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 have been urging for a long time. But he needs to take the same action in the Aegean to be effective.
Again, the same question I asked on the Tampon Tax – why now? Is he doing this reluctantly to respond to public concern ahead of the Referendum? If he’d done it a year ago, many lives would have been saved and flow of migrants to Europe would have been cut.
Cameron stalls Iraq report
We don’t want bad news before June 23rd, do we?
EU migrant spending in chaos
A report in yesterday’s Telegraph claims that £1billion of EU support for migrants has been wasted, with officials unable to say how much has been spent , or what, if anything, has been achieved.
This report was published just as Cameron started on his European Council in Brussels, And remember the UK has agreed to contribute £500m to this programme. That’s roughly what Osborne is saving by docking disabled welfare benefits. Or from his sugar tax (over five years). Good value? I don’t think so.
I’m hugely impressed by Ian Duncan Smith. He’s done the honourable thing, first over Brexit, now over welfare cuts. I wonder how much time Osborne spent with IDS discussing his welfare plans ahead of the Budget Speech?
“We can’t stop the migrants”
That’s the Daily Express headline today. Unnamed EU officials say we have a moral duty to let ’em all come. Try telling them that down at the Dog and Duck. A classic example of the EU’s contempt for public opinion.
Editor’s Note: Apologies for the previous transcription error on this story.