John Mills: Labour has lost its roots

Before the EU referendum, many people thought that the outcome, whatever it might be going to be, was going to cause far more problems for the Conservative than the Labour Party. At least up to now, this is far from what has happened. Only one Tory MP, Kenneth Clark voted against Article 50 on 2nd February 2017 while 47 Labour MPs voted that way, showing how deep the divisions within the Labour Party over Brexit are at the moment. 

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John Mills: Labour’s failure to embrace the national mood on Brexit is costing it at the polls

When the general election took place in 2015, 9.3 million people voted Labour. When the EU referendum was held in June 2016, according to the most authoritative poll at the time, carried out by Lord Ashcroft, 37% of these labour voters – just under 3.5million of them - voted Leave. Subsequent polling showed that about half these people no longer intended to vote Labour in future, at least partly because of the Labour Party’s attitude to the EU.

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Brexit and....Trump-an observation by Faye Lowley

This past week there's been a virtual revolution. We have seen Labour, including even Diane Abbott, succumbing to the people's will and refraining from blocking the passage of the Article 50 bill. Theresa May has been remarkably skillful in the drafting of this briefly worded bill and ensured that no amendments were passed. I am hopeful that the House of Lords will not try to obstruct its passage because they must also know that their future as a body hangs in the balance.

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Mandelson calls for Lords to frustrate Brexit bill in Blairite plot ahead of two-day debate

Mandelson, one of Blair's closest allies, joins the plot to block Brexit.

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Blair is hopelessly wrong on Brexit

The ex-leader's call for Remainers to try to overturn Brexit shows very poor judgement.

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UK fishermen may not win waters back after Brexit, EU memo reveals

Document obtained by the Guardian states existing quotas will remain despite promises made by leave campaigners.

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Anti-Article 50 Platitudes - Part 2

By Ed Pond, Labour Activist 

Watching the speeches of those MPs opposing the Article 50 bill, it was a comprehensive recap of the unconvincing pro-EU arguments that have festooned the entire debate. Here are some of the best, or worst!

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European Commission issues UK FINAL WARNING!

The European Commission issued the UK its final warning over its continued breaches of air pollution limits yesterday.

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French senate report says UK must not be better off after Brexit

Cross-party inquiry also rules out privileged EU access for some UK sectors and says 200,000 jobs are at stake in the City.

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It is MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, claims leading EU Politician, slamming UK Government

A top European Union politician today criticised the UK government for not explaining to the British people the true value of the EU, claiming that Brexit was ‘MISSION IMPOSSIBLE’ and would cause ‘a lot of damage’.

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Labour voters don't think their party should try to block Brexit, poll finds

The public at large also want the referendum result respected.

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Questionable Surveys suggests UK EU Referendum Reverse

A questionable survey released by the Mirror yesterday suggested that if the EU Referendum was held tomorrow then the vote would be reversed with 51% voting for Remain and 49% voting for Leave. 

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Brexit reshuffle

By Michael O'Sullivan

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party has produced yet another reshuffle of his short tenure, this is possibly his 5th reshuffle.

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Independent readers plead for the Lords to veto democracy

Should the unelected House of Lords veto the referendum result of the British people? According to 82% of the Independent's followers, Yes.

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Won’t Get Fooled Again

By David Price

1992 saw the largest ever single transfer of power from British voters to unelected elites – when the United Kingdom left the friendly embrace of the European Community to try our luck as part of the supranational European Union. As we now know, it did not end well. Reel through the years – past Oasis, The Spice Girls, New Labour, the Iraq war, the credit crunch and a Tory toff-led coalition government – and here we are at yesterday’s 494 to 122 House of Commons vote to trigger Article 50, finally grabbing that sovereignty back.

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Our Statement

Last week a Labour MEP wrote to the General Secretary of the Labour Party asking him to investigate the claim that Labour Leave made payments to another political party during the EU referendum campaign, wrongly suggesting that Labour Leave had been “complicit in directly funding our political opponents.”

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The formal process of Brexit has begun

 

By Michael O'Sullivan

This evening the House Commons has given the green light to the Prime Minister to begin Brexit negations with the EU at her leisure. The Prime Minister has indicated that she will invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty by the end of March and this will kick start the formal two year negotiations with the European Union.

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Anti-Article 50 Platitudes

By Ed Pond, Labour Activist

Watching the speeches of those MPs opposing the Article 50 bill last week, it was a comprehensive recap of the unconvincing pro-EU arguments that have festooned the entire debate. Here are some of the best, or worst!

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MPs, Deal or no Deal?

Today, the government announced that the UK Parliament is set to have a ‘all or nothing’ vote on Brexit at the end of the negotiations with the European Union.

Theresa May has promised MPs a “take it or leave it” vote on the final draft of any EU exit deal, a deal hailed by the Anti-Brexit alliance as a “huge” concession.

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Who’s for Paella?

By Bryan Gould

Amidst all the wailing and tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth on the part of those who bemoan the UK’s decision to set its own course with Brexit, how many of those who regret the apparent breach with “Europe” have paused to consider the real identity of the “Europe” they seem to hold so dear?

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