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Results 21–40 of 84 for brexit speaker:Tommy Sheppard

Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: Leaving the EU: Civil Service Responsibilities (13 Mar 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: It is clear, is it not, that Brexit will mean a lot of change, upheaval and uncertainty for ordinary civil servants throughout the country. I was therefore genuinely astounded to learn last week from the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union that not a single meeting had taken place with national officers of that union to discuss Brexit. When will the Government start...

Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Leaving the EU: No-Deal Preparations (6 Mar 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...conviction has not been moderated or mellowed by the passing of the years. The latest Northern Ireland budget included £16.5 million for the Police Service of Northern Ireland to prepare for Brexit. Will the Secretary of State tell us how much of that money is being allocated to the policing of border infrastructure, either at the border itself or some distance away from it?

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

Tommy Sheppard: ...the Government of a preference as to the outcome of that choice? If he does agree, will he inform today’s debate by saying what the Government’s policy will be on either voting for a no-deal Brexit or extending article 50?

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...

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

Tommy Sheppard: ...and categorical assurances that I sought on commitment to the existing Human Rights Act and the protections that it affords, or—several Members requested this—on no falling behind after Brexit, if rights improve in other European countries. I hope that we get such assurances in future, but that ambiguity—if no other reason—ensures that we will return to this debate in the months...

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...

Leaving the EU — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: If the Minister is so convinced that he and the Brexiteers, as he calls them, would win a second referendum, why is he so scared of letting the people have a say?

Leaving the EU — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...100 metres away. However, it is not the first time that this has happened. I remember a very similar occasion before Christmas when I was here to respond from the third party to a petition about Brexit while a big Brexit discussion was going on in the main Chamber. I do not say that to criticise; I am merely making an observation. I say as gently as possible to the Petitions Committee, the...

Leaving the EU — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: ...to people who have petitioned on a completely different matter. I think we ought not to aggregate such matters. We should not simply make the assumption that anybody who signs a petition about Brexit will be happy and content to have their concerns considered in conjunction with those of anybody else who signs a petition about Brexit, which may come from a completely different perspective....

Leaving the EU — [David Hanson in the Chair] (14 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: But it is Brexit. It may not be the type of Brexit the hon. Gentleman wants—it may not be as hard and quick as he wants—but it is the United Kingdom leaving the EU. The Minister will perhaps confirm that when he makes his statement. I am pretty sure that what we will be voting on tomorrow night is a form of Brexit. My point is that after two and a half years of intense discussion,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Support for Businesses (Scotland) (8 Jan 2019)

Tommy Sheppard: A recent report by the Fraser of Allander Institute found that three quarters of Scottish businesses felt that they did not have adequate information to prepare for Brexit. Given that, do the Government now regret rejecting the Scottish National party’s proposal for a £750 million small business support scheme to help them prepare for the eventuality of Brexit?

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

Tommy Sheppard: ...other than the two main parties in the United Kingdom. That needs to be understood and built into the process. Before Christmas, when we had the shenanigans about the debate on what to do about Brexit—it was not meant to be an election debate—we had a situation whereby the SNP, the third largest party in this House and the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms...

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...

Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ...the duplicity of the Westminster Government when it comes to dealing with representations from Scotland. The national Parliament in Scotland has argued precisely for differential arrangements post Brexit and been told consistently for the past two years that they would be impossible because they would compromise the integrity of the United Kingdom, only to find them written down in this...

Bill Presented: EU Withdrawal Agreement (18 Dec 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ..., which is why we are desperately engaged in a process of trying to save this country from itself—from the worst act of collective self-harm in history—by stopping this ridiculous process of Brexit. But know this: we will not go down with the ship if it does not change direction. We will use our right of self-determination as a lifeboat to escape from this catastrophe. And when the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: The people of Scotland did not vote for Brexit. In 2016, 62% of them rejected the proposal, and that figure would be higher today. Their judgment then was that Brexit was bad for them, and that is their judgment now. If anyone doubts the veracity of that conclusion, they need only to look for evidence in the pages of the withdrawal agreement we are discussing today. This is a bad deal, and I...

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

Tommy Sheppard: ...which people made their original decision is in some way compromised, either because it was wrong or because it is now obsolete and has been superseded by further developments. With regard to the Brexit referendum, I do not think anyone can argue other than that the information on which people based their decision was fatally flawed. In response to the statement by the hon. Member for...

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...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral System: Overseas Interference (14 Nov 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: In the past week, the police have begun an investigation into whether Arron Banks used foreign money to buy the Brexit referendum. We have also seen Shahmir Sanni victimised for blowing the whistle on electoral crime by Vote Leave. Is it not now time for the Government to admit that the legitimacy of their mandate for the referendum is fatally compromised?

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: UK Shared Prosperity Fund (24 Oct 2018)

Tommy Sheppard: ...of State boasted of an efficient and responsive UK Shared Prosperity Fund, but today he admits that the Government have not even started the consultation on it. With months to go before the Brexit catastrophe, what guarantees do we have that there will be any fund fit for purpose for Wales or the other nations of the United Kingdom?


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