Three hard questions (and an easy one) for Labour about their Brexit policy

20 Nov

In the current general election campaign, Brexit is a key issue. Labour’s Brexit policy appears to be as follows: Negotiate a new ‘sensible’ deal with the EU within three months of being elected; Hold a ‘final say’ (i.e. second) referendum within six months of being elected, with ‘Remain’ and the new deal on the ballot […]

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What the 2019 Liberal Democrat manifesto says about Brexit

20 Nov

The giveaway clue is the title of the document issued today – Stop Brexit: Build a Brighter Future. The introduction to the manifesto then summarises the party’s position thus: “We are unashamedly fighting to stay in the European Union, and we are the strongest party of Remain. We believe that our best future as a […]

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Leavers and Remainers in Ipswich are clear that they want to Get Brexit Done

19 Nov

Since the start of the General Election campaign, I and the Ipswich Conservatives have knocked on over 10,000 doors and we’ve been able to talk to over 3,000 people from across the town. We have a huge amount of door knocking still to do, but I’d like to think we have a fairly good idea […]

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What the Green Party 2019 manifesto says about Brexit

19 Nov

The Green Party has today published its manifesto for the 2019 General Election, and their Brexit policy has barely changed since their 2017 manifesto. You can read it for yourself here, but its key points on Brexit are summarised below. The Greens are committed to remaining in the EU and are offering voters a second […]

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In an election focused on the question of democracy, the anti-democratic Lib Dems must be exposed

18 Nov

In the early hours of 24th June 2016 I sent a message to David Cameron, urging him to stay on as Prime Minister. Shortly after that he stepped out into Downing Street and announced that he was standing down. He made the right call. Ever since that moment, we have seen a massive rear-guard action […]

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The compelling ‘take back control’ mantra must be harnessed to bring about long-term political change

17 Nov

‘But you’re BME?’ That’s what a Labour candidate said to me recently, after I told them that I was standing for the Brexit Party, as we waited to be interviewed for a political show. Although this has been raised with me in various ways on numerous occasions, it always leaves me surprised, albeit slightly amused. […]

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Busting more myths about the free trade deals we can do around the world after Brexit

16 Nov

The usual anti-Brexit groups, including the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, the IFS with its Green Budget Citibank partner, and the King’s College economists who run the ESRC’s The UK in a Changing Europe programme, are already attacking Boris Johnson’s EU deal, saying it will bring no benefits from free trade agreements with non-EU trade […]

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Brexit could help cause a dramatic change in the Welsh political landscape at this election

15 Nov

For over a century the Labour Party have dominated the Welsh political landscape, usually winning between two thirds and three quarters of parliamentary seats. However, in 2016, the Labour Party – along with Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats – discovered just how out of touch they were with their electorate as Wales voted to […]

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By standing candidates in Labour seats, Nigel Farage could yet be throwing a big spanner in the works for Boris Johnson

15 Nov

As I predicted at the start of the campaign, the ‘Poll of Polls’ trend analysis shows how the Conservatives and Labour are starting to pull away from their respective rivals. The Brexit Party’s support is declining relative to the Conservatives, and Liberal Democrat support is declining relative to Labour. We could be heading for another […]

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If Boris Johnson secures a majority, the transition period will not be extended beyond next year

15 Nov

Boris Johnson’s on-the-record announcement last weekend that he will negotiate a SuperCanada-style Free Trade Agreement (FTA) – and that there will be no extension to the transition period after the end of 2020 – should give reassurance to all Brexit supporters that he is on a path to deliver a Brexit which gives us back […]

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Is the support of Brexit-backing voters in ex-industrial towns key to the Tories winning the election?

15 Nov

The Brexit Party’s announcement that it will not stand in the 317 seats the Conservatives won at the 2017 General Election is a notable development – but not quite the game-changer some make it out to be. The risk remains of a “pro-Leave split” allowing Labour to cling on to Brexit-leaning seats such as Halifax […]

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The Brexit Party is right to assist a Boris Johnson victory for the greater cause

14 Nov

The stakes in this election are incredibly high for all of us who have fought long and hard for Brexit. We have resurgent Liberal Democrats who think nothing of simply cancelling the result of the largest ever vote for any single issue ever held in this country. Didn’t happen, just ignore it and carry on […]

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Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer will take us to the desired destination – with a basic UK-EU trade deal in the interim

14 Nov

Boris Johnson’s Brexit agreement is the best option for Brexit currently available and one which deserves enthusiastic backing from the electorate next month. While there are more negotiations to be done and many months of effective EU membership ahead to endure, the end point will be precisely where we wanted to be all along – […]

