Corbyn Lists Reasons to Oppose EU on Sky Debate

Corbyn calls his support for the EU “not unconditional”, lashes out at TTIP, EU shielded tax havens, and the way “systematically big companies are exploiting loopholes” in  EU law. Return to base Agent Corbyn, your work is done…

Rick Astley and June Sarpong to Face Paxman

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Rick Astley will appear alongside fellow celebrity federasts June Sarpong and Delia Smith on the Remain side, while Leave will field Ulrika Jonsson, Mike Read and Theo Paphitis. The panel for the “discussion”, to be grilled by Jeremy Paxman, will be chosen from the 150 strong audience of politicians and C-listers.  Sure that will get the ratings…

Will Young Climbs Aboard Boris’s Vote Leave Bus

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Evergreen Pop Idol crooner Will Young is famous for hits like 2003’s “Leave right now”. It looks like he will be getting on Vote Leave’s bus on the Long and Winding Road when he takes over the big red battle bus later this week. Conspiratorial pro-Remain types needn’t have Suspicious Minds, though – Young isn’t going to Light Leave’s Fire – he’s just using the bus for his journey to Glastonbury on June 25. The singer won’t be making significant Changes, other than taking off all the Vote Leave stickers.

Will has so far stayed out of the referendum. There’s still time to back Leave – Don’t Let me Down Will…

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…

Time to Say-eeda Goodbye…

“Although I was never a member of the group, I did hum along to one of their songs two weeks ago…”

Cameron: Leave Voters ‘Confused’

Audience member: “What I don’t understand is with all these experts that you’ve got saying we should stay in, why the British public isn’t more convinced, why is Brexit in the lead?”

Cameron: “Well, I think people have found this debate, and all the facts and the figures, perhaps quite confusing. People need to think very carefully.”

That’ll win ’em round…

Warsi ‘Defection’ Unravels

The Times have watered down their mischievous first edition claiming Sayeeda Warsi has ‘defected’ from Leave to Remain. No one in Vote Leave thought she was a Brexit supporter or is aware of her doing any campaigning for them at all. She has only tweeted about Vote Leave once – ten days ago – to attack them. She did not appear on the website of pro-Leave group Muslims for Britain. In February Warsi told Eurosceptic campaigners she had not declared. When Dan Hannan invited her to join the Leave campaign, she declined. Neil Kinnock even once backed her for EU commissioner…

What about her own words? Speaking in 2013, Sayeeda said:

“Membership of the EU is in the UK’s national interest”

In 2014 she said:

“One of the things that attracted me to David Cameron was that he was not obsessed with Europe and immigration. I would hate to think that is where we end up again – obsessing with Europe and immigration.”

And in 2011 she told the Tory group of MEPs she explicitly supported being a member of the EU:

“Now is not the time to turn our backs on our friends. We must continue the work we have started together. This is the work that Margaret Thatcher began, bringing about growth through a competitive single market. And that must be our mission today. And with that, it is my great pleasure to introduce a man who is leading this mission [William Hague]. A man who fought a campaign about being in Europe but not run by Europe. He was criticised – but he was right.”

Forget dead cat, Downing Street and Sayeeda have sold the Times a pup…

Corbyn: Free Movement Means No Upper Limit on Immigration

Honesty from Jezza…

BBC Wembley Debate Line-Ups

Remain employ some squad rotation after a poor showing on ITV. Leave’s dream team are unchanged…[…]

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Mercer No Fisherman’s Friend

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As MP for Plymouth, the city home to the UK’s second largest fresh fish market, Johnny Mercer should be a fisherman’s friend. They’re hurting following cuts to EU fishing quotas of 26% for cod, 14% for haddock, and 12% for whiting – all local catches in South Devon.[…]

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Leave Move Ahead With Survation Too

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LEAVE: 45% (+7)

REMAIN: 42% (-2)

The trend continues, another swing to Leave…[…]

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Piers Corbyn Explains Why Jezza is Wrong on Workers’ Rights

Jeremy Corbyn today tells Labour supporters in Yorkshire to vote Remain to “protect workers across Europe”. In the new film “Lexit: The Movie”, produced by Labour Leave, Jezza’s brother Piers demolishes that argument:

“The idea that the European Union is a happy-clappy haven for workers rights is complete nonsense… We do not need an unelected bureaucracy to tell us, “ok, you can have these rights”.

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How Remainers Stitched Up Gove’s Elderly Father

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Michael Gove was as emotional as you will ever see on Question Time as he responded to the Guardian story about his father. Privately the Goves are genuinely furious, and say the paper “rang up an elderly man who is very hard of hearing and has serious diabetes and twisted his words”.[…]

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Leave 6 Points Ahead With Ipsos Mori

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LEAVE: 53% (+10)

REMAIN: 47% (-10)

HUGE swing from last month…

Other top lines via the Standard:

  • only 17% believe Osborne’s £4,300 figure
  • half believe Vote Leave’s £350 million figure
  • immigration is the key issue, cited by one in three
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Campaign Report: 8 Days to Go

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Leave message: Remain’s threats and scare tactics are totally hollow.

Remain message: Osborne: We’ll bring in a post-Brexit budget full of cuts and taxes.

Cut through: Farage’s fishermen flotilla fly flags for freedom.

Leave social media count: 495,292 likes, 60,663 followers.[…]

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Women at the Back at Khan Remain Speech

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This photo shows Sadiq Khan giving a speech outside the Stronger In battle bus in Manchester today. Khan is surrounded by a ring of men at the front. The women are standing at the back. Click on the photo to enlarge – the picture doesn’t lie – there are no women at the front of the audience.[…]

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