Darren speaks to Points West about People’s Vote

Following the unsuccessful motion of no confidence in the government, Darren appeared on BBC Points West to discuss next steps on Brexit and to restate his commitment to campaigning for a People’s Vote.

Bristol North West residents share Brexit views

Darren used the Seenit app to gather constituents’ views on Brexit ahead of him casting his vote on their behalf in the Meaningful Vote. The Meaningful Vote is a vote in the House of Commons on whether to accept Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

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Darren speaks about Bristol Energy and Brexit on BBC Sunday Politics West

Darren appeared to on Sunday Politics West, the BBC’s main political talkshow for the region, to talk about Bristol Energy and Brexit. On the latter point he discussed the weaknesses of the Prime Minister’s deal and why there ought to be a People’s Vote.

You can watch the full episode here; Darren speaks about Bristol Energy at about 5:37 and about Brexit at around 13:00.

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Darren calls for Met investigation into abuse outside Parliament.

Darren said:

“I am proud to be one of 55 cross-party MPs who have called on the Met to investigate the escalating and disgusting incidents of abuse and harassment from far-right activists outside Parliament.

Yesterday’s shocking scenes of abuse towards Anna Soubry, activist Femi and journalist Owen Jones are appalling. This organised and vocal minority can not be allowed to intimidate and bully others. I don’t care if people voted leave or remain, they can not behave like this and must treat other people with respect”.

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Darren signed successful Yvette Cooper ‘no deal’ amendment

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones signed his colleague, Yvette Cooper’s, amendment to the Finance Bill (page 7 of the link) prior to yesterday’s (8th January 2019) defeat of government in their Finance Bill.

This amendment, which was supported by the majority across the House on 8th January 2019, will prevent the Government implementing the “no deal” provisions of Clause 89 of the Finance Bill without the explicit consent of Parliament for such an outcome.

Darren said:

“If the UK truly wants ‘to take back control’ as was promised to so many voters in the referendum, it is absolutely right MP’s (as representatives of their constituency) have a say on all key decisions. To remove the right of MPs to vote on key provisions as they unfold undermines Parliament and our democracy”.

The amendment would provide three options for the provisions of Clause 89 to come into force:

1 – if the House of Commons has approved a negotiated withdrawal agreement and a framework for the future relationship;
2- if the Government has sought an extension of the Article 50 period; or
3- the House of Commons has approved leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement and framework for the future relationship.

https://publications.parliament.uk/…/finance3_daily_rep_010…

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Darren signs letter to PM against No Deal Brexit

Manufacturing is a significant employer in the region around Darren’s constituency of Bristol North West, and Europe is a significant export market for UK manufacturing. Darren signed a letter to the Prime Minister, calling her to allow Parliament an opportunity to vote against a No Deal Brexit arrangement due to the effect it would have on UK manufacturing.

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Brexit Briefing: Highlights, Full Video and Powerpoint

Darren held a constituency Brexit briefing to explain what’s going on, what’s in the deal, what might happen next and to answer questions.

You can view highlights of the briefing here:

And you can watch the full briefing here (we’ve put together a list of the times of all the questions so you can navigate the rather long video!)

And finally, if you want to view the Powerpoint presentation for the briefing you can do here.

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Darren speaks in Meaningful Vote debate

Darren spoke in the House of Commons debate which is taking place before the Meaningful Vote. He spoke about how damaging Brexit would be and how the people deserve a final say on it. You can watch the full speech here:

Darren interviewed on Radio 4 about People’s Vote

Darren was interviewed on Radio 4’s PM show in order to get his views on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. He stated his opposition to the deal and his support for a People’s Vote. Listen below: