Boris and Farage Pan Dave’s Red Card

Boris ain’t convinced: “the PM is making best of a bad job, there’s still a lot more to do, a lot more to do on this”. Asked if there is any positive from Dave’s deal: “Ermmm…”

Farage meanwhile tells the European Parliament:

“the Prime Minister is saying we’ve got a red card, isn’t that wonderful? Well what that means is if a majority of parliaments in the European Union can say to Mr Juncker they don’t want one of his directives, is that a cause for celebration? I mean if 15 parliaments couldn’t stop a piece of law we would be living in a communist dictatorship”

Juncker this morning made clear that the emergency brake on immigration actually coming into effect was a pipe dream. Dave is going to get roasted by his backbenchers in the post-PMQs EU debate…

When Cameron and Osborne Laughed at a ‘Red Card’

This clip from 2008 shows Cameron and Osborne smirking and laughing at the idea of a ‘red card’ for EU legislation, as William Hague mocks such a plan in a withering speech at the despatch box:

“It doesn’t take much of a political analyst to work out that the chances of this mechanism being employed on any regular basis are vanishingly small… You only have to consider this for a moment to begin to laugh about it…”

Eight years later, Dave and George claim unconvincingly that their red card is reason enough to vote to Remain…

Irish Election: Enda’s “Long Term Economic Plan™”

The Irish parliament Dáil Éireann has been dissolved and the election is scheduled for February 26.  Enda Kenny’s centre-right Fine Gael party is running on a familiar platform. Central to it is their Long Term Economic Plan™…

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Fine Gael in coalition with the Labour Party has implemented an austerity programme which saw year-on-year, double-digit real-terms cuts to spending.  If they get re-elected – polls have them clear ahead – it will be on the back of the fastest growing economy in Europe. George Osborne likes to say that those who criticise him for not cutting spending “don’t have to get re-elected”. Enda is about to test the idea that in fact you can cut spending, cut the deficit, keep taxes low and get re-elected…

Sadiq Ducks City Airport Row

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Yesterday morning Sadiq Khan sent out a briefing note, helpfully it told us that Labour was split on airport expansion:city-airport

By the afternoon the briefing note dropped any reference to City Airport altogether…

Dire Post-Deal Papers For PM

Cameron mocked up as both Captain Mainwaring and Noel Edmonds on tomorrow’s front pages. Ministers might be gagged from telling the truth about his deal, though the papers ain’t…

CCHQ Breaks Neutrality Promise

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The battle commences, the promise that CCHQ would be neutral is broken. On day one.

Theresa May Statement on EU Deal

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Theresa May says in a statement:

“EU free movement rules have been abused for too long and EU law has stopped us deporting dangerous foreign criminals.

“That is plainly wrong and it is encouraging that the Commission has agreed with the UK that we should take action to address these two issues.

“So we have made progress and negotiations continue ahead of the February Council. As the Prime Minister has said, more work needs to be done, but this is a basis for a deal.”

Hinting at support for Remain, but not a commitment. Will she or won’t she?

Fabbers’ Vomit-Inducing Europhiles Revealed

Michael Fabricant was reaching for the sick bucket during today’s EU debate:

Who were the two vomit-inducing Europhiles in question? 

Guido has established that the gruesome twosome are Nick Herbert and Damian Green…

Union Baron: “All the Tories are an Absolute Disgrace, They Should Be Taken Out and Shot”

Previously Guido brought you the boozed up RMT baron threatening a kindly ticket inspector. Today he brings you RMT boss Steve Hedley telling LBC the Tories should be taken out and shot. Was this reverse Clarkson conducted after a long […]

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Steve Baker on the PM “Polishing Poo”

Vote Leave MP Steve Baker’s verdict on Dave’s renegotiations:

“Will my Right Honourable Friend admit to the House that he has been reduced to polishing poo?”

Quite![…]

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Stella the ‘Hash Smoking Moroccan Tourist’

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Stella Creasy has been the victim of online trolls once again, this time from pranksters targeting her Wikipedia entry. Poor old Stella’s online biography was amended to read that she is partial to trips to Morocco, where she enjoys “belly […]

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Hague Rubbishes Cameron’s Red Card

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David Cameron’s ‘red card‘ means EU legislation can be vetoed if 55% of Member States agree. Good luck with that.

The idea that Britain could simply oppose individual pieces of draft EU legislation, and easily and straightforwardly convince […]

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