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Results 1–20 of 200 for brexit speaker:Joanna Cherry

Home Department: “Migration: Helping Scotland Prosper” (10 Feb 2020)

Joanna Cherry: I think the only people satisfying a separatist obsession at the moment are those on the Conservative Benches with their hard Brexit. Let us try again on this mythical hard border, shall we? The United Kingdom has an open land border and shares a common travel area with the Republic of Ireland, which operates an entirely distinct and independent system. That does not necessitate a hard...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Interpretation (8 Jan 2020)

Joanna Cherry: ...-EU majority in Scotland and in Northern Ireland, nor of the position of Scottish MPs or, indeed, the Scottish Parliament, which normally votes by more than two thirds to one third on substantive Brexit issues. Indeed, just this afternoon as we have been debating here, the Scottish Parliament has voted by 92 votes to 29 to withhold legislative consent to this Bill. I am afraid that the...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Interpretation (8 Jan 2020)

Joanna Cherry: ..., have also led to greater protections for workers in the United Kingdom. As well as the disappearance of what was clause 34 in the October Bill, this Bill also removes the provision that pre-Brexit judgments of the European Court of Justice will continue to be binding on UK courts until the UK Supreme Court departs from them. Instead, it has provision for Ministers of this Government to...

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Main power in connection with other separation issues (8 Jan 2020)

Joanna Cherry: ...the Member for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East (Stuart C. McDonald). We heard a lot yesterday from those on the Government Benches about the desire of the British people to get on with Brexit, so I would like to begin today by reminding them that the UK at present consists of four constituent parts, and that two out of four of them—Scotland and Northern Ireland—have voted...

Major Incident in Essex (28 Oct 2019)

Joanna Cherry: clarify, in a way that she was unable to do before the Home Affairs Committee last week, what relationship she thinks the UK should have in the future with those institutions following Brexit?

Prime Minister’s Statement (19 Oct 2019)

Joanna Cherry: At present, the United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. In both Northern Ireland and Scotland there is no mandate for Brexit. The deal we are being asked to vote for today gives Northern Ireland a deal that keeps it close to the single market and the customs union, subject to its consent. Can the Prime Minister explain to me and my constituents in what way it...

Business of the House: Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate (26 Sep 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...down to write the constitution of the new South Africa, he was shocked to find that Britain, which he was looking to for guidance, did not have a written constitution. One of the things that the Brexit crisis and the horror with which the UK Supreme Court judgment has been greeted by some illustrates is the need for the United Kingdom to have a written constitution. But I am afraid to say...

Business of the House: Principles of Democracy and the Rights of the Electorate (26 Sep 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...myth that the Scottish independence referendum was a violent affair. It was not. I was there. It was a celebration of democracy, and I am pleased to say that nobody lost their life. I return to the Brexit process. It has thrown the UK constitution into crisis because although there are four constituent parts of this Union, two out of the four of them voted remain, and that has been wholly...

Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications) (9 Sep 2019)

Joanna Cherry: relation to this Prorogation. The dogs in the streets know that the reason this Prime Minister is proroguing Parliament is to avoid scrutiny as he hurtles towards 31 October and a no-deal Brexit. Nobody is fooled that the Prorogation has anything to do with the need to commence a new Session and to have a Queen’s Speech on pressing domestic Bills, which none of us have seen so far....

Prorogation (Disclosure of Communications) (9 Sep 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...are, in fact, no renegotiations ongoing with the EU. Of course we already knew that from the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and from a number of counterparts in the EU. I noted last week at the Brexit Select Committee that the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster initially tried to give the impression that negotiations were ongoing but when pressed on the matter he conceded that there...

European Union (Withdrawal) (3 Sep 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...should be prorogued on 9 September, but on 25 August a No. 10 spokesperson said “the claim that the Government is considering proroguing Parliament in September in order to stop MPs debating Brexit is entirely false.” Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that the spokesperson misled MPs and the public on 25 August?

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...crisis, she is frantically clinging to the wreckage in an effort to outstay Gordon Brown’s reign, staying till the last possible minute as she desperately searches for something other than the Brexit shambles to be her legacy. She should not fear: help is at hand from the SNP. As my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire North said, one policy that can undoubtedly be laid...

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...that the hostile environment is the legacy of the outgoing Prime Minister. Of late, there has been a rush in certain Tory quarters to disown the policy. Much as they like to try to lay the whole Brexit fiasco at the door of the current Prime Minister, such chameleon-like figures as the right hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) and Ruth Davidson—both populists who...

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Joanna Cherry: I am left with a puzzled question in my mind as to what Labour’s position on immigration is, but it is a bit similar to the puzzled question in my mind as to what Labour’s position on Brexit is. I suspect that the two confusions are linked. One prominent Labour politician of yesteryear from whom we heard yesterday was Gordon Brown, who served an even shorter time in office than...

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

Joanna Cherry: ...where Argentina and football are concerned. It seems clear that the Conservative party is on the verge of electing a new leader and Prime Minister whose primary purpose will be to deliver a no-deal Brexit. Is the Secretary of State prepared to be part of a no-deal Cabinet that will shrink our economy by up to 7% and put 100,000 people in Scotland out of a job?

EU/British Citizens’ Rights (18 Jun 2019)

Joanna Cherry: constituents in Edinburgh South West are EU nationals, and many have been in touch with me to say that such confidence as they had in the British Government’s commitment to their rights post Brexit has been severely dented by what happened, as my hon. Friend the Member for Glenrothes (Peter Grant) mentioned, on 23 May, when many EU citizens throughout the United Kingdom were denied...

Electoral Registration: EU Citizens (25 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: I am delighted to confirm that the Scottish National party is looking forward to the upcoming European elections, as an opportunity to demonstrate Scotland’s opposition to Brexit and our commitment to the visions and ideals of the European Union, particularly the protection of the rights of its citizens. It is therefore concerning to hear that a lack of Government planning means that many...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: Legal System (23 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...issues are, of course, largely devolved. EU initiatives such as Eurojust and the European arrest warrant are well utilised by Scottish prosecutors and are hugely valued by them. In the current Brexit talks between the UK Government and the Labour party, will the Secretary of State confirm what proposals regarding justice have been discussed and if the Scottish Government have been or will...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Leaving the EU: Legal System (23 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...that the UK continues to work in line with our European partners in the lead-up to exit day and during the transition period. Will he tell us how many more justice opt-ins has he planned before Brexit takes place and will they feature in the Tory manifesto for the EU Parliament elections?

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill (3 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...biggest financial sector in the United Kingdom; two major universities, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Napier; and many businesses, small and large, which are concerned about the impact of a no-deal Brexit. And of course my constituents did not vote for Brexit at all: 72% of them voted to remain in the European Union. I therefore support the general principle of the Bill. It has some serious...

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