News - People's Vote

Chequers customs chaos heralds £1 billion post-Brexit bonanza for smuggling rings

Smugglers could use Britain to evade import tariffs for goods after Brexit, illegally gaining up to £1 billion in areas marked for full tariff reduction by Government ministers and Brexiteers, such as wine, clothing, and foodstuffs.

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Bradshaw – Barnier has killed the Brexit White Paper

Michel Barnier today made it clear that the EU would never agree to a third country collecting customs charges on its behalf – the very idea that lies at the heart of the Government’s Brexit White Paper and its Facilitated Customs Agreement proposal.

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Kerr – No price to pay if we took back the Article 50 letter

Speaking on the BBC Radio Today programme this morning, French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau confirmed that the door “remains open" to the UK, and that we could stay in the EU “on the same terms”.

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People’s Vote campaign vows to turn up the volume on the streets and online in Summer of Action

The People’s Vote campaign, backed by England football legend Gary Lineker, today (Thursday) launches a concerted attack, that will a series of rallies and protests staged across the country, against Britain’s botched Brexit.

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Doughty – I won’t be bullied into silence over People’s Vote

Conservative MEP David Campbell Bannerman has called for the Treason Act to be updated to allow the prosecution of those he disagrees with over Brexit.

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Murray – “Shocking misjudgement” from Trimble over smuggling

Lord (David) Trimble used an interview on Radio 4’s Today Programme this morning to dismiss fears about how Brexit would encourage smuggling across the Irish border..

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Lucas – Raab admission about stockpiling food supplies is “alarming”

The new Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, today implied that stockpiling food might be necessary in the case of a no deal Brexit.

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Murray – Brexit becoming a job-creation scheme for pointless Government positions

The Prime Minister has today submitted a written statement confirming a downgrade in responsibilities for the Brexit Department. From now on, the Prime Minister will be taking on the responsibility of negotiating Brexit with the EU, with the new Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, “deputising”.  

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Doughty – New Brexit White Paper “farcical”

The Government has published a new White Paper on ‘Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union’. It sets out plans to amend the recently-passed EU Withdrawal Bill to allow an extension of the effects of the European Communities Act during the proposed post-Brexit transition period.

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Lucas – Time for Jeremy Corbyn to “stop peddling myths” about Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn this morning made a speech to the EEF where he talked of the “benefit” Brexit would bring to the British economy.

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Bradshaw – Reckless insistence on ECJ red line threatening security

The Home Affairs Select Committee have today (Tuesday) released a report that condemns the lack of progress on security issues in the Brexit negotiations.

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Wilson – May’s hard Brexit would be a disaster for the North East

Theresa May is today visiting the North East of England and took part in a public Q&A session.

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