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Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Europe: Renegotiation (10 Nov 2015)

Pat McFadden: ...in trade with the rest of the world, and stands together to combat the urgent security problems that we face. We do not stand for the nationalism that says that we would be better off out, or for a Brexit that would see Britain weaker in power and influence, and diminished in the eyes of the world. In his speech this morning and in the letter to the President of the European Council, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Farm Produce (Fair Practice) (5 Nov 2015)

Calum Kerr: ...payments make the difference between bankruptcy and continuing in business. The Secretary of State has been repeatedly asked to confirm whether those payments would continue in the event of a Brexit. Simply batting that question away is no longer acceptable. What will happen?

European Union Referendum Bill: Committee (1st Day) (28 Oct 2015)

Lord Taverne: ...this gap in the evidence which the previous commission spoke about has been filled. There is one other consideration which we should take into account. One of the serious consequences of a vote for Brexit in the referendum is that it will almost automatically lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom. If Scotland votes for staying and England votes for leaving, I cannot see that there...

European Union Referendum Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (13 Oct 2015)

Lord Cavendish of Furness: ...straw for such a troubled and dysfunctional enterprise, whose competence, economic performance and direction of travel have in reality ceased to inspire confidence? Those of us who lean towards the Brexit outcome need of course to understand the downsides and costs, and not to underestimate them. By that I do not mean absurd and dishonest statements, such as the one that claims that 3...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Business Regulation (30 Jun 2015)

Michael Fabricant: ...will be renegotiation in Brussels, so will she #congratulate the Secretary of State, who is sitting right by her, for his brilliant speech last night to the CBI, telling it that to argue against Brexit is madness before we have actually renegotiated anything?

European Union Membership: Science and Technology — Question (22 Jun 2015)

Baroness Ludford: ...it is to embark on a renegotiation exercise driven more by party interest than by national interest? Will the Government commit to doing a full review of the risks and impact of a possible Brexit sooner rather than later, before we have a rather erratic negotiation exercise?

European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 2 — Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum (18 Jun 2015)

Tom Brake: ...EU. There is one final reason why 16 and 17-year-olds should be given a vote in this referendum, which is that if the UK votes to come out of the EU, it will be a one-way street. If we choose “Brexit” rather than “Bremain” there will be no “Breadmission”. What does that mean for 16 and 17-year-olds? Their options for living, working, travelling and studying abroad are...

Trade and Investment — Motion to Take Note (15 Jun 2015)

Lord Pearson of Rannoch: ...in which we would face new tariff barriers and so on, and thus lose trade and jobs. If the Minister reads only one Global Britain briefing note, I recommend that he reads No. 96, entitled, “Post-Brexit, tariff-free UK-EU trade in cars will continue”. It is only one page long, well-spaced out, and most of the print is quite large. Its facts speak for themselves. We import twice as many...

European Union Referendum Bill (9 Jun 2015)

Pat McFadden: ...would they pay? What rules, including free movement, will they have to stick by? Is the strategy to walk away from the decision-making process and still accept many of the rules? Those who advocate Brexit in the name of sovereignty will have to explain why leaving the collective institutions where many of the rules of our economy are decided, and where we are currently represented, would...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (4 Jun 2015)

Baroness Smith of Newnham: ...excellent maiden speech against having a laundry list of suggestions in the renegotiation. I am sure that that is right. We need a swift renegotiation and a clear commitment to staying in the EU. Brexit would be an even greater problem for the UK economy. Membership of the EU is clearly in the national interest in terms of our economic stability as well as our place in the world more...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (1 Jun 2015)

Lord Taverne: .... We are on our way to a new housing bubble caused by rising house prices. The eurozone may be in deep trouble if Greece is forced out, and foreign investors may get scared by the possibility of Brexit. That hot money may flow out very rapidly and cause a major crisis. If we face an emergency and the need for drastic measures to protect the pound, the Treasury’s hands will be tied by its...

Queen’s Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (Continued) (28 May 2015)

Baroness Ludford: ...the Queen’s Speech, the Prime Minister said that the intention was to, “bring every part of our UK together”. At the same time, the Government envisage very divisive plans such as a possible Brexit and scrapping the Human Rights Act, which provides some of the glue for both our domestic union and our participation in European construction. The union could indeed become unstuck, as my...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 Mar 2015)

Lord Taverne: ...is greater than that of any other major country and it could flow out very rapidly. For example, after the election we are committed to a referendum, and polls show that there is a real chance of Brexit. That could be an economic disaster. Why can we not pay our way? Because we are not competitive. Indeed, we are pretty well bottom of the league of major countries in the growth of...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Place in Europe (17 Mar 2015)

Christian Allard: ...Government’s shortcomings, we need our London-based politicians to change their tune. Our national interest, of the UK or Scotland, is in direct opposition to an exit from the EU—the so-called Brexit. In France, they call it Le Brexit, so famous is it. The former head of the French Government made his views clear on that point. He said: “British elites are afraid of the isolation...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Membership (Renegotiation) (3 Mar 2015)

Pat McFadden: ...jobs and more competitiveness, so what is the Minister’s reaction to the warning issued this morning from the executive vice-president of Ford, Mr Jim Farley, who said, on the prospects of “Brexit”, “We really hope that doesn’t happen and we believe that the UK being part of the EU is critical for business”? Why does the Conservative party call for the march of the makers in...

EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note: 6.44 pm (25 Nov 2014)

Lord Taverne: ...the day that he will take Britain out of the European Union. His speeches have become more and more Eurosceptic. He has apparently licensed his Cabinet colleagues to indicate their preference for Brexit and he appointed a declared Europhobe as Foreign Secretary. Why has he changed course and what is his real policy? It is appeasement of UKIP and his Europhobe Back-Benchers. As the...

EU: UK Membership — Motion to Take Note (25 Nov 2014)

Lord Radice: ...feeling threatened by UKIP by-election successes, has raised expectations about curbing EU migration into Britain, which is just not realistic but infuriates our partners and therefore risks making Brexit more likely rather than less likely. I end by quoting a leader in the Financial Times of 21 November. It ended by saying: “The Prime Minister needs to start leading his own party and...

EU Council June 2014 — Statement (30 Jun 2014)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...their chutzpah. It is an extraordinary feat to claim that a 26-2 defeat and isolation is both a triumph and a strength. The results might have pleased those in the Conservative Party who favour a Brexit but they were greeted with dismay by business, trade unionists and all those who understand that the future success of our country and our place in the world depend on being part of a...

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EUC Report): Motion to Take Note (17 Jun 2014)

Baroness Henig: ...relationships with France and Germany and shaping the negotiations with the United States. Should we not be hearing more about this? Is it not the answer to UKIP, to Conservative MEPs and to the Brexit advocates who want to pull us out of Europe as quickly as possible? Would we really want to be Norway, Switzerland or Turkey at this point, watching anxiously as the negotiations proceed,...


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