News - People's Vote

Guto Bebb - Prime Minister playing high stakes game of running down the clock

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has played down reports that EU Chief Negotiator Olly Robbins admitted that a delay to Article 50 was likely.

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Owen Smith – Fox failure on trade deals another broken Brexit promise

A document leaked to The Sun from the Department of International Trade shows that just 6 out of 40 existing EU trade deals are currently on track to be rolled over in time for the current Brexit date of March 29th 2019.

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Williams – Brexit is already leaving us worse off

The Commons Treasury Committee have stated that it is “not credible” to claim there would be a Brexit “deal dividend” and warned that “there is an inconsistency” in the Chancellor’s claims about the fiscal impact of Brexit.

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Leslie – Williamson talking the purest nonsense

Commenting on the Defence Secretary’s speech, Chris Leslie MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

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Kyle – Corbyn in danger of looking gullible over Brexit

Andrea Leadsom this morning ruled out any prospect of the Government supporting Labour’s proposal of a permanent Customs Union.

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McMorrin – Fox has failed as Trade Secretary

Liam Fox’s department has admitted, for the first time, that they will not be able to “roll over” all the trade deals the UK benefits from as a member of the EU.

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The economic verdict is in: Brexit is already making us poorer and damaging our economy

Four important economic reports published today have made painfully clear that Brexit is having devasting economic consequences for working people. Investment in the UK from elsewhere in the EU has decreased, GDP growth has slowed to a paltry 0.2%, annual household incomes are now £1,500 lower than they were just before the referendum (and also lower than pre-referendum forecasts) and it is being reported that any kind of disorderly Brexit would lead to lower economic growth in both the short and long term.

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Lucas – Brexit being used as platform by radical right

Conservative supporters of Brexit have argued that international development spending should be diverted to spending on defence and supporting the BBC World Service.

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Turley - Bleak figures show hard reality of a Brexit which is already deeply affecting jobs and families

The Resolution Foundation have today found that household incomes are around £1,500 year lower than they were expected to be before the Brexit referendum – with the UK having experienced the sharpest income growth slowdown of any economy. The news comes as UK GDP in the last quarter of 2018 grew by just 0.2%, while business investment decreased by 1.4% in the same period.

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Lammy – After May’s letter, Labour has got to begin campaigning for People’s Vote

The Prime Minister has sent a letter of reply to Jeremy Corbyn, in which she appears to rule out his request of including a permanent customs union in her Brexit deal.

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Response to Theresa May’s letter to Jeremy Corbyn

Ben Bradshaw MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, in response to Theresa May’s letter to Jeremy Corbyn said:

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Gus O’Donnell - Irresponsible to press ahead with Brexit with no clarity on destination

Lord (Gus) O’Donnell, the man once referred to as “GOD” in Whitehall, today became the latest former top civil servant to warn of the threat of a Blindfold Brexit and to urge Parliament to extend the Brexit deadline.

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