Archiv: First British Referendum (2016)

21.02.2019 - 17:04 [ ]

Independent Group is a space for anti-democrats to war against Brexit

Taking Orwellianism to dizzy new heights, this new political group poses as ‚independent‘ while aiming to overturn the largest democratic vote in British history

19.02.2019 - 08:40 [ Socialists for Britain / Twitter ]

If this whole “Independent Group” charade as taught us anything, it’s that the proposal for a #PeoplesVote is dead. The remain establishment have realised that they can’t bully Corbyn, or the public, into a second referendum. So they have decided to throw their toys out the pram.

17.02.2019 - 18:50 [ ]

The Tories have lost a seven-point poll lead — and are now level with Labour

Forty-two per cent said the UK should delay Article 50 and hold a public vote on the next step. However, the same amount say we should leave with ‘no deal’.

06.02.2019 - 20:16 [ Westmonster ]

Labour call for Article 50 extension, Brexit delay

Jeremy Corbyn’s would-be Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, has today urged the government to delay Brexit as Labour continue to try and stop the UK leaving the EU on 29th March 2019.

Thornberry today told Parliament that the “sensible, cautious” thing to do would be for the government to seek a “temporary extension of Article 50” that could allow the UK to “pursue a different path”.

27.01.2019 - 18:53 [ ]

Corbyn: “Article 50 has to be invoked now”

(24. Juni 2016) Jeremy Corbyn has said Article 50 must be invoked immediately and that a Leave vote prevailed because of anger against marginalisation and austerity.

He said the result of the poll means the exit clause – Article 50, which would give a two year period for Britain to leave – must be observed as soon as possible in an interview with the BBC.

“The British people have made their decision. We must respect that result and Article 50 has to be invoked now so that we negotiate an exit from European Union.“

25.01.2019 - 06:31 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

1) Second Referendum Campaigners withdraw amendment 2) Len McCluskey announces Corbyn would campaign to leave the EU in a General Election 3) More Labour MPs oppose a second referendum Today has been a pretty good day. Labour gradually returning to its Eurosceptic tradition.


25.01.2019 - 06:21 [ ]

The second referendum is off (for now): Remainer MPs DROP attempt to force through a ‚People’s Vote‘ and blame Corbyn for killing their chances of winning

(24.1.2019) The gang of Labour and Tory MPs who were backing a so-called People’s Vote blasted Jeremy Corbyn for killing off their chances of winning.

Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston had planned to table the ‚doctor’s amendment‘ to next Tuesday’s crunch Brexit motion to demand a second referendum.

But stood outside Parliament this morning flanked by pro-EU Labour MPs Luciana Berger and Chuka Umunna, she announced a U-turn.

25.01.2019 - 06:20 [ BBC ]

Brexit: MPs drop plan to put fresh referendum to Commons vote

Members of the the cross-party People’s Vote campaign have admitted they don’t yet have enough support from MPs to get another EU referendum.

25.01.2019 - 06:17 [ Sky News ]

Most Britons oppose second EU referendum, Sky Data poll reveals

(20.1.2019) The results came as at least two cross-party groups of MPs plan to table amendments in the House of Commons to delay or frustrate Mrs May’s Brexit plans.

One group, including senior Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Tory former minister Nick Boles, is backing a bill to suspend the Article 50 withdrawal process if there is no new deal with Brussels by the end of February.

25.01.2019 - 06:09 [ ]

Furious Labour Member Vows To Vote Tory If Corbyn Backs Second Referendum

Having been a Labour member since the 80’s, he told LBC: “If Jeremy Corbyn goes for a People’s Vote and there’s a general election I will not vote for Labour.

“I will not vote Labour again, I’m absolutely sickened.”

He then turned his anger towards Labour MPs, who he accused of “acting disgracefully”.

