MPs are considering the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill in a Committee of the whole House, Sir William Cash made the following interventions during yesterday’s debate: ...continue reading
During the Second Reading of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill on Tuesday 31 January, Sir William Cash made the following speech: ...continue reading
Yesterday the Prime Minister gave evidence to the Liaison Committee, Sir William Cash made the following questions:
Sir William Cash: Good afternoon, Prime Minister. When you opened, you referred to a joined-up approach. My European Scrutiny Committee has called on our ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, to see us shortly. He made some pretty controversial remarks the other day. Complementary to these activities across the board in COREPER and UKRep—United Kingdom permanent representatives—there is also this question of the co-ordination with the Cabinet Office, which also has to deal with my Committee. Do you have in No. 10 a fully specialised unit with specialists who deal equally with the negotiating instruments regarding political, economic and trade policies? Do they meet you personally in No. 10? Do they do so on a regular footing? If they don’t, do you think that it ought to happen? ...continue reading
The House of Commons debated yesterday the Government's plan for Brexit. The MPs approved the motion proposed by Sir Keir Starmer, the Shadow Brexit Secretary, as amended by the Government. The MPs endorsed therefore the Government’s timetable for triggering Article 50 by the end of March next year. During the debate Bill Cash made the following interventions. ...continue reading
Sir William Cash said yesterday in the House of Commons:
Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee : On the question of the port services regulation, does my right hon. Friend accept that it is opposed by the Government, the Opposition, the trade unions and all port employers? The issue is about to be decided by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Does he agree that it should be voted against?
David Jones Minister of State (Department for Exiting the European Union): My hon. Friend is entirely right. The regulation is not designed for the British system. We intend to oppose it, but sadly it will be carried by a qualified majority vote.
All eyes are on Brexit, but the UK government needs to look further ahead. Without the UK, the EU is doomed to hyper-integrationism. This will not end well. ...continue reading
Bill Cash, today, at the Daily Politics stressed:
“We want to focus on getting the repeal bill through and also dealing with this question of Article 50 as soon as possible.
“I think… the House of Lords is going to be difficult over this, there is no doubt about that.
“The options are to press on as quickly as possible with the Repeal Bill, that’s really what I would say and many of my friends would say. Because that’s really where the crunch comes.”
“[The Government] should invoke the Parliament Act because [the Lords] can only hold it up for 13 months.” See Bill Cash on the Daily Politics.