Ann Widdecombe backs Brexit
Ann Widdecombe has recently accepted a rôle as head of the Campaign Group “Christians for Britain”, a pro-Brexit Group. She seems quite realistic about it. She doesn’t argue that Christians have a God-given duty to vote for Brexit, nor does she argue that Brexit by itself will enable us to control immigration (though in my view, it will help).
She’s just doing what she thinks is right. She has been out of front-line politics for quite a while, but she still has considerable name-recognition, and commands the respect of many voters. I’m delighted that she’s put her head above the parapet from Brexit.
Terrorist event in Brussels
There seems to be a strong link between Brussels and Paris when it comes to Islamic Terrorism. Yesterday there as a shoot-out between terrorists and police in Brussels, reportedly as part of a mopping-up operation related to the major ISIL terrorist event in Paris in which 130 people died. One terrorist died in Brussels yesterday, and several policemen were injured.
Of course we can’t suggest that the UK is immune to terrorism. But it does seem that the large numbers of migrants admitted to continental countries are facilitating terrorist activity.
Could expats swing it for Brexit?
In an earlier life I spent a dozen years in East and South East Asia as an Expat. But I continued to take a keen interest in UK politics.
Asa Bennett in the Telegraph believes that two million British expatriates have the ability to swing the referendum – and he seems to believe that on balance they will vote out. The timing of the referendum, June 23rd, means however that few have a chance to register to vote. So a group of Expats has gone to the High Court to demand a delay, so that they are not disenfranchised.
Reportedly Cameron is very concerned about any possible delay, because he expects the migrant crisis to get worse through the summer. He’d much rather have the vote on June 23rd, than (say) in October). Personally I’d like it settled as soon as possible. But if a delay helps us to win, so be it.