Bad Al Attacked Farage’s “Elitist Party”… Where Was He That Night?

When Alastair Campbell attacked Nigel Farage for attending an “elitist party”¬†at the Ritz on Wednesday night it was tempting fate. Guido wondered aloud, where was Bad Al that night?

Turns out that Campbell was dining at the Michelin starred River Cafe restaurant in Hammersmith, attending an elitist establishment party of his own with fellow Remain campaign losers Peter Mandelson and Sir John Sawyers, the former boss of MI6, BSE chairman and tycoon Sir Stuart Rose as well as billionaire Remain donor Sir Charles Dunstone.

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The River Cafe menu offers slow-roasted veal shin for ¬£37, wood-roasted grouse for ¬£40 and wines at over ¬£2,000 a bottle. The very next day Campbell had the gall to call out Farage for attending an “elitist party” – hypocrisy at its most delicious…

Remainers Split Over Freedom of Movement

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The remnants of the Remain campaign have descended into¬†an almighty squabble over their future direction. Britain Stronger In Europe has rebranded as Open Britain, a new lobbying group which has ditched the commitment to freedom of movement, a pillar of Europhile principle.¬†On Sunday, Open Britain’s founders wrote:

“The strength of feeling is clear. Free movement of people cannot continue as it has done. It has to be reformed.”

This has caused other prominent Remainers to kick off. Guido hears a letter is¬†being circulated among pro-EU groups condemning BSE and Open Britain. Signatories include the man in charge of¬†Scientists for EU, previously one of BSE’s main backers. Meanwhile the CEO of the European Movement, Matthew Fulton, says¬†“our red lines are protecting freedom of movement”. When asked whether BSE and the European Movement were still on the same side, Fulton responded:

“At the time we were, but now with¬†their lack of commitment to freedom of movement – I know it’s not popular thing in the country at the moment – but there needs to be people making that argument.”

Soft Remain versus hard Remain…

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Will Straw Ordered Remain to Attack Leave Over Jo Cox Death

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Remain campaign director¬†Will Straw sent¬†the above email to the Stronger In mailing list yesterday. The thinking behind it is revealed in a recording of a¬†conference call, obtained by Guido, which took place yesterday afternoon. Straw told¬†Remain campaigners¬†that voters had been “pulled up short” by the murder of Jo Cox, and that Stronger In¬†should¬†now attack the Leave side for creating “division and resentment”. Straw says¬†they should¬†respond to Cox’s death¬†–¬†“the new context that we’re in” –¬†by claiming only they represent “a decent, tolerant” Britain.

“We need to recognise that people have been pulled up short by Jo Cox’s death and it is now time to make a very positive case for why we want to be in the European Union… to call out the other side for what they have done to stir division and resentment in the UK. That is something we must all do… This is what we think is the closing argument of the campaign, reflecting all the arguments that we have been setting out for many months but also the new context that we’re in. What we want to say is people should vote Remain on Thursday for more jobs, lower prices, workers’ rights, stronger public services and a decent, tolerant United Kingdom.”

Fair to say campaigning is well and truly back under way…

SPANISH FLEE: Remain’s Messina Off to Madrid

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Remain’s¬†“senior strategic advisor” Jim Messina has learned from David Axelrod how to¬†fly in for a couple of days, shake a few hands, send a couple of tweets and then jet off having trousered a thick wedge. With ten days to go Messina is forgetting about the¬†referendum – he has just been hired by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to help with his election strategy. According to the Spanish press¬†Messina begins work immediately:

“He will combine working for Rajoy with other work such as assisting Cameron in the campaign against Brexit, though his involvement will be higher in Spain. Messina is responsible for online communication.”

The last sighting of Messina in London was at a crisis meeting with BSE on May 31 as the polls started to turn. How much are they paying him to jump from the sinking ship?

Bennett Battle Bus’ Giant Carbon Footprint

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Natalie Bennett told Britain to vote Remain to save the planet this morning.¬†Standing in front of a 12.4 tonne BSE battle bus…

Guido’s data bods have been crunching the numbers. A very conservative estimate tracks the bus as having covered some 900 miles since April. With the six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz Tourino boasting just¬†14.1 miles per gallon, it¬†has used at least 63.8 gallons of fuel – 290 litres – on its journey round the country. That’s¬†roughly equivalent to two entire barrels of oil, or a carbon footprint of one tonne of carbon dioxide.¬†Sure Nat’s¬†bike saved a few litres, though…

Sexists For Remain

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Uh oh! GMB union chief and leading Remainer Tim Roache tells his annual conference:

“Priti Patel, surely a contradiction in her name”

Think Tim should have gone to Specsavers…

BSE’s Will Straw said Tim Roache “speaks for over 600,000 working people” when he endorsed Remain¬†back in February. Now Straw is silent.¬†Meanwhile¬†Harriet Harman is the big gun wheeled out for the Remain campaign today. She would be touring the studios if a Leaver had said this...

