“Boris” will try to DUPe everyone, but MPs need to level with the public

October 23, 2019

The “MayMinusMinus” Deal does not #GetBrexitDone: electorate will punish #AnyDeal MPs

“#GetBrexitDone”. Get it over with. We are tired. We are fed up. We voted three and a half years ago. This is what the politicians tell us people are saying. Of course, it’s understandable to want to bring Brexit to a close – even if the “close” favoured by many is actually to cancel the whole thing. The electorate, though, is sure to punish MPs who assure them now that Brexit is done, only for it to dominate the agenda again. Here we set out the ticking time bombs that the deal creates.


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Who is next in line to be DUPed? By Martin Smith

October 21, 2019

If the Deal passes, someone has been lied to

Northern Ireland’s place in the union is hanging off the edge of a cliff and the DUP has been thrown under the bus. The Prime Minister lied to them as he has done to so many others, abandoning his previous commitment  to avoiding a hard border between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 


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We need Truth and Reconciliation, by Colin Bramall

October 15, 2019

In the immediate aftermath of the referendum, there was little evidence of the depths of division that have since developed in United Kingdom. The Scottish Nationalists played a predicable hand, there were disagreements about the tactics and truthfulness of both campaigns, but it was all normal within political debate.


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A ‘No Deal’ Brexit threatens the integrity and the security of the United Kingdom and Europe, By Emlyn Williams

October 07, 2019

For many centuries the United Kingdom has traded with its European neighbours. A well-known and effective precursor of the European Union was the Hanseatic League - set up in 1241 by cities bordering the North Sea and the Baltic, the League promoted international cooperation, established reliable seaborne links and developed secure warehouse facilities.

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How dishonest PM aims to use incompetent opposition to force through undemocratic No Deal catastrophe, by Martin Smith

September 26, 2019

No Deal unpopular? Put it up against Prime Minister Corbyn…

Parliament is against No Deal and is forcing the Prime Minister’s hand with Brussels. He failed to obstruct parliament. The public also seems to be opposed. At this point, it is difficult to see where Boris Johnson can turn to implement this undemocratic catastrophe of which he is so fond.

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My Party's No Deal Disaster, By Baroness Altmann

September 12, 2019

The referendum result did not specify any particular Brexit date and does not give the Government a mandate to leave without a Deal. The Leave campaign leaders regularly assured voters that we would get a good deal with the EU, plus more free trade deals and more money to spend on our priorities. They did not suggest leaving without any Deal at all, nor that leaving would cost the country many billions of pounds, and put jobs and businesses at risk. 

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No Deal Brexit very bad news – not least for Science, by Ian Taylor

September 11, 2019

Advocates of Leave in the 2016 Referendum never implied such an outcome would seriously disrupt lives, cost jobs or diminish living standards. But that is what is now facing the citizens of this country, especially if we leave with No Deal.  This would have disastrous consequences for businesses, create chaos at the borders, drive up food prices and lead to a shortage of essential goods. It would also mean turbulent prolonged uncertainty of how to secure a future trade relationship with by far our largest market without transitional arrangements in place.


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'Unprecedented' protest of young Conservatives

September 06, 2019

The Young Conservative Group for Europe organised a demonstration outside Conservative Party Headquarters to protest the expulsion of 21 MPs from the Conservative Parliamentary Party.


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September 03, 2019


Research released as part of the launch of the Conservative Group for Europe’s No 2 No Deal Campaign shows that Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party would be returned with fewer seats than under Theresa May in 2017. Pursuing a No Deal Brexit fails to unite the Leave vote and alienates Tory Remainers. Research was based on the question: “How would you vote in a general election if the Conservative Party and the Brexit Party included a No Deal Brexit in their manifesto?”


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Correcting headlines: Alexander Johnson demands that world’s largest peace-promoting organisation be complicit in breaking historic peace treaty, by Martin Smith

August 19, 2019

Three years ago, a man with no discernible political convictions other than his own self-promotion decided to argue for an impossible and fraudulent policy position that he would never have to implement but that would make him popular with his party’s members. 


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