News - People's Vote

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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McMorrin – Hunt wrong to say only Putin happy with a no deal Brexit, Rees-Mogg would be happy too

The new Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, today tweeted that the “Only person rejoicing” in the case of a no deal Brexit “would be Putin”.

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Sir John Major – “Morally justified” case for a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal

Former Prime Minister Sir John Major appeared on The Andrew Marr Show today and said there is a “morally justified” case for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

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Meet the people paying £7 million to have dinner with Theresa May and senior Cabinet Ministers

Brexit-backing speculators, Jacob Rees-Mogg’s business partner, and Putin’s crony – meet the people paying £7 million to have dinner with Theresa May and senior Cabinet Ministers

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Smith – Barnier was polite but direct and the White Paper is a dead letter

The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned that the EU has very serious concerns about how the Government’s Brexit White Paper would work in practice.

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Hain – Every day Theresa May increases the risk of a hard border in Ireland

Theresa May today used a speech in Belfast to blame the European Commission for problems with negotiating a deal to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

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Thomas – Thoughts are with Poundworld staff losing their jobs because of Brexit

Poundworld – hit very hard by the devaluation that followed the 2016 referendum - is to disappear from Britain’s high streets and another 2,339 jobs are to go.

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Murray – Raab pledge to ‘heat up’ Brexit negotiations means we’ll likely end up with a warm cup of sick

The new Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, travelled to Brussels and met Michel Barnier, the EU’s Brexit negotiator. Mr Raab said he will be “heating up” the Brexit negotiations.  

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Leslie – McVey’s failure to back Chequers proposal “just the latest blow to the Prime Minister’s authority”

Cabinet Minister Esther McVey has today failed to give her backing to Theresa May’s Brexit proposal. Asked if she had confidence in the PM’s Chequers plan, Ms McVey said: “I will say that I have full confidence in the Prime Minister to deliver the Brexit that Britain voted for.”

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Taxpayers set to be hit with another £200 million annual bill for Brexit

The chief executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Jon Thompson, told the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee in Parliament today that he is in the middle of hiring another 4 – 5,000 customs officials to deal with increased customs declarations that will result from Brexit.

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Kyle – Disastrous no deal Brexit is on the table because of Westminster gridlock

The European Commission is to warn EU member states that they need to step up preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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Huq – Even Theresa May can’t explain how her Brexit plans would work

The Prime Minister appeared before the parliamentary Liaison Committee today, and struggled to explain how her proposed ‘Facilitated Customs Arrangement’ would work in practice.

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