News - People's Vote

Cable – Brexit is undermining good work at British Steel

Commenting on British Steel’s request for government support to get through a ‘Brexit-related’ funding crisis, Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Conservative MP warns against Tory alliance with Farage’s Brexit Party

A Conservative MP today issues a warning against any Conservative alliance with the Brexit Party after a hard-line Brexiter in his party called for a pact with Nigel Farage at the next General Election.

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Grieve – Support for a customs union Brexit deal ebbing away

The Government’s chief Brexit negotiator, Olly Robbins, is reportedly visiting Brussels this week in order to find out from the EU how quickly they can make changes to the political declaration, if the talks between the Government and the Labour Party over a Brexit deal reach agreement.  

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Jones – More bad news to come while Brexit crisis continues

Commenting on Honda’s announcement of the closure of its Swindon factory, Darren Jones MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Bradshaw - Lib Dem poll surge a warning to Labour over fence sitting

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson is expected today (Monday) to use a speech marking the 25th anniversary of John Smith’s death to say he believes that the late Labour leader would have been a strong advocate of a People’s Vote. 

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SWINSON– FARAGE DOES NOT CARE FOR THE JOBS AND LIVELIHOODS OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY

Responding to Nigel Farage’s interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show today, Jo Swinson MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign said:  

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A CUSTOMS UNION DEAL ON BREXIT WOULD CAUSE DEEPER DAMAGE TO BOTH CONSERVATIVES AND LABOUR – NEW POLL

A customs union Brexit would be deeply unpopular with voters - further denting the appeal of both Conservatives and Labour if the two parties agreed such a deal - according to a new Opinium poll released today. 

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Dr Sarah Wollaston – New figures on nurses and midwifes from Europe show massive fall since the Brexit vote

New figures published today (Wednesday) by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show the number of registered nurses and midwives from the European Economic Area (EEA) registered in the UK decreased by 5.9 percent between March 2018 and  March 2019, from 35,115 to 33,035. The number of EEA nurses and midwives registering for the first time was just 968 between April 2018 and March 2019, up from the 805 who registered in 2017-2018 but a massive decrease compared to the 9,389 who registered in 2015-2016, before the Brexit referendum.

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Stevens – Farage propagating myths while he rakes in the cash

Commenting on today’s Nigel Farage press conference, Jo Stevens MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Lord Pickles latest senior Tory to support a People’s Vote to break Brexit deadlock

Lord Eric Pickles, the former Conservative Party chairman, has today become the latest senior Tory to back a People’s Vote as the only way to solve the Brexit crisis.

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Phillipson – Local election results show Labour voters want a People’s Vote on Brexit

Responding to the local election results, Bridget Phillipson, Labour MP for Houghton & Sunderland South and a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Swinson – ferry pay-out is a new low for Brexit farce

The Government is to cancel contracts awarded to ferry companies to provide extra capacity in the case of a no deal Brexit. The cancellation is expected to cost tens of millions, perhaps as much as £56 million – money that will be paid to companies not to provide a service. This bill comes on top of £33 million that the Government has had to agree to pay Eurotunnel to settle an earlier legal dispute about how contracts were awarded.

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