Labour Leave inform us
Labour Leave has just learnt that Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is to help bankroll a campaign set up in secret by Blairite former ministers and advisers to derail Brexit, The Independent revealed yesterday evening.
The anti-Brexit campaign has been in planning for months and has made “substantial progress”, wrote Alan Milburn (in leaked emails), who was one of Tony Blair’s closest Cabinet allies.
It reveals the group has heavy financial, political and corporate backing and is receiving advice and support from a host of high-level business and communications organisations.
High-profile MPs including former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour MP Chuka Umunna are believed to have had contact with the group, as have celebrities such as Bob Geldof.
Milburn continued. “Virgin … are keen to help … Since we last spoke [they] have offered a further £25k, plus bigger office space, help with legal advice and a possible secondment.
Backers of the new group hope that public support for a Brexit reversal will grow if the economy deteriorates and the EU negotiations point to a bad deal for Britain.
The group also includes two other New Labour cabinet ministers, John Hutton and Douglas Alexander, as well as three Downing Street advisers to Mr Blair – Sally Morgan, Peter Hyman and Kate Garvey. It is backed by Sir Clive Cowdery, an insurance millionaire who founded and now funds the Resolution Foundation think tank.
The Independent announced that a staggering £1,000,000 in funding has already been pledged to the Remain campaign, which will likely focus on securing a second referendum on the exit terms that emerge after two years of UK-EU negotiations.
Remain campaign have raised more than £1,000,000 to keep their corrupt gravy train running.
The people of the United Kingdom voted to LEAVE the EU. We will not stand by while our own democracy is attacked and destroyed, no matter how much money they raise, we will campaign until Britain gets a fair deal from Brexit.