Monthly Archives: March 2016

Roger Helmer – why would anyone join the EU?

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Daily Debrief March 16th

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 … Continue reading

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EU problems for small businesses

Guest Blog – By UKIP member Alan Piper, running a small hotel in the Lake District Some years ago, after 25 years working down South, I left the City, bought a small hotel and pub in the Lake District and thought … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 15th

“Brexit Campaign has the edge” An encouraging headline in The Daily Telegraph reports an exclusive opinion poll which shows that Brexit supporters are more enthusiastic, and more likely to vote, than “Remain” supporters.  I have always thought that this was … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 14th

Boris attacks Obama over Brexit In his Telegraph column today, Boris Johnson launches a scathing attack on President Obama’s “hypocrisy” over Brexit, remarking quite rightly that the USA itself would never contemplate such infringements of its sovereignty as EU membership … Continue reading

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Daily debrief March 13th

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 … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 12th

BoJo’s big speech Yesterday Boris Johnson delivered his first Big Speech on Brexit. It contained some typical Boris gems.  “The UK would thrive outside the EU”.  Yes indeed.  “Nobody in their right mind would join the EU”.  And he described … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 11th

The Prime Minister: mendacious and malicious In David Cameron’s speech yesterday, he repeated the “three million jobs” line.  “Three million jobs are linked (my emphasis) to the Single Market”.  Note that weasel phrase “are linked”?  This is not strictly speaking … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 10th

The Sun: Pole Chancers Personally I have great respect for Polish people in the UK.  Their grandparents made a hugely important contribution to the UK war effort in the dark days of the early forties.  Today’s Poles in Britain have … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 9th

  The Queen and Brexit The Sun leads with the dramatic story that Her Majesty is backing Brexit.  This turns out to be based on second-hand conversations from five years ago, when Her Majesty is said to have disagreed with … Continue reading

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The Lessons of Past Failure – Roger Helmer MEP

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Daily Debrief March 8th

“An end of irregular immigration”? Speaking after yesterday’s Brussels meeting on the immigration crisis, The Donald (Tusk, that is, not Trump) the President of the European Council, announced that “The day of irregular migrants is over” (though maybe the people … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 7th

Send in the Navy Several papers major on the story that the RFA Mounts Bay is being sent to the Aegean on a NATO mission. It’s not clear why this is a big story today – I mentioned it in … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 6th

Cameron’s Calais claims crash and burn Three weeks ago David Cameron, in an astonishing alarmist outburst, claimed that in the event of Brexit we should find that “The Jungle” Camp would move from Calais to the Home Counties.  The French … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief March 5th

Immigration is the big story today The Daily Telegraph interviews Culture Secretary (and Brexiteer) John Whittingdale, who calls on the government “to reveal the true numbers of immigrants”, arguing that “social services are creaking at the seams”. The Mail headlines … Continue reading

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