Daily Debrief May 1st

Two polls show its neck and neck

Political focus deviates only slightly away from Brexit this week as we prepared for local, regional and PCC elections which are being held on Thursday. Of course we’re hoping that the fervent campaign for Brexit will help UKIP, as the only political party in Britain who are wholesome in their collective support for Brexit.

Reuters reports on two polls that have been published today in the Sun and the Observer.

The Sun poll, conducted by ICM has the Brexiteers at 46% whilst the remainians sit three points behind on 43%. The Observer poll on the other hand gives the campaign to remain a one point lead. There is so much still to fight for; still to campaign for and we need to do all we can to win over the large percentage of undecideds who will ultimately decide whether Britain is to take back control of her own destiny.

For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, let us make sure we do.

“The British public feels they’re being sold a line – and many millions of us don’t like it”.

Another fabulous opinion piece has been written by Liam Halligan in the Telegraph  who tears shreds into the establishments efforts to con voters into believing that Brexit would be catastrophic to our economy and trade.

I’ve written plenty about the positive impact that President Obama’s intervention had for those of us campaigning for Brexit, especially in relation to the “back of the queue” line on trade.

Halligan points out that the EU and the US currently have no bilateral trade agreement and yet through the WTO still trade successfully and have done for decades. There is no doubt that Britain would be ideally placed to prosper in the same way whatever the opinion of the soon to be Former President.

He also mentions the assertions from Project Fear that Brexit would kill trade between the EU and the UK. As we’ve been saying for years, the recognition that they sell us £60 billion more in goods and services than we sell them proves that they need us and we should never forget that.

Brexit would mean a better deal for farmers

The Express carries an interview with Tory MP and Farming Minister George Eustice, who runs through the ways in which British farmers would benefit from Brexit.

The staggering line from the piece is “the UK currently gives the EU £6 billion a year towards the CAP, but only £3bn gets back to UK farmers. That’s a calculation that should make any British farmer join our calls for Brexit. It’s clearly having an impact given the poll of British farmers carried out by the Express on Friday, which shows two thirds of them backing our campaign.

Eustice also says “ I wrestle with insane European legislation on a daily basis and it would be far better if we took back control and designed our own policy”. Never could a truer word have been written.

If you want to know more about  how our exiting the EU would help British farmers then I’d encourage you to visit the website of our excellent Agriculture Spokesman, Stuart Agnew. As a farmer himself, he’s suffered first hand as a result of European legislation and red tape and has been making these arguments for years.

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12 Responses to Daily Debrief May 1st

  1. ian wragg says:

    Stupid Ed Vaissey says roaming charges will be increased if we leave the EU. Apart from being a load of B….cks do we have to lose our sovereignty for the benefit of the small section of the population who travel abroad.
    The remainiacs really haven’t got anything positive to say.
    Here in Ashfield there was a LeaveEU stall on Saturday and I have leaflets to deliver next week.

    • Ex-expat Colin says:

      must ave me cheap mobile phone to go on me cheap holidays to spain. Seen them say it elsewhere…be worried?

  2. Ex-expat Colin says:

    A Repeat:

    • Jane Davies says:

      Why is it that Portillo could talk the talk, with much enthusiastic applause, but when it came to walking the walk the conservatives led the British people by the nose into the EU toilet and allowed us to be flushed down the S bend?

      • Ex-expat Colin says:

        I don’t remember it Jane..my son says MP had to apologise to the SAS for that. If so I think it would weaken one’s spirit along with dodging any other incoming? Don’t think the Tories will be leading much shortly…but whats the alternative? Local elections this week along with the Police Commissioner BS!

  3. Jane Davies says:

    Tried a couple of times to respond to your Portillo video on the blog for 29th April Colin but my comments haven’t appeared for some reason. I said that in his speech Portillo could talk the talk but when it came to walking the walk the conservatives walked us all straight down the EU toilet and allowed us to be flushed away.
    You have to wonder why all that passion he displayed amounted to bugger all.

  4. Jane Davies says:

    Why are my comments not appearing?

  5. Shieldsman says:

    Ed Vaissey obviously cannot read or like the BSE crowd rely on the dishonesty they are fed. On what goes on in the EU they are totally clueless,
    Christopher Booker revealed the facts on roaming charges two weeks ago.
    The EU was first asked to abolish roaming charges by a global body called the International Telephone Users Group (INTUG) way back in 1999. But it so dragged its feet that eventually INTUG approached another global body, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD then involved a third global body, the International Telecommunications Union, which used the rules of a fourth, the World Trade Organisation, to ensure that by 2013 roaming charges were being abolished right across the world, with the EU right at the back of the queue.

    One after another, groups campaigning to “Remain” in the EU have been claiming as benefits of our membership of the EU things which have, in fact, been handed down by this fast-emerging network of global governance. There has been much talk, for instance, of how the EU is playing a key part in ending wholesale tax avoidance by multi-national corporations. But one reason why they have been getting away with this for so long is that the EU had enshrined in its treaty that right to the “free movement of capital” originally laid down by the OECD.

    Only when this became an embarrassing international scandal was it taken up by the G20, which is now acting with the UN Conference on Trade and Development to change the rules. Thus the steps being made to address the problem are due entirely to our new system of “global government”, in which the EU is only a subordinate player.

    ‘The European Union is on its way to becoming a law-taker, the middleman rather than the primary producer, ceding its legislative functions to global bodies.’
    The Commission (a bureaucratic organisation) has turned itself into a gatherer and distributor (printer) of International agreements claiming them as its own.

    However, Mr Vaizey, a pro-EU minister, said that if Britons vote to leave the EU on June 23 at the referendum the charges might go up again.
    Another lying git

  6. Jane Davies says:

    People need facts, not what might happen….pigs could fly one day but that doesn’t help if one needs to book a holiday on Pork Airlines.

  7. Shieldsman says:

    Two recommended reads:
    EU Referendum: why is Vote Leave trying to lose? This will lead you into: –
    Rediscovering Our Global Voice
    It is common for those who do not know very much about the EU and its institutions to disbelieve and even deny the unarguable fact that the EU is a government. This arises at least in part from the way in which the political class and the legacy media conflate the EU and Europe, and Europe and the Single Market. Make no mistake, however, the EU is a government.

    The EU is comprised of five supranational institutions: The European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Court of Justice, the European Council and the Council of the EU (formerly the Council of Ministers). The way in which these institutions operate and interact is quite difficult to get your head around, but the essential point is that EU Member States accept the imposition of a supranational and judicial overlay which passes legislation and issues binding court judgements that are superior to their own domestic law and policy-making apparatus.

    Over the course of its existence, the EU has assumed ever more competencies or powers. Today that includes exclusive competency in the areas of trade and commercial, fisheries and agricultural policy; shared competency in the areas of environmental, energy, transportation, telecommunications, justice and home affairs policy; and supporting competency in the areas of health, industry, culture, tourism and education. It is evident from this list that self-governance and EU membership are mutually incompatible aims—that is what this referendum is all about; you have to choose.

    In this context, the idea that EU Treaties, Institutions and Representation have been “reformed” or that the UK has been excluded from “ever closer union”. Political integration is a “salami-slicing” process that occurs day by day with the passage of new EU legislation and ECJ court judgements. The only way to opt-out of “ever closer union” is to leave the EU.

  8. Ex-expat Colin says:

    Scotland…is Europe? Well, Glasgow anyway.

    Primary school in Glasgow with 222 pupils and not a single one is Scottish:


    The daily p*ss off!

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