UPDATE II: Roache doubles down:

UPDATE III: BSE statement on the man they described as “fantastic” three months ago:

“Comments like this have no place in this debate.”

UPDATE IV:¬†Tory MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan: “This abuse is a new low for the remain campaign.”

#InOrOut Debate: Audience Turns on Cameron

Cameron should have had an easy ride with the audience, having been softened by 30 minutes of project fear.¬†If anything, they were¬†tougher…

Soraya Bouazzaoui, an English Literature student waiting to study her Masters, gave Cameron a broadside over Turkey joining the EU:

“They are under such heavy accusation by the entire Middle East for funding ISIS. How can you reassure us of staying in the EU and saying there are no risks, when there are clear risks? Especially when it comes to ISIS.”

The PM was clearly not expecting such a fierce line of questioning over something he has so far strived to dodge as quickly and efficiently as possible.¬†Soraya demolished Cameron’s “waffling” over security. She should expect a call from Vote Leave tomorrow…

James Dexter leant¬†the defining¬†voice of¬†the public’s rection of project fear: “Do you regret the personal damage that your scare mongering campaign has done to your reputational legacy. Personal damage.” Ouch…

#InOrOut Debate: Cameron’s Fa√ßade Cracks

Faisal Islam did an admirable job destroying the PM’s arguments for Remain. First Dave was seen as empty on immigration, protesting “I’m not going to put a date” on immigration controls.

Next up, Islam humiliated Cameron in front of the audience over his WW3 Brexit claims, before laying into the failure of project fear in general:

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Remain Takes Project Fear to Church

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The Remain¬†campaign are coordinating another¬†letter¬†to be published in a newspaper over the weekend, this time from religious leaders. BSE sent the text of the letter to Faiths Forum, asking them to get the signatures. Faiths Forum’s email to religious leaders¬†openly admits disguising that it is part of the official Remain campaign.[…] Read the rest

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Celebrity Consumer Champion Hits Back at BSE

Celebrity consumer champion Martin Lewis is the expert¬†who, according to the polling, is one of the most trusted among the public when it comes to finances. So you can understand why Britain Stronger in Europe wanted to put his face on a leaflet.[…] Read the rest

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Taxpayer-Funded Lloyds Loan to Remain

The new Electoral Commission release shows that Lloyds Bank, which is still¬†in¬†part state-owned,¬†has given a ¬£20,000 loan to the Remain¬†campaign at¬†a rate of 1%. Awkward…

Vote Leave are all over it, and David Owen notes BSE have also taken cash from¬†Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Citi as well.[…] Read the rest

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Miliband’s Museum Speech Swerved Spending Rules

LBC made a good point this morning – does David Miliband’s speech¬†at the British Museum yesterday mean Britain Stronger in Europe¬†flouted campaign spending rules? This is what the Museum, a public body, says:

“The British Museum has followed the guidance issued by Cabinet Office.

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Liz Truss’ Scotch Botch

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Liz Truss is not happy with the impact Brexit will allegedly have on the Scotch whisky industry. That. Is. A. Disgrace, she almost said today:

“There’s a huge risk to the whisky industry. If we were to leave the single market it would mean lots more cost for their business.”

A neat line, but what does the industry itself think?[…] Read the rest

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BSE Rehash Debunked Football Flop

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In January the Remain campaign tried and failed to convince us that Brexit would prevent Premier League clubs from signing the best talent from the continent. Three months on and they’re still pushing this rot:

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“A Brexit could lead to the most talented players in Europe not being able to come to the Premier League, threatening its status as one of the world‚Äôs most exciting leagues.”¬†

As Guido previously noted, hundreds of non-EU players have been easily signed by Premier League clubs with no fuss at all.[…] Read the rest

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BSE Weaponise Brussels Attacks

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Twitter jumped on the outrage bus yesterday when¬†Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson and UKIP’s Mike Hookem suggested¬†the Brussels attacks were¬†another reason to vote Leave. Yet the lefty social media echo chamber declined to lose it over Britain Stronger in Europe’s email this morning, which quoted Theresa May as saying the attacks showed why we should Remain:

“The Home Secretary and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police both say today, in the aftermath of the tragic attacks in Brussels, that Britain is safer in Europe, and leaving would put us at risk.

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