Labour and Tories unite to deny the people a say on the Brexit deal

The Tory Party's Hard Brexit is one step closer to becoming reality after Labour MPs joined the Conservatives and UKIP to vote through Article 50. The 'European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill' authorises Theresa May to begin Brexit talks through Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Jeremy Corbyn, siding with May, ordered Labour MPs to vote … Continue reading Labour and Tories unite to deny the people a say on the Brexit deal

Article 50 Reaction: How New Forest MPs Voted

Both New Forest MPs voted in favour of triggering Article 50 despite the Government refusing to reveal what that actually means. Desmond Swayne, MP for New Forest West, appeared tired behind former Conservative front-bencher, Ken Clarke, (who made a rousing speech decrying the current Conservative Party as 'anti-immigrant'. Julian Lewis was also present in the … Continue reading Article 50 Reaction: How New Forest MPs Voted

New Forest Tories vote not to guarantee the rights of EU citizens

Both Conservative MPs voted on Wednesday 19th October not to guarantee the rights of EU citizens. Neither New Forest West MP, Desmond Swayne, or New Forest East MP, Julian Lewis, spoke in the debate or gave any reason why they came to that decision. The vote was to guarantee that EU citizens would have the … Continue reading New Forest Tories vote not to guarantee the rights of EU citizens