All 20 results for brexit speaker:Julian Lewis

Brexit Readiness: Operation Yellowhammer (25 Sep 2019)

Julian Lewis: Was there a plan equivalent to Operation Yellowhammer back in 2016 to deal with the widely predicted run on the pound and financial catastrophe if the country dared to vote for Brexit, and is there any reason to believe that our current worst-case scenario is any more likely to materialise than that which applied three years ago?

Northern Ireland (5 Sep 2019)

Julian Lewis: Will the Secretary of State confirm that there are no circumstances, including a no-deal Brexit, under which the British Government would erect a hard border on the island of Ireland?

Mental Health Act 1983 — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (25 Jul 2019)

Julian Lewis: ...for it. Given how many hon. Members wish to contribute, I will speak very briefly. I note that the hon. Gentleman’s speech was briefly interrupted by some shouting outside the Chamber to do with Brexit; it seems to be a common theme that mental health debates tend to happen at times when they are overshadowed by other issues. For example, when I became a Member of this House in 1997, I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (3 Apr 2019)

Julian Lewis: Why is a Conservative Prime Minister, who repeatedly told us that no deal is better than a bad deal, now approaching Labour MPs to block a WTO Brexit when most Conservative MPs want us to leave the European Union with a clean break in nine days’ time?

Business of the House (26 Mar 2019)

Julian Lewis: ...possible for the withdrawal agreement to be brought back before this House anyway—and if the Prime Minister therefore decides that exiting on World Trade Organisation terms is preferable to no Brexit, is there anything that this House can actually do to prevent the Prime Minister ensuring that we exit on WTO terms? I think the answer to that question is no, isn’t it?

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

Julian Lewis: ...with us and bearing in mind that a majority of hon. and right hon. Members in this House are for remain and not for leave, does that not mean that the Prime Minister will end up with an even softer Brexit than the one she has proposed?

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] (15 Jan 2019)

Julian Lewis: Because Brexit should mean Brexit and no deal is better than this bad deal, I shall vote no, no and no. Thank you.

Petition - College Funding (29 Nov 2018)

Julian Lewis: ...parity with recently announced increases to school funding, which will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high quality skills the country needs post-Brexit; further that funding for colleges has been cut almost by 30% in the last 10 years causing a significant reduction in the resources available for teaching and support of sixth formers in schools...

Bombardier: Armed Forces Covenant (22 Nov 2018)

Julian Lewis: ...debate on the armed forces covenant report to make amends. Clearly, there is a high degree of interest in the armed forces in the Government, or perhaps their attention is somewhat distracted by Brexit concerns; either way, we must make the most of the opportunities. I mentioned how fortunate I am in the calibre of members of the Defence Committee; it is worth pointing out also that we as...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Julian Lewis: Can the Prime Minister describe any surer way of frustrating the referendum result, and ultimately remaining in the European Union, than to accept a Hotel California Brexit deal, which ensures that we can never truly leave the EU, with all its manipulative, entangling and undemocratic practices?

Leaving the Eu: Rights of EU Citizens (5 Nov 2018)

Julian Lewis: Does the Minister share my surprise at recent press reports suggesting that EU citizens living in the United Kingdom after Brexit would be offered full voting rights in Westminster parliamentary elections? Will she confirm that that is not going to happen?

May Adjournment (3 May 2018)

Julian Lewis: ...him to take away my concern about the suggestions that that option may not now be included in the consultation when it eventually happens. That would be a retrograde step. As we have seen with Brexit, we cannot always have our cake and eat it. Sometimes we have to decide whether we are going to have—in other words, keep—our cake or eat it, and we cannot put off the point of making that...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Julian Lewis: Does my right hon. Friend still subscribe to her excellent maxim that no deal is better than a bad deal, and does she acknowledge that locking ourselves into a customs union with the EU after Brexit would be a very bad deal indeed?

Article 50 (29 Mar 2017)

Julian Lewis: ...NATO member will involve the United States in its defence from the first hour of the first day? In the spirit of unity, will she join me in congratulating two statesmen on opposite sides of the Brexit debate, Sir John Major and Lord Tebbit of Chingford? They may not share the same views on Europe, but they do share the same birthday today.

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Business of the House (2 Mar 2017)

Julian Lewis: be grateful to him too. As I ought to pay lip service to the fact that this is business questions as well, I will segue from one form of unilateralism to another. May we have a statement from a Brexit Minister about the Government’s assessment of the motives of those with whom we will be negotiating in other countries in not responding to our initiatives and indications that members...

Article 50 (24 Jan 2017)

Julian Lewis: Hard Brexit means saying that one is going to leave the European Union and actually doing it. Soft Brexit means saying that one is going to leave the European Union and remaining in all but name. Which course do the Government intend to follow?

Defence Expenditure — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (27 Oct 2016)

Julian Lewis: ... amount on defence, it might appear that we are doing more when we are doing nothing of the sort. Similarly, when the value of the pound changes, as has happened in the short term following the Brexit decision, we see the effect on what we are able to buy for the money we have available for defence when we purchase big-ticket items such as the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft from the...

Exiting the European Union (5 Sep 2016)

Julian Lewis: The very welcome appointment of my right hon. Friend, and indeed of the Foreign Secretary and the International Trade Secretary, certainly shows that the Prime Minister means what she says and that Brexit will really happen. However, some people on the losing side hope to sabotage the result of the referendum by delaying the process indefinitely. Is my right hon. Friend absolutely confident...

Select Committee on Defence (7 Jul 2016)

Julian Lewis: ...seen active service in dangerous parts of the world, in the highest respect. I am sure that we will all listen with very great attention to his contributions. In relation to the implications of Brexit, I do not think that I am giving up any trade secrets when I say that that has been discussed as one of the major strands of the forthcoming work of the Committee. It is certainly the case...

Select Committee on Defence (7 Jul 2016)

Julian Lewis: What a pleasure it is, after all those very supportive questions, to be able to say that I utterly disagree with the question that has just been asked. When did Brexit occur? It was a matter of days ago, but the Committee is to be coruscated and condemned because it has not already carried out a full-scale investigation of the consequences of something that the hon. Gentleman was hoping would...

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