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.