News - People's Vote

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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Streeting – Boris Johnson speech a total damp squib

Boris Johnson delivered his resignation speech to the House of Commons today, in which he heavily criticised the Government’s Brexit White Paper.  

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Doughty – Irish Government have told May to choose between negotiations and Rees-Mogg

The Irish Government have today stepped up preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, and a hard border on the island of Ireland, ordering the recruitment of hundreds more customs officers. They have also made it clear that they will not contemplate negotiations on the basis of the Brextremist ERG positions passed in the House of Commons this week.

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Lucas – Brexit has sunk further into the Westminster quagmire

The Government were defeated tonight in the Commons on a major piece of Brexit legislation.

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Streeting – OBR are clear, there is no Brexit dividend

The Office of Budget Responsibility’s Fiscal Sustainability Report, issued today, rejects the idea of a Brexit dividend, saying of the proposed increase in health spending:

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Creasy – Recess vote is about putting party and personal interest ahead of national interest

The Government are attempting to send Parliament into recess early.

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Bradshaw – Brexit risks UK losing out on benefits of EU-Japan free-trade agreement

The EU has officially signed a free-trade agreement with Japan, hailed as one of the largest bilateral FTAs in history. There is a risk that the UK will cease to benefit from this FTA if we leave the EU.

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