Archiv: Second British Referendum


29.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Telegraph ]

Tony Blair lobbied EU for Brexit delay as he led new referendum calls

Tony Blair personally urged the EU’s chief negotiator to delay Brexit beyond March 29 as Theresa May was insisting to European leaders that she wanted the UK to leave on time, The Telegraph can disclose.

The former prime minister held a private meeting with Michel Barnier in February in which he declared that an extension of the Article 50 notice period would „provide the time required“ for „clarifying“ the type of relationship Britain wanted with the EU.

25.09.2019 - 17:42 [ New York Times ]

How the U.K. Supreme Court’s Rebuke to Boris Johnson Remakes British Law

Not only did the court declare the prime minister’s action unlawful, it also declared the order itself, which Queen Elizabeth II issued at Mr. Johnson’s request, “unlawful, void, and of no effect.” The request, said the court’s president, Baroness Brenda Hale, might as well have been a “blank sheet of paper.”

Stephen Tierney, a professor of constitutional theory at Edinburgh University, said it was “astonishing” that the court had ruled decisively that it “can review something as fundamental as that, done by Her Majesty, as unlawful.”

25.09.2019 - 17:26 [ Spectator ]

The Supreme Court’s decision is a constitutional outrage

What that means is that prorogation can be limited by statute and the courts would enforce that statute. I doubt anyone disputes that. What it does not mean, yet what has happened, is that in the absence of such a statute, the ‘Supreme’ Court can step in and invent one. So lawyers and judges have, step by step, decided to give themselves more and more power.

No one expected them to do what they did today. No one expected it to be unanimous – which perhaps hurts the most.

24.09.2019 - 13:04 [ Spiked ]

The tragedy of Jeremy Corbyn: He has betrayed left Euroscepticism. And for Remainers it’s still not enough.

If Labour wins the next election, it will hold a second referendum. The choice would be between staying in the EU and ‘leaving’ via a tweaked version of Theresa May’s withdrawal deal – that is, between Remain and Remain By Another Name. Whoever wins that rigged referendum, Brexit would lose. This internal spat is over which flavour of betrayal to recommend to the electorate, and when might be best to announce that preference.

24.09.2019 - 12:54 [ ITV.com ]

Labour members vote to be neutral on Brexit until after a general election

Amid stormy scenes in the hall, Labour delegates then approved so-called composite motion 14 – which again supported Mr Corbyn’s Brexit position while not committing the party to pursue a particular view at a second Brexit referendum.

24.09.2019 - 12:43 [ theGuardian.com ]

Jeremy Corbyn says Boris Johnson should ‚consider his position‘ as he demands recall of parliament

At the Labour conference Jeremy Corbyn has taken to the stage.

He says the supreme court judgment demonstrates Boris Johnson’s contempt for parliament.

He says he will write to the Speaker demanding an urgent recall of parliament.

He says a Labour government would want to be held to account. It would not bypass democracy.

And he says Boris Johnson should “in the historic words, consider his position”.

That means he thinks Johnson should resign.

10.09.2019 - 16:05 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Commons chaos: Rebel Tories hint they could back second referendum after MPs scuffle in chamber in protest over shutdown

Labour MPs started singing revolutionary anthem The Red Flag after Scottish and Welsh nationalists sang Flower Of Scotland and Bread Of Heaven.

The extraordinary scenes erupted as the Commons session was closed down shortly before 2am by the prorogation order, recommended to the Queen by the Prime Minister, in an act most MPs believe was intended to prevent Parliament having a say over Brexit. Minutes earlier, Mr Johnson suffered his sixth Commons defeat when MPs failed to back his call for a snap general election.

10.07.2019 - 21:41 [ John Mills / Twitter ]

Wonderful article on @HuffPostUK by my colleague Brendan. We have deserted our Leave voters & traditional working-class supporters. ‚Deserted‘ is the right word.

10.07.2019 - 21:38 [ Brandon Chilton / Huffington Post ]

Backing A Second Referendum Could Finish Labour At The Ballot Box

On the biggest issue in British politics, Labour promised one thing before the election and then did the complete opposite afterwards. The last party that performed such an outrageous U-turn was the Liberal Democrats over tuition fees, and they were rightly destroyed in the following election.

Labour is now possibly facing that same oblivion.

As of this morning, just under five million Labour Leave voters are homeless. I’m sure The Brexit Party will be delighted.

10.07.2019 - 20:55 [ Spectator ]

Why the Labour party deserves to be destroyed

Already Labour are below 20 per cent in some general election polls and it is hard to see how they will survive a four-way squeeze in any snap election.

The only thing that might avoid this doomsday scenario is if the Tories manage to take the UK out of the EU by 31st October. Given that the dreadful withdrawal agreement is now dead in the water, that means, somewhat ironically, only a ‘no deal’ Brexit can save Labour.

09.07.2019 - 18:41 [ Susan Graham ‏/ Twitter ]

How about we all form a new party? True Labour?

09.07.2019 - 18:40 [ Kevin Barron,Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

Whilst I remain an MP I will never support a second referendum in any form, the decision to leave the EU was made in 2016 and we should respect that!

09.07.2019 - 18:24 [ Brendan Chilton / Spiked ]

Labour as we knew it is no more

Today is a tragic day in the Labour Party’s history, and a fatal day for British democracy. It is, potentially, the beginning of the end of the Labour Party as we know it.

09.07.2019 - 18:17 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The announcement from .@jeremycorbyn and @UKLabour today means that Labour is now a remain party and that means one thing. We have lost 5million Labour Leave voters, possibly 100 MPs will lose their seats and Jeremy has lost the next general election

09.07.2019 - 18:09 [ Spiked ]

Labour: betrayer of the working class

In backing Remain, Corbyn has turned Labour into an authoritarian tool of the establishment.

09.07.2019 - 17:57 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EU MUST BE JOKING: Labour officially backs Remaining in the EU in huge Brexit betrayal to millions of voters

In a bombshell announcement Jeremy Corbyn said today that his party will back another divisive vote to stop Brexit – as long as the Tories are still in power.

After years of flip-flopping on the issue, he said that no matter what Brexit deal the next PM gets with the EU, they should put it back to the people for another say.

09.07.2019 - 17:52 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit news – live: Corbyn says Labour will back Remain in new referendum as MPs’ bid to block no-deal rejected

However his message, which came during a day of meetings with senior party figures, raised fresh questions over Labour’s Brexit strategy in a general election.

It comes as attempts to stop the next prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit by Halloween were rejected by the deputy speaker.

19.06.2019 - 04:50 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn ‚will TODAY back move for Labour to change Brexit policy and support a second referendum‘

A senior Labour source told The Times that Mr Corbyn was supporting the policy change.

The new policy paper has been written by Andrew Fisher, Mr Corbyn’s head of policy, and suggests a second referendum on any deal negotiated with Brussels.

As it stands Labour currently is asking the government for a custom’s union or a general election.

12.06.2019 - 17:35 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

EXCL Sir Keir Starmer calls for Labour to back Remain in new EU referendum

He said: „In the aftermath of the local elections and particularly the EU elections, there are many in the Labour party who feel we need to be very clear about a second referendum and about making the case for Remain.

