Let the people decide what happens next with Brexit


Don’t let Boris Johnson decide your children’s future

Boris Johnson is pandering to the right wing of the Conservative Party by blundering  towards a disastrous No Deal Brexit that bears no relation to what he promised during the 2016 Referendum.

Boris Johnson No Deal Brexit

Where’s the ‘cake and eat it’ trade deal he offered to protect your job…or the £350m a week extra for the NHS? Those pledges were ditched the moment the Leave campaign won the vote.

We can’t entrust our children’s future to a government determined to force through a Brexit that is a million miles away from what voters were promised.

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire People’s Vote

Nottingham campaigners on People's Vote March in London October, 2018.

We are all volunteers who give up our time to campaign for a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal. We are not aligned to any political party, we just think it’s time to give power back to the people.

We believe voters should decide what happens next over Brexit, not Boris Johnson and not Nigel Farage. They have shown they can’t be trusted by abandoning all their extravagent promises from the Leave campaign.

We are out every week, all over Nottinghamshire in all weathers, putting the case for a People’s Vote at our stalls, marches and rallies.

We are not politicians, we are ordinary people from all walks of life who are appalled at how Brexit has worked out and how the promises of 2016 have been betrayed.

Time is short and we need our voices heard. Only the people can decide what’s best for themselves, their families and the country.

Act now before it’s too late

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Ending EU citizens’ freedom of movement will kill the NHS

Nobody voted to kill the NHS, yet with the prospect of leaving Europe without a deal and ending the freedom of movement for EU citizens the Government might as well start planning its funeral.

Home secretary Priti Patel’s determination for border restrictions to be imposed immediately on October 31 – stripping EU citizens of their rights to work and live in the UK – will have a huge impact on the 65,000 EU citizens who work for the NHS. People like me, who treat you and your loved ones, and help keep the health service afloat.

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Why the country needs a break from Brexit madness

We need a break from Brexit: opposition parties need to show they can stop the current madness and help the country move on

Standby for the deception election. An election where all sorts of myths and untruths will be peddled. Blame the EU. Blame Parliament. Blame your opponents. But we need responsible politicians who can appeal to those who are fed up with the whole thing and just want Brexit to go away so the country can move on.

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Proroguing parliament could backfire on Boris Johnson

Barrister Rose Slowe believes that unless there is a further Act of Parliament authorising Brexit in one form or another, we simply cannot leave the EU as a matter of law. These are some extracts from Slowe’s interview on Radio 5 on 28 August.

Interviewer Suzanne Courtney’s questions are in bold

Rose, what is your view about what the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has done (in proroguing parliament)?

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Countdown to October – get ready for the deception election

The contradictions and illogicality of Brexit are coming home to roost. Johnson is stuck between a rock and a hard place. His party is split. Parliament is set to render ‘no deal’ unlawful. The EU won’t yield on the backstop. It is necessary not just for Irish peace but for the integrity of the single market. And even if he felt he could go to the EU Summit and fudge a deal, Johnson faces the same parliamentary arithmetic problem that May faced. 

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From Summer of Love 1968 to Summer of Hate 2019

The summer of 1968 was known as the ‘summer of love’, long-haired hippies with flowers in their hair. Fifty years later the summer of 2019 could be known as the ‘summer of hate’; never has the country been so divided, never has mutual hatred been so extreme. Indeed if we were living in the 17th century, the last time England had a civil war, we would be reaching for our halberds and those chain things with spiky balls on the end.

How did Britain get to this dreadful state of affairs? What happened?

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Is proroguing Parliament the beginning of the end for Brexit?

Anger and desperation have characterised the reaction to Johnson proroguing Parliament. And it has come not just from those of us who want the UK to remain in the EU but from many others who are outraged by Johnson’s assault on representative democracy. But should pro-Europeans really despair?  Or are we at a turning point in a Brexit journey that is running out of road?

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We must all work together to prevent catastrophic No Deal

As Boris Johnson tries to bypass parliament to force through a No Deal Brexit, Lilian Greenwood urges MPs of all parties to work together for the good of the country to give voters the final say on the Brexit deal.

On Tuesday MPs from Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP, Plaid, the Greens and Change UK came together at Church House, pledging to work together to ensure the people’s voice is heard, but just 24 hours later Boris Johnson was threatening to prorogue Parliament for 4 weeks to limit the opportunities to stop no deal. There will be further twists and turns in the days and weeks ahead but the fundamentals remain the same.

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