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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|

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|