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Results 21–40 of 200 for brexit speaker:Joanna Cherry

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...Scotland and Northern Ireland voted remain, I am trying to recognise that other parts of these islands voted leave and that, for some people to support this motion, the door cannot be closed on the Brexit process by a revocation to prevent no deal. That is why, with the assistance of lawyers—including Jo Maugham QC who was my fellow petitioner when we took the case to the Court of...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...that I came to this House to secure an independent Scotland. That is still my primary aim, but it is not in the interests of Scotland for the Scottish economy to go down the tube with a no-deal Brexit. It is not in the interests of the English, Welsh and Northern Irish economies to go that way, and it is not in Scotland’s interests for the English, Welsh and Northern Irish economies to...

Eu: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Motions) (1 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...quite like to see that myself, but that is not what this motion seeks to do. The motion is about using revocation as an insurance policy. In respectful recognition of the fact that the issue of Brexit will not go away if we simply revoke to avoid no deal, the motion seeks to mandate the Government to set up a public inquiry, under the Inquiries Act 2005, within three months of revocation...

European Council (25 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...the outcome of any votes held by the House. Does she realise that that makes a mockery of parliamentary democracy? Will she reconsider, and commit to holding a binding vote to avoid a no-deal Brexit?

Business of the House (Today): European Union (Withdrawal) Act (12 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...work in businesses that are already opening offices abroad. I am aware of at least one significant business in my constituency that is moving out of Edinburgh and the UK completely as a result of Brexit. I make no apology for voting against the deal because I know—not because it is my opinion, but because the evidence I have heard over the last two years in the Exiting the European Union...

Business of the House (Today): European Union (Withdrawal) Act (12 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...with an Irish mother and a family who still live in the Republic, albeit very close to the border, and who run businesses close to the border, I am acutely aware of the threat that this deal—this Brexit—poses to the peace process and the threat it poses to the economy on the island of Ireland, so I do not say that I do not understand why the backstop is there. I said earlier today...

Business of the House (Today): European Union (Withdrawal) Act (12 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ..., because I do not have much time left, and I will not get any more time for them. The Prime Minister has taken no steps whatever to try to bring Scotland into the tent in her discussions on Brexit. Instead, she has repeatedly disrespected the will of the Scottish people, as expressed through their Parliament —most recently last week when, together with the Welsh Senedd, it...

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...debate. I want to start by dealing with the red herring we frequently hear from Conservative Members that this debate is about impugning the Government’s responsibility to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. It is not about that. It is about their ability to make those preparations competently and without squandering taxpayers’ money. Of course, the Government have to prepare for no deal...

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...given today by the Secretary of State for Transport that it was to do with a decision taken collectively by the Government last autumn to improve the supply of medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The very first time I heard such an explanation was on the television at the weekend, when the Secretary of State for Health used it, and he of course used it again yesterday. However, it...

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...events that justified his Department proceeding without competitive tendering”? He said it was “a change to the assumptions on the levels and length of disruption that might arise in a no-deal Brexit scenario.”—[Official Report, 11 February 2019; Vol. 654, c. 624.] Perhaps the junior Minister could take a note that I want to know from the Secretary of State for Transport why he...

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...Official Report, 14 February 2019; Vol. 654, c. 1038.] Again, he had an opportunity to say that the explanation was a requirement to secure the urgent supply of medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but he did not. In fact, he told me that he had already told me precisely what the circumstances were, three days before, when he referred to a change in assumptions and said nothing...

EU Exit Preparations: Ferry Contracts (5 Mar 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...one of evasion and obfuscation. I and others are left with the inevitable conclusion that they are trying to cover up a monumental error of staggering negligence in their preparations for a no-deal Brexit, which is costing the British taxpayer a lot of money. I would like to point out that Scottish taxpayers did not even vote for all this nonsense in the first place, and their...

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

Joanna Cherry: ...the name of my right hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford). The distinguished political journalist Robert Peston has pointed out that the amendment rules out a no-deal Brexit completely, not just on 29 March but in perpetuity, and should therefore be supported by all Opposition Members, including the Labour party, and many Conservative Members. I am delighted...

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

Joanna Cherry: I welcome the Labour party’s movement towards a second referendum. Some people say a second Brexit referendum would be undemocratic, but does the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree with Martin Wolf writing in the Financial Times today, who said: “If democracy means anything, it means a country’s right to change its mind”?

Police, Fire and Rescue Services: Funding Reductions — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] (20 Feb 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...a political decision. It has now been reversed, and the money that was wrongfully taken should be paid back. My hon. Friend also raised the funds required for policing in Scotland in relation to Brexit, which has been estimated at £17 million a year, including capital costs for uniforms, equipment and vehicles of around £800,000 a year. The UK Government need to recognise that when...

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

Joanna Cherry: ...how we run our economy and society. The debate is timely, because Parliament is convulsed in a state of indecision at the moment about whether to go for the Prime Minister’s deal, no deal or no Brexit. Everyone is talking about the backstop. It is important in that context not to lose sight of the clear risk posed by Brexit of regression in terms of human rights, across the United...

Leaving the EU (12 Feb 2019)

Joanna Cherry: I note that, during her statement, the Prime Minister said that she had secured an agreement with the EU for further talks. I am sure that she used the word “talks” advisedly, because when the Brexit Committee was in Brussels last week, we were told very clearly that the negotiations were over and that they ended in November when the Prime Minister shook hands on the deal to which she had...

Seaborne Freight (11 Feb 2019)

Joanna Cherry: The UK Government have been aware of the possibility of a no-deal Brexit since article 50 was triggered in March 2017, so can the Secretary of State tell us why this contract, which was awarded only at the end of December 2018, proceeded under regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 without competitive tendering? Will he state clearly for the record, as I have asked this...

Points of Order (6 Feb 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...might want to go beyond the headlines of the BBC in future? What the European Council President Donald Tusk actually said was that there is a “special place in hell” for “those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it out safely”. So perhaps—[Hon. Members: “Oh!] Well, Mr Speaker, sometimes the truth hurts, doesn’t it?

EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Changes (7 Jan 2019)

Joanna Cherry: Today’s written statement from the Transport Secretary on the Government’s no-deal Brexit contract with the self-styled ferry operator Seaborne Freight says that the “negotiated procurement procedure without prior publication was concluded as allowed for by Regulation 32 of The Public Contracts Regulations”. I have been studying those regulations fairly closely, and they seem to...


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