News - People's Vote

REVEALED: Brexit Secretary admits Boris Johnson’s Brexit means NI firms will have to fill out export forms to trade with rest of UK

The Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay, has admitted that Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposals would mean firms in Northern Ireland would have to fill out export declaration forms when exporting to the rest of the UK. This despite Boris Johnson’s previous promise that no British Conservative Prime Minister would sign up to a customs border in the Irish Sea.  

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Beckett – Johnson’s behaviour is both childish and dangerous

Responding to Boris Johnson’s refusal to sign the letter to the European Council requesting an extension to Article 50, Margaret Beckett MP, Co-Chair of the People’s Vote Political Committee said:

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SPEECH EXTRACTS FROM PEOPLE’S VOTE MARCH AND RALLY

With a million on the streets marching for a People’s Vote, tens of thousands crammed into Parliament Square  - and many more watching on screens along the route, the people today sent a message to the powerful: we demand to be heard, we demand to have the final say.

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Murray – Johnson must obey the law

Commenting on the outcome of the Letwin amendment vote, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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PEOPLE’S VOTE CAMPAIGN ESTIMATE UP TO 1 MILLION MARCH TOGETHER FOR THE FINAL SAY

The Together for the Final Say March, from Park Lane to Parliament Square has today become one of the biggest public protests in British history.

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THE PEOPLE’S LETTER TO THE POWERFUL DEMANDING THE FINAL SAY

The people will be sending a message to the powerful today when the Together for the Final Say march arrives outside Parliament even as, inside the gates, Boris Johnson tries to force through his hard Brexit proposals.

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Lord Heseltine: putting the national interest ahead of party interest is the greatest of Conservative traditions

Lord Heseltine, the Conservative former Deputy Prime Minister, has written to every Conservative MP calling on them not to give indicative approval to Boris Johnson’s hard Brexit proposal.

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KYLE-WILSON AMENDMENT WOULD MAKE SURE JOHNSON CAN’T TAKE UK OUT OF EU WITH NO DEAL

Leading supporters of the People’s Vote campaign Peter Kyle MP and Phil Wilson MP have this afternoon tabled an amendment to ensure there is a final say referendum if Boris Johnson fails to gain indicative approval for his proposals from the House of Commons tomorrow.

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JOHN MAJOR AND TONY BLAIR UNITE TO WARN THE GOVERNMENT’S HARD BREXIT PLAN THREATENS PEACE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Two former Prime Ministers, both architects of Northern Ireland’s peace process, today (Saturday) come together to plead with MPs not to wreck the Good Friday Agreement by voting through Boris Johnson’s hard Brexit proposal.  

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JOHN MCDONNELL TO DELIVER KEY-NOTE SPEECH TO THE TOGETHER FOR THE FINAL SAY MARCH

John McDonnell will tomorrow (Saturday) join a massive rally in Parliament Square where protesters will demand that the people, not the powerful, have the final say on Brexit.

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Bebb – ERG only supporting Johnson’s Brexit proposals because it’s the fastest route to No Deal

The Conservative MP backbencher John Baron has admitted that members of his ERG faction are supporting Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposals because they see it as the fastest route to a disastrous No Deal by the end of 2020.

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The decision on any Brexit deadline lies with the European Council and not the Commission

The outgoing President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, has expressed his view that there should not be an extension to the Article 50 deadline.

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