European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Commencement and short title — 13 Jun 2018 at 19:15
“If we do not have a customs union, there are sectors of manufacturing society in the UK which risk becoming extinct... Be in no doubt, that is the reality.”
“have the potential to...if necessary rescind”
“will lead to a significant weakening of the current system of human rights protection in the UK”.
“To provide UK business with guarantees of full and equal access to the single market without equal acceptance of EU regulatory structures would require not so much a skilled negotiating team as a fairy godmother specialised in trade law.”
“certainty and clarity…would be very far from advanced. This would be wonderful for the lawyers, but frankly, for few others.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 23 April 2018; Vol. 790, c. 1350.]
“once we are out of the EU, surely the fundamental part of our constitution should be respected-that is, that the courts of Westminster Hall, as they were, and the courts of justice of our land have no jurisdiction to set aside Acts of Parliament.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 23 April 2018; Vol. 790, c. 1361.]
“goes further than domestic laws and provides for specific measures to ensure the ‘independence, social and occupational integration and participation’ of disabled people in community life.”
“The United Kingdom’s position, like my position, has always been that the charter affirms existing rights, it does not create any new justiciable rights in any member state and does not extend the power of the courts.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 9 June 2008; Vol. 702, c. 427.]
“We will use the opportunity Brexit provides to strengthen and enhance our environmental protections-not to weaken them”.
“Should the negotiations on a deep and special partnership not prove successful, EFTA/EEA membership remains an alternative and would have the advantage of continuity of access for UK services. The EEA option is available off-the-shelf and could be negotiated relatively quickly.”
“which enables the United Kingdom to continue to participate in the European Economic Area after exit day.”
“employment entitlements, rights and protection”
“equality entitlements, rights and protection”-
“It was the UK’s decision to leave the EU, but it is not obliged to leave the single market and the customs union because it is leaving the EU.”
“would be artificial and potentially create problems”.
“a world-leading environmental watchdog, an independent, statutory body, to hold Government to account for upholding environmental standards.”
“There’s zero evidence that independent trade deals will provide any economic benefit to the UK that’s material.”
“it is up to the elected House to decide on the EEA, not this House.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 8 May 2018; Vol. 791, c. 58.]
“to promote a continuous and balanced strengthening of trade and economic relations”.
The House divided:
Ayes 240, Noes 322.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||312 (+2 tell)||0||0||99.1%|
|Lab||0||239 (+2 tell)||0||92.0%|