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  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 7, 2022 at 9:16 AM

GONE?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Boris Johnson resigns Time for Conservatives to elect a leader who will repair his damage During his tenure, Johnson has degraded every standard, undermined every institution and discredited the UK at every opportunity and…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 6, 2022 at 9:01 AM

Preparations

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Now what happens? The Prime Minister's job is on the line like never before The Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Health Secretary Sajid Javid, Vice-Chair of the Conservative Party Bim Afolami and several other ministers resigned la…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 5, 2022 at 7:05 AM

International law matters

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Tell them not to turn their backs on international law.  By pledging to rip up the Protocol through the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, the Government has shown it no longer cares about our international obligations.  They…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 1:56 PM

Weekend Wire #17

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John Another week draws to a close. The Government has been busy being disastrous. No change there.  But as ever, we bring you your essential weekend update. Enough has happened to keep us on…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 25, 2022 at 7:14 AM

Weekend Wire #16

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John A very mixed bag of emotions this week.  YES! Johnson’s government suffered important defeats in TWO by-elections, bringing Johnson’s continued leadership into question.  BUT NO! The gover…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 9:03 AM

NEWSFLASH - By-Election Losses

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Boris Johnson loses two by-elections Tactical voting crucial in gaining a seat for Labour and a seat for the Lib Dems Labour's leader Keir Starmer and the Lib Dem's leader Ed Davey listened to our calls for them to work to…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 18, 2022 at 8:04 AM

Immigration matters

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The UK Trade and Business Commission had a big win this week. Last month, the Commission visited Dover to see the effects of Brexit on the ground. They went to Winterwood farms in Maidstone, where they saw how post-Brexit…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 17, 2022 at 3:40 PM

Weekend Wire #15

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John With apologies if you’re currently in Scotland or Northern Ireland where it looks a bit wet on the weather map, it is absolutely sweltering for the rest of us - which is lovely when you’re…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 13, 2022 at 7:32 AM

Time for a deep dive

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Last week, The UK Trade and Business Commission held two live evidence sessions back to back exploring the UK’s free trade agreement with Japan and the prospect of a UK-India trade deal.    Watch the session here …
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 3:13 PM

Weekend Wire #14

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John At last, the weekend Our last four-day extravaganza hardly prepared us for the onslaught of events this week. Boris Johnson is still Prime Minister (for now), Brexit is still costing us …
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 8, 2022 at 1:07 PM

The devil in the detail

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Brexit was all about opportunities for Britain in world trade.  We’re putting that promise to the test and getting into the detail.  On Thursday 9th June at 10am, the UK Trade and Business Commission will be holding not o…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 6, 2022 at 8:12 PM

NEWSFLASH #2 - Vote Results

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Johnson wins vote of confidence They won’t do the right thing, so we have to do it at the ballot box. Conservative MPs voted today on whether to keep Boris Johnson as leader and Prime Minister. He won the vote with 211 vot…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 6, 2022 at 7:37 AM

NEWSFLASH - No Confidence vote called

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, PM Boris Johnson to face vote of no confidence Whether he wins or loses, we must be prepared for the next election It finally happened. Enough Tory MPs have grown backbones to challenge Johnson’s leadership. We expect t…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
June 3, 2022 at 11:01 AM

Weekend Wire #13

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John We hope you’re enjoying your long bank holiday weekend!  You might be celebrating at a street party, or taking the opportunity to have a good long rest, but whatever this weekend has in st…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 27, 2022 at 2:02 PM

Weekend Wire #12

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John We’re (predictably) back again on this Friday like every other. But while our updates may be a reassuring constant, it’s impossible to be certain what each week in politics will bring. T…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 4:13 PM

Dover the hills and far away...

