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Results 41–60 of 87 for brexit speaker:Tommy Sheppard

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU: Devolution Settlement (8 May 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: Two weeks tomorrow the people of Scotland go to the polls, and the Scottish National party will be fighting that election not just resisting the shambles of the Tory Brexit but demanding that the voice of Scotland be heard and the people of Scotland be given a choice over their own future. If my party wins that election, will the Secretary of State abandon his resistance to the Scottish...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (19 Jun 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...mind may be somewhat distracted, but he must surely recognise that the circumstances have now changed. His party is about to elect a leader and force upon us a Prime Minister hellbent on a no-deal Brexit. If that happens, will he continue to refuse the right of the Scottish Parliament to consult Scotland’s people on their own future?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (20 Feb 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: Coming back to Brexit, the Secretary of State seems to be completely incapable of answering a simple question: given the choice between no deal and extending article 50 to avoid that scenario, would he choose the latter option? Leaving that to one side, the papers report that he and three colleagues went to see the Prime Minister on Monday this week to discuss this very matter. Did he request...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: EU Referendum (20 Apr 2016)

Tommy Sheppard: ...quite lonely in Belfast these days, given that her views on Europe are not shared by the overwhelming majority of the population of Northern Ireland. Can we get to the bottom of the question of Brexit and the border? Her colleague, Nigel Lawson, the former Chancellor, said that leaving the EU would mean rebuilding the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Three days ago she...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Leaving the EU (19 Jun 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: The Secretary of State has been consistent, if nothing else, in denying the Scottish Parliament’s aspirations to offer the people of Scotland a choice between remaining in a Brexit Britain or taking control of their own affairs. Indeed, he made it a central plank of his party’s election campaign last month. In that election, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party received 11.6% of...

Preparations for Leaving the EU (8 Oct 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...: a mixture of their bellicose intransigence in their negotiations with our European partners and their arrogant contempt in trying to establish a political majority in this Chamber, and using the Brexit vote for their own narrow political ends. Now the Government are in a situation where the only thing they can possibly do is contemplate crashing out of the EU without a deal. I have to...

Attorney General: Prosecution Rates: Electoral Fraud (23 May 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...and energy on a problem that is virtually non-existent, at a time when the Electoral Commission finds Vote Leave and other campaigns guilty of electoral fraud and is currently investigating the Brexit party. Is it not time that the Government reassessed their priorities and focused on the organised campaigns that try to thwart our procedures?

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: I support those amendments that seek to ensure that the charter of fundamental rights is not exempted when we transfer powers from the EU after Brexit. Like many people I expect, I have received a lot of correspondence from constituents, and I wanted to start by reading from one—because time is short I will just read the last section of a letter from one of my constituents, Andrew Connarty:...

Human Rights in the UK — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (13 Feb 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gapes, I think for the first time. I am delighted to have the opportunity to introduce today’s debate. Over the last few years, particularly since we began our Brexit journey, we have discussed human rights in the United Kingdom and the potential consequences for them were this country to leave the European Union. A number of colleagues, most notably my...

Televised Election Debates — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (7 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: I am a democrat and I believe that in a democracy people have the right to change their mind, and it is quite clear that a very large number of people who voted for Brexit three years ago have changed their mind, now that they understand what it actually means. Leaving that to one side, my point is that before Christmas we were in danger of witnessing a debate between the leaders of the two...

New Partnership with the EU (17 Jan 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...of the Scottish Government, so let me press him on this matter. Some in his party have said that there can be no differential arrangements in the regions and nations of the United Kingdom post-Brexit on principle, even when it can be demonstrated that they will benefit the UK as a whole. Does he share that view, or will he consider proposals on their merits?

Social Mobility Commission (4 Dec 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...and rising prices—a perfect storm where the poor will pay for the failure of Government policy. So I ask the Minister what assurances we have, given that the Government continue to be obsessed by Brexit, that he will actually listen to any advisers in this policy area who are appointed in the future?

Speaker’s Statement: Britain's Place in the World (15 Oct 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...Well, good luck with that. Today’s debate is about the role of Britain in the world, and many people have considered Britain’s standing in the world as part of that debate, so let me start with Brexit. I have heard a number of colleagues now say that there will be a problem if we do not, in the puerile language that we have now descended to, “get Brexit done” by 31 October;...

Prorogation of Parliament — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (9 Sep 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...without going back to the people. It is time for them to have another say. I sense that an awful lot of Members of Parliament, on both sides of the House, understand very well the consequences of Brexit; they are not attracted to them, but they feel that they do not have a mandate to oppose Brexit because of the nature of the manifesto on which they stood in 2017. Shaking up the political...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Retaining Enhanced Protection (17 Jan 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ...almost unbelievable that, 18 months after the referendum and six months after the Government introduced this Bill, they still have not provided or commissioned any proper economic analysis of what Brexit will mean and of the various options we have. In that information vacuum, it has fallen to others to try to fill the gap. A recent report from the Mayor of London concluded that 500,000...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (9 Jan 2020)

Tommy Sheppard: ...the Government, even with 43% on a first-past-the-post basis and a majority of more than 86, have a legitimate democratic mandate not just in principle to leave the European Union, but to deliver Brexit on the terms that it proposed to the electorate. I accept that. However, I do not accept—this is my central contention—that that mandate runs in Scotland. The 12 December vote was very...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: “Creation of UK-wide frameworks (4 Dec 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...them to come forward and make agreements and changes. If that happens, it will provide sustenance to those Conservative Members who never believed in devolution in the first place, and who will use Brexit as an opportunity to roll it back and take power to the centre.

EU Membership: Second Referendum — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (3 Dec 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ...the different nations within the United Kingdom, but we failed in that endeavour. The Scottish Government did not say, “Oh well, we don’t recognise the result in the UK because we are against Brexit and this is the Scottish position.” Quite the contrary: a Government that believed in and aspired to an independent Scotland and membership of the European Union produced a detailed...

Privileges (2 Apr 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...us at the beginning of this discussion to try to restrict our comments to the narrow business under consideration. I had wanted to put this question into the wider context of the debate on Brexit, and to consider the wider political questions, but I will not do that. I have taken Mr Speaker’s advice and, in my imagination, I have applied a blue pen to much of what I was going to say. It...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: I ask the hon. Gentleman to please sit down, as time is very short. Finally, many Members have stood up and said how their constituents voted over Brexit. Let me put this on the record: the people who sent me to this place to speak on their behalf voted by 74% to retain their European citizenship and against the process in which we are now engaged. The people of my country voted by 62% to...


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