„That’s certainly what I’m advocating, discussions are going on at the moment, I hope we can resolve it pretty soon, and that will be a material step in the right direction as far as I’m concerned.“

03.06.2019 - 20:31 [ Times ]

The strange death of Labour Britain

One of the most striking but neglected outcomes of the European election last week was the complete collapse of the Labour Party in traditional Labour territory. From Ashfield to Redcar, Merthyr Tydfil to Middlesbrough, Barnsley to Bolsover, most of Britain’s working-class and pro-Brexit areas abandoned the traditional defender of the working class. Instead, they put their tick next to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, a party only launched six weeks earlier.

29.05.2019 - 07:13 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Outside the M25…. Brexit Party to the left of them. Brexit Party to right of them. Brexit Party to the front of them. Into the valley of death rode the Labour Party.

29.05.2019 - 05:03 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour now looks set to back a second referendum, with the option to remain and Labour would campaign to remain. This is suicidal- but hey, London and Brighton will be happy. Labour starting down the path of other left parties- abandoning the core. Its a perilous route.

28.05.2019 - 05:44 [ theGuardian.com ]

Corbyn backs referendum on Brexit deal after voter exodus

The Labour leader said he was “listening very carefully” to both sides of the debate after the party fell behind the Liberal Democrats and also lost ground to the Greens.

Labour’s preference would be a general election but any Brexit deal “has to be put to a public vote”, he said. Several Labour sources noted this was a shift from his previous position that a second referendum was being kept as an option on the table to stop a damaging Tory Brexit.

22.05.2019 - 18:37 [ Sam Coates Times ‏/ Twitter ]

Theresa May looks like she’s trying to tough it out. 1. @Steven_Swinford reportings she’s refusing to see ministers tonight. 2. Tomorrow EU elex polling day mean broadcasters cannot report politics, scuppering momentum. 3. Then it’s recess until June 4. #JapaneseknotweedPM

22.05.2019 - 17:41 [ Jason Groves, political editor of the Daily Mail. / Twitter ]

Rumours – unconfirmed, but also not denied – that the PM is planning a statement from Downing Street tonight

22.05.2019 - 17:28 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚She needs to go‘: Now May’s Cabinet ministers line up to face the PM in private meetings as MPs demand she quit TODAY amid fury at disastrous Brexit Bill second referendum promise

– Theresa May’s plan to bring forward new Brexit Bill is in tatters after repeated attempts to woo Labour MPs
– Her chances of getting the deal through are fading as Tories voice opposition with 65-plus set to rebel
– Michael Gove has refused to guarantee that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill would come to the Commons
– Tory 1922 committee is meeting at 4pm – after PM faces Commons – with members pledging to topple her

22.05.2019 - 17:28 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Theresa May faces full-scale revolt as Tory MPs call on 1922 Committee to pave way for fresh confidence vote

Theresa May’s premiership is on the brink amid a full-scale revolt over her new Brexit deal, with Tory MPs calling for a change in the party rules to facilitate a leadership challenge.

22.05.2019 - 17:26 [ theSun.co.uk ]

END GAME: Cabinet abandons isolated Theresa May as Brexiteers plot to kick her out TODAY

As Mrs May faces her final battle:
– Tory grandees threaten to change party rules so the leader can be removed immediately
– Fed-up backbenchers said she should go now and leave Brexit to her successor
– The PM’s DUP allies warned she is leaving Britain at the mercy of the EU
– Even Mrs May’s most loyal MPs said she should scrap the planned vote on her deal

22.05.2019 - 17:24 [ Evening Standard ]

Brexit latest: Cabinet ministers meet to plot call for Theresa May’s resignation

Environment Secretary Michael Gove gave an apparent hint that a big Commons vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, due in the week of June 3, should be pulled.

Sources said several Cabinet ministers agreed with him that the vital Bill should be kept back for a new Tory leader to manage.

22.05.2019 - 17:21 [ BBC ]

Brexit: No 10 plans to stand firm as PM’s future unclear

A long-standing – but not usually a very public – critic likened me to a spectator at the guillotine as I stalked the commons corridors.

I asked him when he felt the political blade would fall on Theresa May’s premiership.

With a smile, he said: „Soon – very soon.“

22.05.2019 - 05:03 [ Laura Kuenssberg, political editor / Twitter‏ ]

3. But senior govt figure tonight absolutely adamant vote on the bill will happen, suggesting some Labour MPs are privately making positive noises

22.05.2019 - 05:01 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

May now offering MPs second referendum if they vote for her colony agreement. This government is just beyond shameless. This whole stitch up really is deplorable to watch unfold and will only increase resentment and alienation among leave voters #brexit

22.05.2019 - 04:35 [ Andrea Jenkyns, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

!!!!!!! How to Not deliver Brexit! Farcical.

22.05.2019 - 04:26 [ Zac Goldsmith, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

I supported the PM’s rotten deal last time as I felt we could then draw a line and select a new PM to pick up the pieces. But I cannot support this convoluted mess. That it takes us towards a rigged referendum between her deal and no Brexit is just grotesque. The PM must go.

22.05.2019 - 04:21 [ Patrick O'Flynn, East of England MEP (SDP) / Twitter ]

Total betrayal of the British people. If the parliamentary Tory Party does not remove her now I think the Tories are headed for Canada-style wipeout.

22.05.2019 - 04:02 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

You could almost hear MPs headbutt the wall in anger: HENRY DEEDES sees the PM deliver an emotional plea

I fear we are in for a long, hot summer.

22.05.2019 - 03:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

ULTIMAYTE BETRAYAL: Theresa May faces new coup after gamble to force deal through by offering second referendum backfired

Senior Tory backbenchers will now try to force a confidence vote in the PM when the party’s grandees meet at 4pm on Wednesday.

Brexiteer Nigel Evans said: “She has U-turned on absolutely everything. We cannot put up with this any longer.

22.05.2019 - 03:42 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Theresa May Backs Vote on Second Referendum

Theresa May has committed to ‘ten commandments’ as part of the new offer she is putting before Parliament in one final attempt to pass her Withdrawal Agreement. They include a vote on a second referendum. Read them here:

21.05.2019 - 17:31 [ Patrick O'Flynn, East of England MEP (SDP) / Twitter ]

If May paves way for 2nd referendum the Brexit Party goes over 40%.

21.05.2019 - 17:24 [ Bloomberg Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

The pound surged on news that Theresa May is set to offer British MPs a vote on a second Brexit referendum

13.05.2019 - 07:22 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Talks to resolve the Brexit crisis ‚on the brink of collapse‘ as Labour insists a second referendum must be part of any deal with the Tories

– Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer warned Labour MPs would reject deal
– This is unless another referendum is part of the agreement with the Government
– Meanwhile, Tom Watson will use a speech today to push for second referendum

09.05.2019 - 19:40 [ Spiked ]

The Labour donkey is dead

Where I live, in West Yorkshire, everywhere I go – to work, to the shops, to the pub, speaking with neighbours and friends – people have never been more openly political and unafraid to air their opinions. Talk is of democracy and its denial by Westminster; of traitors and authoritarians. The kind of language that would once only be used by marginal, radical groups has become the new normal. Even the local papers, not known for their political coverage, echo the public’s disgust at the denial of the referendum vote.

09.05.2019 - 19:18 [ Tom Harwood / Youtube ]

Corbyn: Farage’s Brexit is a Brexit for Conspiracy Theorists

09.05.2019 - 13:16 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brexit: Corbyn says second referendum could be ‚healing process‘ – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn launching Labour’s Euro elections campaign

08.05.2019 - 05:58 [ Phil Baker ‏/ Twitter ]

Sir Graham Brady and his 1922 Committee are getting to be a joke,

July is no good, there won’t be a Conservative Party that is resueable by then, the 1922 Committee are, in Thatchers words FRIT. Mrs May has to go NOW, tomorrow would not be soon enough!

