Democracy

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|