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Press Cycle 6 - Queens Speech
#21
Conservatives like William Grey are so desperate to get back into Government that they forget again and again what happened when they were in the Coalition to attack the current Government for doing the same exact thing. Their Coalition Committee was a binding arbiter equally composed of Lib Dems and Tories co-chaired by Cameron and Clegg. Hypocrisy is never a good look on anyone, and especially when it's the Tory Party Chair.
The Rt. Hon. Sir James C. McCrimmon OBE
MP for West Ham (2005-present)
Chairman of the Labour Party (2019-present)
Secretary of State for Transport and Infrastructure (2019-present)

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#22
As much as we did not want a second referendum - or People's Vote - we have to accept that one will happen. The parties offering a People's Vote - collectively - won roughly 55% of the votes - and the current Government is comprised of and supported by these Parties. However, the Government must realise that a People's Vote was not the only policy on offer. They must also realise that a vote for a People's Vote is not a vote for no Brexit, it is not a vote for no deal, it is not a vote to remain - a People's Vote - as Labour have reminded us - is for the people to have their say. As no individual party's vision of Brexit or Remain won - and as the Government has on its benches Liberal Democrats who wanted didn't want Brexit to happen at all - they must give the people a true choice if a People's Vote is to be held. They are not offering the option for people to Leave or Remain - they are offering the people to choose their deal or remain. If their deal is rejected, we will remain. Regardless of how bad their deal is, people will not be given a choice. The Government cannot be so conceited to believe that a vote against their deal is a vote against Brexit, they cannot be so arrogant that a vote against their deal is a vote to remain -  so the Government must add a third choice of something along the lines of "we still want Brexit, but not this deal" if they truly want the people to have a say. They probably won't do so, because they don't want Brexit to happen - and this is the reason why this Queen's Speech is bad - because underneath all of the good, the extra spending into the NHS, underneath all of the promises of a better life, their policy on Brexit is quite simple - no matter how bad their deal is - it's either that or remain.
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#23
The leader of the Liberal Democrats claimed in the QS debate that the Conservatives endorsed a Lib Dem policy to restore old railway lines. History does indeed repeat itself as once again the junior coalition partner is incorrect, the Conservatives in 2017 published a report around improving rail transport which included the restoration of lost railway lines. This was always on the agenda and the Conservatives in Government were taking measures. The Conservatives are committed to connecting our United Kingdom and keeping it together
Harold Saxon - Conservative and Unionist Party

Leader of The Opposition
Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
Deputy Prime Minister (February 2019 - June 2019)
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#24
(04-23-2020, 07:14 PM)Harold Saxon Wrote: The leader of the Liberal Democrats claimed in the QS debate that the Conservatives endorsed a Lib Dem policy to restore old railway lines. History does indeed repeat itself as once again the junior coalition partner is incorrect, the Conservatives in 2017 published a report around improving rail transport which included the restoration of lost railway lines. This was always on the agenda and the Conservatives in Government were taking measures. The Conservatives are committed to connecting our United Kingdom and keeping it together

I'm sorry, Harold, but you said you outlined a plan to reverse Beeching at the general election. You didn't. Only the Liberal Democrats did. This latest statement is outright admitting that what you said on the debate floor was wrong. 

This Coalition of Chaos line is, frankly, ridiculous. The Conservatives - in majority government - delivered nothing but chaos. Constitutional norms shredded, standards of debate and decency torn to shreds, the chaotic mess of the Brexit process, court cases and legal battles and division, Chequers and the backstop and the Strabane setback - this all happened under a Conservative majority government.
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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West (2005-present)

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#25
Four years of Conservative-majority Government resulted in record low unemployment, constant wage growth, and tax cuts that have put over £1,200 back into the hands of hardworking Britons. Our record in Government is one of objective economic growth; getting more people into work, helping to raise their wages, and cutting taxes so that they can keep more of what they earn. We now have in contrast a cobbled together Coalition of parties that the British people do not trust with handling the economy, led by a Labour Party that wrecked the British economy the last time they were in power. 

