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?Continue reading “Is proroguing Parliament the beginning of the end for Brexit?”
Campaigners from across all political parties are joining forces to take part in a rally in Nottingham on Saturday, August 31, to protest against the suspension of Parliament.Continue reading “Nottingham rally against suspension of parliament”
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.Continue reading “We must all work together to prevent catastrophic No Deal”
By Monty, a British student.
My South African grandmother once told me “I don’t envy your choices”. A statement rarely considered nowadays, as my 21-year-old-self taps on her laptop in the centre of London, one tab open on Skyscanner.net with the flight destination set to ‘anywhere’, one tab open on cheap Eurostar tickets, and one tab open on BBC news (no prizes for guessing the headline there).Continue reading “A love letter to Europe”
by Dominic Byrne
We’re weeks away from the very real prospect of a no-deal Brexit. It is ludicrous that parliament continues to be on its summer holiday, faced with such a catastrophic possibility.Continue reading “The people should be able to recall parliament”
By Sam Gyimah
As our currency plummeted last week, politicians were remarkably quiet. In normal times, a catastrophic slide in the pound would send a shockwave through Westminster.Continue reading “Falling £ shows UK must vote again on Brexit”
The former Secretary to the US Treasury Lawrence H Summers has warned that Britain will be desperate if it goes ahead with a No Deal Brexit and will lose a lot of its negotiating power with other countries.Continue reading “Top US official says Britain will lose negotiating power after Brexit”
The Nottingham People’s Vote campaign has generated widespread coverage in the media across the city, the county and the rest of the country.
The media interest reflects the growing support among voters that Brexit has turned out to be nothing like what was promised and it’s time the people took back control and had their say about what should happen next.
These are just a few of the articles the campaign has generated since in began in August, 2018.Continue reading “Nottingham People’s Vote in the media”
By Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe
Around 92,000 members who no longer even represent Conservative voters have crowned the “clown prince” as our prime minister. Just when we need a prime minister to bring us together, lead us through the Brexit crisis and on to tackling the serious issues we must confront, the party serves up Boris Johnson. His lifelong ambition has finally been realised; no one and nothing was going to get in his way this time, least of all integrity and truth.Continue reading “The hard right has captured my old party – and Boris Johnson’s victory proves it”
By Chris Leslie, MP for Nottingham East
The arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street has all the hallmarks of a bull entering a china shop; a larger-than-life figure blustering around oblivious, of the damage being done around him.
Some people suppose that there is method in this madness, that there is a clever strategy here to frighten the other EU27 countries into ditching the existing Withdrawal Agreement. I doubt it.Continue reading “A bull in a china shop…Boris Johnson has lost touch with reality”