country to leave the European Union without a proper treaty arrangement next March. Let us be very clear: the Government are seeking to intimidate Parliament into...

Operation of Air Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (18 Dec 2018)

Lord Adonis: ...because of inadequate government preparations for our relations with our European partners. In the House of Commons yesterday, the Prime Minister herself ramped up the real possibility of a no-deal Brexit in a big way and posited it as the main alternative to the passage of her deal. It is hard to exaggerate how irresponsible that was on her part, because almost nobody in Parliament...

Operation of Air Services (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (18 Dec 2018)

Lord Adonis: Is my noble friend aware of anyone in the aviation industry who thinks that Brexit is anything other than an extremely negative and potentially disastrous step forward for this country?

Young People - Motion to Take Note (13 Dec 2018)

Lord Adonis: ...and should be taught. I hugely regret that this Government have dismantled the citizenship education provision put in place by the last Government, but the issue is now becoming urgent because of Brexit. There is massive interest among young people in the Brexit process. I address meetings up and down the country on Brexit at the moment and I have never known larger meetings of young...


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