Against the odds, campaigners for Brexit are winning the argument on leaving the European Union (EU). At the London premiere of Martin Durkin’s Brexit The Movie – which you can now watch in full here or here – we got an inkling why. Call me biased, but we Brexiteers come across as so much sunnier, more optimistic and enthusiastic than the peevish, scaremongering Remainers. The tone of Brexit The Movie demonstrated this perfectly.
The poorest and most vulnerable people in the UK would be hit hardest by the economic consequences of leaving the EU, David Cameron has warned. Leaving the union would see prices rise and threaten jobs, the prime minister said, in a move seen as an attempt to reach out to Labour voters. Writing in the Daily Mirror, he said leaving would be “a national error”. Meanwhile, more than 300 business figures and entrepreneurs have signed a letter in support of Brexit.
ANGELA MERKEL has branded the EU referendum an UNNECESSARY RISK – but will not speak out over fear of fuelling the Brexit campaign. The German Chancellor has privately said Britain leaving the EU would be the “ultimate disaster” and is apparently on standby to join David Cameron’s Remain camp if wanted. However Remain campaigners have warned this could badly backfire and infuriate them because meddling EU leaders are often seen as acting in their own interests rather than Britain’s. A source close to Mrs Merkel said next month’s historic EU referendum will “make us sweat until the last moment”.
Labour’s pro-EU position in the referendum risks driving urban voters worried about immigration into the arms of Ukip, warns Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP and chair of Vote Leave. As the most senior Labour figure in the campaign for Britain to leave the EU, Stuart said her party had made a mistake in taking an official position against Brexit and registering itself as a campaigning organisation – unlike the Conservatives.
More than 300 business leaders have called on Britain to vote to leave the European Union – arguing that membership is undermining the country’s competitiveness. They say Brussels red tape ‘stifles every one of Britain’s 5.4 million businesses’. A Brexit vote would allow them to create more jobs, they claim. The letter is signed by Superdrug co-founder Peter Goldstein, former Sony vice president Steve Dowdle, Goldman Sachs MD David Sismey and Sir Patrick Sheehy, former chairman of British American Tobacco. All signed in a personal capacity.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said she intends to stand down from the role in the summer. Ms Bennett, who has been leader of the Green Party for four years, told The Guardian she would not stand for re-election when her second two-year term ends in August. She said: “There have been times when I got things right, and times when I got things wrong, but that’s because I’m not a smooth, spin-trained, lifelong politician. It’s both my strength and my weakness that I answer the question,” she added.
Natalie Bennett has announced she will stand down as leader of the Green Party in England and Wales this August, after four years at the helm of the party. Ms Bennett said she would not stand for re-election when her second two-year term in office expires this summer. The Australian former journalist said she intended to remain “fully engaged” in the Green Party after stepping down.
Natalie Bennett has announced she is standing down as leader of the Green Party. The Australia-born campaigner said she would not be standing for re-election when her second two-year term of office comes to an end in late August. Ms Bennett rose to prominence when she took part in the debates between the seven leaders of the main parties in the General Election last year.
BROADCASTING industry workers have unanimously rejected government interference in the BBC and vowed to fight to protect its independence. Members of the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (Bectu) hit out at the Tory white paper in an emergency debate at its conference on Saturday. The white paper, revealed by Culture Secretary John Whittingdale last week, will abolish the BBC’s governing trust and replace it with a new board. Half of the board will be appointed by the BBC with the rest chosen by the government.
The grandson of Winston Churchill has accused Boris Johnson of “fundamentally dishonest gymnastics” for reversing his position on the planned multibillion-pound TTIP trade agreement between the US and the EU. The former Mayor of London had previously called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership “Churchillian” in its brilliance.
Hundreds of migrants from the Caribbean are travelling more than 6,000 miles to enter the European Union through Greece, the Mail can reveal. Instead of trying to get into the United States a few hundred miles to the north, many are making the journey across the Atlantic to Istanbul in Turkey. From there, they travel along the coast to join thousands of refugees on the perilous crossing of the Aegean to the Greek islands.
He grew up in a seven-bedroom manor house, attended private school and now earns nearly £133,000 a year. But yesterday Jeremy Corbyn struggled to admit he was middle class. The hard-Left Labour leader was questioned about his background as he appeared on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, and was told that some of his critics say he doesn’t understand the middle classes. Presenter Robert Peston said that ‘by chance’ he had seen the ‘rather lovely’ house Mr Corbyn grew up in.
A TERROR expert has called for the Euros to be switched to England over fears of an attack by ISIS. Professor Anthony Glees, a security expert at the University of Buckingham, said: “The matches should be transferred to the UK. We are the safest country in Europe.” Prof Glees said the terror threat at the football championships is “a matter of the most serious concern”.