December Brexit Update


Brexit continues to be one of the most prominent political issues, and that is reflected in the number of emails and letters I have had from constituents in recent weeks. At the end of last month I wrote an update on Brexit, five months on from the referendum result. You can read my article for more detail here.

In light of the High Court ruling on whether Parliament should have a say over how Britain should go about leaving the leaving the European Union, many were worried that this was about overturning the referendum result. In response to those concerns, I wrote an article in the Huffington Post to be clear that the ruling is about how Britain should leave, not if we should. You would expect Parliament to have a say over what the Government can do when it comes to your taxes, your job or your healthcare, so why is it any different when it comes to Brexit? You can see my full article here.

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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