Monthly Archives: March 2016

Daily Debrief March 31st

Today’s story is Steel There is virtually only a single story on today’s papers: steel.  And the government doesn’t come out looking very good.  The Times writes of “A chaotic steel response costing 40,000 jobs”. The Guardian speaks of “Ministers in … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 30th

Port Talbot – a victim of the EU The decision of Tata to sell off the Port Talbot steelworks is a disaster for the workers and for the town.  It is also a direct result of EU polices.  We need … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 29th

Port Talbot in the balance A decision by the Tata Board about the future of steel-making in Port Talbot is expected imminently. The plant is currently losing around a million pounds a day. We must be entirely clear that this … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 28th

“Tory War turns nasty” So reads the headline in today’s Telegraph. It appears that the Nasty Party is savaging itself. The story is of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt subjected to “blue-on-blue” attacks, while the Prime Minister is said to be “unable … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 27th

  “Man in White” arrested A man believed to be the notorious “man in white” from the Zaventum photos, Faycal Chefou, has been arrested in Brussels. Patraeus argues for Remain… General Patraeus, former senior US General, argues that in security … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 25th

Penny Mordaunt MP Another slow news day for the Referendum Campaign.  The papers are dominated by two convictions and sentences.  Radovan Karadzic found guilty of genocide and sentenced to forty years, and a footballer called Adam Johnson sentenced to six … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 24th

Sir Richard Dearlove “Quitting EU would help our security” In a striking intervention, Sir Richard Dearlove, former Head of MI6, has addressed the security implications of Brexit, and concludes that our security would be not only unharmed, but actually strengthened, … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 23rd

A Black Day in Brussels March 22nd was a black day in Brussels, a black day in Belgium, a black day for Europe.  The carnage and loss of life in Zaventum airport, and at Maalbeek Metro station near the parliament, … Continue reading

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RE: Daily Debrief March 22nd

Another day when few EU issues make the front pages, which are dominated amongst the serious papers by the fall-out from George Osborne’s Budget, and in the popular papers by the genuinely tragic death of PC David Phillips.  We read … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 21st

Tory Civil War There’s only one real story today, and it’s the Tory Civil War.  First it was splits over the Referendum, but now they’re fighting like ferrets in a sack over The Budget, and George Osborne, and the IDS … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Sir John

He stands with the Union Jack.  But is he campaigning for Brussels? Dear Sir John, I am sure you will remember the memorable night in Huntingdon — in 1978 I think — when I had the privilege of voting for … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 20th

Turkey: the deal stumbles forward Despite recent media suggestions that the lollipops offered to Turkey to sweeten the migrant deal had got stuck in the European Council, they seem to have squeaked through.  So Turkey is set to get €6 … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 19th

Cameron sends a gunboat Finally, Cameron has decided to send the Navy to Libyan in-shore waters, stop the migrant boats, return them to the Libyan side and destroy them. He thinks it will ‘send a message‘. It’s what we have … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 18th

A migrant deal with Turkey? This morning’s news is that the March 17th/18th European Council has reached agreement on the Turkey migrant deal. Agreement, that is, between 28 member states – but not so far, Turkey. As Turkey was expecting … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 17th

Angel of the North recruited for Brexit   Vote Leave recently set up a rather creative stunt, projecting their message onto the Angel of the North Anger as Osborne recruits the OBR for the Remain Campaign The Mail and the … Continue reading

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