In the past 9 years Britain has gone from being on the brink of economic ruin to a prosperous, strong, free-market economic success story that has delivered record job growth and restored fiscal responsibility. The Deputy Prime Minister should be proud of the role his party played in the Government's work to rebuild our economy, rather than constantly trying to run away from it.
William West MP - Conservative Party

Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
MP for Ribble Valley (2015 - )
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#26
In my constituency of Derby South, I am proud to have Rolls Royce factory and the Toyota factory at Burnaston. It is vitally that this Government helps to support British businesses like Rolls Royce, promote investment from foreign enterprise like Toyota and support small and medium sized enterprises such as The Derby Brewing Company right here in Derby. 

For larger businesses, we will ensure that we retain access to the customs union which is particularly important for our industrial sector for products such as cars and aircraft engines. It is really important we keep bedding youth into these industries to share the knowledge across generations which is why we are reforming the Apprenticeship Levy to provide an additional 50,000 apprenticeships a year to provide young people with the skills they need and a viable route into employment.

For smaller businesses, we will make sure they are being treated fairly by cracking down on late payments. We cannot allow small businesses to be taken advantage of because cash flow is imperative for growth and investment. Together, we can build a fairer economy that works for all and provides economic safety and prosperity in all corners of the United Kingdom.
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Labour MP for Derby South
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
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#27
When it comes to our schools, there's a clear takeaway from the Queen's Speech debate: the Conservatives believe that making a vital public service free at the point of use and more public-spirited is a Marxist power grab. Even without considering what this means for their professed support of the NHS, that says it all. If there's any service that's worth the same care and attention as the health service, it's education! The lifelong difference education can make for every Briton, from the earliest years to the state-of-the-art skills and retraining courses we take to keep abreast of working life, is argument enough for our policy. And that's what this government is doing: building all those excellent nurseries, schools, universities and further education colleges we have step-by-step into a National Education Service that we can be as proud of as the NHS. Working towards scrapping tuition fees, extending free hours in childcare for 2-year olds and capping class sizes are vital first steps towards creating a service driven by the public ethos of our proud professionals and, crucially, free at the point of use.
the Rt Hon. Emily Greenwood MP

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (2019-)

MP for Barrow & Furness (2010-)
Secretary of State for Education (2019-)
Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons (2019-)

Shadow SoS for Public Services (2019)


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#28
This Queens Speech is full of promises that are just going to be broken by this Government. The Prime Minister has suggested that this Government will last a year, yet there are pledges in the Queens Speech which are just impossible to achieve within 12 months. The Prime Minister has got to be realistic about what the Government can achieve and stop leading the British people down the garden path, it is time to be open and honest 
Harold Saxon - Conservative and Unionist Party

Leader of The Opposition
Member of Parliament for North East Somerset
Deputy Prime Minister (February 2019 - June 2019)
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#29
I'm glad that Emily Greenwood has decided to make the comparison between the NHS and the Government's proposed NES, because upon further examination the comparison is totally illogical and nothing more than a rhetorical ploy to rally support for a state takeover of Britain's university system. The fact is universities work differently than hospitals and care providers do, and that's a good thing. Universities and hospitals have different target outcomes and goals, and they should be encouraged to work differently in order to best meet them. I'm not the only one who thinks this: even the National Union of Teachers has decried Labour's idea of an NES, fearing it would, "get locked up in bureaucracy." Under a National Education System universities would lose their autonomy, lose control of their ability to set standards, and be forced to rely solely on state funding thereby unnecessarily burdening the taxpayer. Labour is proposing to create a less effective, less highly regarded university system and stick the taxpayer with the bill. 

Labour's argument is essentially, "NHS is good, so an NES will be good as well," with no explanation as to why the model of the NHS can or really even should be applied to education. The reason people like the Education Secretary are unable to explain why we should model our education system after the NHS is because they can't. It doesn't make sense, it's not rooted in sound principle, and it's simply another misguided attempt to expand the power of the state over the individual.
William West MP - Conservative Party

Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
MP for Ribble Valley (2015 - )
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#30
Not only will this government fulfil the democratic mandate of the British people to give the final say over Brexit to the people instead of politicians, but this Queen's Speech recognises there is more to life than Brexit, and I am proud to see so many Liberal Democrat policies and priorities at the heart of the agenda set out in this Queen's Speech: championing equalities and liberties, votes at 16, international cooperation, prioritising mental health, prioritising educational access and childcare, building new homes, ending the hostile environments in immigration and welfare, supporting small and medium enterprises and positioning the UK at the forefront of zero-carbon, dynamic, innovative economic pursuits.
Grant Smith
Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West (2005-present)

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