News - People's Vote

Phillipson – Johnson’s Unicorn Plan would cost more and take us nowhere

Boris Johnson is reported to have given two speeches behind closed doors - at the National Conservative Convention on Saturday and to businesses leaders this morning, at which he revealed more of his plans for Brexit .

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Sobel – Johnson treating people with contempt and disdain

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s latest attempts to dodge question on Brexit, Alex Sobel MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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TOP DIPLOMAT CONDEMNS “UNICORN” FANTASIES OF CANDIDATES TO BE NEXT PM

The contest to become the next leader of the Conservative Party is seeing a procession of candidates promising yet more unicorn solutions to the Brexit crisis that simply cannot be achieved.

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Murray – Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposal is the definition of insanity

Boris Johnson has given an interview to Radio 4’s World at One in which he argued that “disaggregating” the existing Withdrawal Agreement to replace the existing backstop arrangements with supposed “alternative arrangements” is a viable strategy to deliver Brexit.

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Bebb – Boris Johnson appears terrified of talking to the country he aspires to lead

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become the next Prime Minister, is still studiously dodging any real scrutiny. He is yet to confirm whether he’ll appear in a Channel 4 TV debate scheduled for Sunday, despite all the other candidates already agreeing to appear. This also flies in the face of an interview he gave to Sky News in September 2018 when he said "My feeling is that they [TV debates] are essential and the public does need to see interchange between their potential leaders.”

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GARY LINEKER AND BETTY BOOTHROYD BACK THE ‘LET US BE HEARD’ CAMPAIGN

Just 24 hours since being launched, the People’s Vote campaign nationwide offensive, ‘Let Us Be Heard’, has received backing from one of England’s greatest footballers, a former Speaker of the House of Commons and thousands of members of the public.

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Lucas – Tiny group of people currently deciding all our futures

The first balloting for the next leader of the Conservative Party happens today, with Conservative MPs voting for their preferred candidate.

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Lammy – Boris Johnson doesn’t have the guts to face the people

Boris Johnson, the current front-runner to become the next Prime Minister, has been notable by his absence on the public stage for several weeks. He hasn’t given any major broadcast interviews since the leadership campaign began, he has conducted just one national newspaper interview and most of his significant interventions in the race have been delivered through his £275,000-a-year column in the Daily Telegraph.

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McMorrin – Wales and poorest parts of the UK could face “slap in the face” over structural funding

An investigation of Treasury funding suggests differences in the way the UK allocates development funding compared to the EU would mean poorer regions of the UK losing out on money to regions like London and the South East. For example, Wales could lose over £2.3 billion over six years.

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Streeting – Brexit already causing serious and lasting harm to our economy

Newly published data shows Brexit is already causing serious economic damage, with the UK economy shrinking by 0.4% in April, manufacturing down 4% (the biggest slump since 2002), output from car manufacturing down 24% and an ongoing slowdown in the services sector.

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Conservative leadership election is becoming a “grotesque arms race” for a destructive Brexit

Conservative leadership election is becoming a “grotesque arms race” for a destructive Brexit, warns MP.

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Scottish Labour decides to back People’s Vote

Responding to the decision by the Scottish Labour Party today to campaign for a confirmatory vote of the people on any Brexit deal Martin Whitfield MP for East Lothian, a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign said:

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