As Peter Oborne reminds us in his outstanding article in today’s Mail on Saturday, David Cameron made categorical commitments to the British people during the EU Referendum that should be now honoured.
Brexiteers are fighting a valiant rear guard action to defend what the country voted for. Peter Oborne says:
“In such circumstances, I believe Mr Cameron should now state publicly that the commitments he made to the British people during the referendum campaign must be honoured. Continue reading
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Tagged Article 50, Brexit promises, Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs, EU, EU referendum, Ex PM Cam, George Osborne, George Soros, Lord Adonis, Mail on Saturday, Nick Clegg, Peter Oborne, second referendum
Nausea overwhelmed twitter at the news that Nick Clegg – yes, Nick Clegg, is to be knighted in the New Years Honours list. Lord Fibbington Muchley, the poster boy for perfidy.
Nick is to be knighted for his services to the Coalition, ie. consistently using his veto to block every single decent idea the Tories had. His most damaging intervention was to block all terror measures and plans to fight radicalisation on the grounds of human rights in spite of valiant efforts by David Cameron over an entire weekend to change his mind. This is how one of Nick Clegg’s Coalition partners described him, in May 2014. Continue reading
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Tagged AV, boundary change, Business Secretary Cable, coalition, Ed Miliband, EU, EU referendum, Labour, Lord Strathclyde, Lords Reform, New Years Honours list, Nick Clegg, plans to fight radicalisation, Prince of Pisstoleers, referendum vote on AV, Student loans, terror measures, Tories
Boris was conveniently abroad last week when Sky News launched the accusation against him that he had been deceiving the public. He really wanted free movement all along. Boris was not there to defend himself, so Sky made the most of it. Sky newscasters were reporting every fifteen minutes that Boris was a fraud. He had lied when he campaigned for control of our borders.
Nick Clegg was wheeled out to put the knife in deeper. “Boris Johnson has been taking the public for fools” he declaimed theatrically. The evidence was provided by four EU ambassadors, all of whom declined to give their names. Continue reading
Fifteen thousand students and lecturers marched through London in protest at the huge cost of student fees today, and who can blame them? Free in Scotland, only £3,000 in Wales, students in England have massive debt hung round their necks, and only one party is to blame, the Lib Dems. In the book Call Me Dave by Lord Ashcroft and Isabel Oakshotte, it turns out that Cameron and Osbo gave Nick Clegg the chance not once, but several times to honour his promise to students that they would not have to pay £9,000 in student fees. They made it plain that the Tory Party was willing to think outside the box. Continue reading
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Tagged AV, Call Me Dave, Cameron, Cleggers, Isabel Oakeshott, Lib Dems, Lord Ashcroft, Nick Clegg, Osbo, Richmond Park, Scotland, Sheffield Forgemasters, student fees, Tory Party, Wales, Zac
The news that Theresa May might lead the Out EU campaign, can only elicit hollow laughter. It is May who ripped away our secure border defences. Not only that, she bungled the matter so badly, it has cost the country millions.Theresa May has presided over record numbers of immigration, and during the time of the Coalition, everything that would have protected the UK, such as measures to fight radicalisation, were shelved. Nick Clegg ruled the roost and unlike Boris Johnson whom nobody could have silenced if he thought the UK in danger, from Theresa May not a peep. Continue reading
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Tagged anti-immigration speech, border defences, boris johnson, coalition, Daily Telegraph, e-border, Fraser Nelson, Guardian, immigration, May, Nick Clegg, OUT EU, Spectator, Theresa May, UK Border Agency
One of David Cameron’s greatest assets is he looks and behaves like a PM, unlike Ed Miliband who had no gravitas and failed to convince as a leader. David Cameron can be justly proud of the unexpected Tory GE15 win and the gracious way he behaved in victory enhanced his reputation. On any formal occasion, he can be relied upon to behave with dignity.Unfortunately, David Cameron is a conciliator, skilled at pouring oil on troubled waters, adept, indeed brilliant, at maintaining the status quo. Past events proved conclusively that he is not a negotiator. He gave far too much power to the Lib Dems – Nick Clegg apparently had the right to override any Tory decision he fancied – and the Lib Dems took full advantage of their totally undeserved importance, slowing the recovery by at least 3 years. Continue reading
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Tagged boris johnson, conciliator, David Cameron, EU negotiations, GE15, Lib Dems, Merkel, Nick Clegg, Nigel Lawson, Scottish Referendum, status quo, The Sunday Times, tough negotiator