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Boris tramples over John Humphrys in a spat over immigration

During the interview with John Humphrys on BBC Radio 4,  Boris Johnson, the leading Brexiteer in the Cabinet , was asked why Britain should try to control immigration if it is economically beneficial for the country.Boris answered: “It is not a good idea to have absolutely no control. And what is certainly not a good is for politicians to stand up year after year and say ‘We can cut immigration to the tens of thousands’ when they know fine well that is legally impossible. Continue reading

May isn’t clean Brexit. She is hard Remain.

There is no doubt whatsoever that Theresa May will win the next general election.  To be honest,   it shouldn’t be called an election.   Walkover, done deal, absolute certainty are the words that spring to mind. 

As a life long Tory, I should be glad, but for the dishonesty of the present leader.  Whatever I say will not prevent a Tory win, so these are my concerns. Continue reading

Free movement will finally end, but it’s May who wants a softer Brexit

Boris and David Davis have reluctantly accepted that business will need time to adapt to the cutoff of free movement.  But an earlier report claimed that Theresa May has been campaigning within the Cabinet, for a softer Brexit,  unlocking “a deep and special partnership” with the bloc. 

She says extending FM is unavoidable. She had to wrestle with Brexit-backing Tories to secure their support.  Brexit chiefs Boris Johnson and Liam Fox have grudgingly agreed to back a transitional arrangement that would bridge the gap between Brexit and a future trade deal, the FT reported. Continue reading

Pious Chuka and Starmer ignore the 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

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

Corbyn’s new “Trump” media strategy is already imploding

It didn’t get off to a good start. The London Standard reported that Corbyn’s new media strategy is dropping the defensive mode that got them nowhere and doing a Trump!barlettThe informal tagline, they say is “Let Corbyn be Corbyn!”  Please God No!  Couldn’t the masterminds behind the strategy do better than to recyle the old chestnut  “Let Bartlett be Bartlett” from the West Wing?   Continue reading

Funereal Phil talking down the economy is a wrecking ball for Brexit

Why is May letting Philip Hammond ruin Brexit,  but no-one is putting the economic case for Leave? Andrew Neil on This Week, made it clear the financial case for staying in the EU is not strong.mayhammondThe economy of Italy, said Neil, has not expanded since 1999.  He also made the point that the EU is the slowest growing continent in the world, apart from Antarctica. Continue reading