Category Archives: National

May appears to be going soft on Brexit

Theresa May apparently said in a private meeting last week that she is “not some crazed Brexiteer.” It was reported:  “The Prime Minister made it clear at a private meeting last week that she will not risk economic suicide by ‘jumping off a cliff’ with a hard Brexit – and secretly supports some demands by Remain Tories.”mayhammond3She now says she: Continue reading

Boris Johnson tops the YouGov favourability list by far

It has been never a dull moment recently for the Foreign Secretary and Boris  has had to take some tough decisions.borisfo20

  • He met with the team of Donald Trump in New York,  but has yet to meet Rex Tillerson. whose appoint has only recently been confirmed. They have had extremely successful conversations on the telephone.
  • He went to Cyprus to support the Cyprus peace talks.
  • He has had various meetings with EU members.
  • He has met with the Lords and gave an outstanding analysis of recent changes in the Middle East, which met with much approval.
  • He supported the new Prez. over NATO – several EU members are not paying their share.
  • He fielded the questions fired at him on all sides about President Trump’s 90 day immigration suspension in Parliament with firmness and honesty.
  • Finally, he has formulated the UK Brexit strategy to help Mrs.  May.  This was hugely praised as one of the keynote speeches of the decade, and a lot of the speech was written by Boris.
  • Boris met Bibi Netanyahu and discussed a US/UK/Israel alliance.
  • Boris is working on a Balkan buffer – he does not share the enthusiam for the Russians of President Trump, although he appreciates their contribution to fighting Daesh.

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Pious Chuka and Starmer report Leave, but ignore dirty dealings of Remain

Chuka Umunna continually insists that the Leave campaign “pledged” to pay £350M to the NHS.  Oddly he has admitted in print that no Leaver ever explicitly made such a pledge – their remarks were only suggestions.  This is confirmed by a quote he gave to the London Standard. (below).chukaumunaLabour is in such disarray, this is the sort of trivial snitching Chuka and Keir Starmer are reduced to.  Much ridiculed “independent” Professor Bob Watt from Buckingham University has even reported the Leave campaign to the CPS, charging them with “undue influence.” Continue reading

Foreign Sec Boris Johnson discusses changes in the Middle East with the Lords

Changes in the world right now.  A new US Prez, Brexit,  a resurgent Russia, terrorism, all mean the Middle East is more fragile.  These things affect the UK and the new International Committee want to know what Boris thinks.borislords2Global Britain.  Things have changed since Britain conquered 171 countries out of 198 in the UN.  Lord Curzon ran an empire 7 times bigger than Rome.

In 2017, we are going global and our vision is widening.  UK armed forces are deployed in 80 countries around the world, the French in only 8.  We leave a huge global footprint: “of the diplomats, traders, business people,  teachers, artists, aid workers born in Britain 1 out of 10 is living abroad. ” Continue reading

If you fight with monsters, you become a monster. Why Boris ignores the lies

As the charismatic leader of Brexit, Boris Johnson became the target of some of the most vicious smear campaigns in history.  Alastair Campbell announced that the strategy was to take him out,  so they went for it.  The best,  I mean the lowest,  political jackals were raked in to destroy Boris in print.  After every hatchet job,  he was declared to be “finished”.  borisintelligentA leading member of Cameron’s government proudly announced to Dan Hodges, after Boris had given him the strategy to revive the UK economy, that he was going to “Knife Boris.  Then he would be smashed to smithereens.” Continue reading

Body blow for Hammond as PM picks Bojo strategy for EU

For six months the battle has raged between the Boris Johnson strategy in dealing with the EU and Philip Hammond’s softer Remainian approach.  Boris’s brilliant plan has covered every ambiguity and has a fall back position, should things not go as planned.  So well calculated  is the strategy though, that it is impossible to find a flaw.boriseusummit2Superbrain Boris has covered all eventualities and Brexiteers were ecstatic at the positive and gracious tone of the speech, that cloaked an iron structure.  The Sun reported:  “His allies hailed key decisions to leave the single market, pull out of two thirds of the customs union and end “vast” EU budget payments as the arguments Boris has been making since the EU referendum campaign. Continue reading

Outstanding generous speech by May sets the standard for EU negotiations

After today’s Brexit speech from Theresa May, some Remoaners were complaining.  I had just explained that there is a big difference between a referendum and a general election.  In the EU Ref., Leave and Remain were not competing to form a government.  The only purpose of any referendum is to get a straight answer to a straight question,  in this case, Should we leave the EU?may2Leave and Remain cannot therefore make financial pledges.  They can only make suggestions.  The battlebus ad. was about taking control and the figure quoted on the bus was given as the sum we pay the EU every week.  Let’s give £350M to the NHS was one suggestion how to spend the money. Continue reading