Top Eurocrat: “Time For an EU Ban On Referenda”

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Look no further than this top Eurocrat for proof of Brussels’ loathing for democracy. After Dutch voters had the gall to defy the EU last week, Fraser Cameron, a former senior adviser to the Commission, wrote this on why “it is time for an EU ban on referenda”. 

“Referenda are becoming a huge problem for the EU. The latest result in the Netherlands on the Association Agreement with Ukraine is probably the worst possible outcome. If the turnout had been below 30% the Dutch government could have safely ignored the vote…

Undoubtedly there is a growing trend towards referenda. There have been over 50 in the last twenty years. Sometimes referenda are forced upon governments if there is sufficient voter support, as was the case in the Netherlands… Perhaps it is time for an EU ban on referenda!”

Pesky democracy, getting in the way of the European super-state…

UPDATE: UKIP’s Steven Woolfe gets in touch:

“Here is the EU’s disdain for democracy exposed. Fraser Cameron worked as a senior adviser to the Commission for a decade and his is a view held by many in the corridors of Brussels. He and his fellow apparatchiks don’t want the people to have a say in the future development of the European Superstate.”

Electoral Commission: £9 Million Taxpayer Cash Gives Remain “Unfair Advantage”

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Here is the Electoral Commission’s view on Dave’s £9 million of extra taxpayer cash for pro-EU leaflets:

“We don’t think the government should have done it… [it gives Remain an] unfair advantage… undermines the principle [of spending limits]”

A major intervention – this is very strong language from the usually diplomatic Electoral Commission.

Meanwhile multiple sources report that a whole team of Whitehall civil servants have in the last week or so been seconded from their departmental jobs to help the Remain campaign. Taxpayer-funded officials from the Cabinet Office, Treasury and Foreign Office are said to have been moved to campaign roles. The slanted rules say such activity from publicly-paid staff is banned if they want to help the Leave campaign…

UPDATE: Stronger In stress no one is being seconded from Whitehall to work for them. The speculation doing the rounds is that the seconded civil servants are working on the campaign in Downing Street.

Eurocrats Dismiss Dutch Vote

61% of Dutch voters voted against the government and against the EU last night, in a referendum seen as a vote of confidence in Brussels. This is how Eurocrats have responded to the will of the people being democratic expressed:

How will they respond to 8.6% of the EU’s population voting on June 23…

Top Europhile Admits EU Hurting Steelworkers

Former LibDem minister and arch-Europhile Steve Webb has told the truth about the EU hampering any bailouts of steelworkers’ pensions:

“The issue there is you’re not allowed to subsidise your own industry where they’re competing with other peoples, and the EU come down particularly hard on steel, because the EU takes the view that there’s too much steel capacity. So it’s hard to see that working for the government.”

Webb actually has form for EU honesty, he warned of the “devastating impact” of Brussels legislation on pensions a few years ago. How refreshing!

BSE’s Laughable Leaflet Hypocrisy

BSE spent yesterday whinging that Vote Leave are distributing leaflets “completely absent of Vote Leave branding”. So outraged were the Remain campaign that they pinged off a press release and even had Chris Bryant complain to the Electoral Commission. Which isn’t the brightest move considering BSE have been sending out their own unbranded leaflets, with just the acronym “BSIE” in very small letters on the return address:

Will the Electoral Commission look at them too?

Trotskyist Corbyn Ally Leads Leave Campaign

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Dave Nellist of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition has loudly called for a reunion with his former parliamentary comrade Jeremy Corbyn, even offering to merge the hard-left group with Labour. Corbyn’s own sympathies clearly lie with Nellist, the Labour leader said in February:

“Dave and I worked very well together in Parliament together in the past, I have a lot of respect for him as a good community-minded person and I hope that we will get support from him in all quarters in the future.”

What’s Nellist up to now? He’s just optimistically filed the TUSC application to the Electoral Commission for the official Leave campaign designation. The old Trot has stuck to his anti-Brussels guns:

“I was elected as a Labour MP in 1983 on a manifesto that committed the party to withdrawal from the then European Economic Community (EEC). There are millions of trade unionists, young people, anti-austerity campaigners and working class voters generally who, like TUSC, still oppose the EU from a completely different standpoint to that of Ukip and the Tory outers.”

Any other MPs elected in 1983 on an anti-EEC platform?

Oxbridge Careerists Want To Remain, War Heroes Want To Leave

How about this for some statistical analysis demonstrating unequivocally that Remainers are more likely to be Oxbridge careerists. Research by MyVoucherCodes finds 79% of Oxbridge MPs want to stay in the EU, while just 16% of MPs who started their career as a politician want to leave. Only 19% of MPs with military backgrounds are Remainers. So Oxbridge careerists want us to Remain, and war heroes tend to back Brexit. Talking of which, when is the apparently Eurosceptic Johnny Mercer getting off the fence?

EU Taxes and Regulations Killed British Steel Industry

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Dave is in Lanzarote, Sajid Javid is on an ill-timed jolly Down Under and Jeremy Corbyn wants parliament recalled to debate the dying British steel industry. While cheaper Chinese imports may have forced prices down, British steel prices have risen £30 per tonne since Christmas, with EU prices nearly £50 higher than Chinese in November. The EU’s 37 failed anti-dumping measures are just a sideshow to the real problem facing the industry: excessive EU green taxes and carbon caps.

By pledging to cut carbon emissions by “at least 40%” in 2030, Brussels has forced energy companies into a spate of investments and divestments, causing chaos within the industry and sending electricity prices into the stratosphere. In the fracking-friendly USA, electricity costs just 7 pence per kilowatt hour – down 2% from last year. In China the cost of coal power has fallen by 2 pence. In Britain the average price per kilowatt hour for electricity last year was 13.9 pence – over 50% higher. As Kate Hoey says:

“The EU’s regulations on energy production are killing our steel industry. It is impossible for the UK to compete with non-EU countries like the US, where electricity costs half the price, and Norway, where energy is 25 per cent of the UK price. They unlike us are free from dogmatic, ineffective rules on energy sources.”

Even if Osborne wants to intervene, his hands are tied in any bailout situation by strict EU government aid laws. The UK had to grovel to EU bureaucrats for permission to off-set the new higher energy costs for the steel industry. Labour voters and Remain-backing unions like the GMB should face facts – the EU won’t save their members and will stop the government from doing so…

EU’s Free Movement of Killers Not Scaremongering

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The Remain campaign is squealing about a list released by Vote Leave documenting 50 foreign criminals who were able to commit rapes and murders in Britain because of EU free movement. BSE say it is “scaremongering of the worst kind”[…]

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Nicky Morgan’s Nicola Murray Moment

Nicky Morgan is giving a speech this morning to “young people” about why Brexit would be like, totes not amazing for them. A few years ago Morgan was nicknamed “Nicola Murray” by colleagues, not without reason:

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Dave’s Banter, Man Hugs and Awkward Schmoozing

By Guido’s count there are 18 Tory MPs who have yet to declare their positions on the referendum. Cameron has been schmoozing the undecideds with attempts at banter, “man hugs” in Commons corridors and one-on-one private persuasion sessions in his […]

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Remain Convert Duncan Said “UKIP Have a Point” Last Year

Guido’s Tory MP referendum spreadsheet is fully updated as Alan Duncan comes out for Remain, writing: “This is no time to withdraw from, and hence weaken, such an important multilateral structure as the EU”. Which is odd because […]

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