Angel of the North recruited for Brexit

 

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Vote Leave recently set up a rather creative stunt, projecting their message onto the Angel of the North

Anger as Osborne recruits the OBR for the Remain Campaign

The Mail and the Telegraph report the anger of Brexit supporters in the House of Commons after George Osborne claimed, while presenting his budget, that the opinion of the OBR (Office of Budget Responsibility) was that Brexit would damage the economy. The whole point of the OBR is that it presents unbiased advice, on which both sides of the debate may rely. That purpose is undermined by Osborne’s approach.

In fact the OBR had leaned over backwards to present a neutral position. The Telegraph even headlines “Brexit may be positive, says OBR, despite Chancellor’s warning”.

The Obama endorsement

The resentment against President Obama’s plan to come to the UK and to speak in favour of Remain continues to cause lively debate. And rightly so. The Americans would not take kindly to foreigners tampering with their constitutional arrangements, and suggesting that the USA subject itself to supranational institutions, and yet that is exactly what Obama proposes to do in Britain.

Apparently he proposes to exploit “the feel-good factor” of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday – and Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary – to “reinforce his plea”. I should have thought that two such quintessentially British institutions as the Monarch and the Bard would have the reverse effect – but we shall see. Come to think of it, Shakespeare himself has given us his answer: “England ……. is now bound in with shame, With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds: That England, that was wont to conquer others, Hath made a shameful conquest of itself”.

Hostility to the EU from Black and ethnic minority voters

The Times reports high levels of hostility to the EU, and a propensity to support Brexit, among ethnic minority voters. Race equality activists say they are surprised at the extent of anger about the EU driven by resentment over large-scale migration from Eastern Europe and support for neo-Nazi groups on the continent.

British Asians see Eastern Europeans, with no connections with the UK, coming freely, while they themselves have difficulty getting a short-term visa for a relative to attend a family wedding.

Yet another European Council on migrants

Today and tomorrow, heads of government will meet in Brussels to try to finalise the bizarre deal with Turkey, under which Turkey gets some major benefits (€6 billion, visa-free Schengen access (is Schengen still there?), and fast-track EU accession, in exchange for a migrant swap which doesn’t reduce numbers in Greece, and which probably will prove impossible to implement. There have already been serious objections from the UN, on Human Rights grounds, and also from human rights NGOs.

I suspect it will be difficult to reach a credible agreed settlement. But the parameters from which they are starting are so bizarre and counterproductive that failure might be a relief

Roger Helmer

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9 Responses to “Angel of the North recruited for Brexit”

  1. ian says:

    The people in power just now, who decide what the government does, treat people like a commodity, and the peoples’ country like a business. Originally, they took everything from us and stole our land. They then started businesses which relied on the labour or these desperate people. Psychopathically ruthless big business is only good for the owners. We deserve a share of our countries wealth. If the rulers don’t like it then let them move to China. The EEC is just a market place for labour and currently, it’s one way traffic.

  2. Lynn says:

    Now they rely on our health … They poison us slowly to make money on the patented drugs they sell us full of more poison.

    They are a bunch of thugs. And the people are slowly realising that bullies don’t like confrontation. We are coming after them now.

  3. Lynn says:

    Hi Ian….I don’t know…it’s very quiet on here. What has been happening. ???????

    • ian says:

      Not sure Lynn, strange goings on. Mensryfa attacked me for little reason, then Saturday dkblue asked about email. I said I didn’t know, then MS told dkblue to contact Adam but not on Tap, so God knows.

  4. Lynn says:

    Yes I read that…why have they disappeared.? This is getting silly now..we can all have opinions and agree to disagree. But personal attacks are really uncalled for. I never thought we were at war on here. Maybe they have been hacked. Adam would never be disrespectful. I’m really shocked.!!

  5. bangonit says:

    I left a comment on this page just after Ians first comment and it still has not come up yet, i posted it again but it is not here. Are our comments under different sensors now? I hope things have not gone pear shaped here the comments are usually more interesting than the Blog.
    Love peace harmonies.

  6. Lynn says:

    What’s occuring Tap…?

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