“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 terms Britain is better off in the EU. There is now a clear divide on security. Those who understand what a mess the EU is in (“Like a much larger version of Belgium” – Charles Moore) are clear we are better off out. Those who still think the EU remains a viable project take the opposite view.
Patraeus argues “we are better working alongside our allies”. But of course we shall continue to do so ager Brexit. Meantime Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom argues the opposite case.
…. As does Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy Hunt, who should know better, argues that Brexit is a risk to the NHS, as “doctors and nurses would leave”. I suspect they may leave anyway, Jeremy, but it won’t be because of Brexit. Hunt makes the facile assumption that after Brexit, there will be “budget cuts, falling standards and an exodus of staff”. He doesn’t explain why – it appears to be simply typical Remainian prejudice and rhetoric. Absolute nonsense. We would certainly offer visas to the health staff we need. Matthew Elliott from Vote Leave counters that Brexit could free up additional funding for the NHS. And the only uncertainty over visas and work permits is that created by people like Jeremy Hunt.
“Brexit business list backfires”
The Sunday Times seeks to debunk yesterday’s list of 250 business names. One, David Ross of Carphone Warehouse, said he didn’t know he was on the list. A second, John Caudwell of Phones4U, said he supported Brexit but hadn’t explicitly agreed to go on the list. More a wrinkle than a backfire, guys.
“Your taxes used to find terrorists”
The Mail reports that large parts of the UK’s £12Billion foreign aid budget ends up funding people with terrorist convictions, and supporting jobs that don’t exist, sometimes in places that can’t be found.
“Belgium simply can’t cope”
The Sunday Telegraph quotes an unnamed but “senior” Belgian counter-terrorism official rather plaintively admitting that his country “simply could not cope” with the current level of threat. No surprise there, then.
HAVE A VERY HAPPY, AND RESTFUL EASTER