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By Pete Moore On September 22nd, 2017 at 5:27 pm

All mouth and no handbag

THE Prime Minister is useless. I told you that. And never trust the Tories. I told you that also. The useless Prime Minister has flown to Florence to give her much heralded speech about UK/EU relations. It was a speech without substance, like her, except for one bit.

She has proposed a two-year “transition period” after Brexit. The UK will still leave the EU in March 2019, but her offer is for the UK to remain in the customs union for two years. It means that trade and the free movement of people will continue as they are for that period, until 2021. It’s being in the EU in all but name. Goldman Sachs and GlobalMegaCorp will be very much in favour. I am not.

Reminder: we instructed the government to get us out of the EU in June 2016. Now, 15 months later, we get this. I told you that Theresa May is useless. She has zero leadership qualities – she disappears, she has no energy, she cannot communicate and her judgement is flawed. This last she demonstrated in running a disastrous General Election campaign.

Reminder: There’s a General Election in May 2022. We will not be fully done with the EU by then. So the Tories will campaign on getting us out of the EU, fully, “during the next parliament”. You’d have to be stupid to believe them. Some will believe them and we’ll still be fleeced of billions every year for years to come. Brussels must be cackling tonight. We’re told the PM made the proposal to move deadlocked negotiations forward. This is after a year of the PM telling us that no deal is better than a bad deal.

Yanis Varoufakis doesn’t strike me as the most honest story teller. But the former Greek Minister of Finance has recounted his experiences of trying to negotiate with Brussels, and if just half of what he said is true then we are not negotiating with an honest broker across the table. But we can see this. Since June 2016 Brussels has become a hostile party, full of explicit threats against the British people.

The government ought to walk away from the table. Instead, the most useless PM the Tories could have appointed is caving in.


By Pete Moore On September 8th, 2017 at 6:55 pm


UK employers raise pay as Brexit skills shortage bites

LONDON (Reuters) – A fall in people coming to Britain from other European Union countries has aggravated a shortage of workers and forced employers to raise starting salaries at the fastest pace in nearly two years during August, a survey showed on Friday.

I love how pay rises “bite”. We can clearly see the direction from which this piece comes. But yes, the laws of economics will assert themselves. When the supply of a good (labour) declines relative to demand, its price (salary) will rise. How true this story is, who can tell? If it’s another Remain scare story then I remain rather unperturbed. That uncontrolled immigration has forced down average salaries in very many sectors is beyond contention.


By Pete Moore On September 5th, 2017 at 8:46 pm

THE GUARDIAN claims to have a copy of a leaked Home Office paper which “sets out detailed proposals including measures to drive down number of low-skilled migrants from Europe” post-Brexit.

Britain will end the free movement of labour immediately after Brexit and introduce restrictions to deter all but highly-skilled EU workers under detailed proposals set out in a Home Office document leaked to the Guardian […]

“Put plainly, this means that, to be considered valuable to the country as a whole, immigration should benefit not just the migrants themselves but also make existing residents better off,” the paper says.

It proposes measures to drive down the number of lower-skilled EU migrants – offering them residency for a maximum of only two years, in a document likely to cheer hardliners in the Tory party. Those in “high-skilled occupations” will be granted permits to work for a longer period of three to five years.

There are many more details in the link. There’s absolutely nothing contentious there to a sane mind. The idea that immigration ought to suit the country receiving immigrants is so plainly sensible that commies will probably go mental (note that The Guardian says it will please “hardliners”). Screw them anyway.

The glaring caveat prevails, which is to never trust the Tories. The CBI will intensify its lobbying on behalf of its clients. That’s a great danger. Tory MPs are partial to a boardroom placement. Still, I have to admit that I expected worse than this.


By David Vance On July 21st, 2017 at 5:32 pm

I suppose it was too much to expect the Government to respect the democratically expressed wish of the people last year to Brexit. The great betrayal continues apace…

The “cabinet is united” over the need for a transitional period after Britain officially leaves the European Union, Cabinet minister Michael Gove has said. He said an “implementation period” ensuring access to migrant labour and economic stability would happen. He said it must be driven by “pragmatism” but also recognise the UK’s vote to leave the EU last year. It follows newspaper reports that free movement for EU citizens could continue for years after March 2019.

Got that? FREE MOVEMENT will continue for YEARS after we leave and the cabinet stands united behind this. Brexit no longer means Brexit – it means keeping Open Borders and paying £££ Billions to the EU.


By David Vance On June 13th, 2017 at 11:13 am

Remarkable number of lies being put about by the pro-Remain anti-Brexit media and one of the juiciest is that the the DUP want a “soft Brexit”. Wrong. Here’s what former senior DUP strategist Richard Bullick has to say on the subject;

Richard Bullick, ex special adviser to DUP leader Arlene Foster, said the party would not back down on calling for the UK to leave the single market and customs union. Mr Bullick said an “arrangement” would be needed between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to ensure there was not a hard border.

