Downing Street Scream Blue Purdah


Downing Street/Remain have been rattled by Vote Leave’s recent strategy shift towards proposing a post-Brexit policy platform. In the last week or so Gove, Boris and Priti have begun to offer alternative policies for a Leave government, such as an Australian-style immigration points system and scrapping VAT on domestic fuel. Craig Oliver has been heard privately complaining that Leave ministers talking about policy are breaching purdah rules – a bizarre argument since they are not proposing policies for this government. Also amusing to hear Remain claim Leave aren’t campaigning fairly. This new tactic from Vote Leave grabs headlines, is difficult to rebut and is clearly spooking Number 10…

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Soros on the pan-European elections to the EU parliament…

“It is difficult to see how the pro-European parties can emerge victorious from the election in May unless they put Europe’s interests ahead of their own. One can still make a case for preserving the EU in order radically to reinvent it. But that would require a change of heart in the EU. The current leadership is reminiscent of the politburo when the Soviet Union collapsed – continuing to issue ukazes as if they were still relevant.”


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