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McFadden – Parliament should be given real voice in negotiations and meaningful vote at the end

Commenting on today’s judgement by the Supreme Court that requires the Government to seek Parliament’s approval for the triggering of Article 50, Pat McFadden MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

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North East Labour MPs: Nissan shows that leaving single market will put North East jobs at risk

24 Labour MPs from the North East of England have written to Theresa May asking specific questions about the impact of the Government’s plan on auto manufacturing in the North East, saying that her decision to pull the UK out of the European Union’s single market and customs union will have a “damaging” impact on investment and manufacturing across the region.

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Bryant – UK Government should listen to sensible and pragmatic Welsh Government Brexit report

The Welsh Labour Government and Plaid Cymru have today released a new white paper, calling on the Government to protect Wales’ interests in its Brexit negotiations.

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Open Britain MPs warn of dangers of hasty British exit from EU regulatory bodies

The Government must not pull Britain out of over 30 EU regulatory bodies unless it has established suitable alternative domestic arrangements, Open Britain MPs from Labour and the Liberal Democrats say today. 

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North East MPs: Nissan’s comments show Government must go back to the drawing board

Nissan will need to “re-evaluate” its future investment in its Sunderland plant once it sees the final terms of the Brexit deal negotiated by the UK Government, the company’s chief executive said today.

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Streeting – Hammond’s realism is preferable to May’s unrealistic rhetoric

Leaving the European Union without a free trade agreement would be a “catastrophe”, and the UK may well need a transitional arrangement on trade with the EU to prevent it from happening, Chancellor Philip Hammond said in Davos today.

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ICC UK boss: there's nowhere better than the Single Market for exporters

Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the International Chambers of Commerce is clear: for the best possible trading relationship, Britain should be in the Single Market.

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McFadden – To keep Britain global, PM must keep same level of access to the European market

Responding to Theresa May’s speech at Davos today, Pat McFadden MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

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Former WTO chief on trade negotiations

Former World Trade Organisation boss Pascal Lamy warns that without an interim trade deal with the EU, the UK would go onto WTO tariffs, such as 10% on cars and 29% on chocolate, meaning higher prices in UK shops.

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Joe Carberry: the PM has gone for second best as her top priority

"The Prime Minister seems to have taken off the table, the best possible trading relationship"

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