Farage v Cash Fringe Kicks Off


Standing room only at Nigel Farage’s Bruges Group fringe this lunchtime. There were plenty of Tory MPs in attendance as Farage listed Peter Bone, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nadine Dorries as examples of MPs he would consider running on a joint ticket. Also an interesting offer of a truce to Cameron if he stands up to Romanian and Bulgarian immigration. Tory MP Anne Main walked out in protest at Farage’s prolonged attack against Bill Cash, including bashing him over Maastricht: “you didn’t have the balls to put your country before your party”. That Tory attempt to stop advertising didn’t prevent this from being the fringe event of the day…

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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