Pages tagged "Brexit"
Lord Framlingham (Michael Lord, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons) told his fellow Peers some home truths on Wednesday. And they didn't like it. When I was talking to our Patron Lord Vinson last week at our Freedom Forum in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I commented on how rude the House of Lords is these days. Two days ago, once again Remain Peers did their best to drown out a Brexit voice.Read more
Following his recent highly critical “playing with fire” remarks about the House of Lords’ attitude towards Brexit and the petition calling for a referendum on abolition of the Upper Chamber reaching 116,000 signatures, TFA Council Member and Independent Labour Peer Lord Stoddart of Swindon has provided his thoughts on the future of the Lords.Read more
TFA Council Member and Independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has taken remoaners in the House of Lords to task about their contribution to the ongoing debate over Brexit and wonders if "the next referendum put to the voters should be about whether the House of Lords should be abolished and replaced by a system accountable and capable of being dismissed by them".Read more
On June 23rd 2016, the British people voted to leave the EU. During the campaign, it was made clear by Vote Leave and others that this would mean leaving the so-called EU Single Market and its Customs Union. There was no mention of a transition deal. Now concerns are raised as it can be revealed the government has had meetings with CEOs that ensured there was a transition deal.Read more
Barnier's new demands to try and tie the UK to the EU's taxation policies illustrates a test for the UK government. It is also a game that Barnier is playing to ensure Brexit in name only (BRINO) and something the UK government must resist.Read more
Prime Minister Theresa May signalled her desire for continued security cooperation with the EU in her Florence Speech. She has subsequently built on that desire in numerous speeches, including in Munich and at the Mansion House in London. But the UK government's willingness to coordinate with the EU should not be blind. Its response to a recent petition signed by over 14,000 people raises questions about whether the Government is willing to sacrifice our freedom in order to follow the EU's agenda.Read more
With a year to go until March 29th 2019, we still have the likes of Tony Blair trying to stop Brexit and reverse the decision of the British people. In letting these people dominate debate, we are missing opportunities to debate how we will make the UK better after we leave the EU, argues Rory Broomfield.Read more
Peer slates Electoral Commission for ‘caving in’ to Remainer pressure on Vote Leave funding investigation
The independent Labour Peer and Better Off Out supporter, Lord Stoddart of Swindon, has criticised the Electoral Commission for what he believes is their ‘cravenly caving in’ to pressure from Remainer MPs and activists over the re-investigation of Vote Leave’s funding of ‘BeLeave’ during the referendum campaign.Read more
Today in Westminster there is to be a three-hour debate where nationalist MPs from Plaid Cymru will call for UK membership of the Single Market and EU citizenship for UK citizens to be retained "in the event that the UK leaves the EU".
Author: Rory BroomfieldRead more