Seventeen days to Independence Day!
UK’s bigger bill if we stay IN the EU
The BBC reports Boris stating that we face a “triple whammy of woe” – including footing an extra £2.4bn bill from Brussels – if we remains part of the EU.
He will say in a speech today: “The risks of remain are massive. Not only do we hand over more than £350m a week to the EU, but if we vote to stay the British people will be on the hook for even more cash.
“It is a triple whammy of woe: the Eurozone is being strangled by stagnation, unemployment and a lack of growth, it could explode at any time and we will be forced to bail it out. The botched bureaucratic response to the migration crisis means the Eurocrats are demanding even more of our money. And now we find that there is £20bn billion black hole in the EU’s finances.”
Unions urge members to stay in the EU
Meanwhile, a letter in The Guardian from union bosses urges their members to vote to stay IN.
The letter ends: “Europe needs to change – its political direction over the past few years has taken governments down a path of austerity and liberalisation – but we believe this direction is not irreversible, and will endeavour to work with our trade union colleagues to help shape a Europe with a renewed social agenda and a Europe that values investment in our public services.”
Do these union bosses really think Europe, (although I think they mean the EU), will change? The EU does NOT DO CHANGE, so any attempt to mould it if we stay in, will fail.
John Major is back – remember him?
The former PM returned to our screens with an attack on the ‘Out’ campaign. He called it, at various times, ‘fundamentally dishonest. Squalid. Frankly fatuous. A deceit. Misled.’
I think Sir John has simply joined Project Fear and resorted to name calling, rather than coming up with any genuine reason we should stay in the EU.
And for my thoughts? Well, I wrote a letter to Sir John some weeks ago – you can read it here.
‘Cover-up’ over migrants entering UK as data on illegals is kept hidden
The Daily Express claims the Home Office has been accused of “covering up” the border crisis in the run up to the EU referendum.
The paper said it had repeatedly sought information from officials on how many migrants have been intercepted at the UK border on the Continent.
The request, submitted under freedom of information laws in March, should be answered in 20 working days. But with just over two weeks until the June 23 vote, a response is still awaited.
As UKIP’s Steven Woolfe it smells like a cover up. He said: “I’m not surprised the Home Office is delaying this freedom of information request.
“Britain is borderless in terms of legal and illegal migration and the government, which is essentially the de facto Remain campaign, is trying to suffocate the immigration debate.”
Brexit takes the lead!
And in case you missed it – Brexit has taken a three point lead in the polls! After a week of campaigning which our leader Nigel Farage described as “an historic turning point”, an Opinium poll of 2,007 people revealed that 43 per cent back Leave while 40 per cent back Remain.