The debacle yesterday over the EU negotiations is not going to get better - because of the Tory stance on leaving the customs union. Eire insists that there must not be a border between themselves and Northern Ireland - this is a key part of the Good Friday Agreement. However, this causes a problem with … Continue reading Things can only get worse
So said Chancellor, Philip Hammond on yesterday's Andrew Marr Show. You may not remember this poster from the 1979 Tory campaign. At the time unemployment had hit 1.4 million and Saatchi and Saatchi produced this poster. By February 1984 unemployment had hit 3.28 million! Unemployment stayed at over 2 million until 1997 and fell to under 1.4 … Continue reading There are no unemployed people!
Today David Davis has told the other 27 states in the EU that they must compromise in the Brexit talks. Why? It is us that is cutting our own throats. They don't need to compromise they have nothing to lose - only we have. There is absolutely no reason to give us anything - you … Continue reading David Davis just doesn’t get it
Today, The Daily Telegraph has branded 15 Tory MPs as 'mutineers'. What I'd like to know is when has putting your country first instead of your party being mutiny? These 15 MPs are doing what they were elected to do - represent the best interests of their constituents - that isn't mutiny it's being an … Continue reading Brexit ‘mutineers’
Remember the £350M a week that Vote Leave promised the NHS? Well Simon Stevens, Head of NHS England, wants the money they promised. Simon Stevens says that they need £4B next year. However, the NHS England budget for 2018/9 is set to increase by a total of £500M - less than 2 weeks worth of … Continue reading More trouble for Johnson, Fox and Gove
The National Institute of Economic and Social Research has found that Brexit has cost each household in the UK £600 a year. To put that into context that works out at £16B - almost twice what the Office of National Statistics says that the UK contributes to the EU. David Davis also said yesterday in … Continue reading The cost of Brexit
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul who employs 4,000 people in the UK, says Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from electing Donald Trump as President. He also said, “It is really hard to understand why a country that was doing so well wanted to ruin it. It was not … Continue reading Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done”
On Friday the 13th it was really unlucky for Nigel Farage and his fellow Brexiters. The Times published a YouGov poll which showed that 47% now think it is wrong to leave the EU and only 42% think it's right to leave the EU. Women are even stronger remainers with 49% for staying against only 40% for … Continue reading The tide is turning on Brexit
John Redwood was interviewed on Today on BBC Radio 4 and he told even more porkies. About Article 50, he said 'under the Treaty the process is irreversible'. That is a bare-faced lie. Article 50 was deliberately designed to be reversible. Don't take my word for it - check with Scottish peer who wrote it. He … Continue reading John Redwood
The British Chambers of Commerce have reported a significant slowing in the UK economy because of the fall in the £ and uncertainty over Brexit. Lord Adonis is concerned about the state of our infrastructure - roads, rail and broadband is falling behind our competitors. The NHS is on it's knees. Local services are being … Continue reading Do the Tories live in a different country to me?