25.01.2019 - 05:58 [ ]

‚It’s rubbish!‘ French president Macron BLASTS Brexit saying UK’s bid to leave Europe ‚can’t be delivered‘ and had ‚torn society apart‘

– Macron was speaking on Thursday evening to an audience in Bourg-de-Peage, south of Lyon, in a ‘people’s debate’
– Some were so-called Yellow Vest anti-government campaigners who themselves want France to leave the EU
– Mr Macron rubbished the 2016 June referendum and warned the assembled crowd to be wary of people ‚who sell you dreams‘

25.01.2019 - 05:47 [ Spiked ]

Corbyn is no democrat

Indeed, some of the more stinging critiques have come from the left. Guardian columnist Owen Jones, a supporter of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, declared the People’s Vote campaign an ‘absolute disaster’. If there is another referendum, he says, ‘and they run the Remain campaign, we might as well chalk up a second Leave victory now’.

25.01.2019 - 05:47 [ ]

The Campaign For A People’s Vote On Brexit Has Descended Into Infighting And Splits

(22.1.2019) Pro-Remain MPs and officials on the People’s Vote campaign are split on the overarching strategy of how to secure a public vote, on campaign events and tactics, whether People’s Vote should run the Remain campaign if a second referendum is called, and over the actions and motivations of its leading politicians, the sources said.

The ongoing internal wrangling is making it less likely that the Labour party will ultimately back a public vote, a shadow minister and a senior Labour backbencher told BuzzFeed News.

25.01.2019 - 05:38 [ ]

Diane Abbott breaks with Labour policy to back second EU referendum

(29.11.2017) After her comments were disclosed, the Shadow Home Secretary said her remarks were “poorly worded” and insisted there was “no important story here”.

25.01.2019 - 05:36 [ ]

Diane Abbott misses historic Brexit vote because she was ‚taken ill‘

(1.2.2017) She added: “Are we going to vote with the Tories come what may? This is a question of opening the process. We will seek to amend and, if we are not able to get any of our amendments through, clearly we will have to review our position.”

25.01.2019 - 05:32 [ Spiked / Twitter ]

“Why is Diane Abbott so unpopular? It isn’t because she is black. It’s because she is the most patrician, condescending politician in modern Britain who looks upon the Brexit-voting plebs with barely concealed contempt.”

(22.1.2019) Brendan O’Neill on the QT row

25.01.2019 - 05:31 [ ]

ABBOTT IN JOB ‚FURY‘: Jeremy Corbyn has been slammed for secretly appointing Diane Abbott to a rule-making Executive role

(24.1.2019) According to Labour’s rule book the NEC must include “three frontbench Members of Parliament, at least one of whom must be a woman, nominated by the Cabinet (or Shadow Cabinet in opposition)”.

But two senior members of the Shadow Cabinet told PoliticsHome they were not told of the decision to put Ms Abbott on the NEC.

25.01.2019 - 05:28 [ ]

EXCL Row as Jeremy Corbyn ‚appoints Diane Abbott to Labour’s ruling body‘

(23.1.2019) Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of ignoring Labour rules to appoint Diane Abbott to the party’s ruling body.

25.01.2019 - 05:21 [ ]

CORBYN CAVES! Labour leader BACKS plan which could force second Brexit referendum

(22.1.2018) Labour’s move was welcomed by a leading anti-Brexit campaigner.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph Eloise Todd, chief executive of Best for Britain, claimed it represented “a momentous day in our campaign”.

She added: “Labour have put a second referendum on the table with this amendment and this is a massive step forward.”

23.01.2019 - 08:21 [ Chloe Westley, former @Vote_Leave staffer / Twitter ]

A 2nd referendum would be many politicians‘ worst nightmare. Continuous video replays of them saying they would ‚respect the result‘, fast-forwarded to speeches in parliament calling for a ‚people’s vote‘.

23.01.2019 - 08:07 [ ]

My new Brexit Party, supported by Nigel Farage, will fight for our democracy

When young children are losing at board games they demand to change the rules. Yet this same juvenile intent drives the cabal of democracy defying MPs.

23.01.2019 - 07:16 [ ]

It’s MPs, not Leavers, who don’t know what they voted for

Can you smell that? It’s the stench of decay. With every layer of pretence and political posturing that Brexit rips away, it gets stronger. And now the locus is shifting from our rotten Government to the corroded mess of our Parliament.

21.01.2019 - 16:57 [ Joe Pike, ITV Political Correspondent ‏/ Twitter ]

NEW: PM sets out argument against a 2nd #Brexit referendum: -Could strengthen ‚the hand of those campaigning to break up our UK‘ (i.e. SNP). -Would require extension of Article 50 & more MEPs elected in May. -Could ‚damage social cohesion by undermining faith in our democracy‘.

