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...Reeves Voting no: Harriett Baldwin, Stephen Barclay, Aidan Burley, Charlie Elphicke, Mark Garnier, David Gauke, Greg Hands, Richard Harrington, Mark Hoban, Simon Kirby, Nigel Mills, John Pugh, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Chloe Smith, Ian Swales, Robert Syms, Gavin Williamson
John Bercow: Accommodating the interests of colleagues will require brevity, to be exemplified by Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: All I want to say is that I have the greatest concerns about the principle of the electorate being charged for making a democratic decision to remove a Member of Parliament. Although I accept that the clause merely takes account of the change from parliamentary resolutions to the rules of IPSA, there should not be a cost to the taxpayer for deciding that they no longer wish to have the...
Jacob Rees-Mogg: The hon. Gentleman may be interested to hear that when the West Indies were told they could not have a test at Lord’s this year, they were extremely upset about it. They insisted that they did play, and eventually, the MCC gave way and they got their test match, as requested.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: This is all terrific, and I am well in favour of it, but the Government cannot have it both ways. They cannot be all in favour of avoidance for specific people whom they like and believe are good, and say that if they use these schemes to avoid tax, they will be caught with an anti-avoidance rule. That is completely improper, and ultimately the choice is between defending the bureaucratic...
John Mann: ...not use the term—“man with the hat?” There were two Tories at the Champions League final. The Chancellor took a day off from his busy schedule to kowtow to the Germans, which is the Tories’ usual style. Jacob Rees-Mogg rose—
...Reeves Voting no: Harriett Baldwin, Stephen Barclay, Aidan Burley, Charlie Elphicke, David Gauke, Sam Gyimah, Greg Hands, Richard Harrington, Mark Hoban, Simon Kirby, Nigel Mills, John Pugh, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Chloe Smith, Robert Syms, Gavin Williamson
...Morris, Rachel Reeves Voting no: Harriett Baldwin, Stephen Barclay, Aidan Burley, Charlie Elphicke, David Gauke, Sam Gyimah, Greg Hands, Richard Harrington, Simon Kirby, Nigel Mills, John Pugh, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Chloe Smith, Robert Syms, Gavin Williamson
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Does the Prime Minister recall the words of his noble predecessor, Baroness Thatcher, who said that advisers advise and Ministers decide? Does not a judicious Prime Minister consider things thoughtfully and carefully before making up his mind, and would not only a socialist Yahoo make up his mind in 23 minutes?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: That is a very eccentric view of taxation. Companies have an obligation to obey the law and pay the taxes that are required under the laws of the countries in which they operate. If we in Parliament are not capable of passing laws that tax them, that is our fault. It is not the fault of the companies.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: If the hon. Gentleman does not accept the so-called voodoo economics of lower tax rates bringing in more taxation, can he explain why, when the tax rate went from 83p in the pound to 60p and then from 60p to 40p, tax revenues rose?
Charlie Elphicke: ...;and I am not in the 20% least well-off in this country. I make no pejorative remark about anyone who has vices; as I believe Marcus Aurelius said in his “Meditations”, into every life a little rain must fall. Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset) (Con) rose—
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Not only would it not be too difficult but we have an agreement in place already under which it is a requirement of the EU that every effort be made to maximise its effectiveness in the event of it being replaced. So the Government’s argument does not stand up.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: I apologise for not being here for the whole of the debate, but I was in the Finance Public Bill Committee. Does my honourable friend in European matters not agree that the Government have behaved much, much better this year, by allowing the debate in Parliament to take place before the book is sent to Brussels, and that we should encourage the Government in this reformed behaviour?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: On a point of order, Mr Bone. The hon. Member for Livingston accused hon. Members of hypocrisy; I am concerned about whether that should be allowed to stand.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Backbone was, I think, what we were discussing. All on the Government side have backbone and the reason why we will vote against the amendment is that it would add bureaucracy, make little difference to the Bill and would essentially not be a useful addition. That is the backbone we share.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Tomorrow, the European Commission will publish its proposed 2013 budget. Will Her Majesty’s Government do everything they can to ensure that there is no increase in that budget? More importantly, will they use their veto on the multi-annual framework to ensure that there is no increase?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Jacob Rees-Mogg: I rise to present this petition from Mr Christopher Warren and Mr Duncan Hounsell, supported by more than 2,000 residents who live in and around Saltford in the county of Somerset. It asks for the Saltford railway station to be reopened to the great advantage of local people for commuting and for their business life. The Humble Petition of the users of Saltford station and others Sheweth,...
Jacob Rees-Mogg: Will the hon. Lady give way?