08.05.2019 - 05:56 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexiteer compares Theresa May’s leadership to ‚DICTATORSHIP‘ in huge rant – ‚Time is UP‘

The Labour MP accused the Conservative Party rules of forcing a form of „dictatorship“ on Parliament as nothing can be done to oust the Prime Minister before the end of the year. Ms Hoey urged Theresa May to resign from her post as soon as possible in the best interest of the country and to help find a solution to the Brexit impasse.

07.05.2019 - 18:22 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Sir Graham Brady amid calls to resign

Theresa May is to meet the chairman of an influential committee of backbench Tory MPs, Sir Graham Brady, amid calls for her to set a firm resignation date.

It follows a request from the 1922 Committee for „clarity“ on the issue.

07.05.2019 - 05:02 [ theSun.co.uk ]

END OF THE LINE: Sir Graham Brady to tell PM to resign by end of July or face being ousted by MPs

Some even urged Sir Graham to quote the iconic line from the final episode of Line of Duty, where DI Kate Fleming AC-3 officer DI Michelle Brandyce to “stop making a t*t of yourself and p**s off”.

The PM’s response to Sir Graham will be vital and he will then report back to the 1922 committee tomorrow.

06.05.2019 - 11:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Theresa May in secret discussions on second Brexit referendum

John McDonnell, the shadow Chancellor, said it “may well” be the case that any deal would have to be put to a second referendum, adding: “I think the Conservatives have to recognise that if a deal is going to go through there might be a large number of MPs who will want a public vote.“

30.04.2019 - 15:10 [ Brendan Chilton / Twitter ]

Trade Union movement is not in favour of a second referendum. Tonight the Communication Workeea Union reaffirmed their opposition. ASLEF is opposed as is UNITE.

30.04.2019 - 15:08 [ BBC ]

Labour’s NEC Brexit meeting: What is at stake?

But the need to fight European elections – taking place on 23 May – has led 34 of the party’s candidates to say that this ambiguity is no longer sustainable.

Around 100 MPs from across the party agree with them.

They want a clear commitment to a referendum under all circumstances.

22.04.2019 - 10:26 [ Accept #Brexit / Twitter ]

Tom Watson says voters „deserve better than Nigel Farage’s promise of a far-right Brexit that would solve nothing“. So „far-right“ is standing up for the result of a referendum? For democracy itself?

22.04.2019 - 10:04 [ theSun.co.uk ]

FARAGE’S TARGET: Nigel Farage vows to cripple Labour by targeting the party’s Brexit voters after clash with Tom Watson

Mr Farage’s new party has seen a meteoric rise since its launch at the start of the year, and is now on pole to with May 23’s euro elections.

07.04.2019 - 15:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Labour chairman attacks Corbyn over ‘people’s vote’ on Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn was warned by Labour party chairman Ian Lavery that he risked going down in history as the leader who split his party if he backed another referendum on Brexit, in an extraordinary outburst during a meeting of the shadow cabinet last week, according to senior party sources.

04.04.2019 - 12:47 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

May-Corbyn customs union is constitutional nonsense and a total victory for Brussels

So we lurch towards a permanent customs union and British infeudation as a non-voting member of the EU legal and regulatory system. This can end only in acrimony and years of bitter conflict with Europe.

Sooner or later an explosive issue will arise. It will become clear why a G7 industrial democracy with 65 million people cannot subcontract swaths of policy-making to a foreign power.

04.04.2019 - 12:39 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

By allying with Corbyn, our kamikaze PM has declared war on her own party

Has it really come to this? Are we really stuck with a Tory Prime Minister who believes Jeremy Corbyn to be the country’s last hope of salvation? Is this just a nightmare from which we are all about to awake, or is Theresa May actually for real?

04.04.2019 - 12:32 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Hammond: Second Referendum is ‘Perfectly Credible Proposition’

This will go down like a cup of cold sick with Tories already incensed by Theresa May’s approach to Jeremy Corbyn. Both Steve Barclay and May herself refused to rule out second referendums yesterday, a Government source confirmed to Guido then that nothing was off the table besides a full-on revocation of Article 50. Brexiteers fear an even greater betrayal coming…

04.04.2019 - 09:39 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

We’re not selling out! Cabinet Remainers pave the way for a soft Brexit deal with Corbyn as Hammond floats a second referendum and Cox defends customs union – but up to 15 MORE of May’s ministers could quit

Last night Mr Hammond risked a Tory backlash as he said a ‚confirmatory referendum‘ – on Mrs May’s deal versus Remain – was a ‚perfectly credible proposition.‘

And her Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has also made the case for a customs union compromise, insisting it was ’not some kind of sell-out‘.

04.04.2019 - 09:33 [ Shehab Khan, Journalist & television pundit / Twitter ]

Wow – interesting development. Philip Hammond just said there is a „credible case“ for a second referendum and it should be „tested in Parliament“. His rhetoric on a second referendum has been moving quite drastically in recent weeks:

04.04.2019 - 09:28 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Philip Hammond seeks to soothe Brexit fears at Goldman Sachs party

Industry sources said Mr Hammond tried to strike an upbeat tone on Brexit at the US investment bank’s 150th anniversary party in the Natural History Museum, which Mr Solomon travelled to London to attend.

A Treasury spokesman confirmed that Mr Hammond met with Mr Solomon as well as other senior figures at the event. About 700 guests listened to a speech by Mr Solomon, who replaced Lloyd Blankfein in October, on the „challenges“ posed to Europe by Brexit.

03.04.2019 - 18:04 [ BBC Politics ‏/ Twitter ]

Ian Blackford: „In all eventualities, there must be a people’s vote“ SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, Greens and the Independent Group issue joint statement saying they will push for a public vote to be included in #Brexit legislation

31.03.2019 - 16:21 [ Independent.co.uk ]

EU would delay Brexit again to let UK hold a second referendum

EU leaders are prepared to let Britain delay Brexit again to allow time for a second referendum, The Independent understands.

After parliament rejected Theresa May’s deal for a third time, the bloc called a summit on 10 April – two days before the UK is on course to leave without a deal.

30.03.2019 - 12:29 [ BrexitCentral.com ]

The electoral consequences of backing a second referendum could be severe for Labour

Some wonder if backing a second referendum would make Labour the ‘party of Remain’. As the anger grows within Labour heartlands over such an extreme and historic betrayal, this could be an overly optimistic portrayal. The Labour Party is gradually morphing into the party of anti-democrats, the party that collaborated in and drove one of the greatest betrayals of the British people in our history.

27.03.2019 - 15:48 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Brexit: Labour to order MPs to vote for second referendum

Motion tabled in name of former foreign secretary Dame Margaret Beckett would require a public vote before any deal with the EU

24.03.2019 - 13:51 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Hammond: Second Referendum Should Be Considered

Chancellor Phil Hammond telling Sophy Ridge that a second referendum “deserves to be considered” gives you a clue as to why Treasury no deal planning has been such a pathetic exercise in foot dragging.

22.03.2019 - 14:46 [ BBC ]

Brexit: What just happened?

