Bankers’ Spinner Bolsters ‘No’ Campaign

A big boost for the ‘No’ campaign, who have signed up top British Bankers’ Association spinner Paul Stephenson to run their comms. Dominic Cummings is hiring:

“If you want to get overpaid for lying to people, call the EU Commission or Roland Rudd – he tells the media he wants to pay his campaign manager 500k: you can hire 20 junior people for that and I’ll bet they’ll drive the guy on 500k round the bend before they’re done…”

Stephenson is a former Tory press officer turned DfT and then DH SpAd, and one of the best in the business. His appointment also neuters the line that the City is pro-EU, as clearly the bankers’ spinner disagrees. Downing Street will rue the day they didn’t hug him close and make him an offer he couldn’t refuse…

Farage’s Speech Praising Tsipras

Radical far leftist Alexis Tspiras looked a little confused by his unlikely new friend in the European Parliament:

“There is a new Berlin wall and it is called the euro…”

EU Blows Cash on Racing Lithuanian Horse, Belarusian Tractor and Latvian Minivan

Guido was perhaps unfairly sceptical about the merits of ‘European Co-Operation Day‘ after watching their taxpayer-funded propaganda ‘rap’. Who can argue with what they spent their budget on previously?

According to their promotional literature, “Highlights from the past European Cooperation Day campaigns include a swimming marathon between Greece and Albania…”

“… a classical concert in a cross-border cave between Hungary and  Slovakia…”

“… 28 artistic companies, 140 performers, 40 acts and over 100 performances from France and the United Kingdom…”

And, best of the lot, “a race between a Lithuanian horse, a Belarusian tractor, and a Latvian minivan…”

Why do they do all this? The pamphlet explains:

“Does a bird know when it has flown over the border between France and Spain? Does a river change its course when it flows from Austria to Slovakia? Problems that we face nowadays —pollution, viruses, unemployment, storms, ageing population— are not limited by borders. Our ways of dealing with these problems should also overcome borders. That is why territorial cooperation is an essential tool for Europe”

When will the madness end?

EU’s Taxpayer-Funded Rap, Graffiti and Skateboards Propaganda Video

To mark European Co-operation Day, your EU taxpayers’ money has been spent on this three minute long song serenading the “success” of the European project:

Lyrics include:

“It wasn’t always easy / 

But look at our success /

25 years and more to come /

Let’s celebrate this fact”

Presumably they have all the time in the world to skateboard and graffiti because EU youth unemployment is so high.

All together now: “Europeeeeaaaan co-operaaaaationnnn…”

European Co-operation Day Competition Launched

With impeccable timing, the European Commission has decided that now is an appropriate time to kick off a competition to find a slogan for “European Co-operation Day”.

Here are the five deliciously ironic potential winners:

  • “Close. Closer. Together!”
  • “Working closer, growing together”
  • “Co-operation for better Europe”
  • “Co-operation beyond borders”
  • “Sharing challenges, developing solutions”

Tell that to the Greeks…

Rubber Banned: Avid Javid’s Condom Comedy Turn

Sajid Javid is not famed for his easy manner in front of a crowd, though he had the right-wingers at the Conservative Way Forward summer party in stitches with the latest EU diktat to cross his desk:

“Talking about rubbish from the EU, I’m gonna give you an example. As Business Secretary, I take overall responsibility for negotiations involving the single market. Do you know, across my desk the other day, I got a brief saying the EU now wants to regulate the number of condoms you have in a packet. 

The Swedes are saying there must be five. They want one for Monday, one for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The French are saying ‘non’, we want seven. One for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and one for Saturday and Sunday.

The Italians, they want nine! One for each weekday, and two for Saturday and two for Sunday. 

But you will be pleased to know that Britain has put its foot down. We want twelve.

January, February, March, April…”

Don’t be a fool, wrap your negotiating tool…

Greferendum: Triumph for No

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British cheerleaders for the EU like Roland Rudd are not taking the expressed will of the Greek people well:

The usual establishment guilty men will be lamenting over at the FT:

This vote does not mean an instant Grexit, nor does it mean the €uro is finished. It does mean that the supposed inevitability of greater integration and irreversibility of the €uro is over. As someone once said, for the forces opposed to a unified European supra-state

“… we have a new experience. We have victory – a remarkable and definite victory… Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Tonight it is looking like the Greek people voted by a 2 to 1 margin against the EU’s diktat… Le Projet Européen est terminé.

Das Bild Referendum

All eyes on Greece for Sunday’s referendum on whether to accept the EU’s bailout conditions, though German tabloid Bild is holding a plebiscite of its own:

“Should we support Greece with further taxpayer billions?”

Are you listening Mrs Merkel…

H/T @JeremyCliffe 

New UKIP Attack Ad Skewers Two-Faced Dave on Treaty Change

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Greek Poll Has “No” Side Ahead

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Greece looks likely to reject the creditors’ bailout according to the latest poll published today. Asked how they would vote in a referendum – assuming it goes ahead – 46% said they back the “no” vote, down from 57%, with […]

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IPSO Throw Out Vexatious Europhile Whinge

The press regulator has dismissed a spurious complaint brought against the Telegraph by Bill Emmott, ex-editor of the Economist. Emmott claimed in a long whinge that Toby Young’s review of his ‘Great European Disaster Movie’, a piece of swivel-eyed, […]

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Sajid Slams CBI: Stinging Speech Threatens Brexit

The Business Secretary let the CBI have it at the Corinthia last night, telling them to their faces that their pro-EU intransigence doesn’t “make sense”:

“Imagine my surprise last month, when I attended an event much like this one

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