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Question Time Audience Member Solves National Debt

Osborne’s eight equation mathematics mumbo-jumbo was countered by Question Time audience member Tim Martin’s own analysis:

“I took the £10 billion of net savings that we would make if we left Europe, and I multiplied those by 14, which is obviously the number of years up to 2030. I then used the economic credit multiplier because of course you have the benefit of spending that £10 billion, the taxes raised on it, on economic growth and so on. And do you know the figure I came up with? The figure I came up with is £1.5 trillion, which means if we leave the European Union we’ll be able to fund and repay the national debt by the time 2030 comes.”

Well Tim is an economist…

Saturday Seven Up

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This week 1,131,690 visitors visited 1,527,498 times viewing 2,362,743 pages. The top stories in order of popularity were:

You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…

Campaign Report: Day 8

Remain message: Obama wants Britain to Remain.

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Leave message: Obama is hypocritically interfering in the referendum.

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Cut through: Obama on US/UK trade agreement: “UK’s going to be at the back of the queue.”

Leave social media count: 327,823 likes, 36,541 followers.

Remain social media count: 360,065 likes, 24,606 followers.

Odds: Remain 4/9 Leave 11/4

Latest poll: Remain 51% (+2) Leave 40% (+1) (ComRes, phone). Poll of Polls is now Remain 54 (+1) Leave 46 (-1).

Jason Cowley v Tom Baldwin

New Statesman editor Jason Cowley buries humourless former Miliband aide Tom Baldwin:

Stop, stop, he’s already dead.

Obama’s Threat to Britain

Obama insisted the referendum decision is British voters’ and theirs alone… and then came the bombshell threat. The outgoing President secured tomorrow’s headlines by warning a US-UK trade deal post-Brexit “won’t happen any time soon” and claiming Britain “will be at the back of the queue”. Of course it’s because we’re in the EU that we don’t have a trade deal with the US. How will voters react when they see the US President threatening them on the News at Ten?

Also worth bearing in mind that currently with no trade deal in place with the US, the UK is the biggest investment partner already and the US is the biggest investor in the UK ($324 billion). UK investment in the US last year was $282 billion. Over a million Americans work for British companies and over a million Britons are employed by American companies. We are already at the front of the queue doing $56 billion of transatlantic trade last year…

BBC Critique of Osborne’s Dodgy Dossier Mysteriously Toned Down

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The BBC’s Reality Check service tore into Osborne’s dodgy dossier on Monday, dismissing his £4,300 figure as “questionable and probably not particularly helpful”. Yet for some mysterious reason the version appearing on the site today has been toned down. The words “it’s not true”, referring to the Chancellor’s top line figure, havevanished with no explanation. The rest of the criticism remains, but that killer line is gone. Curiouser and curiouser…

Owen Jones’ Think Tank Helps Pay Off Deficit

The union funded CLASS think tank Owen Jones helped found has been fined £1,000 by the Electoral Commission. Unite veteran Steve Hart was stung with the bill after the Centre for Labour and Social Studies failed to deliver not one but two donation reports on time. “Any penalties that are imposed by the Commission go into the Consolidated Fund. This is managed by HM Treasury.” OJ’s band of deficit deniers are forced to help pay it off…

Boris is Right: White House Did Return Churchill Bust

Boris is coming in for heavy criticism for writing that a bust of Winston Churchill was removed from the White House and returned to the British embassy when Obama took office. Sky News’ Faisal Islam reports that Boris’ claim is […]

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NUS Disaffiliation Campaign Doubles Support Overnight

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The aftershock of the NUS’ disastrous conference continues to be felt. After the launch of a mass disaffiliation campaign yesterday, the number of universities looking to break ties with the NUS has doubled overnight. The sound unis are understood to […]

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Friday Caption Contest (Look Over There Edition)

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David Furnish Warns Photographers Outside His Home

Press regulator IPSO has written to editors today with a warning on behalf of David Furnish:

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The Independent Press Standards Organisation has today been contacted by representatives of David Furnish.

Mr Furnish says

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