Should the UK honour it’s commitments?

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.

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What are the Candidate’s positions on Brexit in the 2019 Election – Tonbridge and Malling Edition


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.

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What are the Candidate’s positions on Brexit in the 2019 Election – Sevenoaks and Swanley Edition.

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 Sevenoaks and Swanley candidates — Tonbridge and Malling is here.

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SSTIE member, Mark Goodrich, calls for Remain parties to come together to fight EP elections.

We need to talk about the European Parliament elections…

Amidst the storms of Brexit, there has not been enough discussion of the European Parliament elections.  The EU has made it clear that unless the Withdrawal Agreement is signed by 12 April, any extension will require the UK to participate in the European Parliament elections.

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SSTIE Member’s address on Brexit to the Liberal Democrats Spring Conference

I fully support this motion, but it could go a lot further.

Although we are the only party to have taken an unequivocal Remain position, we have continuously failed to prevent the debate, in both parliament and the media, from focusing almost entirely on the virtues of a hard versus a soft Brexit.  It is essential the debate is realigned – to be between Remain, on the one hand, and any form of Brexit, on the other.

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People’s Vote – Key Messages

It’s not reasonable – or fair – to force the Government’s Brexit deal on us without a People’s Vote because… ·

  • We now know the promises made for Brexit have been broken ·
  • We now know the real facts about the real costs of leaving the EU ·
  • We now know the deal guarantees no clarity about the future, just a crisis that goes on and on