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The European Court of Justice’s pernicious role in the Withdrawal Agreement

14 Nov

In amongst all the various shocking Articles in the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) lie four Articles which in of themselves require that that agreement is never ratified. They are Articles 86, 87, 89 and 184. Each requires its own attention in order to appreciate their pernicious nature and that of their combined effect. Article 86 authorises […]

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Here’s the deal on candidates that Boris Johnson should do with Nigel Farage today

14 Nov

Following Monday’s announcement by Nigel Farage that he would not stand candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017 (including my own, Rutland and Melton), the first YouGov poll taken since that announcement shows the Tories clearing 40% for the first time since the Brexit Party was established. Interviewed on the BBC […]

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The Labour Party urgently needs to address what kind of Brexit deal it would seek from Brussels

13 Nov

It may be that the General Election next month will produce a working majority for the Conservatives. It will then, no doubt, be government policy to implement the Brexit deal negotiated with Brussels by Boris Johnson last month. It is quite possible that this will not happen. Instead, we may well find that we are […]

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Labour has days to dump its unappealing Brexit policy before its manifesto is agreed

10 Nov

No matter how hard Labour tries to pretend otherwise, the forthcoming general election is a Brexit election. It is defined by Brexit in the same way as the 2017 general election was. At that time, Labour was able to get a hearing on its domestic policies because, at the very last minute, a sentence that […]

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I never thought I’d say it, but we Brexiteers have to trust a Tory to deliver Brexit – or risk no Brexit at all

10 Nov

It’s not easy changing political parties although Boris Johnson’s hero and mine, Winston Churchill, did it twice, moving from the Conservatives to the Liberals in 1904 and back again in 1925. I joined the Conservatives in October, following the Prime Minister’s successful negotiation of a deal with the EU and its endorsement by the likes […]

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Put country before party and back the Leave-backing candidate best-placed to win where you live

10 Nov

Another Brexit deadline passed us by at the end of last month, such was the inevitable result of a Remain-dominated Parliament. However, there is nothing inevitable about the future of our Parliament or the future of our country. Now opportunity is once again in the hands of the people of Britain as we prepare for […]

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Do you have any materials you could donate to the Museum of Brexit?

10 Nov

The word “museum” is one of the delights of etymology. It comes from the Greek word Μουσεῖον, meaning the home of the Muses. In number they were nine. Over the past year, two have been loitering with intent around the Museum of Brexit project – Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy, and Thalia whose specialism was […]

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How Tory voters switching to the Brexit Party could deliver another hung parliament

9 Nov

Over the last few days I’ve been giving a few talks explaining why we should treat the polls with caution. If you look only at the latest polls then the outcome of the election appears fairly certain. Ever since a majority of MPs voted to hold the election the incumbent Conservative Party has averaged 38%, […]

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Boris Johnson needs a Conservative majority at the election to Get Britain Out of the EU

9 Nov

In the last few weeks Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party have been ratcheting up their rhetoric attacking Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal – and the Conservatives – following the announcement no electoral pact has been reached between these two parties. We at Get Britain Out have been considering our position in this General Election […]

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If I were still advising Nigel Farage, I’d urge him to scrap his strategy that could see Brexit blocked entirely

7 Nov

The latest polling from the constituency of Portsmouth South made worrying reading for Brexiteers. It showed that despite a fall in support for Labour as well as the Conservatives, a decent showing for the Brexit Party in fourth place on 14% left the Liberal Democrats in the lead and poised to gain the seat. The […]

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Yoke Mates of Destruction

7 Nov

The unelected Prime Minister arrived in the country today and began lying and lying. He first claimed that Labour have done a deal with the SNP  and second that they’d hold a referendum next year. Both of these claims are untrue.  He told reporters in …

The Johnson deal is not perfect, but we cannot afford to delay the Brexit process any further

6 Nov

I read Ben Habib MEP’s article on BrexitCentral yesterday and thought it important to explain in a bit more detail why I think he is wrong – and why the Brexit Party is risking Brexit itself and doing so based on a false premise. I have great respect for all those who have fought so […]

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In Peterborough at this General Election, only a vote for the Conservatives will deliver Brexit

6 Nov

A vote for the Brexit Party is a vote to let Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street. Nowhere do those words matter more at this General Election than in Peterborough, where I am standing as the Conservative candidate. There was of course a by-election in Peterborough earlier this year, which took place two weeks after the […]

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