All 8 results for article 50 speaker:Jo Swinson

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Jo Swinson: ...of our great country at risk. The Conservatives are clamouring for a general election, and we are ready to give them one. All they need to do is sign a simple letter and secure an extension to article 50. I have said this before in the House, and I will say it again: I relish the opportunity to take the Prime Minister on at the general election. I cannot wait to take to the country the...

Early Parliamentary General Election (No. 2) (9 Sep 2019)

Jo Swinson: ...Democrats are a party that wishes to stop Brexit. In a general election, where we will stand to secure a Liberal Democrat majority, such a Liberal Democrat majority Government would indeed revoke article 50. He should not be surprised by that position; perhaps he should pay more attention. This Government and this Prime Minister have no mandate for a no-deal Brexit that they are trying to...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law) (9 Sep 2019)

Jo Swinson: ...of Parliament. This is a Prime Minister who truly thinks that rules and conventions do not apply to him. Let me now turn to the specific law requiring the Prime Minister to request an extension of article 50 to prevent us from crashing out of the EU without a deal. The hon. Member for Wellingborough (Mr Bone) said that it does not take no deal off the table, and I have some sympathy and...

European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Rule of Law) (9 Sep 2019)

Jo Swinson: ...made. I am very clear about the choice that I would make, and the choice that the Liberal Democrats would make. If we are on the verge of leaving the European Union without a deal, we should revoke article 50, and that is something that we have the power to do. We have unilateral power in the United Kingdom to do it, because it does not require agreement from the European Union, and that...

Deferred Divisions: Early Parliamentary General Election (4 Sep 2019)

Jo Swinson: ...should be held in a responsible, calm and orderly way, and not with the threat of crashing out with no deal either during the campaign or in the immediate aftermath. If he wants an election, extend article 50 for the purposes of having a general election and bring it on. If he is not prepared to do that, do not be surprised when people are not fooled by his tactics and vote against him.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Sector: Procurement (22 Apr 2013)

Jo Swinson: .... The proposals represent the first wholesale revision of public procurement law in the European Union since 2004 and are aimed at modernising the legislation. Within those proposals is a change to Article 19 which relates to reserved contracts. Previously, contracting authorities (such as BIS) were able to go directly to organisations which employed more than 50% of disadvantaged...

[Martin Caton in the Chair] — Anglo-Vietnamese Relations (25 Apr 2012)

Jo Swinson: ...markets and for export. On freedom of speech, three bloggers—Nguyen Van Hai, Phan Thanh Hai and Ta Phong Tan—were jailed recently for allegedly conducting propaganda against the state under article 88 of the penal code, but effectively they were just expressing their views online. Those bloggers are founding members of the Club for Free Journalists, which exists to promote freedom of...

Christians in Iraq (16 Dec 2008)

Jo Swinson: ...it is safe at the moment to deport Christians to Iraq. I turn to what the Government can do in Iraq. It is vital that we use our influence and lobbying power. The change in the law brought about by article 50 in October has been mentioned; it was about guaranteeing political representation for minorities. Surely the Government should be playing a role, and lobbying for it to be reinstated....


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