– A shorter delay until 12 April if they reject it. By that time the UK must set out its next steps – either another extension or leaving without a deal

But the EU says a further extension beyond 12 April is only possible if the UK agrees to hold European elections on 23 May.

22.03.2019 - 05:24 [ Donald Mackinnon / Twitter ]

According to European Commission President Juncker, with European Council President Tusk at his side, „all options remain on the table … the UK government will still have a chance of a deal, no deal, a long extension or revoking Article 50“. Or of course a People’s Vote!

22.03.2019 - 05:20 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes / Twitter ]

EU summit conclusions: – Strasbourg formally adopted – Extension to 22 May IF withdrawal agreement passes – If not, very short extension til 12 April and the whole carnival repeats again…

(Twitter time 3:47 PM – 21 Mar 2019)

21.03.2019 - 14:05 [ Express.co.uk ]

Corbyn’s BREXIT PLOT: Labour leader to meet EU’s Barnier BEFORE May asks for delay

The EU’s chief negotiator told ministers of the 27 remaining countries in the bloc that the leader of the British opposition had sought a head-to-head meeting with him. Mr Barnier and Mr Corbyn will hold talks in Le Berlaymont, the EU’s headquarters in Brussels, on Thursday morning.

21.03.2019 - 05:55 [ ITV.com ]

Shadow cabinet warned Labour’s referendum support is hurting party

This was „North Korean style polling“, one Labour source told me – which gives you a sense of quite how split Labour’s frontbench team are on how enthusiastically to promote a referendum.

According to my sources, Labour will still go ahead with backing the Kyle/Wilson pro-referendum amendment when it is finally put to a vote – probably next Monday, and certainly during the week.

21.03.2019 - 05:51 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Labour bosses fear election wipeout because voters see them as ‘the Remain party’, leaked dossier reveals

(20.3.2019) One senior figure said Labour is now seen as „the Remain party“ after coming out in favour of a second referendum.

The shadow minister added that the key seats in the local elections are in the same areas Labour needs to win if Mr Corbyn ever wants to become PM.

Ian Lavery, the party chairman who is opposed to a new referendum, blasted: „I told you so.“

19.03.2019 - 17:55 [ Sky News Breaking ‏/ Twitter ]

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined ‚Vote Leave‘ £40,000 after an investigation found it sent more than 196,000 text messages promoting the aims of the campaign ahead of the 2016 EU referendum and was unable to provide evidence recipients had given their consent

18.03.2019 - 23:13 [ Financial Times ]

Labour steps up backing for second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to throw his weight in the coming days behind a proposal to hold a referendum on the UK government’s Brexit deal.

The Labour leader is backing an amendment by two of his party’s MPs that would put any deal to the public for a “confirmatory referendum” after it is approved by parliament.

18.03.2019 - 23:00 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Tory MPs threaten to back second Brexit referendum which could betray 17.4m voters as May’s deal on brink of collapse

Last night Antoinette Sandbach, another loyalist who has previously opposed a second referendum, also hinted she could change her mind.

She blasted: „Having voted for the deal twice and been labelled a ‚traitor‘ for doing so I am coming round to the argument we should see if reality lives up to the promises made to the electorate.“

18.03.2019 - 06:59 [ Socialists for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

Replying to @JohnMannMP Great to hear John. The referendum result must be honoured. If the Labour Party fails to honour the result, we will lose the next election. #Lexit

18.03.2019 - 06:49 [ John Mann, Member of Parliament / Twitter ]

To save people time. No need to lobby me of new referendum proposal (Kyle/Wilson). It contradicts Labours election manifesto and I will not be voting for it.

14.03.2019 - 16:23 [ Vanessa Pupavac ‏/ Twitter ]

@tfbrexit ‚Our present Parliament seems to be treading dangerously close, for the first time since the 1830s, to interpreting its “representative” function perversely as entitlement to reject a clearly expressed popular wish.‘

14.03.2019 - 16:10 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

The Rotten Parliament is the worst we’ve had since the democracy haters of the 1830s

We live in a “representative democracy” – or so we tell ourselves. But who or what is the present parliament representing? Not the majority in the country, as expressed by in the 2016 referendum and the 2017 general election. Some two thirds of constituencies voted for Brexit – a vote that would give an unprecedented landslide majority in a parliamentary election – and yet most MPs still support Remain.

We would have to go back rather a long way to find a precedent, to a time when “democracy” was a dirty word.

14.03.2019 - 15:49 [ BBC Politics / Twitter ]

“John Bercow is now a superstar in Germany” reveals Die Welt newspaper’s Stefanie Bolzen #Brexit

14.03.2019 - 15:32 [ Maddy Thimont Jack, Researcher at @instituteforgov on Brexit, Parliament and devolution ‏/ Twitter ]

Same day the govt motion has as the deadline for parliament approving a deal… Clear your diaries for 20 March everyone!

14.03.2019 - 15:31 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews political editor / Twitter ]

Benn manuscript amendment brings back Cooper-Boles-Letwin plan to take control of Commons standing orders – next Wednesday for indicative votes:

14.03.2019 - 15:14 [ Iain Watson, political correspondent, BBC ‏/ Twitter ]

John Bercow still defending his choice of amendments – lots of disquiet over not selecting one ruling out a referendum. Says he can justify his choices ‚to the world‘

14.03.2019 - 14:54 [ Hugh Bennett, News Editor @guidofawkes / Twitter ]

Truly a sorry episode in British democracy – Benn/Cooper/Letwin want entirely unaccountable group of 25 MPs to seize executive powers – Bercow corrupting the office of Speaker to support partisan campaigns – All while MPs trying to force a banana republic-style second referendum

14.03.2019 - 14:44 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Brexit latest news: Brexiteer fury as John Bercow blocks attempt to rule out second referendum

– Watch the Brexit debate in the live stream above
– MPs to vote on Thursday afternoon on delaying Brexit
– Remainer plot to postpone Brexit by up to two years
– Brexiteer hopes pinned on Geoffrey Cox changing legal advice
– Will the EU allow an Article 50 extension that will delay Brexit? ​
– Nick Timothy: Mrs May is responsible for losing control of Brexit
– Nigel Farage: Brexit betrayal one of most shameful chapters in our history

14.03.2019 - 14:38 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Bercow Refuses to Select Cross-Party Anti-Second Referendum Amendment Signed by 127 MPs

Speaker John Bercow has refused to call the cross-party amendment B rejecting a second referendum, despite the fact that it was signed by 127 MPs including the entirety of the DUP and had numerous Labour MPs as leading co-signatories including Caroline Flint, Gareth Snell and John Mann. Shameless…

Instead Bercow has selected four amendments more to his own liking:

14.03.2019 - 14:36 [ theGuardian.com ]

Bercow calls four amendments, including one calling for a second referendum

John Bercow, the speaker, says he is calling four amendments, plus an amendment to an amendment.

They are:

1) Sarah Wollaston’s – calling for an extension to article 50 to allow for time for a referendum on Brexit.

2) Hilary Benn’s – saying next Wednesday should be set aside for a debate that would start the process of allowing MPs to hold indicative votes on Brexit alternatives. There is also an amendment to this amendment, from Labour’s Lucy Powell, changing the timing.

3) Labour’s – saying article 50 should be extended to allow time for MPs to find a majority for a different approach to Brexit.

4) Chris Bryant’s – saying Theresa May should not be allowed to put her deal to the Commons again.

