News - People's Vote

AS OUTRAGE AND PROTESTS GROW OVER BREXIT, NORTHERN IRELAND SET TO DEMAND “LET US BE HEARD”

With outrage and protests growing against the UK Government’s suspension of Parliament in an attempt to force through a destructive No Deal, people will gather in Belfast’s historic Ulster Hall this Saturday (14 September) to demand “Let Us Be Heard.”

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Beckett – Johnson will discover he cannot do a deal because no-one trusts him

Commenting on reports that Boris Johnson is now supporting a Northern Ireland-only Backstop as a way of clinching a deal over Brexit, Margaret Beckett MP, co-chair of the People’s Vote political committee, said:

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Oliver Letwin becomes the latest senior figure to back a People’s Vote

Oliver Letwin, the former Conservative minister now sitting as an Independent MP, has become the latest senior political figure to suggest that a People’s Vote is the only democratic way to break the Brexit deadlock. He also emphasised that a final say referendum would be a more effective way of solving the crisis than a General Election.

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Benn – extraordinary that Johnson shutting down Parliament

The Government have used their prerogative powers to announce that Parliament will be suspended from today, so allowing the Prime Minister to escape scrutiny at another session of Prime Minister’s Questions and also to evade a session of the Liaison Committee, where he would have faced detailed questioning from the chairs of parliamentary select committees.

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Grieve – No-one can trust Boris Johnson to be honest on his intentions over Brexit

Legal experts have rubbished the reported new schemes being briefed by the Government as possible loop-holes to avoid their pending legal requirement to extend Article 50.  

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Lord Hain – Boris Johnson can’t name a single one of his ‘abundance’ of new proposals for Northern Ireland border

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the Irish Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, held a joint press conference in Dublin today.  

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Sobel – Brexit continuing to drag on the economy

New figures from the ONS show that GDP growth in the three months to July was 0.0%, following on from a 0.2% contraction in Q2.

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Amber Rudd's resignation confirms EU negotiations are a 'sham'

Commenting on the news that Amber Rudd has resigned as a Minister and from the Conservative whip, Guto Bebb MP, leading supporter of the People's Vote campaign said: 

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Poll shows that Johnson leading Scottish Conservatives straight over the Brexit cliff edge

A new poll of 13 Scottish constituencies held by the Conservative Party shows that Boris Johnson is set to lose all of them to the SNP in a General Election.

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Bradshaw – Boris Johnson not offering any new proposals to the EU on Brexit

Details have emerged of what David Frost, the Government’s chief negotiator in Brussels, has been asking for in talks with the EU – rather than offering any substantive new proposals, the UK Government is instead demanding that parts of the existing Withdrawal Agreement, especially sections referring to the so-called Irish Backstop, be simply crossed out.

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More and more Conservatives putting the national interest first

Anne Milton MP today became the latest former Conservative minister to say she is backing a People’s Vote as the only way to solve the Brexit crisis.

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Grieve – still time for the Conservative Party to back a People’s Vote

Commenting on last night’s cross-party victory of opponents of a No Deal Brexit, Dominic Grieve MP said:

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