141 Tory MPs Backing Brexit

Stuart Andrew and Michael Tomlinson are the latest Tory MPs to come out in favour of Brexit, bringing the total number of Outers on Guido’s spreadsheet to 141. 26 remain undeclared, amongst them several who could conceivably back Leave. The final number of Leave Tory MPs will be considerably higher than most predicted.

Among MEPs the big one to watch is Syed Kamall, a fierce Eurosceptic who is the leader of the Tories in Brussels. Syed has railed against the EU’s “one-size-fits-all superstate”, arguing that we should “turn our backs on the parliament of the backroom deal, [and] leave behind the parliament of intolerance of minority views that challenge convention”. He is under severe pressure and has not been taking Guido’s calls. Conscience versus career…

Fully up to date referendum list here.

Rose: Wages Will Rise if Britain Leaves EU

Expect Stuart Rose‘s stunning admission to the Europhile MP Wes Streeting that wages would rise after Brexit to feature in video attack ads over and over again:

Wes Streeting: “If free movement were to end following Brexit, is it not reasonable to suppose that we could see increase in wages of low skilled workers in the UK?”

Stuart Rose: “If you are short of labour the price will go up, so yes. That’s not necessarily a good thing.”

There’s a new attack line for the Leave campaign every time Rose opens his mouth…

Select Committee Accuses Stuart Rose of “Intellectual Dishonesty”

Remain campaigners Stuart Rose and Will Straw were hauled in front of the Treasury Select Committee today. The Britain Stronger In chairman received quite the lashing from committee chair Andrew Tyrie, who accused Rose of “intellectual dishonesty” and a “scandalous misuse of data”, in reference to BSE’s discredited claim that EU membership is worth £3,000 to every household in this countryGuido expects more of the Remain camp’s misrepresentations will be exposed over the next few months…

New LGBT Campaign For Brexit Launched

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They’re known to preen themselves fastidiously, have voracious sexual appetites and they want out of the EU. No, it’s not Pets campaigning for Brexit, (that was yesterday’s news). It’s Gays for Brexit – and they won’t hump your leg!

A new campaigning arm of Vote Leave has been launched, called Out and ProudThey will be campaigning for the LGBT community to back Brexit. They told Pink News:

“The European Union is too insular, too bureaucratic and too indifferent to injustice. A more internationalist, globally-engaged UK will be an even more effective champion of LGBT rights around the world.”

Hear, hear! If only the closet europhiles in the cabinet had been similarly out and proud…

Brexiteers Unleash Pets For Britain

This will give voters paws for thought – the Leavers have unleashed canine support for Brexit. Although at the moment the new Pets For Britain Twitter account only showcases two supporters from this nation of dog lovers:

Guido has a feline that only Brussels fat-cats will be on the side the Remainers…

Spinwatch: BSE’s Boris Brexit Baloney

This morning BSE spinners for the EU claimed a new report by Boris’ economics advisor says Brexit could wipe £210 billion off London’s economy. Yet if you actually read Dr Gerard Lyons’ report, that isn’t what he says at all. The BSE press release arrives at that figure by quoting the section of Lyons’ report about the “best case” scenario of Britain remaining in a reformed EU. They conveniently forget to mention that Lyons concludes the EU has not been reformed by Cameron’s renegotiation.

So what does Lyons actually say? In the scenario of the EU staying unreformed and Britain then deciding to Leave, he predicts London would be £120 billion better off. His personal Twitter account gives a more accurate reflection of his position:

Anyone following the campaigns closely should know Lyons is not a Remainer

Downing Street Soliciting Pro-EU Women’s Letter

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A City co-conspirator gets in touch claiming Downing Street are soliciting for another pro-EU letter, this time signed by a group of businesswomen and female celebrities. The stunt would apparently focus on the alleged benefits to gender and workplace equality provided by Brussels, and is being tentatively lined up for the papers ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8. Ultra-Europhile Nicky Morgan is said to be involved, and expect names like Karren Brady, Martha Lane Fox and Kathy Lette to crop up. It will probably borrow heavily from BSE’s Women for In campaign material:

“We are drawn from all walks of life. We work in medicine, retail, health, financial services, the creative industries, trade unions, interior design and fashion. And we have all benefitted from our membership of the EU. Those of us who are businesswomen have seen how free trade agreements have enabled businesses to crack new markets, how regulation has been aligned to allow us to operate across Europe and how travel round the continent has been made quicker, easier and cheaper. Those of us who are mums have taken for granted the maternity leave set out in EU employment law. And those of us who are grandmothers are excited about the prospect of our grandchildren being able to live, work and study in countries across Europe. This isn’t just about whether Britain is strong today, but safeguarding opportunities for future generations too.”

