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Results 1–20 of 60 for brexit speaker:Jenny Chapman

Election of Select Committee Chairs (Notice of Election): Sheep Farming: No-deal EU Exit (3 Sep 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...about the decimation of the UK’s sheep industry. The ancient practice of shepherding is as old as the hills, but it is now facing an unprecedented challenge brought by the threat of a no-deal Brexit. The threat of no deal brings with it a man-made, Boris-built disaster that could harm so many sectors from chemicals to cars, food to pharmaceuticals, and steel to services—virtually every...

Election of Select Committee Chairs (Notice of Election): Sheep Farming: No-deal EU Exit (3 Sep 2019)

Jenny Chapman: My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I represent an urban constituency, but even in urban Darlington there are agricultural workers whose jobs would be affected by the effect of a no-deal Brexit on the sheep industry.

Election of Select Committee Chairs (Notice of Election): Sheep Farming: No-deal EU Exit (3 Sep 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...the size of their flocks. Chillingly, the AHDB says: “Culling rates would record significant uplift driving the increase in adult sheep slaughterings. Quarter one of year two”— of a no-deal Brexit— “records a year-on-year uplift in slaughterings as the remainder of the year-one lamb crop are slaughtered.” The estimate of 3 million lambs is at the lower end of the estimates.

Leaving the EU: Extension Period Negotiations — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (22 May 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...Derbyshire (Lee Rowley) used some memorable phrases. He talked about the situation being a “catastrophe” and “stupidity”, and said “the Government are tired”. He said that it is a “Brexit of the shadows,” that there is a “cult of stamina,” and that we have a “wreckage of a Government decaying before our eyes”. That is pretty damning from a fairly new MP about the...

Leaving the EU: Extension Period Negotiations — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (22 May 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...to trigger article 50. I did not agonise about it; I saw it as my job and duty, and I did it with a clear heart. I then stood to be re-elected in 2017, as did we all, and I said that the kind of Brexit I wanted was something that at the time we all referred to as a soft deal. I would have voted for that. We would have left the European Union had that been on offer, but it never has been....

Leaving the EU: Extension Period Negotiations — [Mr Laurence Robertson in the Chair] (22 May 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...not get to vote on it. I want to give the Minister sufficient time to respond to questions, particularly those from the hon. Member for Hornchurch and Upminster on our preparedness for a no-deal Brexit. Given everything we have learned from listening to industry, I venture to guess that we are nowhere near ready to leave without a deal. We do not have the infrastructure, IT or staff, and...

Exiting the European Union: Leaving the EU: NHS (16 May 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...the probation service, and look how that worked out. It is our job to challenge the Government. They might not like it, but that is one reason we are here. Public health is potentially at risk from Brexit. Chlorinated chicken is a public health risk.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...support received by one of them—something that we have never seen before. I hope that that is a trend that continues. It is great to see so many people take part in a process that, until Brexit came about, was not gaining much traction with the public. But my goodness people seem to know about it now. The strength of feeling shown by so many people about this cannot be dismissed—6...

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...Whips Office. What I interpret from the fact that 6 million people—thousands of them in my constituency—have signed the petition is how concerned, angry and frustrated people are with how the Brexit process has been mishandled by the Government. I do not think there has been the same amount of public support and cut-through for a petition at any other stage in the Brexit process.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...I can manage. The second petition calls for a referendum on the Prime Minister’s deal. Labour would support a public vote, which we would call a confirmatory ballot, to prevent a damaging Tory Brexit or no deal. Labour colleagues here will have had several discussions over the months about the desirability or otherwise of another referendum.

Leaving the European Union — [James Gray in the Chair] (1 Apr 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...to be a process in Parliament to help inform that, but yes, if remain is not on the ballot paper, it is difficult to see the benefit of the exercise. We have spent two years making the case for a Brexit approach that we believe could have commanded support in the Commons, but I have to recognise that, at this late stage, if the Prime Minister forced through her deal, probably after...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act (25 Mar 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...for Redcar (Anna Turley), who spoke with passion and conviction. Tonight the House must make an important decision: to take the reins from the hands of the Prime Minister and find a way out of this Brexit impasse. I know that that is not an easy decision for many Members, particularly those on the Government Benches, but we have seen how the Prime Minister has responded to losing two...

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Jenny Chapman: It is good to see you in the Chair, Ms McDonagh. The hon. Member for Glasgow East (David Linden) talked about soundbites. We have heard, “Brexit means Brexit,” “No deal is better than a bad deal,” and—my personal favourite—“Red, white and blue Brexit”. I remember when soundbites were good—I know you do too, Ms McDonagh. I remember, “Tough on crime, tough on the causes of...

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...Union. His party does not have a negotiated deal that could get through this Parliament. That is where he is; it is his party that has done that, not my party. Businesses ask me what a Labour Brexit would look like, and I can tell them. They say to me, “Yes, that is a future I can work in. That is an economic framework that I can keep my business thriving in.” They look at what is...

Leaving the European Union — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair] (11 Mar 2019)

Jenny Chapman: ...we would also accept a deal along the lines that I have outlined. I know that being able to back either option might be a little complicated for some colleagues who like a nice single answer, but Brexit is not like that, and never has been. The position that the Labour party adopted is not where we wanted to be. The situation is not of our making. However, the situation we are in now, with...

Exiting the European Union: Automotive Sector (24 Jan 2019)

Jenny Chapman: The Government are pretending that they would take this country out without a deal at the end of March. This morning, the CEO of Airbus said: “Please don’t listen to the Brexiteers’ madness which asserts that, because we have huge plants here, we will not move and we will always be here. They are wrong.” Airbus alone employs 14,000 people in the UK. The Prime Minister is using...

Exiting the European Union: Manufacturing Industry (6 Dec 2018)

Jenny Chapman: ...TUC, the CBI and the Engineering Employers Federation, which said: “Loss of access to both the single market and the customs union would condemn the manufacturing sector to a painful and costly Brexit.” On 17 July, this House came within six votes of accepting a customs union as a negotiating objective. Is it not obvious that if the Prime Minister supported it and ignored the empty...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Declaration relating to exceptional market conditions (13 Nov 2018)

Jenny Chapman: ...the border whose farms cross the border. It is a border of 300-odd miles, intersected by far too many roads to be able to have any meaningful customs checks. We have all heard many times in the Brexit debates the concerns about border infrastructure and what it would mean for security and identity in Northern Ireland. That insecurity and concern is felt particularly by strong Unionist...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Declaration relating to exceptional market conditions (13 Nov 2018)

Jenny Chapman: ...are generally underprepared for a no-deal outcome. To be fair, DEFRA has done more than many Departments, but that is because it has had to, because so much of its activity is affected by Brexit. Because the Government are underprepared, there is now panic. A year ago, we anticipated having a deal in October, then it was last week, this week and probably next week. Where is the deal? The...

Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Secretary of State’s powers to give financial assistance (30 Oct 2018)

Jenny Chapman: ...a specific recognition that animals are sentient. That wording was transferred into UK law as part of being in the EU, and the UK Government have to do something to keep it in our law after Brexit. After we leave, that law will no longer apply, so we have to get it into a Bill somehow between now and the end of March. I do not understand why the Bill has not been used as an opportunity to...


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