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Campaign launch for ‘business and jobs’ amendments to Trade and Customs Bills is direct challenge to Chequer’s ‘Third Way’

As the Prime Minister is set to encourage her Cabinet to back a complex new arrangement on post-Brexit customs, a cross-party group of MPs are increasingly confident they can deliver victory for amendments to key Government legislation that would instead offer business the certainty of remaining in a customs union with the European Union. The amendments have been tabled by MPs from across the House of Commons, including nine Conservatives.

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McFadden – Government’s Brexit red lines could make people in West Midlands less safe

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has today published a report warning  that “if the UK fails to reach a satisfactory Brexit deal or leaves the EU without any deal at all, the UK risks falling off a ‘cliff-edge’ in terms of certain security and UK-EU policing cooperation.”

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Kyle – Comments by CBI President show Brexit poses "existential threat" to UK automotive sector

Paul Drechsler, the President of the CBI, warned today that UK car firms could face extinction if the UK leaves the EU Customs Union, and also said there was "zero evidence" that trade deals outside the EU would provide any economic benefit to Britain.
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Umunna – Government limping through votes by making big concessions

The Government was forced to offer concessions to potential Conservative rebels today in order to stave off defeat on the so-called 'meaningful vote' amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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Umunna – Lee resignation “hugely significant moment” for People’s Vote campaign

Dr Phillip Lee MP has resigned from the Government over Brexit and said any final Brexit deal “should go to the people, once again, for their confirmation”.

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McGovern – TSSA backing a People’s Vote a “massive moment” for the campaign

The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA), a transport trade union affiliated to the Labour Party, today voted in favour of supporting a People’s Vote on Brexit at their annual conference.  

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Kyle – Russia allegation “emphasises the need for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal”

It has been reported Leave.EU campaign backers frequently met officials from the Russian embassy.

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Leslie – £29bn cost of leaving Europe’s economic area

The decision by Labour’s frontbench to vote to only stay in the Customs Union but not in the European economic area could cost the UK £29 billion a year and more than 300,000 jobs by 2030.

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Streeting – Boris Johnson detests the Chancellor “because he tells the truth” about Brexit

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today delivered a ‘reality check’ to Brexit advocates stating, in Germany, that “we will have to give up some of the advantages of [EU] membership”.

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Rupa Huq – Brexit meltdown “is only getting worse”

The CBI have downgraded their forecast for economic growth for 2018 and warned that “risks remain … skewed to the downside. In particular a more disorderly outcome to EU negotiations”.

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