UK Secretary of State for Brexit David Davis has said the same!

A “soft border” with the ROI is NOT the same as a “soft Brexit” and the lying media should realise we see through their odious misrepresentations. Clear?


By Pete Moore On May 21st, 2017 at 2:20 pm

WE have one as well.

Brussels must pay its own Brexit bill of billions of pounds for Britain’s share of the European Investment Bank and other joint projects, Theresa May has indicated.

The Prime Minister says in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph that “money paid in the past” by the UK must be taken into account in the final divorce bill.

And ours makes much more sense than their bill, of course. The UK has long been the second greatest financial contributor to the EU. We are a full shareholder in every Brussels asset. When you tally up our share of the European Investment Bank, all the funds, the buildings, the works of art, the wine cellars, of everything down to the last pen and stapler, Brussels is going to have awful trouble meeting what it owes us.


By David Vance On May 15th, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Oh blimey, I DO hope Gina Miller was sitting down when she read this…

More than two thirds of people now support Brexit following the emergence of “Re-Leavers”, according to the latest poll.  A total of 68 per cent of respondents would like to see Britain withdraw from the EU, the latest YouGov figures show. 

Of course I know that polls can be very misleading but it is my clear view that the sentiment of the VAST majority of British people is to just see the Government GET ON with us leaving the EU and thw political manifestation of this will become apparent on June 9th when the General Election votes come in! The “Remainiacs” are going to get slaughtered, the whole “48%” espoused by the likes of the desperate Lib Dems cruelly exposed! The UK is now a BREXIT nation with only a rump of deluded fanatical Remainers.


By Pete Moore On May 7th, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Mais non!

IT seems that Juncker and Barnier have rather overeached themselves with this 100 billion euro bill. Following a recent House of Lords report which concluded that the EU cannot force the UK to pay a penny, the EU’s own lawyers have reached the same conclusion.

The Telegraph reports that the EU’s own legal advice is that any such bill is “legally unenforceable”, and warns against pursuing any claim. That they tried it on betrays both their desperation and the extent of the financial hole that our leaving will cause.



By David Vance On April 26th, 2017 at 10:08 am

…Scottish and Irish Nationalism.

Let that sink in.

Brexit means the UK AS A SINGLE ENTITY will exit the EU. The Celtic fringe don’t want to accept that the tide of political events has turned against them and they are now exposed. The bleating of Sinn Fein and the SDLP in Northern Ireland is wondeful to hear. They INSIST that Theresa May must create special circumstances to keep NI in parts of the EU. It won’t happen.

Meanwhile in Scotland, things are looking ominous for the SNP and its leader Nicola Sturgeon,

“Nicola Sturgeon risks becoming a “laughing stock” over her claim that her election campaign has nothing to do with independence, Ruth Davidson has said as grassroots nationalists urged the SNP to make the link “explicit and undeniable”. The Scottish Tory leader poured scorn on the First Minister’s attempt to decouple her recent demand for a second referendum from the general election, asking “who does she think she is kidding?” She said Ms Sturgeon may have told her members not to mention “the ‘i’ word” on the doorsteps but the SNP has always used gains in previous elections to push the case for separation.”

Why might Sturgeon be desperate to avoid mention “Independence” on the doorsteps at this election having demanded a 2nd one? Well, there is this…

“SUPPORT for independence has plummeted to just 40 per cent, a shock poll claimed last night. The Kantar survey found that 60 per cent back the Union, after undecided voters are discounted.”

Meanwhile, we also find this…

A Panelbase survey, commissioned by The Sunday Times Scotland, put support for the Scottish Tories at 33 per cent, an increase of an astonishing 18 points compared to the 2015 general election. They currently have only one Scottish MP, David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, but this would give them 12 seats including 10 from the Nationalists and one from Labour.

Here is the unvarnished truth.

Despite a vocal and media-prominent minority, the UK is moving to a BREXIT Nation. June 9th wil prove that.


By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

“We haven’t picked a side.”

Even I can be surprised at the ineptitude of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. It’s true that no-one can describe Labour’s position re. Brexit. It’s ten months on from the EU Referendum, Brexit is the greatest political issue since Suez at least, and no-one’s any the wiser where the Opposition is. You might assume that it’s simply a matter of poor communication resulting from the generally chaotic office of the party leader, and that deep down there’s a Brexit policy somewhere. Even I thought that might be the case, but no.

The Shadow Foreign Secretary went on BBC’s Newsnight last night, where Evan Davis asked her where Labour stands on Brexit, given that the Tories and LibDems are very clear. Her actual response: “We haven’t picked a side.” The video’s here.

Some might suspect that people like me laugh at the Labour Party because we dislike it. This is not the case. We laugh at it because HM Opposition is genuinely, staggeringly, laughable.