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A Customs Union is a Risk not a Fix: This is what a Tory leadership contest looks like for women

  A Customs Union is a Risk not a Fix: This is what a Tory leadership contest looks like for women Hurrah, Brexit is back! After a week’s hiatus the soap opera that is British politics returns this week with the same old story lines: will Theresa May’s ever deal pass? Will the talks with […]

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The numbers tell us all we need to know about Brexit and women

The numbers tell us all we need to know about Brexit and women. S&P Global Ratings tells us that we’ve lost £6.6 billion in economic activity every single quarter since we voted to leave the European Union. Last week, Goldman Sachs calculated that the process of trying (and failing) to leave the European Union is […]

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A People’s Vote is not a Brexit option, it is a solution

“The assertion this week by the Labour MP Lisa Nandy that Brexit has exposed drastic regional inequality and division in the United Kingdom is absolutely right. The chaos in parliament is clearly exacerbating divisions and distrust in democracy that led to this mess in the first place. Framing this argument as a country at war […]

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Brexit is sexist but the problem with May’s deal isn’t her gender

Ahead of MPs third vote on the deal, we dispute claims that May can’t get her deal through because she’s a woman. The truth is it’s a bad deal that’s bad for women and bad for Britain. The Independent.

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Brexit Is Distracting Us From The Gender Pay Gap

As larger companies prepare to reveal their gender pay gap data for a second year, feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez explains why she believes the situation has gotten worse. Grazia.

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We cannot allow Brexit vitriol to put women off politics

“After all, it will not be the white men of Westminster who face the worst abuse on the streets, or discrimination in the workplace, or cannot pay their bills if Britain leaves the EU with the options currently on the table. It is women and minorities who will pay the highest price. And it is […]

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No Theresa May, you are not on my side

Caroline Criado Perez explains why she’s marching for a People’s Vote because no Theresa May, you are not on our side. Read more: The Independent.

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Left Foot Forward: New analysis reveals extent of women’s exclusion from Brexit debate

“It is simply not acceptable that our voices are being stifled: Brexit is the most important political decision the UK will take for a generation, and all the evidence shows that women will be disproportionately affected.” Read more: Left Foot Forward.

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The Times: Women’s rights cannot be sacrificed to Brexit

On International Women’s Day, Caroline Criado Perez explains why a People’s Vote is the only way to have women’s voices heard on a decision which will disproportionately impact them: “Now that the full facts of Brexit have emerged, women deserve a proper say in the future of our country. Our male-dominated parliament is in gridlock, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: On International Women’s Day women continue to be underrepresented in the Brexit debate

On International Women’s Day new research from Women for a People’s Vote shows that women continue to be underrepresented in the Brexit process. Analysis of the 12 debates allotted to debate the Withdrawal Act since 4 December 2018 reveal that: 72% of time (3201 minutes) was dedicated to men’s voices This, despite 32% of MPs […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Sophie Walker says it is women with most to lose from workers’ rights regression

Sophie Walker – leader of the Women’s Equality Party and supporter of Women for a People’s Vote – denounces May’s hollow workers’ rights promise: “It’s time we’re honest about what Brexit means for working women.  EU legislation on part time work, equal pay, flexible working and parental leave has been a significant advance towards gender […]

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Deal or No Deal Brexit will be bad for women

Back in 2016, 80% of women aged 18-24 voted to stay in the European Union. When we look at the options on the table almost 3 years later, it’s clear to see why. Our blog for the Women’s Budget Group explains why a People’s Vote is the best thing for women and minority groups.

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Childcare chaos: Is this another Brexit bombshell they failed to warn us about?

A staffing crisis is mounting in early years care, writes children’s charity founder Emma Cantrell in Left Foot Forward.

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“I run a small florist’s and Brexit is killing my business”

On Valentines Day our spokesperson, Rosa Ashby, explains how florists are suffering thanks to Brexit. It is not just major firms that are worried about Brexit. Florist Rosa Ashby says the uncertainty is threatening her livelihood. She needs a People’s Vote to secure certainty so that her business can be planned and prosper.  Read Rosa’s piece in The Mirror.

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Brexit is a feminist issue. No deal is not an option for women

MP for Canterbury, Rosie Duffield, says the public needs a show of strength from Labour in the face of parliamentary gridlock. With new stats showing that a miniscule 16% of women back a People’s Vote compared with 28% of men, Brexit is a feminist issue. A feminist issue which parliament need to do all the […]

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A no deal Brexit would be a disaster for women – here’s why

The morning after, MPs failed to rule out a no deal Brexit, we outline 8 reasons why a no deal Brexit is a disastrous idea for women and parents. It would mean higher prices, less public money, severe job losses for women and even restriction to abortion and vital medications including contraception and HRT. Read […]

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Theresa May is throwing Northern Irish Women under the bus to protect her weak majority

Abortion remains illegal in Northern Ireland. This week, Theresa May wrote the impetus for abortion reform in Northern Ireland out of the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill. All to appease the 10 DUP ministers she needs to deliver Brexit. This, all with the very real threat that a no deal Brexit could make it more difficult […]

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Jess Phillips: Backing a People’s Vote is the feminist thing to do

New stats show that 73% of Labour voting women back a People’s Vote. Supporting a final say on our exit from the EU is not just the democratic thing to do, it’s the feminist thing to do says supporter and MP for Birmingham Yardley Jess Phillips. Feminism is at the heart of Labour’s vision of […]

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Theresa May’s Brexit deal will allow men to turn back the clock on gender equality

Backstop, what backstop? May’s deal provides no guarantees on women’s rights. On 15th January 2019, MPs voted against Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement in the biggest defeat in the House of Commons. Ahead of the vote, Women for a People’s vote campaigner explains why May’s deal is bad for women. Read it here: iNews.

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