News - People's Vote

Bradshaw – Cornwall and Devon face special risks from botched Brexit

Cornwall and Devon’s high level of exports to the EU mean the counties’ economies are at special risk from a bad Brexit deal – with farmers west of the Tamar the most at risk in the whole of the UK to the loss of markets and the impact that will have on their incomes. 

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Leslie – Warnings from Turkish trade experts “will come as blow to Britain’s 318,000 HGV drivers”

Turkish trade experts gave evidence to the parliamentary International Trade Committee today and warned that, although the Turkey-EU Customs Union helps gets goods across the border, it doesn’t help the trucks in which those goods are contained. This can lead to massive border delays of up to 24 hours because of shortage of truck permits, costs, x-rays, disinfection, taxes and other issues.

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Williams – New report shows how Stockton and Tees Valley under shadow of Brexit

Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool would be amongst the three hardest hit towns in England if Brexit goes ahead – with key machinery and transport equipment exports at risk of being hammered and the region’s chemical industry – which offers some of the best paid jobs in manufacturing – open to being clobbered.

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Streeting – Possible increase in fuel and alcohol taxes shows “there is no Brexit dividend, only a Brexit deficit”

Reports suggest the Government is considering raising taxes on fuel and alcohol duties in order to help pay for public spending commitments, including extra money for the NHS.

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Thomas – Services sector joining “clarion call” from businesses warning about hard Brexit

The Professional and Business Services Council, representing 4.6 million people employed in the services sector, has written a letter to the Prime Minister warning of the consequences of a bad Brexit deal that fails to take the needs of services into account.

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Lucas – No deal Brexit “would a catastrophe for the NHS”

Simon Stephens, Chief Executive of NHS England this morning confirmed that the NHS is planning for a “no deal” Brexit.

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McGovern - Labour Movement should unite around the demand for a People’s Vote

As a new poll shows rank-and-file trade unionists in Unite the Union back a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal, voices from the wider Labour Movement are calling for the Labour Party to unite behind this demand and back a People’s Vote in opposition to the botched Tory hard Brexit.

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Unite members want a People’s Vote on Brexit

Members of Unite strongly support a People’s Vote on a final Brexit deal, as well as rejecting the policy approach to this issue taken both by their union and the Labour Party, according to a new poll.

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Thomas – New polling shows Danny Dyer right to describe Brexit as a ‘mad riddle’

New polling by Ipsos MORI shows that 67% of people are not confident that Theresa May will negotiate a good Brexit deal, compared to just 30% who are confident, the lowest since Article 50 was triggered.  

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Umunna – Another Brexit deadline has passed, but a deal is no closer to being reached

The EU Council has published its conclusions on the state of Brexit negotiations, expressing concern that “no substantial progress” has been made on the Northern Ireland backstop proposal, calls for “intensified efforts” on the Withdrawal Agreement and warns “Member States, Union institutions and all stakeholders to step up their work on preparedness at all levels and for all outcomes”, which has been widely interpreted to refer to contingency planning for a possible no-deal Brexit.  

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Murray – Lord Ashcroft is selling our country down the river

Leading Brexiter Lord Ashcroft today wrote an article encouraging British companies who want an EU outpost post-Brexit to consider Malta. He specifically highlights Malta’s “advantageous tax system” as an incentive.

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Mandelson – “Brexit delusion is slowly sinking in”

The European Council is likely to demonstrate zero to minimal progress has been made on delivering a workable Brexit deal.

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