Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said a new bill to amend the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU will “break international law”. He conceded it would go against the treaty in a “specific and limited way”.
The legislation being brought forward would violate parts of the withdrawal agreement, negotiated last year with the EU and signed this year.
Continue reading “Should the UK honour its commitments?”
The Trade Bill setting out the UK’s future trade policy will have its second reading on Wednesday 20 May.
In its present form the Bill contains no protection from trade deals for the NHS or for drug prices.
Both the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for International Trade have publicly promised that the NHS is not “for sale” and that it will not be the subject of future negotiations.
It is important that these promises are written into law and the Bill needs to be amended to ensure this is the case.
Please email Laura Trott or Tom Tugendhat NOW urging them to try and make this happen. If neither of these is your MP or if you want to write something different you can change the template.
Your email must include your name and address.
A group of lawyers and interested citizens have come together to bring a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union to confirm that EU Citizenship of all 66 million UK Citizens is a Permanent Status.
There will inevitably be costs as this case proceeds, and there is now a need to raise £15,000 (via Crowdfunder) to help file the case which must be filed before 24 April.
The lawyers who have come together to bring this case include SSTIE member, David Harrison from DAC Beachcroft.
Find out more – and if you can, contribute to the costs at EU Citizenship is a Permanent Status
On Saturday 11 Jan 2020 the Executive Committee of SSTIE met to discuss the “Where do we go from here?” question.
Continue reading “So where does SSTIE go now?”
At 23:00 GMT on Friday 31 January most of us will cease to be citizens of the European Union.
Continue reading “Would you like to be an Associate Citizen of the EU?”
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We had 7 SSTIE volunteers in Dominic Raab’s constituency on 3 days of this past week as the support for Monica Harding intensified. Will Raab be voted out ? Read the comments of those who were in Esher…
Continue reading “SSTIE Campaign in Esher 9th-11th December”
Six SSTIE members and supporters made a second trip to Eastbourne on Saturday the 7th Dec. This turned out to be a very worthwhile trip as indicated by some of the comments below:
Continue reading “SSTIE Campaign in Eastboune – Dec 7th”
SSTIE had a team of 6 in Eastbourne on Saturday comprising , Mark H, Heather M and Dick, Charlie, Liz and Magda.. Their task was to deliver leaflets to targeted houses and streets .The group campaigned for somewhere between 3 -5 hours not counting travelling time which is a magnificent effort.
Continue reading “SSTIE in Eastbourne 30th Nov 2019”
As the 2019 General Election Campaign enters its final weeks, SSTIE has tried to distill the local candidates’ statements on Brexit, to try and give a better idea of their respective positions.
This page covers Tonbridge and Malling candidates – Sevenoaks is here.
Continue reading “What are the Candidate’s positions on Brexit in the 2019 Election – Tonbridge and Malling Edition”