News - People's Vote

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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Umunna – Good to see a minister putting their country before their party

Another minister, Guto Bebb, has resigned tonight after voting against the Government on an ERG-backed amendment to the Brexit Customs Bill.  

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Thomas – We have taken a step closer to the catastrophe of a no deal Brexit

It is reported that the Government has agreed to accept the amendments tabled by the Brextremist ERG to the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, which is being discussed in the House of Commons today.

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Gary Lineker’s coming home and he’s signed … the People’s Vote petition

Gary Lineker supports a People’s Vote.

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