Brendan Chilton,General Secretary Labour Leave
Theresa May has said she wants to hold a snap general election on 8 June, despite repeatedly claiming that she was against the idea of an early vote.
In a surprise statement outside Downing Street this morning, the prime minister claimed that opposition parties were jeopardising her government’s preparations for Brexit.
“We need a general election and we need one now,” she said. “I have only recently and reluctantly come to this conclusion but now I have concluded it is the only way to guarantee certainty for the years ahead.”
Labour Leave is ready for this moment, we have been planning.
Brendan Chilton, Labour Leave
Brexit is finally starting! The Prime Minister announced on Monday that she is triggering Article 50 next Wednesday. This is fantastic news, but now the real battle begins.
What happens next will shape our country for generations to come. But some politicians are still not listening to ordinary people when it comes to how Brexit should work – Labour Leave have priorities and these must be respected during the negotiations.
By Brendan Chilton, General Secretary, Labour Leave
Yesterday the Lords began its Article 50 Committee Stage process. There are many amendments proposed and most can been described as dangerous towards Brexit. Most are intended to frustrate the government’s attempts to deliver a clean Brexit, and some are designed to derail Brexit all together.
Tory grandee Michael Heseltine has signalled he is ready to defy Theresa May over Brexit and will fight to change her plan to trigger Article 50 in the House of Lords.
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Brendan Chilton, General Secretary, Labour Leave
The show is back on the road. Yesterday the Lords begun the Brexit Bill Second Reading debate. More than 180 peers have requested to speak during the debate, which will not be completed until this evening.
We got a sense of the sort of resistance the Lords are likely to put up from Lord Mandelson on Andrew Marr’s Sunday morning show. Mandelson once more decided to rerun the referendum campaign arguments, claiming voters didn’t know what they were voting for, and should therefore have another referendum. Clearly, like his good friend Blair, they cannot accept that the public have disagreed with them – and that it was for the public to decide.
Brendan Chilton, labourleave.org.uk
The government has taken the first steps to delivering the only type of Brexit that Leave voters have demanded all along; a clean, hard, quick, red, white and blue Brexit. But how well did the PM really do?
The Prime Minister warned that the EU will be torn into “tiny pieces” if it does not give Britain the deal it wants, insisting that she will walk away from negotiations with Brussels if they attempt to give Britain a “bad deal”.
Prime Minister May’s 12-point Brexit Plan:
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By Brendan Cilton, Labour Leave
Remain campaigners told some misleading tales during the referendum campaign and now they are at it again on the Single Market.
They claim there’s NO mandate to leave the Single Market after the referendum, but in reality they spent the campaign telling us that a vote to leave the EU is a vote to leave the Single Market. It was their number one argument!
Yes – really. David Cameron (then Prime Minister), George Osborne and Nicola Sturgeon have all said a vote to leave the EU is a vote to leave the Single Market. And here’s the evidence. Please share it!
This shows that there is a clear mandate to leave the Single Market. We must fight to leave the EU to protect our jobs, prices and businesses.
Anna Soubry and her friends cannot be allowed to reverse YOUR Brexit vote.
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Thank you, Brendan Chilton, General Secretary, Labour Leave
Labour Leave has just learnt that Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is to help bankroll a campaign set up in secret by Blairite former ministers and advisers to derail Brexit
, The Independent revealed yesterday evening.
The anti-Brexit campaign has been in planning for months and has made “substantial progress”, wrote Alan Milburn (in leaked emails), who was one of Tony Blair’s closest Cabinet allies.
It reveals the group has heavy financial, political and corporate backing and is receiving advice and support from a host of high-level business and communications organisations.
High-profile MPs including former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour MP Chuka Umunna are believed to have had contact with the group, as have celebrities such as Bob Geldof.
Milburn continued. “Virgin … are keen to help … Since we last spoke [they] have offered a further £25k, plus bigger office space, help with legal advice and a possible secondment.
By Brendan Chilton
Last week number 10 admitted for the first time that Parliament will have right to REJECT the final Brexit deal, raising the very real possibility that Britain’s EU exit could be halted.
Downing Street agreed it is “very likely” that MPs and peers will be given a vote once the withdrawal negotiations are finished, after the issue arose in the High Court.
The statement – after the Prime Minister repeatedly refused to give ground on demands for Parliament to have a say on Brexit – immediately triggered furious debate about the possible consequences.
Many pro-EU MP’s were said to be celebrating, delighted that they may be able to in fact reverse the Brexit decision.
Last week during the Labour Conference a motion was passed calling for a second vote on the EU, showing complete contempt for the democratic vote of June 23rd.
Voted through on the quiet in a session on employment rights, the motion read:
“Conference recognises that many of those who voted to leave the EU were expressing dissatisfaction with EU or national policy and were voting for change, but believes that unless the final settlement proves to be acceptable then the option of retaining EU membership should be retained.
“The final settlement should therefore be subject to approval, through parliament and potentially through a general election, or a referendum.”
This is the latest attempt by Remainers to overturn the wishes of the British public, and amounts to essentially a “double lock” – first Brexit must be ratified by the Remainer dominated Houses of Parliament, and then also through a general election or second referendum.