January 10, 2020

Labour just tried to block Britain leaving the EU AGAIN

We are getting Brexit done

Last night Parliament backed the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal at its Third Reading, building on our overwhelming mandate to get Brexit done by 31 January and unleash Britain’s potential.

This was the first of many actions this Government will take to repay the trust placed in us by every single person who voted Conservative. For the many people who voted for us for the first time, we will work around the clock to repay that trust and to deliver on your priorities.

Because of your vote, we now have a parliament that works for you – delivering on our promise to get Brexit done on the 31 January.

This means we can look ahead to forging a new positive partnership between UK and EU, striking new free trade deals across the world and focusing on the priorities of the British people.

Before the vote, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said:

“This bill was to secure our departure from the European Union with a deal that gives certainty to businesses.”

“It protects the rights of our citizens and ensures that we regain control of our money, our borders, our laws and our trade policy.”

“Once this bill has been passed, and the Withdrawal Agreement ratified, we will proceed swiftly to the completion of a free trade deal with the EU by the end of December 2020.”

“As laid out in our manifesto, bringing the supremacy of EU law to an end and restoring permanently the sovereignty of this place.”

But Labour are still trying to block Brexit

We promised to deliver Brexit by the 31 January. But Labour are still trying to block it.

231 opposition MPs have tried - yet again - to stop Brexit by voting against the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill in Parliament. The last Parliament was obsessed with arguing about Brexit - and Labour wants to drag us back to dither and delay.

By contrast, every single Conservative MP voted in favour. Now, thanks to your vote, we are getting Brexit done.

Region Labour's Pension Tax (£) Extra Months to Work
England 11,167 44
East Midlands 6,150 50
Greater London 12,871 45
North East 9,758 38
North West 6,835 47
South East 14,270 40
South West 7,407 45
West Midlands 10,729 41
Northern Ireland 13,718 35
Scotland 10,653 41
Wales 11,691 36
United Kingdom 11,253 43

Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:

“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”

Read more about how this Pension Tax will impact millions of savers (PDF)