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|

Michael Gove: Right that the two successful candidates in by-elections respect the decision of their constituents to leave the EU

Commenting on the results of the by-elections in Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland, Change Britain founding supporter Michael Gove said: ‘Both constituencies voted Leave in the referendum, and both successful candidates have rightly made clear they will respect the decision of their constituents. ‘Now is not the time to be finding ways to frustrate the Brexit [...]

February 24th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy, Michael Gove|

Change Britain activists deliver 55,000 emails to the House of Lords

Change Britain volunteers today delivered 25 boxes containing over 55,000 emails to the House of Lords urging pro-EU peers that are entitled to an EU pension to declare their interest if they speak in the House of Lords Article 50 debate. Over 55,000 emails were sent by Change Britain supporters to Lord Kinnock, Lord Patten [...]

February 20th, 2017|Brexit|

House of Lords faces public backlash if Article 50 Bill is stymied

A new ICM survey has revealed that, in the event of the House of Lords obstructing or delaying Britain’s exit from the EU, 43% of voters are more likely to support the abolition or reform of the unelected chamber. This is compared to just 12% who are less likely. Significantly, 23% of people who voted [...]

February 19th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy|

Dominic Raab MP: Blair has lost touch with the British people

New polling by ICM has found that 68% of voters want the Government to get on with implementing the result of the EU referendum, compared to just 15% who disagree. Significantly, more Remain voters (42%) agree than disagree (33%). This is a clear shift in public opinion. In December 2016, 54% of people wanted the Government [...]

February 17th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy|

Michael Gove: Tony Blair should respect the referendum result

Commenting on Tony Blair's speech this morning, Change Britain founding supporter Michael Gove said: 'People want politicians to get on with the job of making a success of leaving the EU rather than fighting old political battles. Tony Blair had his say during the referendum - he should now respect the fact that the British [...]

February 17th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy|

Employment figures are a double dose of good news

Commenting on this morning's ONS employment figures, Change Britain spokesperson Chloe Westley said: ‘With record high employment and wages on the up, it is a double dose of good news for British workers. ‘Despite the naysayers, our economy remains robust following the vote to leave the EU. ‘A clean Brexit - where we can strike our [...]

February 15th, 2017|Brexit, Economy, Employment|

Change Britain calls on peers to back the Article 50 bill unamended

Change Britain has launched a campaign calling on supporters to email members of the House of Lords and urge them to vote for the Article 50 bill without amendment. Over 50,000 emails have been sent to peers since it began last week. As part of this campaign, Change Britain is today publishing a video asking [...]

February 13th, 2017|Activists, Brexit, Democracy|

Commons vote on Article 50 is only the beginning

Following the House of Commons vote on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, Change Britain Chair Gisela Stuart said: 'The vote tonight is a vital first step. But this is the start of the process and not the end. The Bill still has to get through the Lords and it is important that it [...]

February 9th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy, Gisela Stuart, Labour|

Bank of England Revises Growth Forecasts

Significant upgrade is good news for Global Britain Commenting on the Bank of England's revised forecast for UK GDP, Change Britain supporter Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: ‘This significant upgrade is yet further evidence of a robust economy, and flies in the face of those forecasters who predicted doom and gloom following the Brexit vote. ‘It is not only [...]

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