Obama makes his Brexit move
The Independent reports that ‘in the ultimate endorsement’, President Obama will visit the UK in April to back the Remain campaign. It remains to be seen whether that helps or hinders the campaign.
Cameron insults colleagues
The Mail reports, quoting former Lib-Dem Cabinet Minister David Laws, that Cameron called Michael Gove “nuts” and said “Boris is after my job”. He also reportedly said that the EU referendum was “a Party Management Issue”. Separately, the Sunday Times reports that Justine Greening says the Government has decided against the Heathrow expansion. Maybe that’s another party management issue.
The row over the Queen and Brexit rumbles on. The Sunday Times headlines “Palace fights to defend Queen’s independence”. Michael Gove’s embarrassment looks set to continue.
Turkey could be a big issue in the campaign
The Sunday Express reports a poll showing that a third more Brits would vote Leave if they thought that Turkey would be joining the EU. Remember that Brussels has offered Turkey visa-free access this year, plus fast-track EU accession, as part of its doomed efforts to stem the migrant flow. The Leave side needs to focus on this issue
Cameron on “Brexit Lies”
The Sunday Times reports that the Prime Minister David Cameron is upset that the press is carrying “lies” about Brexit. Maybe it would help if he stopped telling lies about Brexit.
Sturgeon and Scottish independence
In an opportunist move, Nicola Sturgeon has used the excuse of the Brexit campaign to resurrect the idea of a New Scottish Independence Referendum. But I suspect the canny Scots have seen the drop in the oil price and will understand perfectly well that it knocks the bottom of out of the economic case for Scottish independence.