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John What’s really been going on at Britain’s borders? Best for Britain and the UK Trade & Business Commission visited Dover to find out. Members of the UK Trade & Business Commission, Labour MP Hilary Benn and Peter No…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 1:43 PM

Sue Gray out...will this Government go?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Sue Gray’s report into lockdown parties in Downing Street has now been released. In the face of damning findings, the Prime Minister won’t resign and his MPs look unlikely to remove him. It’s up to YOU to take action to g…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 20, 2022 at 11:24 AM

Weekend Wire #11

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John It’s been a beautiful sunny week but we can’t honestly say the world of politics has been quite that tranquil.  As ever, we’ve been cataloguing the good, the bad and the ugly things that…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 19, 2022 at 4:09 PM

A whirlwind week

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John UK Trade and Business Commission keeping track of the effects of Brexit. From a fact-finding trip to Dover to prompt responses to the Government’s antics on the Northern Ireland Protocol, the Commission has been scoping ou…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 18, 2022 at 7:58 AM

Oops, fixed the link in my last email

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, I just spotted that the link to the petition in my email this morning, below, didn't work. Sorry about that!  I was so keen to get our new polling data to you that I missed the error.    Sign the petition   The…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 18, 2022 at 7:34 AM

Time to collaborate

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Best for Britain’s latest MRP poll shows opposition parties must work together to achieve a majority at the next election.  Our representative 10,000-sample poll and data analysis shows that in the likeliest scenario, wh…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 16, 2022 at 7:36 AM

Watch the UK Trade and Business Commission emergency session

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Hilary Benn MP, former Conservative Government Minister David Gauke, and Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown Neale Richmond discuss the UK Government’s moves to abandon the Northern Ireland Protocol and break an international…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 13, 2022 at 4:25 PM

Weekend Wire #10

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John The Queen’s Speech this week set the tone for the Government's plans for new laws this year and - spoiler alert - we’re not very happy. And it’s not just us the Government has upset this…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 3:18 PM

Rights under threat

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The Government has published its plan in the Queen’s Speech And they think you have too many rights This week’s Queen’s Speech showed us the Government is planning to use this Parliament to push through even more terrifyin…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
May 6, 2022 at 4:08 PM

Weekend Wire #9

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Another week down and we’ve lots to share as usual. Parliament might not have been sitting, but political news has managed to remain at a constant frenzy. I want to take a moment to congratulate all…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 29, 2022 at 3:13 PM

Weekend Wire #8

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John Wow. It’s been busy. Parliament was prorogued in advance of the Queen’s Speech on Thursday, but before that happened, lots of legislation was rushed through at lightning speed. We barely…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 12:54 PM

Democracy damaged

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Today is a sorry day for our democracy. The Elections Bill will receive royal assent, and the independent regulator of elections will be independent no more.  We fought this Bill all the way - you and I - but it came to an…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 25, 2022 at 4:45 PM

UPDATE: Government defeat today

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Good Lords! Government defeated on Elections Bill Our democracy now in MP's hands. Support Best for Britain's campaign to protect democracy now. The Lords today amended the Elections Bill to protect free and fair elections…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 22, 2022 at 3:06 PM

Weekend Wire #7

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John, Well. A week is a long time in politics they say. Just 4 days since many of us were enjoying bank holiday sun and the PM’s support has seemingly melted away like the remaining Easter eg…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 7:00 AM

We have another ask!

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Thank you so much for getting in touch with your MP regarding the Elections Bill. Thanks to you, MPs know that their constituents care about this issue and that they have to do something. It cannot be swept under the carpe…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 7:03 AM

Authoritarian creep

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Partygate isn’t this Government’s only outrageous act. Progress on the Elections Bill is reaching a crucial tipping point. Can we count on your support? Next week the Lords have the opportunity to remove troubling parts of…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 16, 2022 at 8:04 AM

Still feeling angry?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Lawmakers should not be lawbreakers. Boris Johnson and the equally reckless Rishi Sunak have both been fined for their involvement in Downing Street lockdown parties. They are the first sitting PM and Chancellor who have …
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 14, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Weekend Wire #6

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John It may be a long weekend, but that’s all the more reason for a (long-ish) round up!  We’re sharing the latest headline hitters, alongside some of the gossip you might have missed, to mak…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 13, 2022 at 8:07 AM

Dignity for Asylum Seekers

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, Have you been following the progress of the Nationality and Borders Bill? We’ve been watching as this Bill has been passed from the House of Lords to the Commons and back again. The Lords have so far held firm on changes …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 12, 2022 at 3:09 PM