14.03.2019 - 12:48 [ Spiked ]

The fight for Brexit is only just beginning

To put this in plain, blunt English: a former British prime minister is conspiring with a foreign power to try to subvert the will of the British people.

In normal times, this would be a scandal of epic, epoch-defining proportions. There might have been riots, certainly protests. Blair would have been publicly shamed, possibly exiled. His name would live in infamy. But we don’t live in normal times. We live in an era in which most of the political class has ditched even the pretence of feeling a strong attachment to democracy.

13.03.2019 - 21:26 [ Andrew Connell, producer @SkyNews / Twitter ]

German foreign minister on Commons rejecting no-deal: „This is a signal of reason that has just come from London. The House of Commons has shown that the majority at least doesn’t want a no-deal. This no-deal is in no-one’s interest, we have made that clear time and time again“.

13.03.2019 - 21:23 [ John Taylor #SU4B ‏/ Twitter ]

This terrible swamp of self serving traitorous MPs who voted to take No Deal out of negotiations have got to be cleared out. We cannot have a Parliament filled with those who do not believe in democracy. The have shamed our Great nation.

13.03.2019 - 21:00 [ Nicky Clark ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn summing up that extension to Article 50 in inevitable. Corbyn says Labour has set up a credible plan for consensus. He has mentioned options including people’s vote.

13.03.2019 - 15:22 [ @OmnisArihel / Twitter ]

Brexit vote: Cross-party MPs unite for bid to rule out no-deal in fresh Commons showdown | The Independent

13.03.2019 - 15:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brexit secretary met Labour MPs championing second referendum plan

(10.3.2019)

The cabinet minister in charge of Brexit has held detailed talks with Labour MPs who are championing plans for a second referendum – amid signs of mounting desperation inside Theresa May’s government about what to do if the prime minister’s deal suffers another crushing defeat on Tuesday.

13.03.2019 - 15:10 [ Niall McCrae ‏/ Twitter ]

So much for Guardian’s claim that Labour supporting a 2nd referendum would put them far ahead in the polls – Corbyn is sinking for betraying the working class.

13.03.2019 - 15:09 [ Martyn King ‏/ Twitter ]

If people are supporting the Tories then presumably they support #brexit . Therefore the only way Labour can poach these voters is to support a Brexit vote? Notably there has been a drop in Labour polls since they suggest supporting a second referendum. 2/3

13.03.2019 - 14:39 [ BBC Radio 5 Live ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour could push for a second referendum in earnest ’next week‘. “I suspect it will be next week. But I don’t know for sure because… I don’t even know what’s going to happen today.” Shadow Foreign Secretary @EmilyThornberry talks to @EmmaBarnett about Labour’s policy.

13.03.2019 - 14:34 [ Kantar.com ]

Brexit Barometer shows ten point lead for Conservatives

Latest Kantar Public data (“If a new referendum was held on the UK’s membership of the European Union, how would you vote in this referendum?”): Leave 32% (-3 vs Feb 2019), Remain 40% (-3), Would Not Vote 21% (+9), Don’t Know 8% (-2).

11.03.2019 - 13:51 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Tony Blair secretly advising Emmanuel Macron on Brexit as former PM accused of ‚unacceptable‘ behaviour

Tony Blair has been accused of “unacceptable” behaviour after it emerged he has been briefing Emmanuel Macron on how to force Britain to stay in the EU.

The former Labour prime minister believes that if the EU stands its ground over the Brexit deal, Parliament will cave in and accept a customs union – which would keep Britain yoked to Brussels – or a second referendum that could cancel Brexit altogether.

05.03.2019 - 23:58 [ UnHerd ]

Labour should be careful what it wishes for

People voted Leave in such large numbers because they felt the political class in this country had stopped listening to them. And in the almost three years since, that political class has done everything in its power to prove them right. Little wonder that minds haven’t been changed and the polls are broadly mirroring what they were doing in the run-up to the referendum.

So here we stand: a government desperately trying to flog a deal that falls short of a genuine Brexit and threatening a delay to the whole project if it isn’t accepted; an opposition apparently bent on committing electoral suicide by demanding we vote again; and a wider establishment – including civil servants and business chiefs – doing its damnedest to ensure the thing doesn’t happen at all.

02.03.2019 - 19:08 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Theresa May’s pledge to protect workers‘ rights after Brexit ‚could persuade up to 70 Labour MPs to back her deal‘

Theresa May’s pledge to protect workers’ rights after Brexit could persuade up to 70 Labour MPs to back her deal, it was claimed last night.

Labour MP John Mann, who has led talks between his party’s members and the Government, said dozens of colleagues were against Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for a second referendum and could back Mrs May’s plan – if ministers offer enough reassurances.

02.03.2019 - 19:06 [ BrexitCentral.com ]

A permanent UK-EU customs union would create worse problems that those it would supposedly solve

It should go without saying that if the EU know we will not leave without a deal, then they have no incentive to change the backstop. And with no change to the backstop, the Withdrawal Agreement as it stands looks dead in the water.

Attention now is likely to switch to whether Theresa May will reverse her long-standing promise to leave the Customs Union with the aim of tempting enough Labour MPs to back a Withdrawal Agreement.

28.02.2019 - 18:33 [ Laura Bierer-Nielsen ‏/ Twitter ]

Only 34% of the French public feel connected to the European Union…and you want to stay in this capitalist club, when the citizens of a founding member doesn’t even have faith in it? @EmilyThornberry @Keir_Starmer #Democracy

28.02.2019 - 18:25 [ Express.co.uk ]

Brexit second referendum: Why Jeremy Corbyn made SHOCKING u-turn on people’s vote REVEALED

Mr Corbyn has previously been vocal about his reluctance in supporting another referendum.

Mr Corbyn said the party will now back the Cooper-Letwin amendment of a people’s vote if Mrs May’s Brexit deal if voted down by parliament for a second time this month.

He said this will prevent the UK leaving on March 29 without a deal over the future relationship with the EU.

27.02.2019 - 18:05 [ Aubrey Allegretti, reporter and occasional news editor for @SkyNewsPolitics / Twitter ]

NEW: Jeremy Corbyn has just sent a letter to all MPs – including Conservative ones – offering them the chance to talk to a member of his team to get them to back the Labour frontbench amendment. One person who recieved it says: „Haven’t seen him do that before.“

27.02.2019 - 10:16 [ Parliament.co.uk ]

House of Commons: Wednesday 27 February 2019 Order Paper No.258

12.30pm: Urgent Questions, Ministerial Statements (if any)

Up to 20 minutes: Ten Minute Rule Motion: Planning (Affordable Housing and Land
Compensation) (Helen Hayes)

No debate: Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2)
Bill: Second and Third Reading

Until any hour*: Business of the House (Today) (Motion) (*if the 7.00pm Business of the House Motion is agreed to)

Until 7.00pm: UK’s withdrawal from the European Union
(Motion)

27.02.2019 - 09:44 [ Adrian Masters, Political Editor, ITV Cymru Wales / Twitter ]

4/7 Distrust of the leaders of both main parties is expressed in very strong terms. One Labour MP said the leadership under Corbyn is as remote as it was under Blair. One Conservative MP told me Theresa May is the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had, including Gordon Brown.

27.02.2019 - 09:34 [ Nick Boles, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Gratified that the PM has accepted the key proposals in the cross-party Cooper-Letwin Bill. This is a victory for Parliament. We will lay amendments to her motion this afternoon and seek confirmation of her commitments from ministers during tomorrow’s debate.

