Monday, September 23, 2013

New Flights From Romania Launched to Prepare for Influx

The Government says it expects only 13,000 arrivals from Romania and Bulgaria next year. However the market might suggest otherwise: As pointed out in the Sun on Sunday yesterday, Guido can’t help noticing that Romanian national airline Tarom has announced a new service to Luton, and Easyjet is launching a new route using Airbuses from Romania to Gatwick. The EU working restrictions are abolished at the end of the year, just in time for the European elections.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bonkers Barroso: It’s EU or War

Who could have guessed Jose Manuel Barroso’s State of the European Union address would turn out to be a rant against Eurosceptics and Tories. Former communist Barroso reckons a Tory can never be President of the European Commission. As European Conservatives and Reformists leader Mark Callanan says: “a bit rich coming from an unelected bureaucrat”. UKIP loved Barroso’s line that they will beat the Tories into becoming the “first force” of Britain. Apparently their Euroscepticism is “real” and the Tories are “copycats”. Barroso’s main argument seems to be that if any country withdraws from the EU, Germany will invade Poland again. The argument that the EU keeps the peace in Europe is a complete myth, NATO does that.

The rest is probably best left to Nigel Farage:

He went on to call Belgium’s Guy Verhofstadt “the vilest person in Europe”. A tough contest…

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Germans Blink on Dave’s EU Reform Plan

Angela Merkel has given the Dave a glimmer of hope in his ambitious plan to claw back even a scrap of power from Brussels. The Fresh Start Group of Tory MPs who want reform are point out an interview the German Chancellor has given:

“So we discuss if we need even more competences for Europe. However, we can also consider whether we can give something back.”

Given that Merkel is campaigning for re-election in September, we can take what she says with a pinch of salt but some ground is definitely being given. It’s no longer a straight forward no…

Monday, August 12, 2013

Leather Says Leave

Well you would want them on your side in a fight, so what better fight that the coming EU brawl. Guido was amused to discover the formation of Bikers for Britain, a leather clad campaign group for EU referendum enthusiasts from the biker community.

The group also has the baking to tattoo clad Tory MP Mike Weatherly, a biker. Apparently “the EU has chipped away at the freedom of motorcyclists with a seemingly never-ending stream of legislation.” Well it would be weird for one sub-section of society to avoid it…

Friday, July 5, 2013

WATCH: Wharton Bill Wins Second Reading 304-0

The ayes to the right 304, the noes to the left zero…

WATCH: Hague’s Highlights

James Wharton gave an assured performance on his big day, though it was William Hague who delivered the killer blows:

 Poor wee Dougie.

Read Leaked Labour EU Vote Briefing

“Why won’t Labour offer a say to the British public on Europe?”

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wharton Winds Up Miliband

James Wharton is having some fun with Ed Miliband this afternoon, mailing the Labour leader badges declaring support for a referendum:

“I was interested to read in the Mail on Sunday on 4 June that half of the Shadow Cabinet supports this move.

I am grateful for their support and hope you might relax your whip requiring them to stay away on Friday and instead allow them to attend and back the Bill.

Sheryl Murray, the excellent MP for South East Cornwall, has produced campaign badges that can be worn by supporters of the Bill. I am afraid though that the Mail on Sunday article did not identify who in your shadow cabinet supports and who does not. I enclose 14 badges with this letter, enough for half of the Shadow Cabinet, with one extra for you to wear should you decide to lead on this issue rather than running away from it! It might help you to put the accusations of weakness that have dogged your leadership behind you – I know this would be helpful.

Please let me know if you require any more, I would be happy to ask Sheryl to make them and hope to see you on Friday.”

Cheeky…

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Three Graphs That Skewer Europhile Myths

At the beginning of the last decade over 60% of Britain’s goods exports was to EU countries. Over the last twelve years that percentage has fallen to 50%, as our goods exports to the rest of the world has increased from under 40% to 50%.

What’s more, Britain’s trade deficit with the EU is far greater than its deficit with the rest of the world. The idea they wouldn’t trade with us if we leave is farcical.

Thirdly, Europe is becoming less important in world trade. In 1990 the EU was 27 per cent of world output. By 2016 it will be just 18 per cent of world output, a pretty significant fall.

Food for thought come Friday.

Via notourbiggestmarket.org

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WATCH: Money-Grabbing MEPs Exposed

Great work from Dutch journalist Tom Staal, who has exposed the shameless MEPs turning up to claim their €300 allowance at the European Parliament only to leave without doing any work. Every British man, woman and child makes a net contribution of €74.53 to the EU a year. This is what you get for your money.


Seen Elsewhere

Establishment Times Chums Appeasing Tory Europhiles | UKIP
Andrew Pierce v Owen Jones | MediaGuido
Last Person the Leave the EU Please Turn Out the Lights | Speccie
Porn Without Borders | The Local
Why Tax Cuts Pay for Themselves | Nick Wood
North Korean Heavies Target Ealing Hairdresser | Standard
Tax Cuts Make Us All Richer | Alex Brummer
Sex, Booze and Power Play | Sophy Ridge
Deferential Democracy is Dead | Douglas Carswell
Clegg’s Taxpayer Funded Strategist | Sun
Farage is Still a Politician | Times


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Cathy Jamieson MP, Labour’s Shadow Treasury minister, commenting on Treasury analysis of the economic impact of tax changes…

“If the Treasury is looking at the economic impact of tax changes, then surely it should examine the impact of the rise in VAT and cuts to tax credits? George Osborne’s £12 billion VAT rise knocked confidence, helped to choke off the recovery and has cost families £1,350 over the last three years.”



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