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 out in favour of remaining in the EU, early on in the campaign. You might have thought that her Ministerial responsibilities at the Home office would have left her better informed on the numerous benefits and advantages that Brexit might bring in the protection of our citizens but sadly that hasn’t proven to be the case.
The news is now reporting on her first referendum speech, in which she has defended her position in support of the Remainians, whilst at the same time admitting that the EU doesn’t work. Another day, another bout of hypocrisy from Team Remain. The thrust of her speech though was focused on a call to quit the European Court of Human Rights, something which we can all pretty much agree on. The problem though is that she seems bizarrely oblivious to the fact that you can’t quite the ECHR as long as you’re a member of the EU. This confusion on her part has been reported by several papers, but I love the coverage in the Express, which writes on the mauling provided by Tory MP and Brexit Campaigner Jacob Rees-Mogg.
For the future protection of not only ourselves, but of our children and Grandchildren it’s vital that we take back control over who is and is not allowed to remain in this country. The only way of doing that is by quitting the EU and the ECHR, which protects the rights of foreign criminals against those of hard working, British tax payers. For an excellent reaction to the May speech, you can read the statement put out in response by our UKIP Deputy Chairman and Home Affairs Spokesman, Diane James, which sums up UKIP’s and my position perfectly.
Obama intervention “counterproductive”
I’ve written a number of times over the last week on how I believed the comments made by Barack Obama during his fleeting visit to Britain would be met with distain and contempt by British voters. The idea that we would let a US President lecture us on the future of our nation when his own political shelf life has only a few months left to run was frankly absurd. Well the great news is that polling figures are starting to come which suggest that rather than boost support from Cameron and the Remainians, Obama may have actually given a helping hand to those of us fighting for Brexit.
A snap poll by Sky News reports the main reason for this may be the approach Obama took in offering his ‘advice’. Pre-visit polling suggests that most voters were open to hearing what he had to say, and most were seemingly happy to have their opinions swayed by the leader of our key ally. Sadly for the Prime Minister however, rather than give his opinion, President Obama decided to threaten and bully British voters into feeling that without the EU, we would be incapable of doing anything meaningful for ourselves; big mistake Mr President.
The response to Obama’s comments by the peoples of Britain only confirm what we already know to be true. We can do anything whilst stood on our own two feet and the more people might tell us we can’t, the more inclined the people of our country will be to prove them wrong.
Gove echoes UKIP migration warning
To my mind, of the many achievements that UKIP can claim over recent years, two really stand out.
Firstly, we managed to force the political establishment into giving us a referendum on our EU membership. We know, as do the majority of British voters that we wouldn’t even be having this referendum if it weren’t for Nigel Farage and UKIP.
Secondly, we’ve put the debate about immigration at the front and centre of British politics. For too long the establishment were overly reluctant to discuss an issue which will have massive, long term ramifications for people living in our country.
Clearly, the two issues are interconnected and immigration is now regularly polled as being the number one concern of British voters when considering Brexit. UKIP’s record on highlighting the long term risks associated with open door immigration is clear but what’s great to see is our pro-Brexit colleagues joining the choir. The BBC reports on a letter by Michael Gove in the Times warning of a migration “free for all” unless we vote to leave the EU. He isn’t wrong. Gove rightly points out that with five countries, including Turkey and Albania potentially looking to become new EU members in the not too distant future, we could be leaving ourselves open to millions of potential migrants in the coming years.
Downing Street are reported to have said that “the accession of more countries was years away”. Even if that were true, should we vote to remain on 23rd June then we’re locked in which means we won’t be able to do anything once those years have passed. The only way to avoid that, and to protect the security and available of our NHS and public services is to Vote Leave on 23rd June and make it our Independence Day.
Voters in Witney are split on Brexit
Nick Hallett of Breitbart has been to speak to voters in the Prime Minsters constituency of Witney on whether they support the efforts of their MP to keep Britain in the EU. What the report shows is a large chunk of undecided voters who are still waiting for more information to help them make up their mind.
It’s worrying but not surprising that despite the government spending £9 million pounds on a piece of one sided propaganda, purportedly to educate the British electorate on the “facts” of EU membership, voters in the Prime Minister’s own constituency still seem so unsure. Perhaps it’s because they’re far more savvy than Cameron gives them credit for and saw right through the tax payer funded leaflet he sent in recent weeks.
What is a fact is that this referendum is still there to be won or lost. There are countless voters who are still making their mind up and UKIP have the facts to convince them. I’ll be doing everything I can from now until 23rd June to help show those undecided voters why Britain would be so much better off out. I invite you to join me.