News - People's Vote

Bebb - Warnings from the motor industry could not be clearer

European motor manufacturers have this week given warning at the Paris Motor Show of the damage a no-deal Brexit or bad deal like Chequers could cause to the British economy. The warnings show that logistics and trade agreements are all put at risk by the loss of freedom of movement and trade and uncertainty caused by Brexit.

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Smith – Brexit fire risk to Northern Ireland crosses sectarian divide

Brexit is putting Northern Ireland’s Fire and Rescue Service under a “critical” threat of “reduced operational cover, [and] delays in responding to incidents” which will lead to “a negative impact on both public and firefighter safety” according to the fire service’s internal risk register which has been uncovered as a result of a freedom of information request.

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Willetts – Brexit is making it harder to cut the deficit

Eight years of hard effort by Government to cut the deficit are in danger of being undermined by the way that Brexit – even before departure day – is piling costs on the Exchequer and increasing public debt simply through the continuing chaos on the foreign exchange markets.

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Bebb – Boris Johnson still has no answers to difficult Brexit questions

Boris Johnson today delivered a speech to a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in which he restated his opposition to the Prime Minister’s so-called ‘Chequers’ proposal for Brexit.

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Soubry – Immigration plan risks creating arbitrary division which does not anticipate needs of British business

The Prime Minister today announced the Government’s a new post-Brexit immigration policy that would see high-skilled workers prioritised with no preferential treatment for people from the EU compared with those from the rest of the world.

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Bebb – A bad deal will be bad for wealth creation

 Entrepreneurs and business owners are drifting away from the Conservative Party because of concerns that the national interest is taking second place to internal party management matters, new polling commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign shows.

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Grieve – More and more Conservatives are supporting the call for a People’s Vote

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s interview with Andrew Marr this morning, Dominic Grieve QC MP, said:

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NEW POLL IS A “WAKE-UP CALL” FOR ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE CONSERVATIVES BEING THE PARTY OF BUSINESS

Brexit is loosening the ties that once bound Conservative to British business, a YouGov poll of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and company executives reveals today. 

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McGovern – New figures show “Brexit is already weakening our economy”

The Office of National Statistics has revised down growth estimates for the first quarter of 2018 and reported falling levels of business investment, citing the Bank of England’s warning that, “Brexit uncertainty was weighing down discretionary or expansionary investment for some medium- to larger-sized businesses, or those with a greater international focus”.

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Campaigners set to take to the streets for largest ever People’s Vote National Day of Action

Groups campaigning for a People’s Vote will be out in force this Saturday (29 September) for the largest ever People’s Vote National Day of Action, with over 100 groups taking part across the UK. 

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Lammy – Labour is uniting around the demand for a People’s Vote

Jeremy Corbyn has delivered his speech to Labour’s annual conference.

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Wilson – Labour has the chance to unite around “clear, strong and popular” position on Brexit

Labour’s Annual Conference in Liverpool has overwhelmingly adopted a motion that endorses the idea of a People’s Vote and which keeps the option of staying in the EU on the table.

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