News - People's Vote

Williams – May’s hard Brexit is very bad news for the NHS and doctors know it

NHS doctors think that Brexit threatens to be very bad news indeed for the NHS, a new academic-led study has revealed.

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Leslie – Interest rate rise sign of Brexit weakness

The Bank of England has increased the base rate by 0.25% to 0.75%.

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McGovern – No part of the UK needs a People’s Vote more than Northern Ireland

The negative impact of the threat of Brexit on the Northern Ireland economy is growing according to the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, with close to one-third (32%) of companies surveyed saying Brexit is having an adverse impact on their business, compared to one-fifth (20%) two years ago.

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Leslie – Blind Brexit or No Deal Brexit offer nothing good to the people of Britain

Speculation that the European Union will wave Britain out of the EU with a warmly-worded, yet specifics-free, political declaration about future relationships between the UK and its largest trading partner, demonstrate how the mess of the UK Government’s negotiating strategy after the Chequers car crash is taking us closer to a disastrous, disorderly and chaotic Brexit.

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Kyle – Nobody voted to put health at risk

Pharma giant Sanofi has reportedly stockpiled 14 weeks of drugs and vaccines in preparation for a no deal Brexit. Additionally, the company has warned that quality control procedures could be at risk and jobs could be lost in Britain in the event of such a disastrous outcome. 

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Creasy – Brexit could be breaking point for stretched local councils

Sky News has obtained Brexit impact reports from a number of local councils, many of which raise serious concerns about the potential consequences of Brexit, ranging from provision of social care and other public services, to medical supplies, to the potential for social unrest.

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McGovern – NIESR report shows “it is very hard to see any upside to Brexit”

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has published a new report detailing the estimated cost of the Government’s Brexit White Paper.  

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Lucas – Hunt is right about ‘no deal’

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned that the chances of a ‘no deal’ Brexit are increasing by the day.

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ONS Pink Book shows Britain more reliant than ever on EU trade

The latest figures from the ONS show that Britain’s reliance on trade with the European Union is growing, even as Brexit draws closer. Imports from the EU are up by more than 8% on 2016, and exports are up by nearly 14%.

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Susan Elan Jones – Pink Book figures show EU exports at a record high

UK Finance – representing the UK’s leading financial services exporters – have reported that today’s (31 July) “Pink Book” figures from the Office of National Statistics show that UK financial services exports to the European Union reached a record high of £26 billion in 2017.

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Duffield – No-one voted for a Brexit that turns Kent into a giant lorry park

Sky News have obtained Brexit impact reports from local councils, revealing that plans to create a 13-mile lorry park on parts of the M20 may need to be in place until 2023 at the earliest.   

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McGrory – Crunch time for the Brextremists as cheese and onion crisps threatened

One of the staples of British beach and pub life – the cheese and onion crisp – is said to be under threat from the combined impact of the hot, dry summer and Brexit.

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