DAVID Cameron has been caught red-handed plotting a pro-EU referendum campaign weeks before he even finished renegotiating a new British deal. A leaked letter to the PM from a company boss has revealed a plan to try to scare voters to vote Remain at least two weeks before talks in Brussels ended. At the time in early February, publicly the Prime Minister was still insisting he “ruled nothing out” if other European leaders refused his demands.
A pact between David Cameron and big business to scare Britain into staying in the EU was exposed last night. A leaked letter suggests the Prime Minister was plotting with a multinational firm on how to hammer home the Remain case while still claiming he was prepared to campaign to leave. He had been telling the Commons that he ‘ruled nothing out’ unless he won concessions from the EU. The secret ‘mobilisation’ plan involved asking FTSE 500 companies to put in their annual reports warnings about the dangers of Brexit.
Angelina Jolie Pitt today told Britain to stay in the European Union, that European states should keep borders open to millions of migrants, and blamed citizens’ concerns about mass migration on politicians “preying on…fear”. She also believes that objections by European voters to the relocation of millions of people from the Third World to their continent is due to a failure of their politicians to explain the migrant crisis “in a clear way”.
DAVID Cameron has reportedly signed up with Tinder in what may be interpreted as a sign of absolute desperation. The PM has joined-up with the popular dating website and app in a bid to convince young people to vote to stay in the European Union. Call-me-Dave wants to reach out to a younger audience ahead of the referendum next month. Changes to the electoral system mean thousands are yet to register to vote – and are in danger of missing the June 7 deadline.
NORWAY has said it is a perfect example of how being outside the European Union (EU) is better than being in the bloc, despite David Cameron’s “scaremongering” tactics. The Scandinavian country has rejected calls to join the bloc twice, and has gone on to become the fifth richest country in the world per capita. An average salary in Norway is now £42,000 – nearly double the British average. And anti-EU campaigners in Norway insist they have become so successful because they have remained outside the EU, although they are part of the European Economic Area (EEA).
Jeremy Corbyn is “completely opposed to the EU” and would be campaigning for a vote to leave if he was not leading the Labour Party, one of his oldest political allies has claimed. Tariq Ali, the veteran left-wing writer who has known Mr Corbyn for forty years, told the New Yorker magazine that he had no doubt that were he still a backbencher he would be making the case from the left for Brexit.
FURIOUS European populations are ready to rise up and kick out politicians who have presided over unprecedented levels of mass migration, the former head of MI6 has warned today. Sir Richard Dearlove warned the continent is facing a “populist uprising” amid growing anger from voters who feel they have been betrayed by political elites in London, Paris, Berlin and Brussels. The retired spy chief said millions more migrants will come to Europe over the next few years, which could spark a terrifying spiral of events ending in bloody uprising against leaders across the West.
Terrorists are more likely to attack European countries as a result of a controversial deal to allow Turkish citizens to travel across the continent without visas, EU leaders have admitted. Foreign terrorists and organised criminals are “expected” to seek Turkish passports to reach continental Europe “as soon as” the visa waiver program comes into force, a European Commission report said.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) deputy leader Beatrix von Storch has said that while Muslim leaders should not be afraid to get involved in political debate, they should distance themselves from so-called sharia law, which she calls “unconstitutional”. Speaking in an interview with Germany’s Welt, the senior member of the insurgent anti mass migration, and counter Islamification party was defending the movement from accusations that it is fundamentally Islamophobic. Mrs. von Storch said it wasn’t Islam itself, or individual Muslims who were against the German constitution, but sharia law, and political Islam.
Boris Johnson has joked that there is more evidence for the Loch Ness monster’s existence than the government’s forecasts should Britain quit the EU. The former London Mayor was addressing claims by his Conservative colleague George Osborne that Vote Leave were treating economic warnings as “a massive conspiracy”. Johnson hit back and mocked the reliability of the research issued by the Treasury in support of Britain remaining in the EU, calling the warnings a “colossal, glutinous tide of nonsense”.
Boris Johnson is standing by his comparison of the EU’s aims to Hitler’s, saying a row over the issue is an “artificial media twit storm”. The pro-Brexit Tory MP said both the Nazi leader and Napoleon had failed at unification and the EU was “an attempt to do this by different methods”. Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn, who backs Remain, said the comparison was “offensive and desperate”.
With a storm raging around Boris’s weekend comments, it is fair to point out that the European Union (EU), and the project for a European superstate, did in fact have a distant and fleeting relationship with Nazism. It is not surprising, as centralised power has often had some unpleasant proponents, and a closer look at some of the EU’s founding fathers should give pause for thought.
Boris Johnson has hit back at the EU Remain campaign’s Brexit warnings – claiming there is “considerably better” evidence that the Loch Ness Monster exists. Mr Johnson said there had been a “colossal, glutinous tide of nonsense” from those who want to stay in the European Union as the rival campaigns squabbled about the strength of their forecasts. The former London mayor spoke as his Vote Leave campaign tried to shift attention on to concerns about the UK’s ability to clamp down on tax avoiders while in the EU.
The EU offering visa-free access to millions of Turkish citizens is like “storing gasoline next to the fire”, a former MI6 chief has said. Sir Richard Dearlove said that while “shutting the door on migration is not an option”, he raised concerns about the EU approving visa-free travel for Turkish people inside Europe’s passport-free Schengen area.
Europe faces a “populist uprising” if it is unable to show people it can control the migrant crisis, former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove has said. He was speaking on the BBC’s World on the Move day on migration issues. Sir Richard also warned against offering visa-free travel to Turkish nationals, describing the move as like storing gasoline near a fire.
Schools inspectors have expressed “extreme concern” about the number of children being taught in illegal schools. One hundred suspected unregistered schools have been identified by inspectors since a team was set up in January to look into the problem. In April, 350 children were found at seven suspected schools given warning notices by inspectors in Birmingham, London, Luton, Staffordshire and Wolverhampton.
THOUSANDS of kids are being taught in unregistered schools across England, Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw warned yesterday. Inspectors have identified 100 suspected illegal schools — more than previously thought — since a team was set up in January to investigate the problem. Around half the schools are thought to be religious in nature. In a letter to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, he said inspectors had been “deeply alarmed” by some of the issues found, including fire hazards and staff who have not been cleared to work with children.
A cross-party group of MPs, including former SNP leader Alex Salmond, may renew their attempts to impeach Tony Blair following the publication of the Chilcot report later this year. According to reports, Mr Salmond has begun rallying support for an attempted prosecution, pending the findings of the report, which will be released in July.