20.01.2019 - 11:32 [ ]

This band of Remainer MPs pose a threat to Brexit and to democracy

The calamitous situation in Parliament is being exploited by a small band of MPs determined to use any mechanism, however constitutionally absurd and deleterious to the public’s faith in our democratic institutions, to stop Brexit.

20.01.2019 - 11:29 [ ]

Brexit latest: Cross-party Bill bids to force Theres May to postpone leaving EU until 2020

The move, which was launched by Labour’s Yvette Cooper, demands Parliamentary approval for a withdrawal agreement by February 26.

And if the Prime Minister fails, MPs would automatically get the chance to extend Article 50 and delay our exit until the end of the year or even 2020.

The bill is supported by senior backbenchers, including Select Committee chairs and former ministers, from across the House.

18.01.2019 - 19:52 [ ]

DON’T EU DARE: Jeremy Corbyn faces mass walkout from his OWN team if he caves in to activists to back a second Brexit referendum

Last night Diane Abobott warned Labour MPs that Leave would win AGAIN in a referendum and they should be „careful what they wish for“.

71 MPs have so far come out in favour of a fresh vote.

18.01.2019 - 04:35 [ ]

Clear Majority Want to Respect the Referendum Result

The latest ComRes poll asked voters whether they wanted to see the referendum result respected and found a clear majority in favour. Excluding ‘don’t knows’ (18%), 65% of people agreed that the result should be respected, while only 35% disagreed.

18.01.2019 - 04:35 [ Matthew Goodwin / Twitter ]

British voters: 75% say current generation of politicians not up to it 74% say politicians not in touch with mood of country 72% say #Brexit shows politics needs a complete overhaul 67% say their voice is not heard in politics today

18.01.2019 - 04:30 [ ]

You’ve LOST respect! Support for politicians PLUMMETS as chaos reigns – SHOCK EXPRESS POLL

Three-quarters of voters say the crisis-hit EU departure process has shown that the current generation of MPs are “not up to the job”, according to the data from polling firm ComRes. A root-and-branch overhaul of the country’s entire political system is wanted by a massive 72% of people quizzed in the survey. But despite the chaos embroiling Brexit, a majority of voters (53%) still want the result of the 2016 EU Leave vote to be honoured by ensuring the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc and do not want a second referendum to be triggered.

18.01.2019 - 00:48 [ Spiked ]

May is the right PM for these democracy-loathing MPs

Yet perhaps May is entirely the right prime minister for this pathetic collection of politicians. She is a double-speaking technocrat among 650 MPs who appear to have hardly an honest political principle between them. And she is a Remainer in a divided parliament where we now know there is a majority for only one thing – stopping Brexit, and defying the democratic will of 17.4million Leave voters.

14.01.2019 - 10:27 [ Spiked / Twitter ]

“When people vote, they expect their vote to be acted on. If we have a second referendum before the first one has been given force, that would be anti-democratic. It would make people feel even more disillusioned with politics.” @Tom_Slater_ on #PeoplesVote

14.01.2019 - 08:17 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The ballot box is a precious thing. It is a sign that a nation permits its citizens to effect peaceful change so they aren’t forced to riot or take up arms.

Anyone attempting to subvert it – such as by deciding not to implement certain votes – is playing a very dangerous game.

14.01.2019 - 08:15 [ Spiked ]

Parliament has turned against the people – MPs’ betrayal of Brexit will push the United Kingdom to the brink.

Forget the seven or eight crude-mouthed blokes outside parliament who have been shouting silly insults at Tory MP Anna Soubry, Guardian columnist Owen Jones and various Sky reporters. Those imbeciles pose precisely zero threat to freedom and democracy in the UK. It’s the people inside parliament you should be worried about. It is these well-educated, politely spoken political operators who threaten to devastate centuries of democratic tradition through their wilful agitation against the largest democratic vote in our history: the vote for Brexit.

