Daily debrief June 5th

Eighteen days to Independence Day!

Neil Kinnock is back…with advice to young voters

Lord Kinnock, remember him? He’s back. The BBC reports how the former Labour leader is urging young people to register to vote in the EU referendum as a low turnout could lead to Brexit “by default”.

Lord Kinnock said he hoped young voters would back the UK staying in the EU. His message at a London rally came as he and five fellow former Labour leaders tried to persuade the party’s supporters to vote to remain in Europe.

Young people would be better listening to Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson, who said about 300,000 jobs would be created if Britain leaves the EU. The BBC reports him saying: “After we liberate ourselves from the shackles of Brussels we will be able to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs right across the UK.”

“Nonsense on stilts” says the PM

In a piece in The Indy ,  David Cameron  is in full flow. He said: “Their, (Vote Leave campaigners), argument is, ‘Let’s wreck the economy by leaving the single market in order to do it’. I’m going to make them pay for that.

“The idea that the world just gives you great trade access is nonsense on stilts. Boris wants us to be like America, so you’d be subject to WTO (World Trade Organisation) tariffs on cars, clothes, shoes. It’s commonsense: if you cut yourself off from your biggest market your economy will be poorer – and they know that.”

As I pointed out in a recent article –

“We’re the world’s fifth largest economy – our currency is a better bet than the Euro, which is a disaster in the making. The Euro is a bankruptcy machine that has brought economic depression and unemployment to most of southern Europe.

When we leave the EU, we will be Europe’s largest export customer, bar none. UK/EU trade is too important to be interrupted – and we buy far more from them that they buy from us, so the trade is even more important to their side.

We’ll still be buying their BMWs and Audis. They’ll still buy our Toyotas and Jaguars. If the European Commission tries to delay a trade agreement, they’ll find the leaders of continental industries kicking their doors down.

The Remain side warns us of job losses when we leave. I worry about the jobs we’re losing today, as a result of EU legislation.

It’s not just steel and Port Talbot – industries like aluminium, chemicals and fertilisers, glass, ceramics, cement, and petroleum refining are being driven out of the UK, and the EU, by perverse energy policies. We’ve lost our fisheries, our fine art auctions, our clinical trials because of EU regulation, and our ports and our financial services are threatened.”

So, maybe it’s Mr Cameron talking ‘nonsense on stilts’.

Project Fear turns its attention to mortgages

Our PM has also been discussing mortgages – the BBC reports him as saying the cost of an average mortgage in the UK could rise by nearly £1,000 a year if Britain leaves the European Union. Uncertainty caused by exiting the EU could tighten credit conditions and push up rates, Remain campaigners say Treasury analysis shows.

However, Matthew Elliott, chief executive of Vote Leave, hit back, saying it was desperate stuff for the PM to run down people’s mortgages in his bid to win the referendum.

He said: “Even the most pro-EU campaigners have admitted the economy will grow after we vote leave so bogeyman claims about mortgages are just the latest act of desperation from the remain campaign fast losing the plot and public.”

Closing the gap

The Sunday Express reveals Project Fear is turning off voters!

A new survey puts support for staying in the European Union down at 43 per cent, while backing for Leave has grown to 41 per cent, with experts saying the results mask a large swing to Brexit.

They also unearthed evidence that undecided voters are abandoning the Europhile side in their droves amid a relentlessly negative, fearmongering campaign on behalf of Brussels.


This is fantastic news – let’s vote for freedom and independence, the momentum is with us.


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9 Responses to Daily debrief June 5th

  1. Frances Fox says:

    Years ago Lord Kinnock was against the EEC and I asked him why doesn’t Britain come out to which he replied “It would be too expensive” then I said “It will be like betting on a horse you loose the bet then keep on loosing more and more.”

    • vera says:

      He’s worried about his family losing their fat pensions from the EU if the EU collapses. A very good reason to vote Leave.

  2. Frances Fox says:

    Listening to John Major on the Andrew Marr Show was hoping he would mention where he went wrong but no he did not so put the following on to Facebook:-

    John Major’s Government organised the Merchant Shipping Act which was over ruled by the EU Court of Justice and Britain fined £100 million pounds the British Taxpayer had to give to the Spanish Fishermen.

