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Relaunch event sets out clear mission for Best for Britain
Best for Britain today relaunched as a permanent organisation pushing for closer ties with Europe and the world, at an event which brought together leading internationalist voices from across the political divide.
Poll reveals 60% of Leavers back closer cooperation with Europe and most voters don’t understand meaning of ‘Global Britain’
As Best for Britain relaunches its campaign, the internationalist organisation releases a landmark new report. The overwhelming majority of voters want to see the UK working with its allies in Europe and the world to solve pressing challenges such as climate change, pandemics and security, research from Best for Britain has revealed.
MPs and business leaders launch cross-party commission on trade with Europe and the world
New UK Trade and Business Commission brings together MPs and business leaders to scrutinise EU-UK agreement and new trade deals. The Commission is convened by Hilary Benn MP and Chairman of Virgin Peter Norris, and...
OBR confirms Brexit will cause long-term damage to the UK economy
The Office for Budget Responsibility has today confirmed Brexit will cause both a short-term and long-term drop in UK GDP, in stark contrast to the Government's silence on Brexit's economic impact. Chair of the OBR Richard Hughes attested in a letter to Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Rachel Reeves that the Government's Trade & Cooperation Agreement is set to cause a 0.5 per cent short-term hit to GDP and a 4 per cent reduction in productivity in the longer term.
Best for Britain is relaunching...
Best for Britain is relaunching
Gordon Brown to speak at Best for Britain LIVE event
Best for Britain will welcome special speaking guest The Rt Hon Gordon Brown. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown will join Naomi Smith, CEO of Best for Britain and Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, president the Open Society Foundations at 6pm on Monday 19th April at another Best for Britain LIVE event.
Campaign success as PM promises to “sort out” visa-free touring for artists.
Best for Britain understands the Prime Minister has promised to "sort out" visa issues which have prevented actors and musicians touring Europe, after thousands of Best for Britain supporters contacted their MP. If true, these comments signal a significant campaign success and a boost to one of Britain's most vibrant industries.
Campaign success as Policing Bill is delayed while Government rethinks its position
Best for Britain understands that the Government has delayed the next stages of the Policing Bill, despite a majority of MPs voting for it this week. This change of plan comes after more than 20,000 Best for Britain supporters contacted their MPs to express their outrage and raised over £25,000 in a crowdfund to stop the erosion of our rights to peaceful protest.
Crowdfunder launched tonight to fight Policing Bill
Crowdfunder launched tonight to fight @PritiPatel's Policing Bill
Opposition to Policing Bill bridges Brexit divide
At some point, we have to say enough is enough. Our groups are now coming together because Britain’s global reputation is on the line. We can’t credibly criticise other regimes for shutting down pro-democracy demonstrations while removing those very same rights at home.
Government has 'betrayed exporters with contradictory approach to trade'
On the one hand, government says it supports trade liberalisation to support high-quality export jobs, and yet on the other hand it has just de-liberalised trade with our largest and nearest trading partner.
Govt 'strangling business with red tape'
British businesses are being strangled by red tape, and the Government seems intent on pulling it tighter. The British Chambers of Commerce doesn’t mince its words – it says this fiasco is an “existential threat” to some businesses.
Govt must look to entrepreneurs to help replace 10,000 lost car jobs
We know Covid and Brexit are battering the car industry – we’ve known for a year – what we need to know now is what the Government plans to do to replace those lost jobs and that lost tax revenue in the months and years ahead.
Calais refugees 'Believe UK asylum now easier'
If this Government doesn’t want to be stung by the law of unintended consequences, it should provide safe passage for those seeking sanctuary, especially children, and cut Whitehall red tape to remove trade friction and get lorries moving.
Amazon alcohol exports halted
When a company the size of Amazon is struggling to deal with something as fundamental as excise payments, it’s clear the present UK trading environment is in utter chaos and ministers really must get a grip now and cut Whitehall red tape for British businesses.
Johnson promises fishermen El Dorado ... a mythical city that drove men mad
El Dorado is either a mythical city, the search for which has driven explorers to madness and death, or a failed soap opera that got canned early on, as Brexit red tape should be.
Labour would win up to 351 seats by working with Greens and Lib Dems
If Keir Starmer wants a shot at No 10 in three years, the party must be open to working with the Greens and Lib Dems, particularly given the impending constituency boundary changes and SNP strength north of the border.
No 10 finally admits the UK rejected visa-free tours offer from EU
Given the huge contribution of British music to the UK economy and the way in which musicians and other performers carry British values worldwide, it is bewildering to hear that the Government rejected the offer of short-term visas.
Brexit deal is 'security downgrade', MPs warned
With the UK at its highest level of terror alert, the Government's failure to secure security cooperation with the EU has put Brits in genuine danger. Police chiefs and intelligence officials have spent the last three years begging for the Government to retain UK access to crucial systems like the European Arrest Warrant and the Schengen Information System.
Debenhams closes online business in Ireland as 50 major retailers fear EU tariffs
While a disastrous no-deal outcome was avoided on Christmas eve, it's clear that the limited nature of the Government's Brexit deal is leaving British business in the lurch.