Brexit Debate Live Streaming

Tonight’s debate at the Institute of Economic Affairs (above) is an example of the civil war on the right – two IEA wonks Ryan Bourne and Diego Zuluaga are on opposite sides of the argument, Douglas Carswell and former Tory MEP John Stevens are bolstering the wonks. Such is the demand that they have already had to turn 200 ticket applicants away…

UPDATE: You can rewind the live stream to watch the debate.

Fabbers Cuts Down Pro-EU Colleague: “Oh B*llocks!”

Good old Fabbers has cut down the fawning pro-EU gibberish from Jonathan Djanogly in his own inimitable style:

“Oh b*llocks.”

Look out for his classic reaction. Straight talking, honest politics!

UPDATE: Fabricant apologised to the Speaker afterwards:

EU Gives Turkey €6 Billion and Vows to Scrap Visas by June

The midnight deal struck in Brussels means the EU and Turkey have agreed:

  • to return all new irregular migrants crossing from Turkey into the Greek islands with the costs covered by the EU
  • to accelerate the implementation of the visa liberalisation roadmap with a view to lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens at the latest by the end of June 2016
  • the opening of new chapters in the accession negotiations as soon as possible

So the EU is giving Turkey an initial €3 billion in exchange for taking back Syrian migrants, possibly followed by another €3 billion, will lift the visa requirements for Turks entering the EU within three months and will open talks to let Turkey join the EU as soon as possible. As Britons go to the polls on June 23, the EU will be scrapping visas for Turkish migrants and accelerating the process for Turkey to join the EU…

International Women’s Day: 100% of Female Prime Ministers Back Brexit

Last week Guido revealed Downing Street were drumming up political, business and celebrity support for the Remain campaign to coincide with International Women’s Day. Well, that day has come and who have they signed up? Nicky Morgan, Stella Creasy, Miriam Clegg and June Sarpong. Yes, really.

If you crunch the numbers to produce an in depth statistical analysis of how Britain’s female Prime Ministers would vote, these are the results:

As Rachel Sylvester recalled in February:

“I asked her at a lunch in the late-1990s whether she was in favour of Britain leaving the EU. She fixed me with a long, hard stare — more Paddington Bear than Derek Zoolander — and paused before replying: ‘Yes, I think I am.'”

“In politics, if you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman…”

Second Senior BCC Spokesman Publicly Endorsed Remain

Earlier Guido noted that the British Chambers of Commerce had allowed their Kent chief to publicly endorse the Remain campaign. Now it emerges the chief executive of the Cornwall BCC branch has also signed a letter supporting staying in the EU. Kim Conchie wrote last week that:

“leaving the EU is playing Russian Roulette with the world’s fifth largest economy; it would be a great folly”

Remember, the official BCC line is that they are “a non-partisan organisation” and that senior figures airing personal views willcreate confusion regarding the BCC’s neutral stance”. John Longworth lost his job for publicly backing Leave. Yet here are two top BCC spokesmen who have endorsed Remain with no consequences…

Remain-Supporting BCC Chief Keeps Job

Last night the British Chambers of Commerce explained John Longworth was standing down because “personal views on the referendum” are “likely to create confusion regarding the BCC’s neutral stance”. That means public statements from BCC bosses backing Remain would have the same consequences, right?

Wrong. Two weeks ago Tim Allen, chair of the Kent region of the BCC, signed a letter in support of the Remain campaign and told his local paper:

“While there are a lot of things wrong in the EU – I’m not a fanatic EU supporter – the status quo is most important to me and my employees”

He has kept his position.

Of course Guido isn’t saying he should lose his job. Though it’s one rule for Remainers and another for Leavers over at the BCC…

H/T @benrileysmith

Déjà V-EU: Remainers Rehash 1975 Leaflets Verbatim

old eu votes

After some of the old EEC referendum leaflets were wheeled out over the weekend, Guido has had a look at the Wilson government’s 1975 flyers. Contained within are a series of attack lines uncannily echoed by Remainers today. In many cases verbatim.

1975: Under the heading “If we say ‘No'”, voters were warned that “Inevitably, there would be a period of uncertainty.”

2016: ‘Leading economists’ told the FT in January that “Inevitably there will be a period of heightened uncertainty”. Cameron says there will be a “period of great uncertainty”, Philip Hammond has spoken of “a period of uncertainty”, while a report from the Warwick University says, almost word for word, that Brexit will “inevitably lead to a period of great uncertainty”.

1975: The Wilson pamphlet claimed that in leaving “We would just be outsiders looking in.”

2016: Remain-backing FTSE firms said last week, again almost word for word, that “we will be an outsider looking in”.

1975: The pamphlet warned: “Foreign firms might hesitate to continue investment in Britain.”

2016: A classic scaremongering line still used today, for example: “one in three firms would leave UK after Brexit”.

These stale pro-EU arguments haven’t changed in 40 years…

8 Campaigns Downing Street Didn’t Threaten Over NHS Logo

Downing Street are trying every trick to nobble Vote Leave – this morning government lawyers filed a laughably vexatious trademark infringement complaint over use of the NHS logo in campaign literature. Note that No. 10 are pursuing Vote Leave on this, yet allowed left-wing groups such as Unite the Union, Protect Our NHS, 38 DegreesKeep our NHS Public, The Socialist PartyMomentum NHS, London Labour, and even Tom Watson and Steve Coogan to use the logo for campaign purposes. Of course it’s handy that NHS England chief exec Simon Stevens is a close ally of Peter Mandelson. Splurging thousands on spurious legal battles while there is a £2 billion NHS funding black hole is not a great look…

Leadsom and Mordaunt Woo Outers Over Wine

Since he declared for Leave the odds on Boris joining Osborne in a leadership final have shortened, with ambitious colleagues jostling for position. Andrea Leadsom and Penny Mordaunt have both previously been tipped to mount leadership bids, they are both […]

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BCC Arranged Critical Longworth Interview

On Friday night the British Chambers of Commerce suspended their boss John Longworth for giving an interview on Thursday backing Brexit. The ensuing row and swift punishment would have you thinking he’d massively gone rogue. Not so.

BCC press officers […]

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You Can’t Be Soros: Lib Dem MEP Raking It In Off Weak Pound

Catherine Bearder

A Lib Dem MP has been caught bragging that the weak pound has recently meant that her €96,000 pay has risen some 10% in sterling terms. Catherine Bearder laughed telling the Lib Dem’s Regional Conference in Theale that it had […]

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Boris or George? The Public Speaks

The Daily Politics has taken to the streets to ask the public who they trust most on the EU referendum, Boris or George? Boris seemed to have put in a rather good performance…[…]

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