Yesterday Boris Johnson agreed with Labour MP Ian Austin that Vladimir Putin will use the World Cup like Hitler used the 1936 Olympics. We're used to Labour and the Tories agreeing now but this is something that he should have thought about first. Whatever the truth of the Salisbury incident to link Putin to Hitler … Continue reading Boris should learn to keep his mouth shut
A House of Lords committee has produced a report which confirms what those of us who live in rural areas already know - Government is failing rural communities. They say that DEFRA focuses too much on farming and agriculture and not enough on the environment or other aspects of rural life. It further recommends moving … Continue reading Rural communitities failed by Government
Last Tuesday Philip Hammond announced that ‘there is light at the end of the tunnel’. Well we need something because after almost 8 years of austerity our National debt has grown from £1.05T to £1.76T - £100B greater than the increase during the 13 years of the Labour government. Services have been stripped to the bone. … Continue reading Light at the end of the tunnel
In his speech today Boris warns that attempts to stop Brexit will be a betrayal of the 17.4M who voted Leave. I believe that Brexit is the betrayal of the future of our country. And that betrayal is based on the lies that he told during the campaign. John Redwood and others say that the … Continue reading Boris Johnson on betrayal
Bank of America have produced a report which shows that Theresa May's 'red-lines' are impossible to achieve. Theresa May has 3 Aims 1 Exit the Customs Union 2 Exit the Single Market 3 No 'hard' border between Eire and Northern Ireland Bank of America have produced a helpful Venn diagram which shows the problem. EU … Continue reading You can’t have your cake and eat it
Driving home last night I was listening to The World Tonight on Radio 4. They were discussing the leaked report on the three Brexit scenarios. They had Labour's Barry Gardiner MP and the Tory, Chris Philp MP. I have a lot of time for Barry Gardiner (even if he wears the wrong colour rosette) he always … Continue reading This really worries me!
Yesterday the House of Lords debated the EU Withdrawal Bill. The Daily Mail comment page today says what they feel about the House of Lords and their role in our country. What worries me most about this continuous haranguing of any opposition to the Leave view is the tone. Anyone who doesn't believe in the … Continue reading The Daily Mail takes on the House of Lords
The leaked Government report shows that, in the scenarios of staying in the Customs Union, negotiating a free-trade deal or dropping out with no deal, our growth over the next 15 years would be up to 8% lower. The best case, staying in the Customs Union, would still leave us 2% worse off than staying in … Continue reading We’re going to be worse off – we just don’t know how much
On January 13th the Tories claimed that they had banned credit card charges. They even produced this onliune ad. Theresa May also tweeted that they were "banning hidden charges" and the move would enable "millions of people avoid rip-off fees". The truth is more interesting. The EU passed the Payment Services Directive II on November … Continue reading On no they didn’t!
Theresa May's bold plan to end avoidable plastic waste by 2042 is just kicking the can down the street. Bearing in mind that this plan was first promised 3 years ago to wait another 25 years to get rid of "avoidable plastic waste" is ridiculous. The whole point is that it's avoidable. That great bastion … Continue reading The planet can’t wait 25 years!