By David Vance On June 11th, 2016 at 5:06 pm
Always beware of statistical claims. The campaign for the UK to Remain in the EU has been pushing the line that “9 out of 10 economists want to see the UK remain in the EU”. Just google it to see how this has become an unchallenged fact that seemingly claims economic certainty for Remaining.
Except it is a deceit. Check this out from Guido…
BSE made a big play out of “nine out of ten economists” apparently warning against Brexit this week. The figure was based on a self-selecting Ipsos MORI survey of economists from the Royal Economic Society and the Society of Business Economists. But BSE had some fun with the figures…
The survey was sent out to 3,818 economists. Only 639 (or 16.7%) replied, of which 561 said Brexit would be bad for the economy. That’s just 14.7% of the total number of economists contacted. So rather than nine out of ten economists warning against Brexit, it was actually closer one in seven. Not that you’d know that from their cheeky statistics trickery…
And such is the way the Remainiacs are playing it. Sleight of hand, trick of the light —-anything that stops us seizing our Independence back! So next time you hear some Remain stooge parrot the line “9 out of 10” economists line, just remember you are not getting the truth.
By David Vance On June 11th, 2016 at 4:59 pm
As ATW readers know, I am a long term opponent of the “Honours” system and when I read that today sees Rod Stewart become a Knight of the Realm then I remain convinced it should be done away with. Ever since Blair came to power we have seen the annual canonisation of the British rockocracy. Arise Sir Cliff, Sir Tom, Sir Elton, Sir Mick and now Sir Rod. It’s crass, it’s ego indulging and I wish it would end.
By David Vance On June 11th, 2016 at 4:53 pm
As we draw closer to the EU referendum, and as the polls show this is going to be very close indeed, Labour seem perplexed that it’s message is “not getting through” and that this may cost the REMAIN camp the actual referendum. I wonder why the message is not getting though..
By Pete Moore On June 11th, 2016 at 12:21 pm
How very odd.
BBC Newsnight, last night, reported that an 18-yr old Syrian, who came to the UK under the government resettlement scheme for refugees (you know, actual refugees), is one of four Syrians charged with sexually assaulting a 14-yr-old girl in Newcastle.
I can’t find it in the papers, not even the sane ones. It’s a potentially explosive story, with less than a fortnight to Independence Day, but British newspapers are not known for being shy.
By Pete Moore On June 10th, 2016 at 9:22 pm
The campaign to take Britain out of the EU has opened up a remarkable 10-point lead over the Remain camp, according to an exclusive poll for The Independent.
The survey of 2,000 people by ORB found that 55 per cent believe the UK should leave the EU (up four points since our last poll in April), while 45 per cent want it to remain (down four points).
Two thousand isn’t the largest sample, and I’ve not heard of ORB. So the poll could be rogue, however it does fit the obvious trend toward Leave.
Iain Martin has it right at CapX: the Remain campaign “has lost the plot”. The Tory part of the Remain team is fixated on preventing Boris Johnson from being the next PM. The rest of the team is putting up a hysterical, middle-aged transvestite on the BBC’s flagship political discussion programme.
In a way I hope the poll is very rogue. The arguments, poll numbers, passion and anecdotal evidence all point to Leave, but that just breeds hope.
By Pete Moore On June 10th, 2016 at 7:14 pm
Because Friday night is Music Night
EURO 2016 kicks off tonight (c’mon Ing-er-lund!) in France. So let’s have some Euro-music, and I don’t mean some techno dance pap from Belgium. What I mean is some Basque folk music. I can’t remember where I picked up this one, but it makes me wish I’d stayed for longer than a few of days near … oh somewhere up there. I once drove down from Normandy to Madrid and the Pyrenean foothills were so gorgeous I slowed to a virtual stop.
As always, feel free to post up your fav tunes –
By Mahons On June 10th, 2016 at 12:06 pm
When you point your finger cause your plans fell through you got three more fingers pointing back at you – so sang Mark Knofler on the seminal Dire Straits record Making Movies. I feel that way about voters complaining that the two choices in the election are two candidates with such high negatives. How did it come to pass? We can blame a lot on ourselves.
The media cycle doesn’t help, every statement becomes “breaking news”. The Internet isn’t helpful, as every imbecile repeats what they wish were true, ignoring facts, undaunted by censure or correction, most often preaching to a choir of like-minded fools. And we’ve seemed to value the celebrity aspects of politics overy substance.
We have had rancor and woeful candidates previously in our history, but it has never seemed as crass, at least in my lifetime. Please don’t tell me some third party candidate is the answet, a 10 minute Google search exposes those charlatans for the crackpots they are.
We push reading for children, and we probably should start pushing it for adults. When people push fiction as opinion, we need to tell them so. When media allows fringe spokesmen camera time to present “the other side” we need to insist that it isn’t actually another side, entitled to equal consideration.
Ed Koch, a former Mayor of New York, famously said upon losing an election “The people have spoken. Now they must be punished.” We have gotten the contest we appear to have desired. In the end, conservative, liberal and moderate, we have one thing in common -we share a lot of the blame.
By The Troll On June 9th, 2016 at 7:28 pm
According to the Liberal Left we are all supposed to be tolerant of each other. We are supposed to accept every individuals point of view no matter how bizarre or perverse. The Right Wing Conservatives according to them are violent intolerant bigots that want to stop Non-White Christians from Voting, Speaking and even existing.
Here is an example of the TOLERANCE of the Left from a Lead Story in the Huffington Post. Mr. Benn uses False and twisted example from trumped up hit pieces. To justify his call for VIOLENCE.
Sorry Liberals, A Violent Response To Trump Is As Logical As Any
The rise of Donald Trump has exposed the frightening underbelly of America’s foulest tendencies. Our racism, nativism, xenophobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, ableism, and propensity toward authoritarianism have been laid bare. Reactions from those who stand opposed to these manifestations of oppression have varied from calm condemnation and routine peaceful protests, to blockades of roads and borderline riotous outbursts, including sporadic violence in various cities.
By Pete Moore On June 9th, 2016 at 7:03 pm
NOT satisfied with sending thousands of postal ballots to foreigners who have no right to vote in the EU referendum, a swindle about which the Electoral Commission is doing nothing, the Establishment quickly moved on to a new cheat.
The deadline to register for a vote was at midnight two nights ago. The government website crashed about two hours prior to the deadline. It’s assumed that mainly young, lazy, pro-EU types were most likely in the queue. So the government rushed through emergency legislation and extended the deadline by two more days, accompanied by a tonne of publicity via universities, Facebook etc. It’s an obvious cheat, but that’s the backstory.
Quentin Letts is a fine chap who knows the political scene. He’s no outsider, but a journalist who’s been hanging around Parliament for years. As the finest sketch writer in the business, he knows people and how to get them to blab. With that in mind, this is an intriguing set of set of tweets:
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By David Vance On June 9th, 2016 at 6:49 pm
Further to Troll’s post, here is how those “vulnerable” Refugees repay their German hosts!
“A refugee camp in Germany was burned down by migrants amid claims they were angry they had not received a wake-up for Ramadan breakfast, it has been reported. The large fire ripped through the centre – home to 280 refugees – completely levelling the hall in the western German city of Dusseldorf on Tuesday.”
Such gratitude from these savages. Deport them all from whence they came and then they can enjoy a “Ramadan” breakfast every day.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3632965/Refugee-camp-Dusseldorf-burned-migrants-furious-not-received-wake-Ramadan-breakfast.html#ixzz4B6bbGUlL
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