Peter Bone used his PMQ slot to present the Prime Minister with a letter from his local association saying they reject her Withdrawal Agreement and call on her to resign before the EU elections. Punchy.
“The Prime Minister in this House has said 108 times that we will be leaving the European Union on 29th March… Prime Minister, if you continue to apply for an extension to Article 50 you will be betraying the British people. If you don’t you will be honouring their instruction. Prime Minister, it is entirely down to you.”
— Ridge on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) January 6, 2019
The people of Wellingborough won’t be getting their statue of “Brexit Queen” Theresa May after all after local MP Peter Bone shelved his plans to build one in her honour. Sad…
Theresa May knew she was in for a tough bout when howls of laughter greeted her stock response to the opening question: “This morning I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others…” She had survived the warm-up rounds with her ministers for now, but could she withstand a gruelling slugfest with the MPs? It must have been serious as Jeremy Corbyn had improbably decided to go in on the issue of the day…
“The Member for Wellingborough might well like the hot English Brexit sauce to put on his breakfast sausages”
A lot of work has clearly gone into Peter Bone’s excellent Christmas card this year. Think we have an idea what he thinks we should give them in the Brexit bill…
Amber Rudd says many colleagues would agree…
Peter Bone has tabled a Bill to implement Theresa May’s promise to trigger Article 50 by the end of March. Awkward… for the government…
Peter Bone has some advice for the Commons:
“Isn’t it time we stopped banging on about Europe?”
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 19, 2016
Theresa May has just said she hopes Peter Bone’s wife is going to treat his birthday “in the appropriate manner.” The Speaker can’t contain his excitement. Calm down man!
Will Straw was not allowed to get away with claiming that EU citizens would be sent back post-Brexit. Another falsehood pumped out by Ryan Coetzee Remainer’s Lie Machine. The only people being sent packing will be the EU officials in Europe House…
Grassroots Out’s unforgettable lurid green merchandise has been a sartorial highlight of the referendum campaign so far. Fluorescent ties have been spotted regularly around the necks of Peter Bone and Tom Pursglove, while Philip Hollobone has even sported a luminous sports jacket. GO didn’t get the designation, but fear not – the gear can now be yours, for free! Everything must GO from the campaign shop, with the extensive list of available merch including:
- Ties (the infamous GO ties!)
- A variety of leaflets
Grassroots Out say:
“please let us know if you would like to load your car up to take back to the constituency”
Own your piece of referendum history…
March 17, 2016
President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500
Dear President Obama,
On June 23, citizens of the United Kingdom will decide on whether or not to leave the European Union in an historic referendum.
It is a vote of profound consequence that will decide whether matters of economics, trade, and security are best handled in conjunction with the broad needs of twenty eight member states or the direct concerns of the people of the United Kingdom.
With so much at stake, it is imperative that the question of exiting the European Union is not one answered by foreign politicians or outside interests, but rather by the British people who must ultimately live with change or the status quo.
The benefits of a truly independent United Kingdom begin with the optimistic prospects of a country that can thrive without the obstacles of tariffs and trade restrictions imposed by distant and unaccountable bureaucrats; but also include the responsible and respectable handling of our country’s border policy amidst the ongoing migrant crisis.
Faced with a vote of “Leave” or “Remain” the approaching referendum also puts the matter of national destiny in the hands of the citizenship: Are we better served tethered to the needs and restrictions of the European Union or would an amicable break from the EU permit a surge in industry and innovation that would further bolster the U.K. as an economic force?
In the coming months the British public will evaluate the merits of a “Leave” or “Remain” vote and issues of national sovereignty must be decided exclusively by the people of the United Kingdom.
While it is understandable that a sitting U.S. president feels the obligation to speak in the interest of the United States, it must be advised that even a passive diplomatic recommendation in the matter of our national decision will receive the opposite of the intended effect.
The referendum vote is an act of democracy in its most direct form, and the question of whether or not to leave the EU is a rare political topic that is not owned by any one political party. This is a chance for the British people to choose the path of their country. Interfering in our debate over national sovereignty would be an unfortunate milestone at the end of your term as President.
As fellow elected representatives, we would therefore ask that you abstain from any intended advocacy in the matter of the approaching referendum, and allow democracy to take its course. We would therefore respectfully ask that you refrain from further politicizing this debate by intervening in our approaching referendum and instead allow democracy to take its course.
Peter Bone Member of Parliament
Kate Hoey Member of Parliament
Tom Pursglove Member of Parliament
Kelvin Hopkins Member of Parliament
Sammy Wilson Member of Parliament
Nigel Farage Member of the European Parliament
Philip Hollobone stole the show at the launch of the third Leave campaign, Grassroots Out. That Union Jack-et proves patriots can show off their Eurosceptic views while channelling Geri Halliwell.
Now Hollobone’s fellow Grassroots Outer Peter Bone is trying to outdo him for outrageous clobber. Judging by this new green and black “G.O.” tie snapped by Chris Hope.
Get the whole Grassroots Out uniform and have the confidence to strut your away to parliamentary sovereignty…
Tory tensions on Europe have boiled over after Eurosceptic MPs were kicked off a parliamentary delegation to Strasbourg. Last week ConHome revealed how Cameron had sought revenge on backbench purdah rebels by sacking them from the Council of Europe. Cheryl Gillan, Edward Leigh and Chris Chope were all relieved of their positions. The Ukrainian delegation to the Council has since written to the Prime Minister on behalf of the Baltic states to complain that the move could strengthen Russia’s hand:
“In international politics, it all too often comes down to personal trust and leadership shown in difficult circumstances. Mr Christopher Chope is such a man who has earned our trust and whose leadership deserves our highest esteem. It would be utterly regrettable if because of his absence during the coming crucial months the Russian Delegation would manage to have its credentials restored”.
It then all kicked off when Peter Bone raised the issue in the chamber, blasting Cameron and telling the frontbench that “the Prime Minister should be ashamed of himself”. Eyewitnesses report that fellow Tory backbencher Keith Simpson took exception to the comment and confronted Bone in the Members’ Lobby, where the argument got so heated that a passing John Bercow feared it would turn physical. The pair were eventually dragged apart…