News - People's Vote

The Prime Minister is unable to satisfy MPs’ demands, even if some MPs backslide on the backstop

A new analysis published today by the People’s Vote campaign shows that Theresa May won’t -  or should not - be able to satisfy the demands of almost 100 MPs who have spoken out against the Backstop with the measures agreed last night.

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TOP LEGAL EXPERTS SAY IT IS “CRYSTAL CLEAR” THE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED ITS BIG BACKSTOP TEST

Three of Britain’s most senior experts in European and international law today declare that the measures announced in Strasbourg last night “do not come close” to meeting the tests set for Theresa May by backbench critics of her Brexit deal.

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Doughty – Nothing but a small and inadequate fig leaf

Commenting on the Government’s announcement on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, Stephen Doughty MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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Leslie – News of capital flight from financial sector ‘tip of the iceberg’

A report published today by the New Financial think tank stated more than 275 financial firms are moving a combined £925 billion in assets and funds and thousands of staff from Britain to the European Union as they respond to the uncertainty of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. 

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Lammy – Just 18 days to go until Brexit Day and the country is reaching crisis point

Commenting on the current state of play in the Brexit process, David Lammy MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

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People’s Vote launches new advertising campaign aimed at Labour MPs

The People’s Vote campaign today begins a five-day, five-figure spend, advertising campaign designed to put more pressure on Labour MPs who could defy the party to vote for the Government’s Brexit proposal – or who oppose Jeremy Corbyn’s new policy backing the public having the final say on any deal.

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Dozens of coaches from Leave-voting areas will swell numbers at the Put It To The People March about Brexit

Organisers of the Put it to The People March have been taken aback by the numbers of people signing up for the demonstration from Leave-voting areas.

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Beckett – Prime Minister’s speech shows Brexit process has become a national humiliation

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech in Grimsby, Rt. Hon. Margaret Beckett MP, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

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Six times Theresa May wasted taxpayers’ money trying to get her Brexit deal over the line

After the Government’s announcement last night of £20 million being allocated to researching possible alternative arrangements to the Northern Ireland backstop, the People’s Vote campaign have drawn together a list of six times Theresa May wasted vast sums of taxpayers’ money on attempts to get her Brexit deal over the line.

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Jo Stevens – DExEU is a reflection of the Brexit process – shambolic and doomed to fail

The Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, Phillip Rycroft, is resigning, meaning the Brexit department is already onto its third Secretary of State and soon its third Permanent Secretary since it was created less than three years ago.   

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Lammy – Loiseau comments make it clear UK Government still “failing to engage with reality”

The French Europe Minister, Nathalie Loiseau, is visiting the UK today and made it clear in interviews that the EU is still waiting for workable proposals from the British Government on the Northern Ireland backstop. She said “at this stage we know what the UK does not want, and that’s a first phase, but it’s not necessarily enough. At the moment, we’re talking. We have not heard proposals, ideas or initiatives coming from the British government to overcome the current difficulties.”

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Stevens – UK does not want US’s dirty meat in our supermarkets

US Ambassador Woody Johnson used Radio Four’s Today Programme this morning to promote his attack on UK agriculture and further Donald Trump’s agenda of forcing Britain into a trade deal that would put chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-fed beef on British supermarket shelves.

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