Details have been announced today of politicians, activists and campaigners who will speak at the rally for a People’s Vote in Newcastle this Saturday (August 25).Read more
New analysis of trade statistics by HMRC and the World Trade Organisation, released today by the People’s Vote campaign, shows that businesses in the North East would face a £250 million increase per year in exporting costs after Brexit due to new barriers and tariffs imposed on goods sold to European markets.Read more
The North East of England which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit in 2016 by a 16-point margin is now an exact 50/50 even split about whether to leave or stay in the EU, according to new polling by YouGov for the People’s Vote campaign.
Downing Street’s strategy of trying to pin the blame on the EU for a disastrous botched Brexit looks set to backfire with a huge new YouGov poll today demonstrating that the overwhelming majority of the public are already pointing the finger directly at the Government.Read more
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, today sent a letter to the Chair of the Treasury Committee, Nicky Morgan, in which he admitted that a no deal Brexit would have “large fiscal consequences” including that “borrowing would be around £80 billion a year higher…by 2033/34”.Read more
The Government has today published a series of technical notices about the implications of a disastrous no deal Brexit. They warn that consumers would face slower and more costly credit card payments when they buy EU products, and British citizens living abroad could lose access to their bank accounts. They also confirm that, in the case of no deal, “the free circulation of goods between the UK and EU would cease”.
A new report published today (Thursday) by KPMG finds that the British public now think a no deal Brexit is likely and are planning to drastically cut down their spending as a result.Read more
The Government will tomorrow publish a series of Brexit impact assessments regarding the practical consequences of crashing out of the EU without a deal.Read more
Michel Barnier today warned that the UK and EU may not reach an agreement by the October EU Summit deadline.Read more
The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is visiting Washington and will deliver a speech calling for the EU to apply more sanctions on Russia and to warn of the dangers of a "messy divorce" from the EU.Read more
Liam Fox will use a speech today to claim Britain can be a "21st Century exporting superpower" post Brexit, but has quietly downgraded Britain’s previous £1 trillion export target to just over £715 billion.Read more
Speaking on Today on Radio 4 this morning, the Shadow International Trade Secretary, Barry Gardiner, claimed that having a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal would be “playing with our democracy, it’s playing with the foundations of country in a way that is really damaging.”Read more