Democracy

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|

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|

31,000 emails in first week of Article 50 Bill campaign

More than 31,000 Change Britain supporters have emailed their constituency MP in the first seven days since the Supreme Court announced their decision last week.   The emails, sent through Change Britain’s website, ask MPs to vote unconditionally to support the Government’s Article 50 Bill and thank those MPs who have already said they will. Commenting [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Activists, Brexit, Democracy|

More than 50,000 Change Britain supporters email their MP in first Change Britain campaign

Change Britain’s first campaign saw more than 50,000 supporters send emails to their constituency MP asking for them to vote unconditionally to support Article 50.  The campaign was launched after the High Court ruled in December that Parliament should have a vote on the Government’s decision to trigger Article 50. Commenting on the campaign’s success, [...]

January 26th, 2017|Activists, Brexit, Democracy|

Change Britain response to Supreme Court ruling on Article 50

Commenting on the Supreme Court judgment on the triggering of Article 50, Change Britain founding supporter Dominic Raab said: 'The Government was right to appeal, and the Supreme Court has usefully made clear that a short Bill authorising the start of negotiations is all that is needed. Let's have an end to the wrecking tactics. Every [...]

January 24th, 2017|Brexit, Democracy|

Prime Minister’s bold Brexit vision receives business backing

Figures including Peter Cruddas, founder of CMC Markets, and Luke Johnson, entrepreneur and chairman of Patisserie Valerie, have made clear they believe the UK has an exciting future after we leave the EU, and that the Prime Minister’s vision of a strong, outward looking nation will help deliver this. Theresa May’s announcement that the UK [...]

January 17th, 2017|Brexit, Customs Union, Democracy, Single Market, Trade|