Europe referendum

We will not be bounced

Paul Williams MP and Phil Wilson MP  |  20 November 2017

An arbitrary leaving date risks a triple whammy for the north-east: loss of trade, loss of people who do vital jobs and a contracting economy, believe Paul Williams and Phil Wilson As new Brexit evidence emerges, we have to be honest with our electorate – however difficult that might be for us or for them. …

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An affirmation of parliamentary sovereignty

Brendan Chilton  |  24 January 2017

Leave voters should welcome the supreme court’s article 50 ruling, writes former Labour Leave general secretary Brendan Chilton The Twittersphere went into frenzy today following the supreme court’s ruling that parliament should have its say on when article 50 should be invoked. Remainers cooed with delight that Brexit faced another delay. Brexiteers raged that the …

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More than the sum of our parts

Jim McMahon MP  |  18 January 2017

For change to happen successfully, it must be owned by everyone, not just a few, argues Jim McMahon MP

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Fighting among the brassica fields

Christabel Edwards  |  18 November 2016

‘Some will label me a quitter, or, no doubt, worse. Those are labels with which I can live. The label Conservative no longer is.’ – This was the widely reported parting shot of Conservative member of parliament, Stephen Phillips as he resigned his ultra-safe seat. My Conservative MP. I have to admit, his resignation came …

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Repeal risks

Nita Clarke  |  14 November 2016

Brexit should bring urgency to finding new models of employment relations, writes Nita Clarke In 2016, as parliament debates the right to debate the terms of our withdrawal from the European Union, many British workers wait anxiously for reassurance that their interests are not going to be undermined. Yet the environment and challenges that workers face …

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The Brexit Club

Melanie Onn MP  |  8 November 2016

The Inside Story of the Leave Campaign’s Shock Victory Do you want to know what drives such haters of the European Union to spend millions of pounds and years planning a campaign to pull the United Kingdom out of Europe? If you do, don’t read this book. While the egos of the likes of Arron Banks and Matthew Elliott …

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A constitutional convention for all

George Foulkes  |  7 November 2016

For some years now support for a United Kingdom constitutional convention to deal with the English democratic deficit, reform of the House of Lords and to move toward a more federal UK has been gathering momentum. Jeremy Purvis and I set up an all-party group at Westminster with the support of the English Local Government …

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‘Brexit means parliament’

Paul Brant  |  4 November 2016

‘Brexit means parliament’ at least according to the High Court’s judgment. Cause for two cheers for us Remainers. Why not three cheers? This court judgment eases one headache but creates many more. It could also conceivably lead to a Labour wipeout. The judgment says that parliament must pass an act allowing the government to trigger European Union withdrawal. …

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Time to put May on the back foot

Jerome Neil  |  3 November 2016

It is official. Parliament will be given a say on Article 50, thanks to the High Court ruling in Gina Miller’s court case. There are some that have leapt on the ruling as an affront to democracy – Suzanne Evans, one of the frontrunners in the Ukip leadership election, complained that ‘activists judges’ have attempted to …

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‘Remaining’ in the customs union

Helen Goodman MP  |  3 November 2016

The Brexit vote was a surprise, but it should not have been. For 48 per cent of people asked just before the referendum about issues facing the United Kingdom, immigration was seen as the most significant. If the huge number of people who voted to leave because of their desire to curb European Union immigration are listened to, …

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