(26.2.2019)

27.02.2019 - 07:33 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s backing for a second Brexit vote sparks fury as FIFTY MPs set to defy Labour leader

Labour chairman Ian Lavery was described as “very angry” as he branded the support for a second referendum “political suicide” – arguing that the move risks shedding votes in the Midlands and northern England.

Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon attacked the leadership for failing to consult the shadow cabinet before announcing the U-turn – asking Mr Corbyn: “Why did we hear about it in the media?”

26.02.2019 - 16:59 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit betrayal is complete

He has betrayed his party’s own manifesto in the 2017 general election, which promised to respect the outcome of the referendum. He has betrayed his old Labour mentors, most notably his hero Tony Benn, who was the left’s most articulate critic of the EU. And he has betrayed himself. He has betrayed his own longstanding and correct belief that the EU is an illiberal, undemocratic, anti-worker outrage of an institution. Has any politician ever betrayed so many people in such a short space of time?

26.02.2019 - 16:49 [ Express.co.uk ]

Labour’s Brexit BETRAYAL: Corbyn to SUPPORT second EU referendum and back REMAIN

Asked if that stance would put her on the “same side as Jeremy Corbyn”, Ms Thornberry replied: “Yeah. Of course.

“If there’s a choice between a disastrous Tory Brexit or no deal and Remaining, then that is what we will have to do.”

Labour’s 2017 manifesto says the party “accepts the referendum result” and will fight for “a Brexit deal that delivers for all regions and nations of the UK”.

26.02.2019 - 13:57 [ Zac Goldsmith, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

But what is supposed to happen afterwards, when people realise with total certainty that their ‘vote’ – the one and only means they have to influence their democracy – is essentially worthless? That political promises have zero value? /3

26.02.2019 - 13:46 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Mark my words- WE IN LABOUR WILL NOT SEE POWER FOR TEN YEARS OR MORE. Yes, the Europhile globalists that dominate the party will be delighted because they can afford another decade of Tory government. For Labour, the Peoples flag is no longer red, its blue with yellow stars.

26.02.2019 - 13:45 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

The Europhiles have captured the Labour Party. Labour will now back a second referendum- while the hubris of metropolitan Labour will be comfortably satisfied having totally reneged on a solid manifesto pledge, the country will suffer decades of Tory government. Well done.

26.02.2019 - 13:33 [ Financial Times ]

Europhile MPs rally support for Brexit no-deal amendment

Yvette Cooper, a senior Labour MP, and Sir Oliver Letwin, a senior Conservative MP, have been rallying support for a proposal that would force the government to hand power to parliament if no UK-EU withdrawal deal has been approved by March 13.
Under the proposal, which is set to be tabled as an amendment on Wednesday, the government would be legally obliged to offer MPs the option of requesting an extension in the Article 50 exit process beyond March 29.

26.02.2019 - 13:28 [ John Mann, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Most Labour MPs ducking the question, would they support a Labour Brexit or remain in their proposed referendum . Keir Starmer will want to be first to make this crystal clear.

26.02.2019 - 13:21 [ PoliticsHome.com ]

Labour MP tells Jeremy Corbyn: Backing referendum will stop you becoming Prime Minister

Brexit-backing backbencher John Mann said the decision to endorse a so-called „People’s Vote“ would infuriate Leave supporters in the Midlands and north of England.

At a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday evening, the Bassetlaw MP told Mr Corbyn: „This decision will stop you being Prime Minister.“

26.02.2019 - 13:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

So a choice between ‚No Brexit‘ and ‚Brexit in Name Only‘. Bad move, Labour. You are risking the support of millions of ordinary voters. Stop trying to undo democracy. Start respecting the referendum result.

26.02.2019 - 13:04 [ Michael Calderbank #GTTO / Twitter ]

Tommy Robinson and Nigel Farage will be licking their lips at the prospect of Labour swimming behind a 2nd referendum/Remain

26.02.2019 - 12:59 [ Leave.EU / Twitter ]

A government committed to postponing Brexit and an opposition now disgracefully backing yet another vote. 17.4 million Brexiteers are politically homeless. The people have been ignored, the betrayal is almost complete.

Help us fight to save Brexit at leave.eu/get-involved

26.02.2019 - 12:50 [ Richard Tice / Twitter ]

Govt ministers openly calling for Brexit “delay” (code for Remain) and Labour backing second referendum. The betrayal is here. The people will not tolerate it….

26.02.2019 - 12:11 [ Michael J. Fell ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour has also said the party will support a cross-party amendment, proposed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin, designed to rule out the prospect of a no-deal exit.

BBC News – Labour prepared to back new Brexit referendum

26.02.2019 - 12:01 [ John Rees / Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn ‘Like a hostage reading out a ransom note’ according to one MP tells C4 news on second referendum. Yvette Cooper now leader says another. Angela Smith crowing at Corbyn retreat. Step nearer another coup…

26.02.2019 - 11:43 [ talkRADIO ‏/ Twitter ]

Julia: „Jeremy Corbyn is making a terrible, terrible mistake; working class Labour voters in key seats voted to leave.“ @JuliaHB1

26.02.2019 - 11:36 [ Kevin Barron, Abgeordneter im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

The Labour manifesto in 2017 clearly stated that we accepted the referendum result. I will be sticking to the promise that I made to my constituents and voting against any attempt to force a second referendum.

26.02.2019 - 11:31 [ Kate Hoey, Abgeordnete im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

There is absolutely no way I will vote for a second referendum. The manifesto was clear and I will not support this new Labour position. Nor will millions of Labour supporters @labourleave

26.02.2019 - 11:25 [ Caroline Flint, Abgeordnete im britischen House of Commons / Twitter ]

Labour in danger of overturning an election promise to respect the 2016 Referendum result. We can’t ignore millions of Labour Leave voters. There are Labour MPs like me who will not support a second ref. @jeremycorbyn give us a free vote so Labour MPs can keep their promises

26.02.2019 - 11:22 [ Paul Waugh, BBC Radio 4's The Week In Westminster / Twitter ]

Impassioned speech from @CarolineFlintMP warning that if Lab backs a 2nd referendum „there will never be unity“ in the party.

26.02.2019 - 11:08 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Sparks fly at Parliamentary Labour Party meeting on second referendum

According to Owen Smith, Corbyn was asked 23 times if in a future referendum he would want Remain to be an option on the ballot paper. Corbyn declined to answer. Matters weren’t helped by a late night vote which meant the meeting came to an abrupt end. However, a briefing note has since been circulated among Labour MPs suggesting Remain would be on the ballot paper in the event of a second referendum.

26.02.2019 - 11:01 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Backing a second referendum could definitively end Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming PM

If Jeremy Corbyn is about to win lots of new friends as a result of his announcement that he could, after all, back another referendum on Brexit, he also risks making a lot of his core voters very unhappy indeed.

26.02.2019 - 10:44 [ LBC.co.uk ]

Emily Thornberry Says Second Referendum Should Be Between PM’s Deal Or Remain

The shadow foreign secretary said Labour’s second referendum bid should be a choice between Theresa May’s Brexit deal or remaining in the EU.

Emily Thornberry added that in the event there was another vote, she would campaign for Remain.

26.02.2019 - 10:40 [ Peter / Twitter ]

Time to dissolve this Tory Party! It grieves me to say that I will be cutting up my card after 45 years of being a Tory supporter! Brexit Party for me now!

