The Prime Minister will warn that peace in Europe could be jeopardised if Britain were to leave the EU. In a speech later today, David Cameron will stress the historic links with continental Europe as he makes a “patriotic case” for a Remain vote. He will rank 2016 with other turning points in European history including the Spanish Armada in 1588, Blenheim in 1704, Waterloo in 1815, the First World War in 1914, the Battle of Britain in 1940 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
The prime minister is to warn that peace in Europe could be at risk if Britain votes to leave the EU. The UK has regretted “turning its back” on Europe in the past, David Cameron will say as he invokes history to make his case for staying in the EU. He will say the UK’s national story is intertwined with Europe’s. Boris Johnson, who wants Britain to leave the European Union, will make a “cosmopolitan case for Brexit” in a speech later.
David Cameron is invoking the risk of war in a warning about the dangers of leaving the European Union. The Prime Minister will say peace in Europe cannot be guaranteed and it is in the UK’s interest to be able to influence what happens to our neighbours. But soon after Mr Cameron delivers a key speech marking an upturn in campaigning, Boris Johnson will deliver his own address making the “cosmopolitan case for Brexit”. He will then head out on a campaign battle bus tour across the country as both sides continue trying to persuade the public ahead of a 23 June referendum.
DAVID Cameron will risk a furious backlash from referendum campaigners today by claiming that breaking up the EU could plunge Europe into war. In a highly provocative speech, the Prime Minister will credit Brussels with keeping the peace between former European foes. He will warn that Britain could end up being dragged into a future European conflict if it triggers the EU’s collapse. And he will anger Euro-sceptics by claiming that Winston Churchill’s supported the drive for European unity.
Europe risks sliding back into conflict and genocide if Britain votes to leave the EU, David Cameron will say today. In an extraordinary escalation of the referendum battle, he will invoke Winston Churchill, the Second World War and the graves of the fallen. The Remain camp will also wheel out military veterans in an emotive video warning against jeopardising the sacrifices of the dead.
David Cameron will today raise the spectre of war if Britain votes to exit the European Union as he asks whether leaving is a risk worth taking. The prime minister will invoke two world wars and the Balkans conflict as he makes his case for the EU, saying that international co-operation helped to end lengthy conflicts. Both the campaigns in the referendum are relaunching, amid concern in No 10 that support for leaving the EU remains stubbornly high. It comes as campaigning moves into the final stage, with postal votes reaching households in less than three weeks.
David Cameron will warn as he says that Britain will pay a high cost if “we turn our back” on the EU. The Prime Minister will invoke Sir Winston Churchill and say that the foundation of the European Union has helped bring together countries that have been “at each others throats for decades”. He will highlight the battles of Trafalgar, Blenheim, Waterloo and the two World Wars as evidence that Britain cannot pretend to be “immune from the consequences” of events in Europe.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has been mocked by Brexit campaigners after briefing the country’s media on a speech, to be delivered Monday, that insists if Britain leaves the European Union (EU), war may follow. Mr. Cameron, speaking in London on Monday, is expected to say that Britain acts as a peacekeeper in Europe – and is one of the sole reasons the continent doesn’t go to war with itself.
Pulling out of the European Union would usher in an era of British isolationism that would be a betrayal of our history and against our fundamental future national interest, David Cameron is to warn. In perhaps his most emotive speech so far making the case for Britain remaining in Europe, the Prime Minister will evoke the image of “rows of white headstones in Commonwealth war cemeteries” as evidence of the “price the country has paid” to ensure peace and order in the continent.
David Cameron will draw on a pageant of historical episodes, from the Roman empire to the fall of the Berlin Wall to argue that Britain’s destiny is inextricably bound up with Europe’s, and voting to remain in the EU on 23 June is the patriotic choice. As the referendum campaign steps up a gear this week, the prime minister will use a speech in London to switch the focus from highlighting the economic risks of leaving the EU, to winning over voters’ hearts and minds to staying.
FEARS that Britain will be forced to join an EU army if the country votes to stay tied to Brussels will intensify today when a senior MEP declares his support for the idea. Joseph Daul, president of the largest political party in the European Parliament, is expected to insist that Europe “cannot be safeguarded” without an EU defence force including ground troops. His controversial remarks will come in a speech in Brussels to mark the “Europe Day”, a celebration of European unity held each year by EU supporters.
There are calls for a new Tory crime boss to “stand aside” while she is being investigated by her own police force for alleged election fraud. Devon and Cornwall Police Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez is accused of failing to declare election spending during the 2015 general election following an investigation by the Daily Mirror. The force is one of eight around the country investigating up to ten sitting Tory MPs and Ms Hernandez was the election agent for one of them. She faces a possible one year jail sentence if found guilty.
The British Medical Association has agreed to re-enter talks with the Government today over a controversial new contract for junior doctors. Johann Malawana, chairman of the BMA’s junior doctors committee, said at the weekend he hopes “real progress” can be made towards ending the dispute, which last month led to the first all-out strike in NHS history. “The BMA has agreed to re-enter talks with the Government on outstanding issues in this dispute, which include, but are not limited to, unsocial hours,” Dr Malawana said.
Labour is likely to seek to form a minority Welsh Government after winning 29 of the 60 seats in Thursday’s election, the first minister has said. Writing in the Sunday Times, Carwyn Jones called the result a “clear mandate” for his party to govern. Mr Jones said he would talk to remaining Liberal Democrat AM Kirsty Williams and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood about “areas of common ground”. But he emphasised the conversations would not constitute coalition talks.
Nicola Sturgeon has said the opposition will not “undermine” the SNP’s authority, despite her party being two seats short of an overall majority following Thursday’s election. She told BBC Scotland there was “no doubt” the SNP won the Scottish Parliamentary elections. Ms Sturgeon insisted the SNP’s mandate for the new parliament was unequivocal. But the Scottish Conservatives said Ms Sturgeon was “asserting a position that is defied by the actual result.”
Nearly 90% of 10- and 11-year old pupils in England feel pressure to do well in tests, a survey suggests. ComRes researchers for BBC Newsround interviewed 750 10- and 11-year-olds who will be taking Key Stage Two Sats tests this week. More than half (59%) said they felt some pressure to do well while (28%) felt “a lot of pressure”. The government says the tests need not be stressful and rigorous testing helps raise standards in schools.