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Results 61–80 of 84 for brexit speaker:Tommy Sheppard

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.

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

Tommy Sheppard: I think the hon. Gentleman misunderstands what is happening. At the minute, the EU has legislative competence in 111 devolved areas, to ensure compatibility with the treaty on European Union. After Brexit, that will not be the case; what is being proposed is that the UK Parliament should be given legislative competence over these devolved areas that it currently does not have. That is a...

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?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...will rightly look at us and judge us according to how we treat those who are least able to defend themselves. When they look at the record of this Government, I think they will judge them harshly. Brexit clearly overshadows the whole debate about Britain in the global economy. I remind colleagues that we have not left the European Union. We have not even begun to leave the European Union....

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:...

Referendum on Scottish Independence — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (13 Nov 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...an early second referendum. We said, “For example, one thing might be Scotland being taken out of the European Union against its will”. That was stated as an example, by the way, before the Brexit vote and before we knew how Scotland would vote or, indeed, how people in the rest of the United Kingdom would vote. That change of circumstance came to pass. We did not just outline those...

Referendum on Scottish Independence — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (13 Nov 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...will tell them what happened. A Scottish Government who believed in Scottish independence and the European Union produced a document that argued for neither. It argued for a compromise solution in Brexit that would allow differential arrangements in Scotland to respect Scottish public opinion and protect Scottish interests. That is what we put to the British Government in December 2016,...

Proportional Representation — [James Gray in the Chair] (30 Oct 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...this place, and I very much hope that this is the start of the next phase of a push for reform of our voting system in this country. As the events of the next few years unravel and we go through Brexit, we will see constitutional upheaval anyway. In the midst of that, we can seize the opportunity to try to improve our democratic system. The Scottish National party supports the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Devolved Administrations: Brexit (11 Oct 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...commitment to transferring relevant powers to the devolved Administrations instead of foutering around. Will the right hon. Gentleman confirm that, when referring to UK-wide arrangements after Brexit, he is talking about co-decision between the UK Government and the devolved Governments—or does he mean that this Government will tell the others what to do?

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

Tommy Sheppard: ...concerned about that, but what concerns me even more is Ministers’ justification for why such powers are necessary. They are effectively saying that this is now the only way that they can achieve Brexit and get the job done. That speaks volumes about the woeful inadequacy of the Government’s preparations for leaving the European Union. It is no surprise: we all know and, indeed, have...

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...

Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...with the management of the Conservative party, and I give two clear reasons why that is the case. The Prime Minister has suggested that she needs to have a majority, but she has not won any vote on Brexit over the past year with a majority of less than 30, so the majority is already there. She also says that this election will give clarity to the Brexit process, but we on these Benches...

Early Parliamentary General Election (19 Apr 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...Kingdom that people voted to be part of in 2014 will no longer be there in the future. The second is that although the Scottish Government took a compromise position, which neither challenged the Brexit deal nor argued for independence, it was thrown back in our faces. So there is no option now but to offer people in Scotland the opportunity of the choice between a hard, Tory,...

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: Last year, the Prime Minister gave her word that she would seek an agreed United Kingdom approach to Brexit with the devolved Administrations. In order to assist us in making a judgment about what her word is worth, can she give the House a single example of a suggestion or request made by the Scottish Government that she has taken on board—a single one; any one?

Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions (9 Mar 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...power grab”, and I do not think she meant that in a good way. Will he put her mind at rest and simply confirm that Scottish fishing and Scottish agriculture will be governed in Scotland after Brexit?

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Joint Ministerial Committee (1 Mar 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...become the responsibility of the Scottish Parliament. When will his Department present to the Joint Ministerial Committee a list of powers that will be devolved to the Scottish Parliament after Brexit, or will he refuse to do so and simply follow instructions from No. 10?

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: [2nd day] (1 Feb 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...not to do that, but we are also determined to argue about what the destination should be. My colleagues have talked about the Scottish Government’s report on Scotland’s place in Europe post-Brexit, and I recommend that colleagues in the Chamber spend 15 or 20 minutes reading it. It might just surprise them. It has been published by a Government who believe in an independent Scotland...

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: ...have already been covered. The other disadvantage, of course, is that there are fewer people left to hear me. I principally want to make the case for differential arrangements in Scotland in a post-Brexit world. The areas that we are discussing exemplify why that ought to be the case. Policing and law enforcement in Scotland have long been quite separate from that in England and Wales in...

Leaving the Eu: Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (18 Jan 2017)

Tommy Sheppard: Indeed. Members will think that we prepared that exchange, but we did not. It is worth quoting the Secretary of State for Scotland, who said in June last year, just after the Brexit vote: “My role is to ensure Scotland gets the best possible deal and that deal involves clearly being part of the single market.” Those are not my words, but the words of the Conservative Secretary of State...

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?


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