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Synthetic Cannabinoids: Reclassification — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (6 Nov 2018)

Ronnie Cowan: ...profile of the issue because it exists throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. Pushing it away instead of discussing it will never do anybody any good. It is clear from hon. Members’ speeches today that we agree more than we disagree, but it is turning into groundhog day. We have had this conversation before. We agree that there is no silver bullet, that these drugs cause enormous...

School Funding — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (24 Oct 2018)

Layla Moran: ...eyes the funding pressures on schools. I absolutely agree with the examples given by the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) and thank him for his helpful contribution to today’s debate. The point is that these are not theoretical cuts, which could happen. We sometimes look at the headline figures and forget the effect that they have on the frontline. I also...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Oct 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: I thank the Prime Minister for an advance copy of her statement. This really is beginning to feel like groundhog day—another “nothing has changed” moment from this shambles of a Government. Almost two and a half years after the referendum, 18 months since the triggering of article 50 and with less than six months to go, what do we have to show for all that? Yesterday we saw...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (11 Oct 2018)

Chris Grayling: This is a bit of a groundhog day, because every time we hear SNP Members talking about the finances of Scotland, if Barnett works in their favour, they are happy to say that they insist on having Barnett, but if they want more than that, they say Barnett is not good enough. They cannot have it both ways.

Government Overseas Aid Commitment: Private Investment: EU Exit Negotiations (9 Oct 2018)

Keir Starmer: ...Minister was negotiating in Salzburg, the Secretary of State was busy writing gimmicky letters to me about Labour policy. The image of the Secretary of State writing gimmicky letters on the very day of the Salzburg negotiations speaks absolutely for itself. It would also have been better if today’s statement contained details of substantive progress. Instead, it is like groundhog...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Angus MacNeil: ..., inform them—whatever. We get the promise of jam tomorrow, and before we know what is happening, they have been promoted, sacked, moved on or whatever and we are dealing with another one. It is groundhog day on this issue with each and every different Immigration Minister; and in a few months’ time, given the rate of attrition in this Government, we will probably have someone...

Delegated Legislation: NHS Trusts: Accountability (10 Jul 2018)

Mike Penning: I could not agree more with the hon. Gentleman. We have discussed and debated this before, and this must be like “Groundhog Day” for the Minister. I should have thanked him earlier for bearing with me in what may be a much longer debate than he probably assumed when he saw it on the Order Paper. It is important that there is proper due process when we employ people who work in...

Five-year Land Supply (4 Jul 2018)

Nick Herbert: ...overridden. I am afraid that is exactly what is happening. I very much welcome my hon. Friend the Minister to his place. I hope that he will take this message back to his Department. This is like groundhog day: we have had this debate endlessly in this Chamber and on the Floor of the House, and we are constantly told, “Yes, the Government understand the problem and will do something...

Govia Thameslink/Rail Electrification (3 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: It feels almost like groundhog day. Last night, again, it took me three hours to travel back to Brighton. What does the Transport Salaried Staffs Association, the union that represents staff—and I refer to my registered interest in that regard—say? It says that 95% of staff now face aggression from passengers whom they are unable to give any information, because the management...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Parliament (Powers) (26 Jun 2018)

Graham Simpson: ...of intergovernmental relations mechanisms; and encouraging interparliamentary working. Those are the kind of serious proposals that we should be discussing, but we are not. Instead, we are stuck in a trumped-up grievance groundhog day. It is time for the SNP to get on with the serious business of government. It is time for the SNP to grow up.

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill: Committee Stage (19 Jun 2018)

Pete Wishart: ...money in a money resolution. A money resolution would allow the Committee stage of the Bill to be given the authority that the Leader of the House suggests this motion would not allow. I looked today at some of the proceedings of the Committee. It is like “Alice in Wonderland” meets “Groundhog Day”, without any progress. The Committee seems to come together and...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Exit Negotiations (Progress) (19 Jun 2018)

Michael Russell: ...that devolution was meant to solve: a dependence on an archaic, out-of-touch Parliament, which is run by a Government that Scotland did not elect and which thinks little of us and cares about us less. It is Westminster groundhog day. However, the situation is more damaging than before, because now we are in the midst of the worst political and governmental crisis for many generations. Our...

Leaving the Eu: Customs (16 May 2018)

Stephen Gethins: Today’s debate reflects the seriousness of the situation in which we have been left. We still have no idea about the Government’s plan for what is next on customs. The hon. Member for Redditch (Rachel Maclean), who is no longer in her place, mentioned groundhog day. It is certainly groundhog day when, two years on, we are still asking: what is the customs plan? We are still...

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Housing and Homes (15 May 2018)

John Healey: This is the Secretary of State’s first housing debate, but it is a bit like “Groundhog Day.” He is the fourth Secretary of State, with the seventh Housing Minister, now in the ninth year of a Conservative Government, and it is clear from this debate that the Conservative party still has no plan to fix the housing crisis. The Secretary of State may be new to the job, but he...

Delegated Legislation: Environment Agency: Enforcement Action (14 May 2018)

Sharon Hodgson: ...other than the bare minimum that it has done. To me, it just seems as though these companies get a slap on the wrist. One constituent, Mr Morgan, has described this sorry saga as “a badly written Groundhog Day movie sequel”, and I have to admit that I agree with him. The repeated incidents that have been reported and the breaching of operating permits, with the lack of any...

Business of the House (10 May 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: There is something of the groundhog day about this. The business for the week commencing 14 May will include: Monday 14 May—Second Reading of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]. Tuesday 15 May—If necessary, consideration of Lords amendments followed by remaining stages of the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day) (8 May 2018)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: My Lords, I feel sometimes in this House that one has wandered into the film “Groundhog Day”; one hears the same arguments over and over again. I thought I might actually address the Bill. I say to the noble Lord, Lord Alli, that I thought we were debating the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which, on my reading, simply seeks to ensure that we have in place the necessary legal...

Autism (29 Mar 2018)

Kevin Brennan: Somebody on Twitter recently asked which film made in Hollywood best bears watching over and again. Of course, I answered “Groundhog Day”. Sometimes, when we have such debates, it can feel a bit like groundhog day, because the same sorts of issues are repeated over and again. What is really important is that they generate some raising of awareness, which they do, and action from...

Opposition Day: Police Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Dan Carden: ...to police funding, with £100 million slashed from Merseyside police budgets and the loss of more than 1,000 police officers and more than 200 police community support officers since 2010. On that day, I saw a Government refusing to face up to the consequences of their cuts. Standing here now, nine months down the line, it feels a bit like groundhog day. Just last week, there was...


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