10.01.2019 - 22:28 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

It’s the failed system, rigged against the many to protect the interests of the few, that’s the real cause of inequality and insecurity. The solution is to transform Britain to work in the interests of the vast majority. That’s how we can heal the referendum’s deep divisions.

17.12.2018 - 16:04 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour. ‏/ Twitter ]

Democracy was extended to the working-class in Britain only 100 years ago. For centuries, the establishment denied us the vote because it thought we were too thick to be trusted with it. Current events prove that today’s establishment is as contemptuous of us as was yesterday’s.

17.12.2018 - 15:54 [ Spiked ]

We have to prepare ourselves for a second referendum

Like a tinpot Stalinist ruler, they appeal to the idea of the people while feeling nothing but contempt for the people, and in particular for that thing we did on 23 June 2016: vote to leave the EU.

They say ‘People’s Vote’ when what they mean is: ‘We have to find a way to thwart what the people voted for.’ They use the language of democracy to wage war on democracy. Someone should rip out the current definition of the word cynicism from the English dictionary and replace it with a photo of these people – everyone will understand.

Let’s make no bones about it: the current campaign for a ‘People’s Vote’, for a second referendum, is entirely anti-democratic.

16.12.2018 - 09:20 [ Carole Cadwalladr ‏/ Twitter ]

Human rights are under attack everywhere. Brexit is not British, it’s part of a global rise in authoritarianism facilitated by dark money, foreign interference, tech monopoly. We must have a Mueller-style inquiry into the assault on our democracy. Your silence is chilling

16.12.2018 - 09:13 [ ]

Eight out of nine of the organisations backing the People’s Vote campaign are actively lobbying for the UK to remain in the EU, Sunday Telegraph analysis finds

The disclosure comes as more than 100 Labour MPs have now said they will or could support a second referendum, along with a steadily growing number of pro-Remain Conservative MPs. Some 46 of the Labour MPs had previously insisted that they would „respect“ the result of the 2016 vote.

15.12.2018 - 15:34 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“Stop Brexit.” Let’s be real about what this means — it means stopping the largest democratic vote in British history; it means stopping democracy itself. Sturgeon and others hold the British demos in open, shameless contempt.

15.12.2018 - 15:29 [ Sky News ]

Brexit: Cabinet split over Plan B to ‚dead‘ EU withdrawal deal

Five ministers, including Chancellor Philip Hammond and Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, are „leaning reluctantly“ towards supporting a second referendum, The Times said.

But another group, including Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Liz Truss, the chief secretary to the Treasury, and Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom, is said to be willing to leave without a deal.

15.12.2018 - 15:22 [ ]

Brexit news latest: Amber Rudd urges MPs across parties to ‚forge a consensus‘ to avoid no-deal…. as five Cabinet ministers ‚consider second referendum‘

13.12.2018 - 12:36 [ ]

Did a majority of Conservative and Labour constituencies vote to leave in the EU referendum?

These estimates show that while the national result of the referendum was relatively close, with 52% voting Leave and 48% voting Remain, a much larger majority of parliamentary seats voted to Leave – with 64% of seats in Great Britain voting Leave. (This is likely due to the uneven distribution of Remain voters, who tended to cluster in large cities, while Leave voters were more evenly spread.)

According to these estimates, around 75% of constituencies that were won by the Conservatives in the 2017 general election voted to Leave, while around 61% of Labour constituencies voted to Leave. All seats won by the Scottish National Party and the Green Party, and a majority of the seats won by the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru, voted to Remain.

12.12.2018 - 12:47 [ ]

Who is Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary among favourites to replace Theresa May as prime minister?

The self-made millionaire, raised a Muslim, grew-up on Stapleton Road and went to Downend School, and voted Remain in the Brexit referendum

10.12.2018 - 14:10 [ Spectator ]

The ‘People’s Vote’ campaign’s latest struggle with the truth

Oh dear. People’s Vote has always suffered from a slight problem with its name, which implies somehow that it wasn’t human beings who voted in the 2016 referendum – maybe they think it was cloven-hoofed beasts or potted plants who condemned us to Brexit. Its latest struggle with truth is not going to help it in its campaign to try to reverse the result of that referendum. Indeed, one of its arguments – that voters were somehow misguided by fibs by the Leave campaign – would seem to be somewhat undermined.