Monthly Archives: April 2016

Daily Debrief April 29th

Professor Patrick Minford In my debrief yesterday I wrote about the ‘Economists for Brexit’ and their argument Britain would be better off out of the EU. Today’s Daily Mail carries more on this story. The Mail reports that every worker … Continue reading

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Daily debrief April 28th

‘Economists for Brexit’ back campaign to leave EU The group, Economists for Brexit,argue that leaving the EU would boost the UK economy by four per cent in 10 years.  And a divorce from the EU would put the UK outside … Continue reading

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Daily debrief April 27th

First Obama, now former Mexican politician wades in If being patronised and threatened – – by the President of the United States wasn’t enough – now we have a former Mexican politician entering the Brexit debate. Angel Gurria is the … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 26th

Theresa May – Confused on facts, wrong on membership One cabinet member that had been anticipated to join the campaign for Brexit was the Home Secretary, Theresa May. With that in mind it came as some surprise when she came … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 25th

As Obama leaves, should Le Pen be allowed to visit? As we move on from one unhelpful intervention from a foreign political leader, the debate over whether we should welcome another now turns attention on Marie Le Pen, leader of … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 24th

My final comments on Obama visit. President Obama’s recent intervention in the British Referendum debate, threatening that the UK would be “at the back of the queue” for a US/UK trade deal, should be treated with the contempt it deserves.  It … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 23rd

The Backlash from Barack – The only referendum news of the day Much of the news this week has focused on the visit of President Obama, and the views he was inevitably going to make on Brexit (which were initially … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 21st

HM The Queen’s 90th birthday is perfect year to restore British Sovereignty Dominating the news today is the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. When you consider the transformation of both Britain and the wider world that has taken … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 20th

Project Fear (Transatlantic edition) fires another salvo In anticipation of President Obama visiting Britain to help the Queen celebrate her 90th birthday (and lecture her people on the benefits of European subjugation), the FT have reported that a group of … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 19th

Brexit campaigns unite against ‘overbearing’ EU I wrote yesterday of the impending sight that would warm the hearts of all Brexit campaigners. Well, last night it was to be seen in Stoke-on-Trent as Conservative Commons Leader Chris Grayling joined Nigel Farage … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 18th

“Brexit will cost £4,300 per household” The Treasury has fired its big bazooka.  It is publishing a substantial report and economic analysis concluding that Brexit would reduce GDP by 6% by 2030 (on where it would have been), and so … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 17th

Botham Bats for Brexit I’ll drink to that! Sir Ian Botham has come out fighting for the Brexit cause.  He says that in cricket, he’s learned to succeed by standing proud and facing the opposition with confidence, and he believes … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 16th

Day One of the Official Campaign Yesterday saw Boris Johnson speaking at a Leave campaign event in Manchester.  As always, he was ready with the memorable phrase, comparing the Remain Campaign to the notorious remarks of jeweller Gerald Ratner, which … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 15th

Vote Brexit to save the NHS! This is the very clear, credible and cogent slogan with which Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are kicking off their Leave campaign.  It’s a simple proposition: instead of sending £10 billion a year to … Continue reading

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Daily Debrief April 14th

Cameron’s tax woes are helping the Brexit campaign The Times headlines “Voters turn away from EU as trust in Cameron slides”.  Cameron’s approval rating has dropped to 21%, below Jeremy Corbyn’s 28%.  The Times argues that declining trust in the … Continue reading

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