    You would think after that his Government under his leadership took Britain into the Exchange Rate Mechanism which we had to come out of and took 2 years to get our Stirling back that caused the worst recession after the 2nd World War with £100,000 businesses went bankrupt, 1.5 million unemployment raised to 3 million. Britain lost Gold and Dollar Reserves of £68 Billion Pounds.

    Adding to that he took Britain into the Maastricht Treaty.

    Funny he never talk about that?

  3. Ken Dickenson says:

    Just to return to the tv “debates”, which I think Michael Gove’s performance was seen as much much superior to dodgy Dave’s.
    I enjoyed the way that Gove was able just to continue with his replies and whatever he was saying despite the mouthy Kate Burley trying to interrupt and shout over him. He made her almost invisible. Brilliant.

  4. Patricia says:

    Hi Roger. I just read this in the politics ng. Is it true? I don’t know, but I wanted to share it.


    Patricia Crossley

    A MAJOR leak from Brussels has revealed the NHS will be killed off if Britain remains in the European Union. Hundreds of papers from the secretive trade talks between the US and EU have been released online.

    They appear to confirm fears that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks between Brussels and Washington will, when ratified, lead to the health service being privatised or dismantled.

    The documents, obtained by Greenpeace Netherlands, include a US proposal to have a committee with representatives from Washington and Brussels to meet each year “to review state-owned enterprises and monopolies” which would include the NHS.

    The committee would meet annually and would not be guaranteed a representative from Britain.

    But it would still be able to review state-run services in this country. Its duties would include checking that state services do not “distort” the market.

    One section of the papers makes it clear that the EU and America would seek eventually to end all forms of state intervention in competition with the private sector.

    The report states that if Britain remains in EU the NHS will be sold off and privatised

    It says: “The parties acknowledge that anti-competitive business practices and state interventions have the potential to distort the proper functioning of markets and undermine the benefits of trade liberalisation.”

    Opponents of TTIP have long argued that including healthcare in the treaty will force the privatisation of the NHS or at least make the process impossible to reverse.EU officials claim they will have wording that allows for the NHS to be protected but have so far failed to provide a full exemption.


  5. Shieldsman says:

    Over recent weeks Telegraph Editorials have been quite questioning of Cameron and the remain case. Is this because they know the Conservative grassroots are wholeheartedly for BREXIT?
    Today they pose the question – We need to know the risks of remaining. They then proceed to give one of the many answers on page 6: –
    Today there is almost a whole page devoted to ‘Road to nowhere; Brussels

    On the internet: Britain asked for more cash as migrant crisis strains EU budget by Matthew Holehouse, Brussels 4 June 2016
    Britain will face demands to pay billions more into the EU budget following a vote to Remain in Europe on June 23 as Brussels looks to set to ask for more cash from national governments to pay for the unfolding migrant crisis.

    The European Parliament has passed a resolution demanding greater spending which – if followed through- would tear a hole in David Cameron’s historic cut to the seven-year EU budget, which was capped at £847bn until 2020.

    Is this one of the bits Cameron thinks he is out of in his ‘best of both worlds’, I think not. Will he say I won’t pay like he did in November 2014?

    The idiocy of the EU is demonstrated with on the next page with –
    Q: what’s a fair price for 1600 plaster terns? A:£1.25 million if you are the EU

    On the EU funding of ECO-LOONS Christopher Booker writes: EU is paymaster for pro-Remain ‘green’ charities
    Between 2007 and 2014, according to the Europa website, the RSPB received funding from the EU of £15 million, while grants to the WWF totaled £58 million.
    “There is no way a Brexit could produce a more damaging outcome for nature than the kind we too often see from that collaboration between greenies and Brussels”

    And the Great Wind subsidies – England not windy enough, admits wind industry chief Hugh McNeal said in England wind speeds are not high enough to make the projects economically viable without subsidy. When has wind and solar ever been viable without subsidy.?
    Where does the 8% surcharge on my energy bills go to?

  6. terry sullivan says:

    kinnock has a pension from eu–he should not have any input nor should he have a vote

    • Ken Dickenson says:

      The Kinnocks should not even be living back in this country. He should be in Denmark, ensuring his son’s tax “difficulties” are kept under wraps.

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