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 place during her reign, we can’t help but wonder how she might view the referendum in June. In my debrief of March 9th, I wrote on news reports that the Queen had been allegedly overheard backing Brexit. Whilst these reports were vehemently denied by the Palace, the year of her 90th birthday would surely be a suitable time for her country to take back its sovereignty and self-governance.
I remember the Queen referring to 1992 as her Annus Horribilis. Let us hope that in her speech of 2016 she has the option of marking this year as our Annus ad Libertatem.
Once again we look to our Australian cousins for common sense
As we move through a week of reports on Brexit, dominated by pro-EU commentators from the US, we are thankful today for a Commonwealth intervention from Australian Senator James Paterson. I’m more inclined to listen to Brexit opinions from Commonwealth cousins who will be joining with us today in celebrating the birthday of our mutual Head of State. Reading Greg Heffer in the Express we see the good Australian Senator making a passionate case for Brexit, claiming that asking Britain to remain part of the EU is “too great a request to ask of our friends”.
Despite being an elected representative for the State of Victoria on the other side of the world, Senator Paterson is able to see the EU as “bloated, undemocratic and hostile to the freedoms that made Britain great”. What a pity that the establishment of our own country, led by the Prime Minister, seem either oblivious to that fact, or happy to stay wedded to them regardless of it.
We in UKIP greatly value and will always seek to establish better, stronger links to our Commonwealth friends who are our kith and kin, and whose support we should never take for granted.
Project Fear climate alarmist Ed Davey gets it wrong…… again
It was only a matter of time before Ed Davey weighed in to the Brexit debate with some of his unfounded, increasingly frantic and spectacularly misleading climate alarmism. Today it appears in the Guardian under the headline “Brexit would be bad for UK’s green businesses”. In the piece, Davey has argued that Brexit would undermine the UK’s energy security. It’s remarkable that even he would stoop to such depths! Our membership of the EU isn’t enhancing our energy security; it’s completely undermining it and has done so for years.
In my Tuesday debrief I wrote that the cost of protecting Britain from unprecedented blackouts was soaring as a result of our dependence on unreliable generating sources such as wind farms. That’s all down to the EU’s obsession with green energy and climate change. That obsession has created legislation such as the Large Combustion Plant Directive which is in large part responsible for the lack of energy security that we’re faced with today, not to mention huge job losses in heavy industry.
After Brexit, we will have the freedom to offer energy policies based on providing affordable, reliable energy to homes across Britain. Of course this will still be dependent on us having a government which understands that keeping British homes warm and powered is their obligation, ahead of futile gesture politics designed to assuage the climate change lobby.
Alastair Campbell claims that Putin, Trump and ISIS would back Brexit
In what is possibly the most remarkable story of the day, Alastair Campbell writes in the Mirror that Brexit would get the support of Russia, Donald Trump and ISIS because he alleges that is would suit their agenda. Tony Blair’s former master of spin has no doubt had talents in the past for making the ridiculous sound plausible but clearly any such abilities have long since gone.
The line that reveals Campbell’s bad hand is when he writes “no serious overseas player thinks we should leave unless it suits their agenda”. But if you look at the remarks of those in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, everything they’re saying is based around fulfilling their own agendas. Former U.S Treasury Secretaries have written on how Britain needs to remain in the EU to help create a more prosperous Europe and Jean-Claude Juncker is frantically running around telling everybody that Brexit could cause the collapse of the European Dream
Our priority is ensuring that we make our country stronger, more prosperous, more interlinked to emerging global economies and our Commonwealth cousins. We should never allow our country’s future to be sold out so that Juncker & Co have a better chance of building their European Superstate. That’s why it’s so important that we all do what we can to make 23rd June our Independence Day.