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BORIS WAS WRONG

By Pete Moore On May 30th, 2019

Famously (thanks to some epic whinging) Vote Leave claimed that the EU lightened our load by £350 million a week. This was the Boris campaign. Three years later we still get irate Remainers calling Nigel Farage on his LBC show about it. Lord Farage had nothing to do with it. But back to the point.

We ought to acknowledge here that Vote Leave was wrong to make such a claim. In so16 the actual figure was £363 million a week.

In a way it’s even more than that. Those are just direct payments relating to GDP. The EU also takes some 80 per cent of customs income. That’s many billions more. To be fair, Vote Leave was shooting very low on the side of that bus.

9 Responses to “BORIS WAS WRONG”

  1. Thinking about this further, in a way who cares whether Johnson’s claim was right or wrong or by how much – he’s the only possible “Conservative” candidate who stands any hope of draining away any votes from TBP, not because of the veracity of anything he says but just because he’s the cute, bumbling, loveable Boris and people like him and will vote for him.
    So let this legal challenge rip him to shreds and destroy his leadership challenge, I say. Then there’ll simply be another grey ghostly EU-Maybot at the helm, and Nigel will simply walk it to No.10.

  2. Hey Brexi, didn’t you comment the other day about the ‘incident’ in Sheffield which saw two children killed and others hospitalised and bet ten grand that the culprits were non British or something?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-48452728

    Can you send it by paypal?

  3. The falseness of that claim on the bus was not the amount but that it was ‘spare’ money which could be spent on the NHS if we left the EU. In reality of course the funds were the contribution from the U.K. to the EU budget which is used to administer the EU wide regulations and bureaucracy and supranational projects which of course also employ thousands of people here in the U.K.. Leaving the EU would not have resulted in a windfall of hundreds of millions a week to spend as we wished . The funds would simply have been transferred to the same functions but carried out by the U.K. govt as opposed to a wider European cooperative entity.

  4. Three years later we still get irate Remainers calling Nigel Farage on his LBC show about it. Lord Farage had nothing to do with it.

    Fake news:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz2tvnVM6oA

    What makes me laugh is that people would be so stupid as to think the Nige would care two figs about the NHS:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nigel-farage-nhs-might-have-to-be-replaced-by-private-health-insurance-9988904.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/12/film-nigel-farage-insurance-based-nhs-private-companies

  5. Farage cares about the NHS as much as Trump cares about ” better health care at lower cost for all Americans “

    They’re great patroots

  6. Thinking about this further, in a way who cares whether Johnson’s claim was right or wrong or by how much

    So lies are ok. As expected.

  7. We ought to acknowledge here that Vote Leave was wrong to make such a claim. In so in 2016 the actual figure was £363 million a week.

    But it’s a lie. Because it ignores the money coming the other way which reduces the net figure to less than £100 million.

  8. What was said on a side of a bus no more influenced my decision than the outright lies by the other side. Both Leave and Remain fought bad campaigns and nobody wanted to talk about what staying IN the EU would mean. And to wait to pick on someone after 3 years over the aforementioned is just daft.

  9. Mark, what were the ‘outright lies by the other side?’