David Campbell Bannerman MEP
Board Member, Leave Means Leave
This week, in conjunction with Leave Means Leave, I released a report calling for the UK and the US to forge a quick limited trade deal when Britain leaves the EU, followed by a deeper and more ambitious deal over time.
As our two nations have a historical Special Relationship, and with serious White House support now in evidence, I believe that such a deal is the natural thing to happen and could be agreed in as little as 180 days.
By Co-Chairmen Richard Tice & John Longworth
This week has marked a turning point in modern British politics. With the Government triggering Article 50 on Wednesday and David Davis MP publishing a White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill on Thursday, we are now well on the way to reclaiming our independence.
The huge administrative task presented by the Great Repeal Bill is a testament to the sheer volume of EU law that has permeated every aspect of our lives.
We will be keeping a close eye on all of the forthcoming negotiations, amendments and debates surrounding our exit from the EU to ensure the Government takes back full control of our borders, parliamentary sovereignty and trade – as was voted for on June 23rd. The Government must grasp the huge opportunities that lie ahead.
Richard Tice, Leave Means Leave Co-Chairman
Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 today is an historic moment. In theory, it means that Britain is now committed to leaving the European Union. But the activation of the withdrawal process is not the end of the long war to reclaim national independence.
Many months were wasted over Article 50, first in the Supreme Court and then in Parliament. Remainers, led by their lawyers and then by senior politicians of all parties who cannot accept the verdict of the people, first sought to deny the elected government the right to put into practice the instruction to quit the EU handed down in the referendum.
Many more battles lie ahead. Pro-EU fanatics know that they still have plenty of opportunities to derail or, at the very least, delay Brexit. We must puncture the dangerously complacent but seductive myth that the Brexit war is over.
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By Richard Tice, Leave Means Leave Campaign
“The battle to ensure Britain has a clean break from the EU is far from over and attempts to thwart Brexit by unpatriotic remoaners will continue, as Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a second referendum before the UK leaves the EU demonstrates.
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On Wednesday the Government passed the European Union Bill by 498 votes to 114. Now the Brexit process can finally begin. As David Davis said on Tuesday, outside of the EU the UK will be “stronger, fairer, more united and more outward looking.”
Next week the bill will be debated at committee stage, and then it has to go through the Lords before it can become law. Leave Means Leave will be keeping a close eye on the games the Lords do or don’t play. We should not underestimate the determination of many unelected peers to obstruct the Brexit process.
There was welcome news this week – with former Remain campaign group TheCityUK seeing the light and backing a clean break from the EU. In another blow for Project Fear, the Bank of England raised its growth forecasts to 2% for 2017. So much for that global Brexit recession.
Despite all of this good news, we still need your help. We may have won the referendum – and MPs may have voted to trigger Article 50 – but do not think the battle is over.
By Richard Tice & John Longworth, Leave Means Leave
Well, what a week this has been. All of us at Leave Means Leave were delighted with the Prime Minister’s Brexit speech on Tuesday. We welcome her commitment to delivering the democratic will of the people and the tough position she has set out ahead of negotiations with the EU.
With the PM confirming that the UK will leave the single market and end full membership of the customs union, we really can become a world leader in free trade.
However, while we accept that there may be a need for interim agreements with the EU for specific technical issues, in order to adapt to changes, we remain cautious about any extended transitional arrangements. They should only be agreed on a limited basis – if at all – and Britain must leave the EU at the earliest opportunity so that we can take full advantage of the huge benefits Brexit will bring.
Please forward this email to your friends and encourage them to join our campaign. We still need your help and theirs to get the clean, swift Brexit we all voted for.
Richard Tice & John Longworth
By Richard Tice & John Longworth, Leave Means Leave Campaign
During the holiday season, Leave Means Leave had a busy time sending off two important letters – one to the Prime Minister calling on her to rule out a transitional Brexit deal and confirm that the UK will leave the single market and the customs union, and another to each chamber of commerce in the 27 EU states asking for a sensible agreement regarding the terms of Brexit.
Leave Means Leave is a campaign group formed to ensure the UK makes a swift, clean exit from the EU, as the country voted for on 23rd June.
17.4 million people voted for the UK to leave the European Union – the largest democratic mandate in the history of British politics. There must be no delay, obstruction or dilution of the Brexit process.
The message is clear. Leaving the EU means leaving the single market and the customs union. It means regaining control of our borders. It means no longer being beholden to the European Court of Justice. It means no more CAP or CFP. No more contributions to the EU budget.
The UK must be free to make its own laws, its own regulations and its own trade deals. It should take back its rightful place on the global top table.
Leave Means Leave is the only Brexit campaign making the case openly in this way.
WHAT LEAVE MEANS
- Leave MEANS leaving the EU Single Market, so we can have full sovereign control over British laws, borders and budgets.
- Leave MEANS regaining control of our borders so we can introduce a fair and managed migration policy that treats EU and non-EU citizens equally.
- Leave MEANS the European Court of Justice no longer having jurisdiction in the UK, meaning British law and British courts are supreme.
- Leave MEANS ending UK taxpayer contributions to the EU budget, so we can spend our money on our priorities.
- Leave MEANS leaving the EU customs union, so we are free to sign free trade deals with the growing economies of the world.
- Leave MEANS leaving the Common Fisheries Policy, so we regain control of our territorial fishing waters.
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Express: IT’S OFFICIAL: Brexit Britain WILL thrive out of EU as our economy SURGES ahead
LEADING economists have accepted at last that British business is surging ahead following the Brexit vote, the Treasury revealed yesterday.
By Macer Hall and David Maddox Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Read full story: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/714679/Brexit-Britain-thrive-out-of-EU-economy-SURGES-ahead-Theresa-May-Goldman-Sachs-Tice