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John Baron MP welcomes PM’s Article 50 Announcement

March 20, 2017
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MP looks forward to new opportunities It was announced this morning that the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday, 29th March. This official notification to the President of the European Council will begin the formal two-year process of leaving the European Union. John said, “As someone who...
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John Baron MP: some MPs sounded condescending during Brexit debate

March 14, 2017
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MP says no EU deal better than a bad deal John Baron MP was in the House of Commons for the debate over the Lords’ amendments yesterday evening, and made some brief contributions during the short time allotted to discuss the issues raised by Peers. He also voted against both amendments, supporting the Prime...
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John Baron MP remembers Blair’s last ‘mission’

February 17, 2017
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MP says Commons has endorsed Brexit plans This morning the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, gave a speech in support of Britain remaining in the EU, saying he was on a ‘mission’ to persuade voters to change their minds on Brexit. John said, “As an MP who voted against the Iraq War, I well...
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John Baron MP welcomes Commons Article 50 vote

February 9, 2017
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MP says Peers should pass Bill unamended Yesterday the House of Commons voted to pass the Government’s Article 50 Bill by a majority of 494 votes to 122 – a majority of 372, with John Baron MP supporting the Prime Minister and voting for the Bill. Having completed its passage through the House of...
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John Baron MP supports Government in Article 50 vote

February 1, 2017
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MP says ‘remoaners’ are sudden converts to Parliamentary sovereignty John Baron MP will support the Government’s Brexit legislation when the House of Commons votes this evening. The Bill gives the Government the authority to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will begin the official two-year process of leaving the EU, and was...
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John Baron MP raises EU citizens at PMQs

January 25, 2017
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MP says unilateral move would send a positive signal ahead of negotiations In Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons this afternoon, John Baron MP raised the issue of EU citizens currently resident in the UK. John asked, “Following her excellent EU speech last week, will the Prime Minister unilaterally guarantee the rights...
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John Baron MP responds to Supreme Court Brexit Decision

January 24, 2017
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MP says Parliamentarians must respect referendum result Today the Supreme Court upheld the High Court ruling that the Government must hold a Parliamentary vote on the decision to invoke Article 50. John said, “Now that the Supreme Court has also ruled that legislation is required, it is essential that Parliamentarians do not frustrate the...
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John Baron MP welcomes PM’s Brexit speech

January 17, 2017
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MP says control returning to Westminster Today the Prime Minister gave a speech setting out the Government’s broad aims for the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, in which she stated that Britain will be leaving the Single Market, and that the Government will seek a new Customs Union deal with the EU to allow the UK...
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John Baron MP supports Government in Brexit vote

December 7, 2016
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MP says Government must be allowed to press on with Brexit At the end of today’s Opposition Day debate on Brexit, John Baron MP will support the Government in the lobbies. John said, “It was abundantly clear, both during the passage of the EU Referendum Act 2015 and during the EU referendum campaign, that...
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John Baron MP slams High Court Brexit Decision

November 3, 2016
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MP says lawyers and Parliamentarians must respect referendum result Today the High Court ruled that the Government must hold a Parliamentary vote on the decision to invoke Article 50, setting aside the Royal Prerogative. The Government is appealing against the ruling, meaning the Supreme Court will consider the issue next month. John said, “The...
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