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Results 21–40 of 59 for brexit speaker:Graeme Dey

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Preparations (Funding) (14 Mar 2019)

Graeme Dey: As a responsible Government, we do not advise people to stockpile. We are doing considerable work to assess the challenges that will be faced as a consequence of Brexit, particularly a no-deal Brexit—if that is where we end up. The Cabinet sub-committee on Scottish Government resilience, in conjunction with local authorities, for example, is doing considerable work that covers the full...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit Preparations (Funding) (14 Mar 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...directly, by local authorities, by a multitude of public bodies and, of course, by the private sector. That amount is a very small proportion of what would be required to mitigate the impact of Brexit—it would be far better if we could find a way to avoid it completely.

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government (Timetable for Introduction of Legislation) (14 Mar 2019)

Graeme Dey: .... The timetabling of new bills, and the progress of those that are already in the Parliament, is of course being impacted by the unwelcome requirement to divert resources to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Individual bill timetables are therefore subject to continual review, and I am discussing that with relevant committee conveners on a regular basis. I take the opportunity to recognise the...

Scottish Parliament: Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill (Legislative Consent) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: Wow. Through its approach to Brexit-related legislation, the Scottish Government has shown itself to be reasonable and pragmatic, but until and unless we can be assured that the decisions of the Parliament will be respected by the United Kingdom Government, we will not lodge legislative consent motions on Brexit-related provisions except in the most exceptional of circumstances. We will...

Scottish Parliament: No-deal Brexit (Preparations) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...level on identifying risks and potential impacts, as well as mitigating actions, across a wide range of issues. The Scottish Government resilience committee leads on our preparations for a no-deal Brexit. Officials, key agency leads, ministers and a representative from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities meet each week to assess progress.

Scottish Parliament: No-deal Brexit (Preparations) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: By aligning herself with the hardline Brexiteer wing of her party last night, the Prime Minister has brought a no-deal scenario even closer, as Andy Wightman said. While continuing to press the UK Government to see sense and step back from the brink, it is imperative that we continue to plan for the worst. That is entirely necessary and appropriate. Mr Russell addressed the issue of no-deal...

Scottish Parliament: No-deal Brexit (Preparations) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: I find it staggering that, with the horrendous situation that we find ourselves in with Brexit, the Conservatives take this opportunity to make such a point. As Mr Tomkins well knows from his exchanges with Mr Russell in the chamber, Mr Russell is a perfectly adequate—indeed, far more than adequate—representative of the Scottish Government at that meeting.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Discussions with United Kingdom Government) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: Last week, the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations met the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to discuss Brexit. The Prime Minister has said that she wants to give the devolved Administrations an enhanced role in the next phase of the Brexit process, but the UK Government continues to ignore the views of the...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Discussions with United Kingdom Government) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...circumstances that prevailed in 2014, such as Scotland being taken out of the EU against our will.” On 28 March 2017, this Parliament voted in support of an independence referendum in light of Brexit. It has been the Scottish Government’s consistent position that we will set out our views on the next steps for a future referendum on independence when there is clarity about the outcome...

Scottish Parliament: Welsh Government (Meetings) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: ...range of business at both official and ministerial levels. Last week, the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations met Mark Drakeford to discuss Brexit matters. On 28 January, the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations spoke to Julie James AM concerning electoral law issues. Earlier this week, the Minister...

Scottish Parliament: Welsh Government (Meetings) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: We have much in common with our Welsh colleagues. Indeed, I understand that today the Welsh Assembly is uniting behind a motion that considers in detail the impact of a no-deal Brexit—indeed, Brexit itself—and the catastrophe that it would be for Wales. We continue to share much common ground in that respect. With regard to the point that Lewis Macdonald makes, and as I indicated to Mr...

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Implications) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: The implications of Brexit for Scotland are extremely alarming, as the Scottish Government has detailed and as the Parliament understands. All Brexit outcomes will be bad for Scotland, but the Prime Minister is now running down the clock to the most damaging of exits.

Scottish Parliament: Brexit (Implications) (30 Jan 2019)

Graeme Dey: I agree with Ms Gilruth. Last night, a majority of the MPs who represent Scotland voted to extend article 50, to rule out a no-deal Brexit and to respect the overwhelming vote in Scotland to remain in the EU. The UK Government has decided, once again, to ignore Scotland’s democratic voice. The Scottish Government, however, will continue to do all that it can to protect Scotland’s...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Withdrawal (Draft Agreement) (28 Nov 2018)

Graeme Dey: Devolved Administrations did not see the draft agreement before it was published on 14 November, despite a joint ministerial committee having taken place the evening before. Throughout the Brexit process, the UK Government has not engaged the Scottish Government in any meaningful way, and there has been little or no opportunity to scrutinise—let alone make any changes to—agreements that...

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motions (5 Sep 2018)

Graeme Dey: The decision was a unanimous one of the bureau, which reflects the huge significance of Brexit for Scotland and the Parliament. Brexit will weigh heavily on the deliberations and actions of the Scottish Parliament over the next six months and beyond. Given that, from the perspective of business managers, it was inappropriate for the Parliament to rise for the Easter recess on the eve of...

Scottish Parliament: National Council of Rural Advisers (14 Jun 2018)

Graeme Dey: If anything demonstrates the damaging impacts of Brexit that the report has highlighted, it is the issue of migrant workers being able to continue to contribute to our rural businesses and the wider economy. Does the cabinet secretary agree that the Tories have an utter brass neck to be carping about the time that is being taken to deliver the rural strategy when they have had two years—two...

Scottish Parliament: Onshore Wind Energy (Community Benefit) (7 Jun 2018)

Graeme Dey: ...wind farms are largely located in rural areas, the potential funding for local projects will become even more important due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the LEADER scheme after Brexit. As I highlighted in a members’ business debate a few months ago, LEADER has been a lifeline for many projects in Angus South. However, even if we set aside the concerns over what Brexit...

Scottish Parliament: Erasmus+ (16 May 2018)

Graeme Dey: ...2014 means that Switzerland cannot be a full participant, particularly in relation to sport. As Iain Gray and I have highlighted, that matters to Scotland. Such opportunities are under threat from Brexit, and the UK Government must minimise any negative impact. I also back the committee’s call that, if the UK Government is not willing or able to secure the UK’s continued participation...

Scottish Parliament: LEADER Programme (6 Mar 2018)

Graeme Dey: ...structure of that magnitude would be devastating for communities. It would impact on local facilities, infrastructure and, ultimately, jobs. Just as farming needs certainty over funding post Brexit, so do Scotland’s rural communities and businesses, which seek clarity and assurance on what will come next for them. The UK Government has a duty to step up and take serious action on behalf...

Scottish Parliament: Population Needs and Migration Policy (22 Feb 2018)

Graeme Dey: This feels a wee bit like groundhog day. We are the best part of two years on from the fateful Brexit vote, and still we have no resolution on what migration will look like after we leave the EU. I find myself rising in the chamber yet again to highlight its implications for a key economic contributor in my constituency—the soft fruit sector. In the time since I first raised the matter back...


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