Last week No. 10 civil servant Chris Hopkins’ email to FTSE companies was leaked to Guido, so this time Downing Street are contacting would be signatories by phone only in the hope word doesn’t get out. A strategy which is not proving successful…

Tory Grassroots Poll: Boris Beats Osborne, Remainers Sink

If it’s a straight fight between Boris and Osborne on the Tory leadership ballot paper there is only one winner. The Telegraph have polled the heads of 50 Conservative associations and Boris is the preferred choice, though almost half are undecided. May is down on four after she backed Remain, and Sajid Javid languishes with just one association head supporter after his flip flop. Tory associations back Leave over Remain by 12 points, so Boris’ bravery is paying off and the Remainers are paying the price…

How the Parties Have Changed Since 1975

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In 1975, Labour MPs thought the EEC was a bosses’ union, a capitalist conspiracy, while the Tories were overwhelmingly in favour of a common market. 41 years on and the parliamentary parties have almost entirely swapped positions…

Michael Cockerell’s short film on the 1975 referendum is well worth a watch.[…]

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Self-Declared “Lifelong Eurosceptic” Swaps Sides

Local Tories in Hornchurch and Upminster have expressed dismay that their MP Angela Watkinson, who spent decades campaigning against the EU, is backing Remain. Watkinson caused considerable anger when she emailed her local association members explaining her volte-face:

“As a lifelong Eurosceptic, I have surprised myself by concluding that we can influence our future better from within.”

This is the same Angela Watkinson who in 2001 was one of three MPs forced to leave the ultra-Eurosceptic Monday Club.[…]

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Lexie the Brexit Poster Girl

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Lexie Hill, a 16-year-old grammar-school girl, is the poster girl for Brexit after her devastating performance on Question Time last night

Her father Robert Hill told The Telegraph:

“We are very proud of her, she’s always had very strong views on politics. 

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Pro-EU Charities Paid £200 Million By EU

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BSE have put out a press release pushing the line that charities oppose leaving the EU. At least they’re honest about the reason: “New research shows leaving Europe could cost UK charities over £200 million a year“. There is even a handy breakdown showing how much the EU hands out to each charity each year:

Oxfam GB: £38,799,473
International Rescue Committee UK: £22,990,156
The British Council Royal Charter: £19,986,116
The Save The Children Fund: £19,767,256<
International Medical Corps UK: £14,098,995
Mercy Corps Scotland: £11,045,230
World Vision UK: £5,311,721
Plan International (UK): £4,876,119
Actionaid: £4,714,942
British Museum: £4,357,968

In total British charities receive £217,597,098-a-year from the European Union, though in reality this is UK taxpayer cash that has been sent the cogs of Brussels bureaucracy only to be returned to the third sector.[…]

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“Brexit: The Movie” Achieves £100,000 Funding

Congratulations to Guido’s favourite film producer Martin Durkin on achieving his crowd-funded £100,000 target for “Brexit: The Movie” in 26 days. 1,500 people backed the Kickstarter campaign, and the film – a powerful, polemic, Eurosceptic equivalent of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” – will be released at the beginning of May.[…]

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Blue on Blue: Grayling-Soubry Debate Cancelled

Downing Street had optimistically hoped for an unspoken convention whereby ministers would not appear in public disagreeing with each other on the EU. Unsurprisingly that ain’t gonna last – Chris Grayling and Anna Soubry are going to face off in a debate chaired by Jeremy Vine at Church House in Westminster on March 15.[…]

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Young Lady’s Case For Brexit

Bravo! Good to see June Sarpong has sewn up the Remain youth vote.[…]

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“Rally Round the Flag, Boys!” Joan Collins For Brexit

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Joan Collins has long called for Brexit:

Her more vocal role in the referendum was confirmed with a very emotive tweet for the cause. Famous for her roles in films with titles such as Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys![…]

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Heather Wheeler talks to Burton Mail about her tweet…

“It was a tongue in cheek pop after the European Parliament tweet – it was purely that. I also wanted to congratulate Team GB on a brilliant result and thirdly congratulate the Commonwealth countries who also did very well. Fourth, I am also looking forwarded to establishing new trade agreements. That was it – nothing more. Let’s just enjoy the summer!”

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