They broke the law

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak finedThey both broke the law, partying in Downing Street In the week that members of his cabinet and MPs have been accused of tax avoidance and found guilty child sexual abuse, Boris Johnson h…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 3:41 PM

Weekend Wire #5

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John, We’re back again for our weekly look at what’s been going on and what’s coming up.  This week has brought us important (and, dare we say it, positive) developments in Parliament on some…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 8, 2022 at 7:01 AM

Brexit causing £10 price hike on school shoes

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John If you thought the cost of living crisis wasn’t about Brexit, think again. The government's Brexit deal means new customs checks and regulations have come into force causing trade friction at our borders. Businesses now ne…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 11:14 AM

We're still chipping away

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John  MPs might be on their holidays right now. But the Lords aren’t and neither are we. Thanks to your support for our work, the Lords defeated the government last night. But there is still so much to do, and the fight continu…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
April 1, 2022 at 1:11 PM

Weekend Wire #3

*|MC:SUBJECT|*     BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John It’s that time of the week again - Best for Britain is back with our Weekend Wire! We’re sending you away from this hectic week with a tip-top round-up so that you’re fully informed …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 7:07 AM

CAMPAIGN WIN: Government backs down on two key clauses in antidemocratic Elections Bill

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Thanks to your support, the Government has backed down on two antidemocratic clauses in the Elections Bill. These clauses would have had the effect of preventing campaigners from working together at election time and even …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 3:32 PM

Any bang in that budget?

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The Chancellor has used his ‘mini-budget’ to announce a series of measures that will supposedly ease the burden of the cost of living crisis for ordinary people. We don’t think his measures go nearly far enough. Do you?   …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 28, 2022 at 7:02 AM

Anti-democracy update - please take action

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Lords removed ‘noisy protest’ ban from Policing BillYour chance to tell your MP to stop the government putting it back in   Last week, the Policing Bill returned to the House of Lords for the second time. The Bill is now i…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 4:47 PM

Weekend Wire #2

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John, Once again, we’re looking back at a very busy week in politics. And what a week it has been. We’ve had the Chancellor trying to come out all fairy godmother and ending up looking rather…
  Cary Mitchell - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 3:35 PM

Weekend Wire #1

*|MC:SUBJECT|* BEST FOR BRITAIN'S WEEKEND WIRE Dear John, The Best for Britain team is made up of news junkies and political know-it-alls. So we thought you might be interested in what we think of the week's news, the things we spotted that you …
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 3:03 PM

The rise of authoritarianism

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John I wanted to update you on the Elections Bill.  It has been going through Committee Stage in the House of Lords which involves Peers going through the Bill line by line and analysing and debating it. We thought we’d give yo…
  Maheen Behrana - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 3:43 PM

Getting out there

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John Did you have a chance to send the UK Trade & Business Commission report to your MP? We need to get it to them, so UK businesses can get out there and trade freely and protect British jobs. The UK Trade and Business C…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 11, 2022 at 8:08 AM

Brexit Deal Isn’t Working

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The UK Trade and Business Commission has JUST published its first annual report.     There is precious little scrutiny in parliament of the Government’s Brexit deal, or in fact, any of its newly signed trade deals. Thankfu…
  Flo Hutchings - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 8, 2022 at 9:43 AM

Seeing is believing

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John, As secretariat to the UK Trade and Business Commission, Best for Britain has been leading the inquiry on the effects of leaving the EU on communities and businesses across the UK. Established just under a year ago, the cr…
  Cal Roscow · [email protected]
March 7, 2022 at 10:52 AM

Important update on the Policing Bill & the Elections Bill

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John  I’m truly sorry to be writing to you today about domestic legislation, when the most important matter at hand should be supporting the people of Ukraine.We had hoped that these shocking events would cause the government t…
  Naomi Smith, CEO - Best for Britain · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 2:58 PM

Our work in turbulent times

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Dear John The eyes of the world are on Ukraine.  This is a time for solidarity, collaboration and cooperation. We will work with our international friends and partners to help those most in need as this crisis unfolds. This is our m…