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Henry Newman: Conservative MPs should beware handing Labour the victory on Brexit

1 month ago   |   By Conservative Home

Henry Newman is Director of Open Europe.
Everyone is so used to knocking Theresa May and the Government that we sometimes forget the Labour party have any agency at all in the ongoing Brexit dramas.
When I mentioned in a recent BBC interview, that Labour MPs, as well as Conservatives, had some responsibility for making decisions on Brexit, the presenter looked at me with disbelief. Yet Labour voted for a referendum in 2015, promised to respect the result in 2016, whipped MPs to trigger Article 50 in March 2017, and then pledged to deliver Brexit in the June 2017 General Election.
At one...
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Labour MPs must forget ‘common market 2.0' - and back May's deal | Henry Newman

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

A Norway-style option is not the cure-all its proponents claim. What Brexit Britain truly needs is consensus across party lines
• Henry Newman is the director of Open Europe Next week, MPs will most likely be asked to vote for a third time on Theresa May's Brexit deal. So far, the prime minister has failed to convince more than three Labour MPs to back her deal. And yet there are many Labour parliamentarians who are publicly committed to respecting the referendum result and who oppose any move to a so-called people's vote. Ironically, this group has no issue with any of the legally binding...
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