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Caroline Lucas MP statement ahead of Saturday’s vote on Brexit deal

Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, issued this statement ahead of the House of Commons debate on Saturday, on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. “There is nothing in this deal to benefit our country.  It will leave people worse off, jobs harder to find, businesses struggling and a race to the bottom as environmental […]

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Council meeting backs Green call for public information on Brexit preparations – while Conservative councillors refuse to show up for debate

Green emergency meeting called to put information on impact of Brexit in public domain Brighton and Hove City Council has shared information on the plans to prepare for a no-deal or other Brexit scenario as a result of an emergency meeting called by the Greens. An emergency meeting to discuss the council’s response to Brexit […]

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Greens rally against suspension of Parliament

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Call for emergency council meeting to plan for Brexit Green Councillors have called for an emergency meeting to discuss the council’s response to Brexit. Rallying against the suspension of Parliament by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Green Councillors say the city’s communities must not be denied their opportunity for democratic scrutiny and debate. Brighton and Hove […]

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Greens condemn Brexit impact and lack of support for businesses, council and EU residents

Conservative Councillors abstain on support for small businesses facing a ‘no-deal’     Continued uncertainty over Brexit has put residents, businesses and council funding at risk, say Green Councillors. Local councillors were asked to support a set of proposals designed to support residents and businesses affected by a potential ‘no-deal’ Brexit at a meeting of […]

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Speak out for anti-Brexit Brighton and Hove

15 January 2019 Speak out for anti-Brexit Brighton and Hove Labour Party leadership: support a People’s Vote, Greens urge The Labour Council must speak out against a damaging Brexit deal for the city and back a People’s Vote, Greens have said this week. Council reports have revealed that Brighton and Hove faces a local funding […]

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Renewed push for a say on Brexit deal as 1,399 residents sign People’s Vote petition coming to Council

Popular Green Party petition will be heard by all parties and triggers Council debate Thousands of Brighton and Hove residents have signed a petition calling for a ‘People’s Vote’ on any Brexit deal. The petition, started by Green Party Councillor Pete West, states: “The government and parliament were given a mandate to negotiate a Brexit […]

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Councils mired by cuts cannot bear a Brexit double whammy

We have every right to be anxious about the impact of Brexit on our Council and its services, writes Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty following a speech on the People’s Vote Just this week further details of the Brexit mess have been unveiled: The National Audit Office has slammed government departments for their inadequate planning for […]

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Brexit: What it truly means to 'Let the People Decide.'

Brighton and Hove City Council has become the first to support a Green proposal for a public say on the terms of any Brexit deal (a so-called ‘Ratification referendum’). Green Councillor Leo Littman questions whether a ‘hard Brexit’ really is ‘the will of the people.’  — Who said: “In a 52-48 Referendum this would be […]

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Greens demand answers on what Brexit will mean for Brighton and Hove – and call for ratification referendum

18 December 2017   Local Green Councillors will this week demand a ratification referendum on Brexit as part of proposals seeking greater clarification on the impact any ‘Brexit deal’ will have on Brighton and Hove.   Proposals being put to a meeting of Full Council this Thursday 14th December from the Greens will ask the Council […]

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Green success as local Council formally backs call for Brexit ‘final deal’ referendum

15 December 2017 Brighton and Hove City Council becomes first in country to vote in support of ratification referendum Brighton and Hove city Council has become the first in the UK to endorse a call for a referendum to ratify any final deal on Brexit after a proposal from the Green Group of Councillors received […]

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