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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A love letter to Europe

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).

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Nottingham People’s Vote in the media

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.

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The hard right has captured my old party – and Boris Johnson’s victory proves it

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.

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A bull in a china shop…Boris Johnson has lost touch with reality

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.

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