News - People's Vote

Doughty – “Government making an utter mess of negotiations”

The Independent are reporting that draft conclusions of the European Council point to little progress being made on a Brexit deal.

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Brake – Hague’s remarks show why “Putin and his proxies in Britain are so keen on Brexit”

William Hague today told the Royal United Services Institute that ‘Britain’s departure from the EU and the agreement which we obtain could end up with major allies making each other’s security more expensive. These developments are taking place just when alliances need updating.’

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Umunna – May’s Red Lines “now threaten the security and safety of Britain”

Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said Britain will be excluded from many Europe-wide security databases and measures if Brexit happens and Britain refuses to participate in the European Court of Justice.

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Huq – “Calculated insult” to India exposes Brexit falsehoods

A relaxation of student visa rules will cover 26 countries including China, Thailand and Cambodia but will not cover India. 

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Royal College of Midwives – So-called ‘Brexit dividend’ misleading in the extreme

The Royal College of Midwives have criticised the Prime Minister for claiming NHS investment will come from a ‘Brexit dividend’.

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Kyle – BCC downgrade exposes Prime Minister’s “dishonesty” over Brexit

The British Chambers of Commerce have downgraded their economic forecast for both 2018 and 2019, blaming Brexit for cutting what were already dismal growth expectations.

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Dr Paul Williams – PM actively promoting false claim about NHS ‘Brexit dividend’

The Government’s claim that a spending increase for the NHS will be funded by a ‘Brexit dividend’ has been roundly debunked.

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Streeting – Report shows “there is no Brexit dividend, only a Brexit deficit”

A new report by Oliver Wyman has found that the most negative Brexit scenario could cost the UK economy up to £27 billion. It also finds that households could be left up to £1,000 a year worse off because of Brexit trade barriers.

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Thomas – “Plain the Government still do not have a clue what to do about the Northern Ireland border”

The chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee, Conservative MP Dr Andrew Murrison, has expressed his frustration with the Government over its response to the committee’s recent report on Northern Ireland border questions.

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PEOPLE’S MARCH FOR A PEOPLE’S VOTE SET TO BE THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATION ON BREXIT YET

The People’s Vote march to Parliament Square is set to become the biggest demonstration of public anger over Brexit since the referendum two years ago. 

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Dorrell - Lewisham East by-election result shows Brexit effect “starting to bite” for Conservatives and Labour

Today’s by-election result in Lewisham East shows a clear ‘Brexit effect’, with Labour losing votes since the 2017 General Election and the Conservatives crashing to third place behind the Liberal Democrats.

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Umunna – Government trying to row back on meaningful vote commitment

Discussions between the Government and the so-called ‘Conservative rebels’ appear to have broken down over an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill that would give Parliament a ‘meaningful vote’ at the end of the Brexit negotiations.

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