26.02.2019 - 10:23 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

If May backs a Brexit extension once, why wouldn’t she do so again? And U-turn on a second referendum too?

But there would be a deeper lesson, and one that is painful to grasp. It is that nothing than May says about her Brexit policy can be trusted. Only yesterday, she was insisting that “an extension to Article 50…doesn’t deliver a decision in parliament”. The words of Gordon Brown to Tony Blair echo in our ears: “there is nothing that you could say to me now that I could ever believe”.

26.02.2019 - 09:20 [ Spiked ]

Labour is a dead party walking

Backing a second referendum is one betrayal too many.

26.02.2019 - 09:15 [ POLITICO Europe ‏/ Twitter ]

POLITICO London Playbook: A big 48 hours in the Brexit endgame is underway today as Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn prepare to make seismic shifts in their Brexit positions

26.02.2019 - 08:51 [ Japan Times ]

In day of U-turns, Theresa May considers delaying Brexit while Labour’s Corbyn backs second referendum

Theresa May is considering a plan to delay Brexit and stop the U.K. leaving the European Union with no deal next month, according to people familiar with the situation.

The prime minister is expected to allow her Cabinet to discuss extending the deadline beyond March 29 at a crunch meeting on Tuesday, one of the people said.

25.02.2019 - 21:11 [ Darrell A Price ‏/ Twitter ]

5 million @UKLabour voters voted to Leave what a total fucking betrayal of Labour voters like myself who have voted @UKLabour at every election incl local elections for 36yrs, NEVER AGAIN Labour only now exist for middle classes & no longer represent their core working class vote

25.02.2019 - 21:10 [ Costas Lapavitsas ‏/ Twitter ]

It would be a terrible mistake if the Labour Party campaigned to stop #Brexit. Imagine having to confront working class voters afterwards. #LeftBrexitTour

25.02.2019 - 21:03 [ Lee Jones ‏/ Twitter ]

The lengths the British political establishment will go to in order not to implement the electorate’s democratic decision is staggering: – challenging govt in courts – tabling wrecking amendments – breaking up their parties – telling people to vote again

25.02.2019 - 20:58 [ peter jackson ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn is a traitor to the labour voters.

25.02.2019 - 20:39 [ Darren Grimes ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour, once the party of the patriotic working class, siding with those that say we got it wrong. That we were duped. That we were ‘tricked, lied to, and conned’, that say we cant make up our own minds about Britain’s political future. How bloody sad.

25.02.2019 - 20:28 [ Arsenal FC Insider ‏/ Twitter ]

The Labour party are a farce, and a this decision is a disgrace for @jeremycorbyn and @UKLabour For the few not the many.

25.02.2019 - 20:25 [ @ThomasEvansSDP / Twitter ]

The Labour Party have now completed their betrayal of their Leave vote in a desperate attempt to win back support from the Independent Group by endorsing a second referendum. Considering how many Leave constituencies hold Labour MPs, this is an absolute disgrace!

25.02.2019 - 20:15 [ Sky News ]

Labour announce backing for a second Brexit referendum

Labour have announced they will back a second referendum on Britain’s EU exit to prevent a „damaging Tory Brexit being forced on the country“.

25.02.2019 - 20:13 [ POLITICO Europe/ Twitter ]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will tell MPs that the party will back a second Brexit referendum „to prevent a damaging Tory Brexit“

17.02.2019 - 18:50 [ theSun.co.uk ]

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’.

10.02.2019 - 14:27 [ Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor of The Sun ‏/ Twitter ]

Tom Watson says Labour will insist on a second referendum if Theresa May won’t negotiate a cross-party Brexit deal with them. Significant land grab, Corbyn has said no such thing #Marr

03.02.2019 - 13:17 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Theresa May given boost with seven point Tory poll lead as Jeremy Corbyn calls for snap general election

The Labour Party slumped by six points from 40 per cent to 34 per cent in the past fortnight, according to a survey by Opinium for The Observer, seeing them leapfrogged by the Conservatives who went from 37 per cent to 41 per cent.

03.02.2019 - 13:12 [ theSun.co.uk ]

SECOND’S OUT: Theresa May vows there will never be a second referendum in defiant message to Brexit-wrecker MPs

She declared: “The leaders of the campaign for a second referendum had the chance to put their plan before the House of Commons a few days ago.

“But they recognised there is no majority in this Parliament to hold another vote. Indeed, I believe there never will be.”

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.

(24.1.2019)

25.01.2019 - 06:21 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

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 [ LBC.co.uk ]

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 - 05:47 [ 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 [ Buzzfeed.com ]

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 [ inews.co.uk ]

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 - 05:32 [ 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 [ theSun.co.uk ]

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 [ politicshome.com ]

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 [ Express.co.uk ]

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 - 15:46 [ YesNoMaybeDunnoWhynot ]

Kaiser Bill, The Freikorps and why I oppose a 2nd Referendum

I don’t think leaving the EU is the solution to the problems that led us here, but telling people who have finally had, and taken, the opportunity to vote for change that no, they can’t have what they voted for will inevitably lead to a rejection of democracy and the parties that have ‘stabbed them in the back’. And while some people would sink back into the resigned apathy they were in before, many would seek another way to find that change. Farage, Yaxley-Lennon, and Goddard etc are waiting for them.

23.01.2019 - 09:25 [ Green Leaves / Youtube ]

Tony Benn on European union – Best Bits #Lexit #GreenLeaves

Re-released today – Best of Tony Benn – talks European union (todays EU) and democracy to Roy Jenkins in 1975 – These are the highlights and have never sounded more relevant than today with the Brexit debate.

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The left leave case for democracy from Tony Benn – President of the Stop the War Coalition – 2001 – 2014 –

Tony Benn 1975 European Communities debate highlights

With thanks to Why Vote Leave

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 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

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 - 07:59 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Delay is ‚most likely‘ option, says former chancellor

Speaking to BBC business editor Simon Jack in Davos, Mr Osborne said that the prospect of no deal meant „the gun is held to the British economy’s head“.

„Russian roulette is a game which you should never play because there’s a one-in-six chance that the bullet goes into your head,“ he said.

23.01.2019 - 07:52 [ theGuardian.com ]

Nigel Farage to lead new pro-Brexit party if EU departure delayed

(20.1.2019) Former Ukip leader says he will ‘re-enter the fray’ if Brexit is put back beyond 29 March

23.01.2019 - 07:33 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Labour opens door to SECOND vote: Corbyn shift makes new referendum more likely as May suggests it would lead to civil unrest and refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

– Corbyn tables amendment for Government to debate alternative Brexit plans
– It would require the Government to give Parliament time to legislate for new vote
– Mr Corbyn’s move is the closest he has come to backing a second referendum
– The move reflects the pressure he is under from party members to shift to a position of trying to block Brexit

22.01.2019 - 20:11 [ Tim Dawson, Writer and journalist / Twitter ]

I think Remain MPs who are using unprecedented Parliamentary chicanery to try and keep us in the EU – with no mandate for their activity whatever – have gone quite mad. I mean, seriously. Have they really considered the potential consequences of their current actions?

22.01.2019 - 20:05 [ Paul Brand, Political Correspondent @itvnews / Twitter ]

NEW: Labour MPs from leave constituencies going to see their chief whip this afternoon furious about People’s Vote amendment. One tells me “We’re pissed off, just because we’re silent people forget we’re in the majority. It’s like our working class communities are being ignored”.

