Brexit

Election provides opportunity to deliver on Brexit mandate

Commenting on the Prime Minister's announcement of an early General Election, Change Britain Chair Gisela Stuart said: ‘Last June, 17.4 million people voted to take back control. Unfortunately, there are many in Westminster who want to frustrate the will of the people by diluting or derailing the Brexit process. ‘After June 8th we need a [...]

April 18th, 2017|Brexit|

Just 1 in 10 of Project Fear’s warnings were true

A year on from the publication of HM Treasury’s first report into the impact of leaving the EU, new analysis by Change Britain shows that just 1 in 10 of the warnings made by the Remain campaign before last year’s EU referendum can be determined to be true. By contrast, three quarters of the claims [...]

April 18th, 2017|Brexit|

The British people think Brexit Britain will be stronger, fairer and more prosperous

On the day Theresa May triggers Article 50, a new poll reveals that Brits are more optimistic than ever about leaving the EU. 50% of voters believe that Brexit will enable the UK to be stronger, fairer and more prosperous; nearly twice as many as the number who disagree (26%). Leaving the EU provides a [...]

March 29th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy, Gisela Stuart|

Article 50 given Royal Assent

Royal Assent is a simple yet significant step Commenting on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act receiving Royal Assent, Change Britain Chair Gisela Stuart said: ‘This is a simple yet significant step in implementing the referendum result and respecting the decision of the British people to leave the EU. ‘Brexit will allow us to [...]

March 16th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy, Gisela Stuart, Parliament|

Dominic Raab: Parliament has given clear mandate to negotiate EU Exit

Commenting on the Article 50 Bill passing both Houses of Parliament unamended this evening, Change Britain founding supporter Dominic Raab said: ‘Parliament has given the UK a clear mandate to negotiate our departure from the EU. ‘The UK economy is strong. Now, it’s time to go into these negotiations with some ambition and support the [...]

March 14th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy, Parliament|

Michael Gove: UK Economy has flourished after Brexit

Commenting on the upgrade in UK economic growth announced in the Budget, Change Britain founding supporter Michael Gove said: ‘During the referendum campaign people were all too happy to warn of recession and economic ruin should we vote to leave the EU. Today’s figures demonstrate that they were wrong. ‘Our economy has not only been [...]

March 8th, 2017|Brexit, Business, Economy, Michael Gove|

Dominic Raab: Peers must not be able to veto Brexit

Responding to the vote in the House of Lords this evening on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, Change Britain founding supporter Dominic Raab said: 'It's undemocratic for the Lords to give themselves a veto over Brexit, and this flawed amendment would only encourage the EU to offer us a lousy deal. I expect [...]

March 7th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy, Parliament|

CBI should be more optimistic about the UK’s future

Commenting ahead of CBI President Paul Drechsler's speech at the Lord Mayor’s Business and Investment dinner this evening, Change Britain spokesperson Chloe Westley said: 'The CBI campaigned to join the euro and warned of economic disaster if we left the EU. It has been proven wrong time and again on Europe, and there is no [...]

March 2nd, 2017|Brexit, Business, Economy|

Gisela Stuart: Peers should not frustrate the Brexit process

Responding to the vote on the Article 50 Bill in the House of Lords this evening, Change Britain Chair Gisela Stuart said: ‘This Bill is simply about giving the Prime Minister the authority to trigger Article 50. Nothing more, nothing less. ‘There are of course issues which need to be resolved, such as the status [...]

March 2nd, 2017|Brexit, Democracy, Gisela Stuart|

Schools and housing face added pressures if free movement is maintained during a transitional arrangement

Change Britain research reveals that: Should the UK remain in a transitional relationship with the EU which requires free movement for a period of five years after Brexit, we can expect between 912,000 and 970,000 EEA nationals to come to the UK. This will heighten pressure on our housing, and will require the construction of [...]

February 25th, 2017|Brexit|