Tag Archives: 2nd People’s Challenge

It is not about what we have not yet achieved, it is about those things we have achieved – so far.

This update is about reminding you of the things that you’ve helped to achieve. It can be hard to remember where we all started from, especially when things seem as if they aren’t going our way. So let’s look back … Continue reading

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Brexit Bill – the Decisive Moment.

On Monday afternoon MPs will debate the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill again. The Government’s aim is to strip away the EU residents’ and parliamentary approval amendments, then return the Bill to the Lords and press there for it … Continue reading

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Ping pong stage of Brexit Bill about to start, make sure your MP stands up and is counted in the fight for parliamentary democracy

As discussed in previous updates,  the government is determined to overturn the parliamentary approval amendment we backed  as well as the earlier amendment that aims to protect the position of economically  active EU nationals here on the date Article 50 … Continue reading

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Rock on the Lords, can the Commons Jive – a resounding cheer for the Lords and now, thanks to your support, on to the fight in the Commons .

On Tuesday evening, a record number of peers passed, by a majority of 98, an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal Notification) Bill, giving Parliament a meaningful vote on what happens at the conclusion of the Brexit negotiations. The Bill … Continue reading

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Peers vote to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

The Lords voted this evening to amend the “Brexit Bill” to give Parliament a meaningful vote on the outcome of negotiations with the EU. In this the Lords have fulfilled their purpose and duty as the conscience of Parliament and … Continue reading

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Ten reasons why it is not undemocratic for The House of Lords to amend the Article 50 bill

Originally posted on The Great British Moronathon:
…or to vote against it if amendments are rejected. The House of Lords exists as a check on power, and to make governments think again where they may be acting precipitously. Lords have a…

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Red Queen once again asserts that she is the law and will not allow Parliament a meaningful vote

The Red Queen strikes again! In a shockingly dismissive statement yesterday Theresa May said that she would not allow Parliament to amend “her” Brexit bill. The Prime Minister once again flexes her muscles and announces her willingness to overrule Parliament … Continue reading

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