Entries by Project staff

A very British Coup

The ‘prorogues of parliament’ has now been approved, allowing the government to suspend Parliament no earlier than Monday 9 September and no later than Thursday 12 September, until Monday 14 October. The prime minister’s decision to suspend Parliament has prompted an angry backlash from MPs and opponents of a no-deal Brexit. MPs now have less […]

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Plans for a National unity government

The most effective strategy to avert a no-deal outcome, whether on 31 October, or at a later date would be for MPs to form a new multiparty government – a coalition for unity and stability committed to retaining office long enough to enable the current Brexit impasse to be resolved in a manner both constitutionally […]

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The new DUDE in 10 Downing Street

Depart European Union Unit the country Defeat opposition party Energise the country Boris Johnson is to be the UK’s new prime minister. At an uncertain and unstable time for British politics, for the economy and for the country’s place in the world, Conservative Party members have chosen a leader who defies almost every norm. Johnson […]

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Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson positions on Brexit

Only 160,000 Conservative Party members get a vote for UK’s next PM. Boris ‘s position on Brexit: Promised to leave the EU by October 31st 2019 No deal Brexit is an option The ‘backstop’ clause focused on Northern and Republic of Ireland would be revisited in 2019-2020 when the UK and EU negotiate its long […]

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EU election overviews

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. She would be the head of the EU’s executive arm, which is responsible for proposing laws and implementing policies. Documents ursula • 123 kB

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Turnout at elections

House of Commons Library Briefing paper Number CBP 8060, 5 July 2019 By Noel Dempsey, Philip Loft Contents: National Parliament Elections European Parliament Elections Devolved Administrations Local Elections Appendix Documents View full document • 3 MB

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“I did not deliver Brexit” Theresa May

Theresa May resigned as Conservative Leader due to failing to gain enough support from Parliament to push through her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The Withdrawal Agreement failed three times when voted upon in Parliament. Votes lost by 1st 230 2nd 149 3rd 58 Documents IdidnotdeliverBrexit • 86 kB

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How youth influenced the EU election

With major votes occurring within the span of five months this year, the European Union and Canadian federal elections are critical in deciding our planet’s future. […] How youth influenced the EU election – and could do the same in Canada   Documents Portugal Climate Protest • 4 MB

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EU election stories

Lord Ashcroft Polls – My Euro-election post-vote poll: most Tory switchers say they will stay with their new party The Guardian – EU elections turnout rises as political landscape fragments The Guardian – EU election results 2019: across Europe The Guardian – European election predictions: what the pollsters are forecasting The Guardian – European election […]

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1.5 million young people denied a vote in the EU Elections

The British Youth Council have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Government’s continued opposition to a lower voting age. The unplanned EU Elections which take place on Thursday 23rd May will see 1.5 million young people aged 16 and 17 denied the opportunity to vote. 1.5 million young people denied a vote in the EU Elections […]

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The vote that the British people should never have been asked to cast: the European elections

European elections. The big winner was the Brexit Party. One third of votes were cast for parties that support no deal. The Brexit Party swept across Britain, and the Liberal Democrats and Green Party also made gains. On average turnout was 36.7%, up a little less than two percentage points on the last EU election […]

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Brexit timeline – next steps

23-26 May: European Parliamentary elections are held across member states 22 May: New exist day only if MPs do approve May’s deal 12 April: New exist day.  The reason the EU chose April 12 is because under law this is the deadline for the UK to decide whether to hold European Parliament elections. 29 March: Exist Day. […]

Why we’re marching

On 20 October 2018, an estimated 700,000 people marched for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. In a stroke of luck for the campaign, protestors were greeted with a clear sky and temperatures of up to 20 degrees as they descended on Westminster. Led by Sadiq Khan and thousands of young people mobilised […]

Brexit: A letter from the four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom

A letter from the four Children’s Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Rt. Hon Stephen Barclay MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The letter seeks assurances on some of the immediate issues facing children arising from Brexit. Letter to the Government from the UK’s Children’s Commissioners seeking assurances on issues facing […]