News - People's Vote

Ten ways 2019 could be the UK’s year to lead in the EU – instead of becoming a rule-taker

2019 could be Britain’s year in the EU, using our influence and strength to drive key initiatives helping the economy and consumers. But Britain could be left with no say on new rules from the EU during the Brexit transition phase set out in the withdrawal agreement - when the British government will lose all influence in EU decision-making but will be forced to adopt all new regulations under the terms of the deal.

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Huq – Plight of migrants arriving on British beaches can only be solved by closer cooperation between EU countries

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to chair a meeting today to discuss the issue of migrants using small boats to reach the UK.

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Leslie – We need a People’s Vote not a fantasy Brexit

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson have been attempting to cajole MPs into backing the Government’s Brexit deal.

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McMorrin – TPP talk sign of ministerial desperation

Ministers have suggested we should join the “Trans Pacific Partnership” (TPP) trade deal if we leave the EU.

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New research of FOI requests shows Government is keeping public in the dark over Brexit

New research by the People’s Vote campaign reveals that the public is being kept in the dark over Brexit by the Government, as only 20-25% of all Freedom of Information requests are answered by Brexit-related Departments, and DExEU refuses to release any information at all for over half of all requests.

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Brexit has cost the forces over £1.5 billion over the last two years

The cash-strapped MoD is losing hundreds of millions of pounds every year in procurement costs due to Brexit, new analysis reveals.

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Self-employed facing Brexit VAT bombshell campaigners warn

Self-employed sole traders and small businesses currently struggling with their tax returns as the self-assessment deadline looms could be in for a nasty VAT shock if Parliament backs the Brexit deal next month, campaigners have warned.

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Jacqui Smith - Brexit deal puts security at risk

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has warned of the risk posed to security by Brexit.

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Stevens – investment fall shows scale of Brexit damage

The Office for National Statistics this morning reported a further fall in business investment saying it was:

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Umunna – Justice Secretary has confirmed that no deal Brexit is a false threat

Commenting on remarks from David Gauke that he would “very surprised” if the Prime Minister backed a “no deal” Brexit, Chuka Umunna MP, a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said: 

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David Miliband – Insult to the UK to hear Putin lecturing us on our democratic process

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated his opposition to a People’s Vote on Brexit, saying “[Theresa May] has to fulfil the will of the people expressed in the referendum.”

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McMorrin – Cabinet and the Shadow Cabinet are beginning to admit that People’s Vote only way forward

Both Amber Rudd and Diane Abbott have used media interviews in the last day to indicate that they think a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal could be the only way forward out of Parliamentary gridlock.

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