News - People's Vote

Bebb - MPs should not unravel Johnson’s Brexit blindfold, not give him an early election

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s attempts to force an early election, Guto Bebb MP, former Conservative minister and leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

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Phillipson – DEXEU leak and Kwarteng’s comments show why Johnson cannot be trusted

Today’s Financial Times reports on a leaked document from DEXEU which highlights the scope Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans give him and his government to tear up European protection for workers’ rights and consumer standards. Meanwhile, on this morning’s Today Programme, while being questioned on the leak, Government minister Kwasi Kwarteng said No Deal remained “on the table” as a matter of Government policy and that the Government still considered crashing the UK out of the EU with nothing as a legitimate option.

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan to slap British businesses with £11.2 billion admin costs

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan would hit British businesses with up to £11.2 billion in administrative costs for new customs declarations. 

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Did Boris Johnson mislead the House of Commons over checks across the Irish Sea?

Boris Johnson appears to have misled the House of Commons today, by claiming his Brexit proposals would mean “no checks between Northern Ireland and [Great Britain].”

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Murray – Johnson and Smith refusing to be honest about permanence of Northern Ireland protocol

Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith struggled to defend the Government’s policy of introducing customs checks and red tape for businesses shipping goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain at this morning’s session of the Commons Northern Ireland Committee.

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Beckett – MPs have resisted Boris Johnson's attempt to force his hard Brexit on the country

Commenting on the decision taken by Parliament to reject the Government's attempt to fast track the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, Margaret Beckett, Co-Chair of the People’s Vote Political Committee, said: 

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Berger – Parliament can and should reject Johnson’s bullying

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s threat to ‘pull’ his Brexit Bill if he loses the vote on timetabling tonight, Luciana Berger MP, leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:

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McGovern – Passing a law to meet an artificial deadline will lock-in problems for years to come

Commenting on the lack of assessments of the economic and regulatory impact of Boris Johnson’s proposed Brexit, Alison McGovern MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Trade experts say to MPs - Idea UK-EU FTA will be in place by December 2020 is “crazy”

Two of the country’s most authoritative voices on trade negotiations say the idea the UK and EU will have an ambitious trade deal in place by December 2020 is “crazy”.

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Boris Johnson’s “tangled web” of contradictory promises is unravelling - showing why he cannot be trusted to solve the Brexit crisis

The People’s Vote campaign today publishes a list of contradictory promises Boris Johnson has made to different groups of MPs in recent days as he attempts to force his destructive Brexit through Parliament – and on to the people.

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Grieve – Johnson wrong to try to avoid scrutiny on Brexit law

Commenting on the timetabling of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill, Dominic Grieve MP, Co-Chair of the People’s Vote Political Committee, said:

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Phillips – Time to end Groundhog Day politics and hold a People’s Vote

Commenting on the Speaker’s ruling on a ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit, Jess Phillips MP, leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:

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