Results 201–220 of 800 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Stewart McDonald

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: I hope to make some sense with this thought, Madam Deputy Speaker. Thinking of the generational shift, does my hon. Friend not think, as I do, that, in the past, the waters and the skies of Europe were filled with warring air forces and warring navies? Now they are filled with easyJet, Ryanair and low-cost airlines, and with people not thinking twice about darting across the continent,...

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: The hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent South (Jack Brereton) said earlier that we needed to stop freedom of movement to counter extremism. However, is it not the point of freedom of movement to put into the past the kind of extremism that built the Berlin wall?

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: I rather suspect the hon. Gentleman will not agree that immigration should be devolved, so let us park that to one side. What role should the devolved Governments have in setting UK immigration policy?

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: I am extremely grateful for that. Will the hon. Gentleman adumbrate that point? What should the devolved Governments’ role be? Should they get to set student numbers or have different salary thresholds?

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for the historical point. In response to what the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent South (Jack Brereton) said, does my hon. Friend recognise, as I do, that freedom of movement was actually brought in to replace the extremism of Soviet communism and Nazism? It is one of the greatest achievements in history—economically, diplomatically and culturally. Is it not...

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (28 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: He didn’t.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Obtaining or viewing material over the internet (22 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: As far as I can see, those far-right organisations are winning the hybrid war against society. Will the Minister talk a wee bit about what his Department is doing to curb the extremely dark channels of money that are coming in from around the world and funding far-right extremism here in the United Kingdom?

Leaving the EU (21 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

Leaving the EU (21 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: And don’t you forget it, Mr Speaker! The Prime Minister is of course to be commended for waiving the fee, as many have asked her to do, but I want to question her on the phrase she used about an “enhanced” status for the devolved Governments. Will it include her—and I mean the Prime Minister—appearing before Committees of the Scottish Parliament? When we talk about the enhanced...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: They are a curious bunch, Mr Speaker. I ask my right hon. Friend and Members across the House to reflect on the fact that, sure, in 2014 the Scottish people voted to stay in the UK, but two years later they voted to stay in the EU. Those two things are fundamentally incompatible because of the Prime Minister’s desire to drag us out, so at some point one will have to give. She might be able...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: I tried this with the Prime Minister earlier during Question Time, and I am going to give her one more chance: which of the red lines that she set, which caused her defeat last night, is she willing to compromise on to get the agreement through?

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: I am trying to be helpful to the Prime Minister, believe it or not, but this is pure robotic fantasy. It is her deal that has to change, and her deal is a product of the red lines, so when she has that meeting with my right hon. Friend the Member for Ross, Skye and Lochaber (Ian Blackford), which of the red lines is she willing to give up on?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: The deal defeated last night is a product of the Prime Minister’s own red lines. Which of those red lines is she willing to give up in order to get the compromise she seeks?

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Vanguard-class Life Extension Programme (14 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: As the doyenne of British nuclear history, Lord Hennessy, observed recently, the current Vanguard life extension plans are a “technological leap in the dark”, which also means there is little room for flexibility in the overhaul and procurement cycle if CASD is to be maintained with two submarines in 2033-34. What discussions has the Secretary of State had in his Department about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Vanguard-class Life Extension Programme (14 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: But I am afraid to say that, as the misery of the modernising defence programme has shown all of us, the Secretary of State’s Department has much less latitude with large projects than he would like. With the nuclear project sucking up money, as he has just mentioned, from all other lines of spending, how long will it be before this overpriced nuclear weapons programme gets within sight of...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: In his denunciation of Stalinism from exile in Paris in 1951, the Polish poet and diplomat, Czeslaw Milosz, wrote in his seminal book “The Captive Mind”: “Men will clutch at illusions when they have nothing else to hold to.” He was, of course, admonishing his fellow citizens who had sought to convince themselves that any progress was to come from the road to servitude that had been...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [6th Allotted Day] (10 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: I will confine my remarks to the issue at hand. The current constitutional arrangement forbids Scotland from interacting on an equal footing either with our neighbours in the rest of the UK or, indeed, with the other nations of the European Union. We in Scotland can see it every day, whether the hon. Gentleman likes it or not—we see the cost to Scotland of not being an independent country...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: rose—

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: Does it not offend natural justice that people are being made to pay that fee to maintain rights that they already have and enjoy, yet they were excluded from the vote itself and have played no part in the democratic mechanisms that have brought us to this point? The Government have done everything to isolate them and are doing everything to isolate them further. Would it not show an element...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [5th Allotted Day] (9 Jan 2019)

Stewart McDonald: What my hon. Friend may not know is that a Labour spokesperson said after Prime Minister’s Question Time that in theory Labour could change its mind and be against Brexit in any future snap election. Does he agree that a Schrödinger's Brexit is not exactly a step forward for the official Opposition?


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