We are getting used to hearing the Remain TV media brag that EU immigration is down to 87,000, the lowest for five years. But that is just EU immigration. Overall, immigration is running at 270,000 a year, says the Sunday Times.
Dominic Lawson in the Sunday Times, explains the danger the May government is facing. Sterling is low against the EU right now, which discourages EU immigration. A good Brexit deal means the pound will rise, encouraging EU migrants to work here so they can send money to their families in the EU. Continue reading
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Tagged Chequers deal, David Cameron, Dominic Lawson, free movement, Gordon Brown, hospitals, immigration, jobs, prisons, roads, schools, sterling, Sunday Times, Theresa May, wages
Jeremy Corbyn has had an undistinguished career. He achieved very little, even as a MP, before he became Labour leader, apart from some trade union jobs. All the demos he attended don’t really count. He did win the Gandhi Int. Peace Prize in 2013, but this sits oddly with his known anti-semitic views.
He was educated at private school, but only achieved 2 A Levels, at E grade. He never went to uni and was thrown out of techie college for arguing with the lecturers. Continue reading
The truth is that in trying to undermine Brexit, Remainers such as Anna Soubry and Dominic Grieve do not have a leg to stand on. Parliament voted 544 to 53 to hold the referendum and later by 498 to 144 to notify the EU of our intention to leave.
If that was not enough parliamentary involvement, 85 per cent of the electorate voted for parties committed to leaving the EU this year’s election. The electorate’s and Parliament’s clear will is to leave the EU. Continue reading
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Tagged Anna Soubry, Brexit, Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs, Conservative manifesto, Customs union, David Cameron, Dominic Grieve, EU, Hansard, Parliament, Remoaners, second referendum, single market
For once every single member of the London Assembly is united against the Mayor of London over maverick, rule breaking Uber. The Uber licence is up for renewal in September, and if Sadiq Khan is fool enough to renew the licence, he will be ripped to pieces by his own Assembly members.
Sadiq’s big mouth bragging has finally come back to haunt him. This is the man who vowed when he was running for Mayor that if Uber trangressed only once, he would pull their licence! There are so many reasons to pull Uber off the road, critics have lost count, but instead, a year after becoming Mayor, Khan renewed the Uber licence. Continue reading
As Chancellor, George Osborne spent the least time of anyone in the Treasury sorting out the economy. Ever the delegator, he left that minor job to someone else. He was tied up with the important stuff, permanent manoeuvres to ensure that he succeeded David Cameron as PM. Smoozing, threatening, devoting hours every week to cultivating Tory back-benchers and ingratiating himself with allies in the Press, this was the work that really mattered.
Rupert Harrison, Osbo’s Chief of Staff, was “the real Chancellor”. When Harrison left, the economy went A over T. Now Harrison turns on his old boss to slaughter George for an attitude to Brexit that is “too gloomy and over the top”. Continue reading
There is a lot of fuss right now on twitter over why leading members of any government support a government motion when they don’t agree. Boris Johnson and Michael Gove think nurses particularly deserve a pay rise, but both of them voted in favour of keeping the cap on private sector wages. Members of the Cabinet are particularly bound by this convention.
This is because of something called collective responsibility.
Cabinet collective responsibility, also known as collective ministerial responsibility, is a constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System, that members of the cabinet must publicly support all governmental decisions made in Cabinet, even if they do not privately agree with them. Continue reading
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Tagged boris johnson, Chuka Umunna, collective responsibility, constitutional convention, David Cameron, EU referendum, government, Michael Gove, NHS, nurses, private sector wages