22.01.2019 - 15:35 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

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(27.9.2018)

22.01.2019 - 15:01 [ Students For Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

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22.01.2019 - 14:34 [ Green-Leaves.org ‏/ Twitter ]

Not only would #PeoplesVote lose, also #Labour would be tainted as so many of their MPs are behind this. #labourleave supporters in Midlands and North would not be keen to turn out. It would be Leeds Morley and @andreajenkyns all over again. #Labour would lose next election.

22.01.2019 - 14:12 [ Trade Unionists Against the EU ‏/ Twitter ]

‚A second referendum would be seen as a denial of the democratic decision taken by voters, and reinforce the sense that their voices were not being listened to.‘ Labour ex-heavyweight and long-time EU opponent Bryan Gould socks it to the establishment.

22.01.2019 - 13:59 [ Veterans for Britain ‏/ Twitter ]

Imagine if we’d voted Remain and a pro-Leave establishment • took us out ‘temporarily’ anyway • attacked the legitimacy of the vote • spent 3 years quibbling over the terms of remaining • delayed rejoining. It would be called corrupt.

22.01.2019 - 13:21 [ Edmund Griffiths ‏/ Twitter ]

Not sure I get the logic of the Labour amendment. Clearly pointing towards a second referendum (hi Pasok!), but what is the question meant to be?

Some deal or proposition that can command a Commons majority, versus—what?

22.01.2019 - 12:58 [ Labour Leave ‏/ Twitter ]

The Labour Party is moving in a direction of becoming an unelectable force which represents metropolitan elites, rather than the working class voters, which it was created to stand up for. Is this what you came into politics for @jeremycorbyn?

22.01.2019 - 12:41 [ Jonathan Isaby ‏/ Twitter ]

„The chairman of the People’s Vote campaign joins us from Davos,“ announces the interviewer on @BBCr4today. No further comment required.

22.01.2019 - 12:24 [ Project OUT / Twitter ]

This is shameful! The Labour Party have just betrayed the working class and the millions of Labour Leave voters. This will cost Labour the next election and will keep the Tories in power for years. #StandUp4Brexit #Brexit #PeoplesVote #NoDeal

22.01.2019 - 12:19 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

Lets be clear. If Labour backs a second referendum we will not win the next general election, and we wont win the one that follows. We will be out of power for a generation. Is this really what you want .@UKLabour and @jeremycorbyn

22.01.2019 - 06:38 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.

(28.11.2018)

22.01.2019 - 06:32 [ Huffingtonpost.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn Calls For MPs To Get The Right To Trigger Second Brexit Referendum

Corbyn’s move, tabled on Monday night, “requires” ministers to vote on alternatives that would avoid a no-deal Brexit.

22.01.2019 - 06:13 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EU-TURN: Jeremy Corbyn backs Labour MPs’ plan for second Brexit referendum despite hating the EU for decades

Corbyn’s u-turn came Labour MPs today openly defied Jeremy Corbyn by heading for a Downing Street meeting with Theresa May’s top aides.

Chuka Umunna, Chris Leslie and other leading moderates visited the Cabinet Office this morning for talks with ministers along with Tories such as Anna Soubry.

22.01.2019 - 06:06 [ Telelgraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Corbyn backs MPs‘ plan to force a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has endorsed a plan to force a second EU referendum as he bowed to pressure from Labour party members and MPs.

Mr Corbyn wants the Government to give MPs the final say next week on a second referendum. If a majority back a referendum, Parliament could force Theresa May to hold a new in/out public vote that could lead to Brexit being reversed.

22.01.2019 - 05:32 [ Spectator.co.uk ]

Theresa May is using Jeremy Corbyn to avoid blame for her Brexit mess

Corbyn’s rejection of the Downing Street invitation has turned out to be a bit of a gift for May, as she can deflect attention from her own procrastination and failures in people management onto the Labour leader. She now has someone else to blame for the ongoing struggle to reach an agreement on Brexit.

She also appeared to invite MPs to put the matter of a second referendum to a vote, not just in order to kill talk of it off through a Commons defeat, but presumably because this will force Corbyn to take a position on a matter which he has been very reluctant to approach.

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‘.

19.01.2019 - 19:48 [ Sky News ]

Starmer shifts Labour towards second EU referendum

The frontbencher stresses the party’s commitment to consider a further Brexit vote if it could not force a general election.

18.01.2019 - 19:52 [ theSun.co.uk ]

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 - 04:51 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit news latest: Second referendum ‚would take more than a year to stage‘ as Corbyn tells Labour MPs not to talk to PM about solving Brexit

A second referendum would take more than a year to organise, according to civil service guidance shown to MPs holding talks with Theresa May and senior ministers.

The one-page document published by the Daily Telegraph sets out the stages required to mount another poll in bullet-point form.

18.01.2019 - 04:49 [ theGuardian.com ]

Corbyn could face string of resignations if he backs ‚people’s vote‘

A string of junior shadow ministers have told the Guardian they are strongly opposed to the idea of a second referendum, which they fear would expose Labour to a vicious backlash in leave-voting constituencies.

13.01.2019 - 16:39 [ Tom Newton Dunn / Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn finally comes out as personally against a second referendum: „My own view is I would rather get a negotiated deal now“ #Marr

19.12.2018 - 04:01 [ Jon Snow, anchor, @Channel4News / Twitter ]

Mrs May. a ‚remainer‘ is under pressure to leave. Mr Corbyn, a ‚leaver‘, is under pressure to remain….and?

19.12.2018 - 03:57 [ Sky News ]

Labour whips ‚furious‘ with Jeremy Corbyn over no-confidence ‚omnishambles‘

Following the Speaker’s intervention, Tory grandee Sir Edward Leigh accused Mr Corbyn of holding back because he feared having to put Labour’s backing to a second EU referendum.

„The problem for the leader of the Labour Party is that he does not want an immediate motion of no confidence because if, as is likely it was lost, he would be forced by his party to go for a referendum, so he was playing games“, said Sir Edward.

19.12.2018 - 01:38 [ Reuters ]

Minor UK opposition parties table vote of no confidence in government

The SNP, the third-largest party in the House of Commons, was joined by the Liberal Democrats, Welsh party Plaid Cymru and the Green Party, but not the main opposition Labour Party, in tabling the motion.

The parties want the government to debate the motion before parliament rises for the Christmas recess.

18.12.2018 - 07:17 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Exclusive: The secret legal advice on extending Article 50 which ministers believe rules out second referendum

The Government has taken secret legal advice on extending Article 50 which it argues effectively rules out a second referendum, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

The advice states that Britain will be legally obliged to take part in European Parliament elections in May of next year if it extends Article 50 and subsequently send British MEPs to Brussels.

18.12.2018 - 01:25 [ thebrexiteer / Twitter ]

Chris Green MP – „Gavin Barwell is on record after the referendum decision, calling it a racist, divisive decision in a tweet. „Barwell is the problem in heart of No 10 Downing Street. I don’t know what he is doing behind the scene, but he is driving a 2nd referendum,“ #Brexit

18.12.2018 - 01:22 [ Peter Arnott ‏/ Twitter ]

Corbyn and his senior adviser Seumas Milne have backed away from putting down a “proper” motion of no confidence in the government because they do not yet want the final apocalyptic battle to begin between Keir Starmer and Unite over a referendum

(17.12.2018)

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 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

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.