Paul Andrew Dunne

Gina Miller Launches Best for Britain campaign

Gina Miller has launched Best for Britain, a new crowdfunded campaign to back politicians who will support a meaningful vote on the UK’s future relationship with Europe, and who are prepared to reject anything which leaves Britain worse off. The London investment manager, who previously led a successful legal challenge over #brexit, has raised almost £300,000 in less than a week to fund the UK’s ‘biggest tactical voting drive ever.’ Over 10,000 people have donated so far. Gina is encouraging the public to vote for MPs who want to see all #brexit options on the table: “The idea that Parliament should simply...

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Blair: Vote for anyone open-minded on #brexit

Tony Blair has urged voters to consider backing any candidate who promises to have an open mind on the terms of the final #brexit deal in June’s General Election – even if they are Conservative or Liberal Democrat. If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/2tGOtm In an interview on  BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend, the former Labour prime minister said the public should put party allegiances aside to prevent what he called a “steamroller election” on the most “dramatic issue of our time”. Pointing to the latest polls which show a landslide Conservative...

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UK PM calls for General Election on June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a general election on Thursday June 8, 2017. Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party (SNP) all welcomed the announcement, making it all but certain to be approved by Parliament on Wednesday. Under the Fixed-term Parliament Act, a prime minister can only bring forward an election if two-thirds of MPs vote in favour. Labour enters the election period on a historic low. A Guardian/ICM poll published this morning – the first published since May’s announcement – puts the Conservatives 18 points ahead of Labour. This would give the Conservatives a majority...

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The EU strengthens UK trade policy

How does the EU help, or hinder, the UK’s ability to negotiate trade deals? Leaving the EU would be ‘catastrophic’  Virgin founder, Richard Branson, says if the UK exits the EU the country’s hands would be ‘tied behind our back’ in future trade negotiations. How does the UK make trade deals? The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is responsible for the rules supporting all global trade agreements. These rules are set by the 161 WTO member governments, which include the UK and all EU member states. On its own, the UK would be one voice among 161.   EU countries punch...

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