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Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: Sixty per cent. of people in my Blyth Valley constituency voted to leave Europe in the referendum. I have been voting against Europe for all of the 31 years I have been in this place, as has my hon. Friend the Member for Bolsover (Mr Skinner). We do not like the idea of Europe because it is not a socialist Europe as far as we are concerned, and of course it is bureaucratic and undemocratic....

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: How can I follow that? That is exactly what I was going to say. Coming back to reality, when I first saw this treaty I knew what I was going to do. I was going to vote against it, and obviously I have not changed my mind. A lot of people who were perhaps going to vote for it have changed their mind and are now not going to vote for it. We have a treaty here that the Government will try to...

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: Best of three—is that what happens?

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: We have had democracy, and democracy said that we were leaving. Yet again, it appears that democracy is only where we have two referendums, and that is just not on. We must take the result of the first referendum and stick by it. Turning back to the treaty, which is not very good, we will be in the backstop for donkey’s years. Do we think the EU is going to let us out of the backstop? Of...

Leaving the EU (26 Nov 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: Will the agreement that the Prime Minister has sought stop us joining a federal Europe, stop us joining the euro—never to join it—and stop the dictates and the stupid laws coming from Europe? The way I see it, we have got two feet in and one arm out.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 Nov 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: The Institute for Fiscal Studies has indicated that, by 2021-22, child poverty will have risen from 30% to 37%. When a Government treat their people like that, they are not worth their salt, but I suppose this Government never had any salt anyway. Should not the Government be ashamed of themselves for allowing that situation to develop for children?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Oct 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: In 2010, after the crisis of the banks, the national debt stood at £768 billion. Now that the Tories have been in for 10 years, albeit five of them with the wishy-washy Liberals, can the Prime Minister tell the House how much the debt is today?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen (4 Sep 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: What political and diplomatic steps he is taking to help resolve the conflict in Yemen.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen (4 Sep 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: Assad has been roundly condemned in this Parliament many times for dropping bombs on schools and hospitals, let alone the barrel bombs, so why are the Saudis getting off lightly in this case when they are acting like barbarians? The Minister should go and tell them that.

Transport Secretary: East Coast Franchise (23 May 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: Will my hon. Friend give way?

Transport Secretary: East Coast Franchise (23 May 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: Like many north-east MPs, I travel on the east coast line every week, and I am always being asked this question by passengers and staff: why on earth did the coalition Government get rid of a perfectly good company that put £1 billion over four years into the Treasury and give the franchise to Virgin-Stagecoach? That has never really been explained.

East Coast Main Line (16 May 2018)

Ronnie Campbell: As has been said, three private companies have run the east coast main line, and they have all failed, except for the one that was disposed of by the last Government under the previous Transport Secretary. I wonder sometimes whether we should look at the current Secretary of State’s slush bucket and see how much Stagecoach put into it.

European Council (18 Dec 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: Is the Prime Minister sure and confident that the EU negotiators will not put more obstacles in her way on the second agreement, because quite honestly I would not trust them as far as I can throw them?

Rail Update (29 Nov 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: The east coast main line was run for many years by a not-for-profit company and it made a profit for the Treasury, but that is not what I want to ask about. I have been campaigning for 30 years to reopen the Blyth and Ashington line. Now that that is on the cards, will the Secretary of State tell me when it will happen, so that I can tell my constituents? I do not want to have to wait another...

Rail Update (29 Nov 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: When?

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (27 Nov 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: As a Labour MP who wants to leave Europe, I am a rare animal. I am a non-believer in the undemocratic way that the European Union has been run for many years, but I do get a bit worried when I think about how we are going to pay £40 billion to leave the place. It beggars belief, and I wonder what is going to come next. Are we going to agree to the rules for another two years? Things keep on...

European Council (23 Oct 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: And here’s me thinking you weren’t going to call me, Mr Speaker. Seeing as we are not in the euro, will the Prime Minister guarantee that none of the money that the EU finally gets off us will be used to prop up the euro? That is a good question, like Mr Speaker said. We are not in the euro, so our money should not be used for it. The only problem the Prime Minister has is that some of...

Exiting the European Union: Dublin III Regulation (7 Sep 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: Whether the Government plan to continue to apply the Dublin III Regulation after the UK leaves the EU.

Northern Ireland (26 Jun 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: The Minister will be aware that the north-east of England is one of the poorest areas in the United Kingdom. We have not got a Barnett formula and the Government have only four or five MPs there—at least the last time I counted—so obviously we are going to get nowt, but is he giving our money away? Will we get what we are getting or are we going to get nowt?

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Coty Manufacturing Plant (Seaton Delaval) (20 Apr 2017)

Ronnie Campbell: I should have had this debate on the day of the terrorist attack, but unfortunately it was cancelled and I have had to wait three or four weeks for this replacement debate. That is a long time and things have developed in the factory since then. It is always sad when a Member comes to Parliament to say that a lot of jobs have been lost in their constituency—in this case at least 450 and a...


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