News - People's Vote

Johnson plans to break every promise he made in 2016

Responding to the UK government’s letter to the European Commission on proposed changes to the Withdrawal Agreement, Mary Creagh MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said: 

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Lammy – Johnson plans to exacerbate divisions, not resolve them

Responding to Boris Johnson’s speech to Conservative conference, David Lammy MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said: 

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Turley – Every woman in the Commons knows words predicting violence have an effect and must stop

Responding to Conservative chairman James Cleverley’s defence of his claims there would be “unrest” and briefings from Downing Street civil servants that MPs supporting a final say referendum would be “lynched”, Anna Turley MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said: 

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Phillipson – Johnson proposes a Brexit by the right, for the right

Responding to Boris Johnson’s latest proposals on Brexit briefed in advance of his speech to Conservative conference, Bridget Phillipson MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said: 

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Johnson interviews show he cannot be trusted on Brexit

Responding to Boris Johnson’s interviews with Sky and the BBC, Dr Paul Williams MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said: 

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Patel’s support for No Deal undermines the fight against crime and terrorism

Responding to Home Secretary Priti Patel’s speech to Conservative Party conference, Kate Green MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said: 

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Grieve– Ireland proposals suggest ‘Johnson does not want any sort of deal’

Responding to overnight leaks of the UK government’s proposals for the border in Ireland, and to Boris Johnson’s confirmation he wants to see customs checks on cross-border trade, Dominic Grieve MP, Co-Chair of the People’s Vote Political Committee, said: 

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Sobel – Javid confirms Brexit is a project from the right, for the right

Responding to Sajid Javid’s speech to Conservative conference, Alex Sobel MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said: 

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Benn – The Safeguard Act safeguards against risk of crashing out with No Deal on 31 October

Responding to various claims being made by ministers and officials about the European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019, Hilary Benn MP, who helped draft it, and who is a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

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North East Anger at Boris Johnson 'Just In Time' Claims

Politicians and industry leaders have reacted angrily to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's claims in a BBC Look NE interview [26/09/19] relating to the North East, Nissan and a No Deal Brexit.
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Johnson looking like a law-breaker desperate for a loophole lawyer

Speculation about what trickery or manoeuvres Downing Street might use to escape from the legal obligation to ask for an extension to the Brexit deadline has continued – with mechanisms such as using the powers of medieval monarchs to overturn the law or declaring a bogus state of emergency to give ministers the temporary authority to strike down the law of the land all under discussion in recent days.

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Beckett – Sir John Major right to highlight risks of divisive and indecisive election

Commenting on Sir John Major’s speech, Margaret Beckett MP, Co-Chair of the People’s Vote Political Committee, said:

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