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Brexit: New Partnership - Statement (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...we can come to some workable arrangement that I hope is to our mutual benefits. I remind your Lordships of what the Governor of the Bank of England said a couple of weeks ago about the risks that Brexit poses: “there are greater financial stability risks on the continent in the short term, for the transition, than there are for the UK”. As my noble friend says, there is a...

Brexit: New Partnership - Statement (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...of the great repeal Bill, I agree with the noble Baroness that the Bill will have within it a number of measures to ensure that the Government have the powers to deliver a smooth and orderly Brexit. Here, we will have to get the balance right to ensure that this House and the other place have the opportunity to scrutinise not just the Bill but the measures that may flow from it, while...

UK Withdrawal from the EU and Potential Withdrawal from the Single Market - Motion to Take Note (26 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...the great, late Lord Denning put it, European law has been like “an incoming tide”. It has flowed into the estuaries and up the rivers of our communities, our businesses and our lives. Today, with Brexit, we are seeking to do what no nation has done before: to create a new relationship with an economic and political entity whose regulations and laws we currently observe and...

The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...the work of his committee and take this opportunity to thank all the European Select Committees in this House and the other committees that are making such a valuable contribution in scrutinising Brexit. Long may this continue. It is very useful that the ruling gave such clarity on the position of the devolved Administrations. It is a 96-page ruling. Our lawyers are studying it in depth...

The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: My Lords, I dispute that the Prime Minister has chosen what others label a hard Brexit. I know noble Lords on the Liberal Democrat Benches may disagree. The view of those on the Labour Benches in the other place and, certainly of the Government, is that we are negotiating a new partnership and a free trade agreement with our European partners. This approach is one that honours and respects...

The Process for Triggering Article 50 - Statement (24 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...said all along, in kicking the tyres of government policy to see that it is both roadworthy and does the right thing. That is something the Government wish to see right the way through the process of Brexit and I am delighted with, and thankful for, the contribution your Lordships have made so far.

A New Partnership with the EU - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...Primate’s colleagues in the Church of England for so ably assisting me in meeting other faith groups as well as other representatives of the Church of England. We had a very good discussion about Brexit at Lambeth Palace shortly before Christmas. At that discussion, issues were raised along the lines of those just mentioned by the right reverend Primate, especially around...

A New Partnership with the EU - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...that, I say that this can now be a matter for this House and this Parliament to consider and debate, and control the future of our regulatory system in the years to come. That is what delivering on Brexit is all about.

A New Partnership with the EU - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: My Lords, the noble Lord makes a number of assumptions. A number of economists made a number of predictions before the Brexit vote, a number of which have not come to pass, as the chief economist of the Bank of England admitted the other day. Indeed, only yesterday the IMF’s economic data showed that we are likely to be the fastest growing of all the largest economies in the world. I am...

A New Partnership with the EU - Statement (17 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...;s benefit—to ensure that we avoid a cliff-edge. It was interesting to see that the German Finance Minister said today, “London as a financial centre will play an important role for Europe, even after Brexit”. I hope that those in Europe and in our financial institutions will be looking at these remarks and planning with due respect for what is happening and mindful of...

Brexit: Green Paper - Question (9 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ..., to discuss supply chains. He is absolutely right: this is a very important issue. It is complex and, as my noble friend implies, it suggests that the rather bland terms that we use about the Brexit debate need to be treated with great caution.

Brexit: Green Paper - Question (9 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ..., the noble Lord makes a very good point. Having reflected on his question, which is a very fair one, I would like to think that our European partners see that a smooth, orderly and timely Brexit is as much in their interest as it is in ours.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit (9 Jan 2017)

Lord Bridges of Headley: We welcome all contributions to the debate over the domestic and international implications of Brexit. We want to build a national consensus to our approach to the negotiations with the EU. We need to listen and talk to as many organisations, companies and institutions as possible. That is why we are engaging with the devolved administrations and a wide range of stakeholders, including...

Brexit: European Union Citizenship - Question (13 Dec 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...the noble Lord to his place, and I look forward to other interesting questions such as that one. The Home Office is obviously looking at the Government’s plans and proposals for immigration post-Brexit, and I am sure that it will bring forward its proposals in due course.

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...EU through the back door and no second referendum. On that point I welcome the comments made previously by the shadow Leader of the House, the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, that the Opposition will not seek to block Brexit. I hope that that approach will be followed by all sides of the House and, meanwhile, that the scrutiny of the process of the legislation will be constructive, as I am...

Article 50 (Constitution Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...to one—to hold a referendum. In the referendum campaign, the Government made it clear that they would respect and implement what the people decide. The referendum itself delivered a bigger popular vote for Brexit than that won by any UK Government in history. The people have therefore voted twice: once for a Government to give them a referendum and then in the referendum itself....

United Kingdom: Single Market - Question (15 Nov 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...noble Baroness, Lady Ludford, we are doing so in a reasoned and thoughtful way. We will come up with a plan that delivers on the national interest and ensure that we deliver a smooth and orderly Brexit.

Brexit: Article 50 - Statement (7 Nov 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...agree that we need to be looking at what is best for the communities of this country; that is why I am delighted that I have met with representatives of the Church of England to discuss this. Brexit raises a whole range of issues which are posing challenges for communities. I know that is so as regards EU funding. There are concerns across the board on various points. I am happy to discuss...

Brexit: Article 50 - Statement (7 Nov 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: I thank the noble Baronesses, Lady Hayter and Lady Ludford, for their contributions. I am determined to work constructively with Members of this House who want to make a success of Brexit. I said that at the start, that offer remains, and I am grateful to noble Lords who have spared their time and their expertise to meet me in private. As I say, my door remains open to anyone who wishes to...

Brexit: Article 50 - Statement (7 Nov 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: ...Parliament. Parliament will have a central role in making sure that we find the best way forward and we have been clear that we will be as transparent and open as possible. There have already been a number of debates and parliamentary Statements on Brexit, and the Prime Minister has pledged that that process will continue before Article 50 is invoked. I informed the House in October that...


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