News - People's Vote

Sobel – Javid confirms Brexit is a project from the right, for the right

Responding to Sajid Javid’s speech to Conservative conference, Alex Sobel MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said: 

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Benn – The Safeguard Act safeguards against risk of crashing out with No Deal on 31 October

Responding to various claims being made by ministers and officials about the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019, Hilary Benn MP, who helped draft it, and who is a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

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North East Anger at Boris Johnson 'Just In Time' Claims

Politicians and industry leaders have reacted angrily to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's claims in a BBC Look NE interview [26/09/19] relating to the North East, Nissan and a No Deal Brexit.
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Johnson looking like a law-breaker desperate for a loophole lawyer

Speculation about what trickery or manoeuvres Downing Street might use to escape from the legal obligation to ask for an extension to the Brexit deadline has continued – with mechanisms such as using the powers of medieval monarchs to overturn the law or declaring a bogus state of emergency to give ministers the temporary authority to strike down the law of the land all under discussion in recent days.

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Beckett – Sir John Major right to highlight risks of divisive and indecisive election

Commenting on Sir John Major’s speech, Margaret Beckett MP, Co-Chair of the People’s Vote Political Committee, said:

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Heseltine – Major’s critique of Johnson “most devastating I have ever read”

Former Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Sir John Major has tonight (Thursday) launched a devastating critique of his successor Boris Johnson and warned that “a general election would solve nothing” in the Brexit crisis.

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More and more Conservatives leaving the door open to a People’s Vote

Far from shoring up Conservative support for No Deal or a vicious Brexit, Boris Johnson’s tactic of deploying draconian discipline against dissident voices in his party has only served to make a growing number of Tories open to – or even to explicitly back – a People’s Vote as the only democratic route out of the Brexit crisis.

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Phillips – I will not let Boris Johnson abuse the memory of my friend Jo Cox

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s rhetoric in the House of Commons, Jess Phillips MP, a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Murray – Boris Johnson is not above the law

In a reply to Ian Murray MP, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested he would not follow the provisions of the Benn Act, which requires him to seek an extension of Article 50 if he can’t secure a deal with the EU by 19 October.

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Lammy – Boris Johnson must own the mess he has created, and give the public a final say referendum on Brexit

Responding to Boris Johnson’s statement to the House of Commons this evening, David Lammy MP, a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Gove is lying when he says automotive industry is ready for No Deal

Speaking to the Commons today the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and minister for No Deal, Michael Gove, claimed that the automotive industry had told him it was “ready” for No Deal. But the automotive body, the SMMT, recently warned of the devastating impact No Deal would have on the industry.

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Smith – Architects and advocates of Brexit must take their share of the blame for Wrightbus collapse

Commenting on the collapse of Northern Ireland-based coachbuilding company Wrightbus into administration today, Owen Smith MP, former Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary and leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

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