News - People's Vote

Whitfield – UK Labour should now follow Scots’ lead

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has announced a radical repositioning of the party’s approach to a People’s Vote: saying Scottish Labour will support a new public vote on any form of Brexit and that the party must campaign for the UK to stay in Europe.

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More Conservatives point to People’s Vote as way out of the crisis

Even as contenders for the party leadership supporting a no deal crash out of the EU, yet more leading Conservatives have stated that a People’s Vote on Brexit is emerging as the only realistic way for their party to end the Parliamentary gridlock.

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Bebb – Jeremy Hunt needs to outline his alternative plan

Current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned that pursuing a “no deal” Brexit would be “political suicide” for the Conservative Party, while former Foreign Secretary William Hague has written in the Daily Telegraph that it might not be possible to leave the EU on 31 October and that the shifting politics of Westminster mean that the Government will need to look for cross-party support for any approach it takes.

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Success of parties that clearly back a People’s Vote is the real story of the European Parliamentary elections

Analysis of last night’s European Parliamentary election results shows that parties giving full-throated backing for a People’s Vote were the clear winners of the contest.

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Conservative leaders warn of danger to party and country of Brexit arms race

Candidates to replace Theresa May have this weekend entered an arms race for who can take the most extreme positions on Brexit as they pitch to the 160,000 Conservative Party members who will take the ultimate decision about who will be the next Prime Minister.

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Bryant – A new Prime Minister will not be able to ignore Parliamentary arithmetic

Commenting on suggestions that a new Conservative leader could just ignore Parliament and press on with a disastrous ‘no deal’ Brexit, Chris Bryant MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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1.6 Million Small and Medium Size Businesses see Brexit as a major obstacle to success

A new survey published by the Department for Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills has found that 29% of small and medium sized businesses consider Brexit “a major obstacle to the success of their business.”

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Lee – Prime Minister has paid a heavy price for the contradictions of Brexit

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s resignation announcement, Phillip Lee, Conservative MP and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Kyle – People’s Vote is the only solution to this mess

Commenting on the Government’s failure to announce a date for debate on the proposed Withdrawal Agreement Bill, Peter Kyle MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Heseltine – We cannot afford to lose businesses to the obsession of Brexit

Commenting on the collapse of British Steel into administration, Rt. Hon. Lord Heseltine CH PC, former Deputy Prime Minister and leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:

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Stevens – Brexit is not a game, it is destroying jobs

Commenting on the announcement that British Steel has gone into administration, Jo Stevens MP, chair of the GMB trade union parliamentary group and leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:

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Beckett – There is no stable majority for any form of Brexit without a People’s Vote

Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech, Rt. Hon. Dame Margaret Beckett MP, leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:

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