More evidence that Cameron is not telling the truth about his real view of Turkey joining the EU…
Leave message: EU rules mean we can’t extradite foreign villains.
Remain message: Last day to register to vote.
Cut through: PM bashes Brexit “Untruths”.
Odds: Remain 4/11, Leave between 13/5 and 11/4
Latest poll: Remain 43% (+2), Leave 42% (-3) (YouGove, online). Poll of Polls is now Remain 51%, Leave 49%.
“I didn’t become an MEP in order to promote the EU – I want us to govern our own country”
Last month he said:
“I oppose so much of what goes on in this place (European Parliament) and in the European Union. I think a lot of it is detrimental to British interests and indeed in the interest of many of our European countries”
And he threatened to back Brexit unless Cameron achieved “tangible change”. You’ll never guess what…
Today he has ‘done a Mak‘ and come out for Remain. Sir Geoffrey is set to retire at the end of this term. This will only fuel the rumours he’s been offered a seat in the Lords…
Johnny Mercer gave Guido a two word response for pointing out he’d ignored his own constituency referendum poll: “Total bollocks”. Johnny says his poll – which found 74% backed Leave – was “unscientific” and therefore he will be voting Remain anyway. Local voters aren’t impressed, mainly because of a promise Mercer made them on his website. This pledge is still up for all to see:
Step one: Promise your constituents “Direct Democracy – you call the shots”.
Step two: Poll them on their views on the referendum.
Step three: Ignore them when the results don’t agree with your career plans…
Four times Andrew Neil asked Hilary Benn if immigration could be controlled inside the EU. Three times he failed to answer, before eventually admitting it couldn’t. He says uncontrolled immigration “is part of the deal…”
Leave message: Stay and we’ll be paying for the Eurozone’s failure.
Remain message: Cameron, Farron, Harman and Bennett united: Leave must make plans clear.
Cut through: Polls changing drastically in Leave’s favour.
Odds: Remain 4/9, Leave between 11/5
Latest poll: Remain 43% (-1), Leave 48% (+1) (ICM, online). Poll of Polls is now Remain 51%, Leave 49%.
Owen Jones is a fully signed-up Remainer these days. He has joined John McDonnell’s Another Europe is Possible group in calling for a “radical In vote” and spent today lamenting polls putting Leave ahead. Yet only a year ago Owen was a self-proclaimed Lexiteer, making the left-wing case for Leave. As late as last July, OJ told us:
“The case for Lexit grows ever stronger, and – at the very least – more of us need to start dipping our toes in the water.”
As for McDonnell, for whom a young Owen was once a bag-carrier, the conversion has been even more dramatic. This explicit call to Leave is from 2014:
Interesting that both Owen and McDonnell are ditching their long-held views on the EU. It’s not just Tories who are selling out to help their careers…
This time last year the Treasury admitted child benefit was exported to 30,000 children in other EU countries in 2014-2015. If you ask for this year’s numbers however, they aren’t keen to spill the beans…
Ministers have refused to answer FIVE parliamentary questions on the cost of sending child benefit to other EU member states. Leave MPs William Wragg and Anne-Marie Trevelyan have tried to get answers, only to be told that providing a response would cause “disproportionate cost” to the taxpayer. Which is odd since Treasury minister David Gauke admitted in 2012 that the data on the number of claimants “is available from a database maintained by HM Revenue and Customs”. These figures were released without a fuss when requested by MPs in previous years. Yet updating us with the latest numbers is coincidentally now judged to be too expensive. Almost as if the Treasury is holding the numbers back until June 24…
Natalie Bennett told Britain to vote Remain to save the planet this morning. Standing in front of a 12.4 tonne BSE battle bus…
Guido’s data bods have been crunching the numbers. A very conservative estimate tracks the bus as having covered some 900 miles since April.[…]
To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Tory MP Johnny Mercer finally came out for Remain yesterday. This morning he writes for ConHome calling Farage “pathetic“. What Johnny doesn’t mention is that just a few weeks ago, when he was supposedly still making up his mind, he polled his constituents about how they would be voting.[…]
Leave message: Patriotic England footballers for Brexit!
Remain message: Farmers weekly back Remain.
Cut through: Cameron’s grilling on Sky’s #InOrOut Debate.
Odds: Remain 2/5, Leave between 12/5
Latest poll: Remain 41%, Leave 41% (YouGov, online). […]