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 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.


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16 Responses to Daily Debrief April 21st

  1. shallowthinking says:

    Reblogged this on Shallow Thinking.

  2. Ex-expat Colin says:

    How to stitch up the POTUS run…Paris Green style:

    “U.N. members fear U.S. ‘sabotage’ of Obama’s climate commitments”


    Who’d of thunk it?

    • catweazle666 says:

      Speaking in Paris, Kerry said:

      “The fact is that even if every American citizen biked to work, carpooled to school, used only solar panels to power their homes, if we each planted a dozen trees, if we somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, guess what – that still wouldn’t be enough to offset the carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world.

      If all the industrial nations went down to zero emissions – remember what I just said, all the industrial emissions went down to zero emissions – it wouldn’t be enough, not when more than 65 percent of the world’s carbon pollution comes from the developing world.”


      Straight from the horse’s mouth.

      • Dung says:

        Zigactly! ^.^

        When the Japanese sent up a satellite which could ‘see’ atmospheric CO2 concentrations, they found that almost all the high CO2 areas were in the Southern Hemisphere with virtually nothing over Europe and North America, thoses results were ‘disappeared’ very sharpish.

  3. Shieldsman says:

    As it is the Queens birthday I will be raising my glass of malt to her.

    Further to show my feelings I will be making a Churchillian gesture to Cameron and Obama

  4. Dung says:

    One of the great crimes in this debate about the referendum is that the average man/woman is made to feel that they need to know more about some of the complex issues involved. Most of the politicians do not understand all the issues (and many do not care about any of the isues). We should free the public from this weight of responsibility and tell them to vote on the basic issues (leave the politicians to sort things out after we express our will). People should be encouraged to vote on the issues of freedom and democracy alone

    • catweazle666 says:

      It is amusing that the Remainacs harp on mendaciously about the lack of plans that the Leave side have to deal with the realities of the disconnection from the kleptocracy in Brussels.

      Not a word about their own plans to deal with the ongoing slow motion train crash in Greece, youth unemployment in Spain approaching 50%, the collapse of Schengen, the catastrophic law and order problems in Germany and Sweden and the ongoing, ever-increasing imbalance between the economies of the Northern states – especially Germany – and the Club Med lot, exacerbated very nicely by the idiot euro.

      The folly of pretending that Greeks and Italians could be turned into Germans at the stroke of a pen is now painfully obvious.

  5. Dung says:

    Ye gods Shieldsman, what a great idea!
    I admire your restraint though ^.^ I would give Obama the reverse Churchillian but Cameron deserves more, with his career in spin he should be given that other despicable gesture and requested to “spin on this”.

  6. Dung says:


    I am seriously grateful for all the work you do trying to free us from the EU and nothing will change that. However for some reason you have a soft spot for David Cameron, the November speech on electricity generation by Amber Rudd owed nothing to the EU and everything to Cameron’s vanity. That speech talks about setting an example for the world to follow and targets zero CO2 emissions by 2030. There is no place for a steel industry in a zero emissions UK.
    The EU pledge at the Paris climate conference was an overall emissions target and not a country by country target and the EU is already planning to increase emissions in certain countries as the UK reduces its own emissions. All sacrifices made by public and industry users will not reduce total emissions but simply enable Cameron to prance about on the world stage and say “Oh what a good boy am I”.

  7. Jane Davies says:

    Just had a go at this……..it takes about four minutes to complete, but depends how much you write in your answers!

  8. Jane Davies says:

    Just listened to Douglas Murray, on CBC, who has asked readers of the Spectator magazine to send in their most offensive poems about Turkey’s despotic president Erdogan. I fell about laughing at his request that the most offensive will win and the writer will get 1,000 pounds.
    Murray was apoplectic with rage at the cross border censorship being dictated by a foreigner to a German citizen and comedian Jan Boermermann, who read out a rude poem about Erdogan, in his OWN COUNTRY and for Merkal to allow this prosecution is a sign of things to come about the prohibition of free speech, especially as Cameron and Merkal are wetting themselves to get Turkey’s membership speeded up. If Turkey is allowed to join then censorship could hit everything and anything, Erdogan, allegedly, closed down Twitter when comments were being made about his family’s shady dealings, and he has closed down news media. Be afraid for your freedoms and rights……be very afraid.


  9. davidbuckingham says:

    I looked up kleptocracy… alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, (from Greek: κλέπτης – kleptēs, “thief”[1] and κράτος – kratos, “power, rule”,[2] hence “rule by thieves”) is a term applied to a government seen as having a particularly severe and systemic problem with officials or a ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats) taking advantage of corruption to extend their personal wealth and political power. Typically this system involves the embezzlement of state funds at the expense of the wider population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service…..
    ie a perfect fit

    UK can break free of being gagged, suffocated by the EU, and find its voice again as an independent sovereign nation, no longer 1/28th of an ineffectual voice within a bureaucratic self-serving corrupt bloated kleptocracy. It can re-emerge and find its rightful place as the inventor of democracy, rule of law and free trade, the 5th largest economy in the world that cannot and will not be ignored. Why would it be?

  10. thostids says:

    I would give Uncle Vlad a year’s free coal and a bus-pass if he would free us of our European shackles. I would throw in Cameron and Osborne for an extended stay in the Lubyanka.

  11. John S Churchill Jnr. says:


    “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.”

    But upon Brexit, would a Tory Government take the advantage? I doubt it!

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