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Eastleigh hotel scraps EU flag

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November 30, 2018
Eastleigh hotel scraps EU flag

Although Parliament is yet to vote on the Government’s draft Brexit agreement one of Eastleigh’s most established hotels has already called time on EU membership and shown it is ‘Brexit ready ‘ by hauling down the EU flag as part of “general routine maintenance” after a former Ukip county councillor told the manager local...
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New ‘Spitfire Party’ flies to rescue of Brexit

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November 30, 2018
New ‘Spitfire Party’ flies to rescue of Brexit

Eastleigh’s own maverick politician, Ray Hall, is hoping to build on the success of his Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party which finished sixth out of the fourteen candidates in the 2013 Eastleigh by-election with the launch of a new political party. The Spitfire Party plans to contest seats locally and more widely across the...
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MP backs Theresa May’s draft Brexit proposal

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November 19, 2018
MP backs Theresa May’s draft Brexit proposal

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has spoken out in support of Prime Minister Theresa May and the draft agreement on leaving EU that is currently dividing opinion across the country and has prompted calls for a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the PM from some quarters of the Conservative party. Appearing on BBC’s Sunday Politics...
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Eastleigh backs people’s vote

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October 26, 2018
Eastleigh backs people’s vote

Eastleigh is officially backing calls for a second referendum after Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion calling on the government to hold a referendum to accept or reject whatever deal the government finally negotiates as a result of Brexit negotiations – with an option to withdraw Article 50 and remain in the European Union. In...
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Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

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June 22, 2018
Airbus: Brexit uncertainty threatens local jobs

The future of hundreds high tech manufacturing jobs in Hampshire could depend on Brexit the European aerospace company Airbus has warned. According to a report in todays Times newspaper, Airbus is preparing to stop building aircraft wings at its British plants –  and move production abroad to China or mainland Europe – due to...
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Green party MEP backs Farage call for 2nd referendum

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January 11, 2018
Green party MEP backs Farage call for 2nd referendum

    The Green Party’s Keith Taylor has backed his fellow South East MEP Nigel Farage after the former Ukip leader suggested he could support a second ‘ratification’ referendum on EU membership. Speaking on C5 ‘Wright Stuff’ show this morning  ‘Brexit Bad Boy’ Farage said a fresh vote could; “Kill (the Remain campaign) off...
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Eastleigh votes to leave EU

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June 25, 2016
Eastleigh votes to leave EU

  The UK has voted to leave the EU and Like the majority of districts in Hampshire Eastleigh voted to leave on Thursday night. The final result was 39,902 to leave versus 36,172 to remain. In percentage terms Eastleigh’s result of 52.4% to leave and 47.5% to remain was quite close to the overall...
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UKIP: Cameron will not deliver a referendum

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May 4, 2014

At a public meeting in Eastleigh, UKIP MEP candidate Diane James has said that the Liberal Democrats are “talking nonsense” and has explained why she thinks that the Conservatives will not deliver an in/out referendum in 2017. The meeting, which was organised by UKIP’s Eastleigh branch and was staged at The Pavillion on the...
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